On my travels through Europe, I noticed one popular gathering place is the “wine bar” or “pub”. Weird but different from America. In the U.S. drinking establishments are for getting sloppy drunk and embarassing oneself… in Europe, I get a sense that there is more moderation – as if people treat these spaces as if it were their own living rooms. Pubs and Wine Bars are places where people meet, socialize and relax after a long day. I think that’s cool.