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Clubbing Around The World
"Do you know where Ernest Hemingway got drunk, Casanova sipped his coffee and Alec Baldwin worked as a busboy? If not, you'll discover it in this quiz, which hops from legendary clubs to historic pubs, from mythical bars to hot discos around the globe."
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If you want to shake your hips surrounded by thousands of unrestrained people, the best place to go is the "Club Privilege", mentioned in the "Guinness Book of Records" as the world's largest disco. On which Spanish island is it?
"He entered Davy Byrnes. Moral pub. He doesn't chat, stands a drink now and then. But in a leap year once in four." If you fancy a snack with literary reminiscences, have a gorgonzola and mustard sandwich with a glass of burgundy at the Davy Byrne's pub in Dublin, just like the protagonist of a famous novel by James Joyce. Which novel is it?
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
This great jazz bassist was an indefatigable promoter of Montreal's jazz scene for fifty years, and laid the groundwork for the famous Montreal International Jazz Festival. In 1981, he opened his own club, in which he played weekly for over twenty years. Who was he?
This mythical bar in Havana has attracted an illustrious clientele since the 50s, and has been immortalised in literature by Ernest Hemingway and other writers.
El Pina Loca
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools", stated Hemingway. Considering his drinking habits, he must have met fools everywhere. He undoubtedly epitomised the ideal customer for every bartender in the world. At the Harry's Bar in Venice, he had always a corner table reserved for him. His "dear friend", the barman Giuseppe Cipriani, often served him a Bellini, a cocktail of his own creation, originally consisting of fresh pureed peaches, champagne and another French ingredient. What ingredient was it?
Talking of cocktails, a popular legend says that the Manhattan Cocktail was created in 1874 in New York at a party hosted by the mother of a famous man. Who was this lady's prominent son?
Sir Alexander Fleming
Herbert C. Hoover
Sir Winston Churchill
It has been called "Australia's most legendary outback pub", an "Australian icon", an "Australian myth": the Birdsville Hotel and Pub. Birdsville, the small town at the end of the eponymous outback track, is famous for its September Horse Races and for its pub, the oldest in the outback. In which state is it located?
New South Wales
Centuries of history and culture echo in this mythical coffee house in the Via Condotti in Rome, whose sophisticated ambience, delicious pastry and strong espresso have attracted illustrious people like Casanova, Lord Byron, Keats, Goethe, Liszt, King Ludwig of Bavaria and... Buffalo Bill! Its complete name is: "Antico Caffè...
This traditional gentlemen's club in London was famous for its eccentric wagers, all accurately registered in the club's Betting Book. Once, for example, while observing the rain, two lords bet some thousand pounds as to which drop would first reach the bottom of a window. Which club was it?
Voted one of the "World's Seven Greatest bars" by Esquire Magazine in 1953, the "Pied Piper Bar" in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco derives its name from the famous mural "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", which dominates the wall behind the bar. Who painted it?
Thomas H. Benton
Albert H. Krehbiel
In this sidewalk café on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, Sartre pondered about "Being and Nothingness", Simone de Beauvoir analysed the "Second Sex", and Picasso met his muse Dora Maar. What's the name of this Parisian landmark, meeting place of intellectuals and artists?
Les Deux Magots
Les Trois Ragouts
Les Quatre Gigots
Les Sept Argots
Mentioned in many tourist guides, this venue in Moscow promises crazy nights with wild dances, lavishly risqué strip shows, and, of course, rivers of alcohol. Its name is in Russian, "Golodnaia Utka". What does it mean in English?
With more than 130 venues spread all over the world, the Hard Rock Café is a global institution. Its most notable feature is its huge collection of rock music memorabilia, the largest in the world. The collection began with a signed guitar donated to the Café by this English musician, nicknamed "Slowhand". Who was he?
B. B. King
For a stylish drink and a breathtaking view of Tokyo, we can follow the steps of Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray to the Peak Lounge, the bar made famous by the movie "Lost in Translation". In which hotel is it?
The Blue Moon, a legendary tavern in Seattle's university district, was in the 50s and 60s a beloved watering hole for counterculture icons, beatniks, hippies, musicians, poets, writers, academicians, and students. Among them there also was the poet who "saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness". Who was he?
A romantic myth states that Jobim and Moraes wrote the world hit "Girl from Ipanema" while sitting at the Café Veloso in the Rua Montenegro, inspired by a beautiful girl who daily strolled past the café to go to the beach. What is the song's title in Portuguese (also the present name of the Café Veloso)?
A Menina de Ipanema
A Chica de Ipanema
A Muchacha de Ipanema
A Garota de Ipanema
Home of all international celebrities of the time, this was the most glamorous New York discotheque in the 1970s. Young Alec Baldwin worked there as a busboy. What disco was it?
Hamburg was a decisive stage in the career of the Beatles. The "Fab Four", not yet famous, lived in Hamburg for several months and performed in clubs such as the StarClub, Top Ten, Indra, and Kaiserkeller, all located in the city's red-light district. What is this area called?
In Barcelona, one of the best places to enjoy typical Catalan "tapas" is the bar Pinotxo. The ingredients come fresh from the city's largest market, located just next door. What's the name of the market?
This country's national drink is the Rum Swizz, a strong combination of rum and fruit juice, and the oldest and most famous spot to taste it, is the "Swizzle Inn". In which country - a self-governing British colony - is it located?
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