Georgia is known for its wine. The wine making process is an intense month-on-month ordeal so you know that’s gonna bring the thigh-high boots out when you’re down with a couple of glasses.
Georgia is all trek and trail in the morning but the nightlife in Tbilisi can get you pretty wasted. And don’t forget about our good friend, Chapter: Tax. So, let me take you through a couple of ways on how you can get drunk as a skunk in Georgia and make it home without breaking into the Macarena for money.
1# Stack Up On Some Wine
Did I already mention the blessing that is the Georgian wine? If you take the tour and go up to Kakheti then you’ll stop by for a quick wine tasting session. Here is when you stock up on some of the finest grape juice.
Note to Jack Sparrow: You’re only allowed to take 5 bottles back.
I usually prefer the white wine wherever I go but the red wine is to die for. I’d suggest you pick the slightly sweeter wines. I brought back Kisi, Saperavi and KTW. There’s another wine called Friend’s Wine and it is the BOMB.
Most wine bottles are around 10-12 GELs (AED 18) and the more expensive ones are about 20 GELs (AED 30). If you buy three wine bottles or more they usually throw in a free bottle.
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2# Bring Out Your Inner Homer Simpson
I’m not sure if it’s just me but I never really found a restaurant that serves Heineken or Carlsberg and I think that’s quite cool. You can get the most common beer called Natakhtari. It’s as cheap as 1 GEL (AED 0.65) and good enough to put you through all that trailing. There’s a Beer Street but don’t get too carried away.
3# Pay your respects at the Strip Clubs
Get a round of shots, pub-hop and hit the strip clubs at Shardeni Street. The drinks are super cheap. The clubs usually have an offer on drinks and you can always, always, run away…
Naaaaw, you can’t cause it’s really hard to run on cobblestones anyway.
Quick tip: The prices go slightly up on the weekends, so you might have to pull a Friday Night on a Tuesday.
4# Cha Cha Your Way Back Home
Cha Cha is Georgian Vodka. It’s a real kick in the nuts cause it has about 40-70% of alcohol. It really depends on the way it’s made but a couple of shots of this might make you want to stop alcohol altogether so I’d suggest you just take a bottle back home and slip them in a drinking game.
I spend all of 10 minutes to chalk this down. There’s no shame in that.
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