How a group of Hungarians enjoys a beer is completely different from how people in China knock one back.
Break the rules, and you may come off as disrespectful or even curse yourself with seven years of bad sex, according to a myth that's surprisingly common in more than one country.
Where you drink determines who pours the alcohol, how high you fill the glass, how you toast, and even who buys the next round.
We broke down the rules in 10 different countries so you can drink like a native no matter where you roam.
Every table has a tamada, or "toastmaster" who is responsible for making a toast and generally keeping everyone entertained. If you're drinking beer, fill everyone's glass with the same bottle. The next round is on whoever gets the last drop.
What to say: Կէնաձդ (gen-ots-it)
When going to say "cheers," make and maintain eye contact. Break your gaze and suffer the repercussions: seven years of bad sex. Ensure you clink glasses with each of your companions.
What to say: Prost (prohst) for beer, Zum wohl (sum vohl) for anything else
The same rule applies here: maintain eye contact. When pouring your drink, make sure you don't pass the halfway mark. And remember to sip, not chug.
What to say: A votre santé (ah vot-ruh sahn-tay)
The Czechs never cross their arms while doing a toast. Failure to abide by the rules once again puts your love life at risk.
What to say: Na zdraví (naz-drah vi)
If you're buying for yourself, you're buying for everyone else. But don't worry, everyone will chip in a round by the end of the night.
What to say: Sláinte (slawn-cha)
Unless you want to be considered offensive, don't clink your glass during a toast. The rule is supposedly linked to the 1849 executions of Hungary's 13 Martyrs of Arad. Legend has it a group of Austrian generals celebrated by clinking their beer glasses as the Hungarian revolutionaries perished.
What to say: Egészségedre (egg-esh ay-ged-reh)
It's customary to make a toast before each round of drinks. Once you pick up your glass, you can't put it down until it's drained of alcohol. Drink up.
What to say: Будем здоровы (boo-dem zdo-ro-vee-eh)
Unlike drinkers in France, the Chinese fill their glasses to the brim. As you go to say "cheers," be careful not to raise your glass above the one belonging to your host or elders. To do so would be considered a sign of disrespect.
What to say: 干杯 (gan-bay)
You'll never pour your own drink, and it may make you feel like a boss. You're still in charge of pouring drinks for all of your surrounding drinking buddies.
What to say: 乾杯 (kan-pie)
Koreans also don't pour their own drinks, and it's important to note how they pour and receive their drinks. The server should pour the bottle with two hands, and the receiver holds their own glass with both of their hands.
Both the downstairs pub and upstairs restaurant offer a great atmosphere for drinking one of its beers, like the Bridge of Lions Brown Ale. The upstairs balcony has a beautiful view of the city, bridge and waterway.
Not only is SweetWater one of the best and most unique beers in the South, its microbrewery is also one of the best places to enjoy a beer. Take the tour and for just $10, you get six tasting tickets to try out the different beers -- plus you get to keep your pint glass. There's also live outdoor music a few times a week. Try the SweetWater Blue ale, which is "light-bodied with a hint of blueberries."
The draft list at this beer den changes daily, with 40 drafts and 100 bottles that include a range of local crafts. It's a short walk from Camden Yards, so on game days the historic joint turns into a packed sports bar.
Just beyond Oxford, Taylor Grocery is a classic BYOB spot in the Ole Miss area. You can listen to live blues or bluegrass and drink a beer (from a plastic cup -- no cans) on the front porch while you wait to get a seat at the restaurant.
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It's a "best of" in a city already known for awesome beer. This relatively new brewery has taken Asheville by storm as it combines things that didn't exist together there: great beer, high-end bar food and a huge space with various seating options. Try the Freak of Nature Double IPA.
A local favorite in the charming Lower Greenville neighborhood, its menu is shockingly tasty for a bar that houses Skee-Ball and Donkey Kong. Enjoy Dallas's warm nights with a local draft and a serious game of Jenga on the large open patio.
About 30 minutes from Seattle, the Redhook tour and brewpub is worth the trip, but this is also in the middle of Washington's wine tasting rooms. Run by Redhook at noon, sign up for an afternoon tour, go wine tasting for a few hours, then come back for the tour followed by dinner at the brewery's restaurant, Forecasters Pub.