This is the first of several entries to catch you lucky readers up with my Growler List visits. This is my 40th stop on the Growler List (#41 on their list). I was in Africa for most of 2012 and decided to spend my New Year’s in Zanzibar.
There were several reasons, but chief among them was the desire to visit the Blues Bar. Imagine my chagrin when I realized this place was closed… if you look closely at this photo you can see the fallen down building that used to be the Blues Bar.
Of course, I didn’t realize it was closed until I had already booked my trip. No problem! I knew it would be an awesome time anyway and it was. Fantastic even. We stopped in at Mercurys right on the beach. This place was named in honor of Freddy Mercury who was born in Zanzibar. The picture above was taken from the deck. Here’s a series of photos of the place so you can see the feel is quite awesome.
Great place to drink a beer … and even better when you are drinking a Gin and Tonic! Hey, I like other things besides beer! Although this place was spectacular, I would probably rate the sunset cruise (with beer) even better … or even the Sunset Bar at the Africa House. Both of those were awesome!
Nope, not pirates … thank goodness!
What kind of beer you ask? What everyone drinks in Africa … a lager. Haha. Another one off the Growler List … I will keep them coming!