By Nkem Ndem
When you are planning a visit to Nigeria, a trip to a local pub is likely high on your list of things to do. Nigerians love beer and as such, you are sure to find a number of local bars and drinking joints, generally referred to as “beer parlours” that will offer great and affordable beer.
Before you go in seeking any of these beer parlours though, it is important that you do your homework to know how best to act – what to do and not to do- when you visit one. To give you a head start, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 hotel booking portal reveals 4 things you should never do in a Nigerian beer parlour.
Being rude to the bartender
The key to having the best experience at a beer parlour lies in the relationship you forge with the bartender or even the bar owner. Being friendly and polite would ensure you are treated well and even given some freebies or preferential treatment, but being rude will rile up the bartender and aside from giving bad service, they could even go as far as picking up a physical fight with you or kicking you out.
Go with your own brew
Some people like to go to beer parlours to chill out and converse, though they cannot afford the drinks at the price they are being offered at the particular parlour. If you fall into that category, you may want to shift your visit to when you can afford it as going with your own drink or brew instead or just going to sit and not buy a drink will create more problems for you than you would want.
Going crazy with PDA
Some people visit beer parlours with their partners or love interests and get carried away with Public Display of Affection (PDA). While this may seem cute to the culprit couple, other people who are forced to witness the romance may not be interested or may be horrified to the extent of insisting to have the couple thrown out.
Taking off your clothes or shoes
Basically, if you get to the point where you feel you need to take off your clothes or even shoes while in a beer parlour, it may just be the exact time to leave and go home. Not only does it give a bad look, it puts you at risk of being robbed or manhandled.
Nkem Ndem is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel.