Learning Where to Find Beer During Ramadan in Tunisia
Standing with our fingers laced through the chain-link fence, we have to explain ourselves to the guard: “We’re staying in the condos down the beach; we can’t buy beer in the store; all we want is a drink. Please, sir! Take pity on us; we are but poor, beer-starved Americans unwittingly traveling through a Muslim country during Ramadan.” The guard smiles as though we are naughty children. And just as cookies stolen from the jar are the yummiest, beer never tastes so good as when you have to beg to be let into a 5-star hotel, for this is the only type of establishment in Tunisia that will serve alcohol during Ramadan.