As a member of the board of the gay umbrella organization located above Den Draak, I’m a frequent visitor of the place. During summer, I like to go there with my girlfriend in the evening, we take our game of scrabble along, shoes off so I can put my feet in the sand of the small beach they put out on the terrace. I’ll have a glass of wine or one of the many cocktails they serve. I’m fond of gin tonic and fortunately, so is the owner. So every now and then, they’ll have something special on the board.
Every last Saturday of the month they have an eighties – nineties party which I like to attend. What I like is that it starts early: don’t be afraid that you’ll be the only one there at 22:00. It’s very much ‘come as you are’ so I don’t need to spend a lot of time thinking about what to wear. All my straight friends love it and most of the time I won’t be home before 5 in the morning even though I started out for just one drink. If I have a hangover, I might as well come back for a lazy Sunday. Reduction on the bottle of cava, the best medicine for a headache and sometimes they’ll have a live band playing while you recuperate.
Oh, and they also have the cutest bartender of the whole town working there. Just so you know!