British Expats residing on Spain’s Costa del Sol have decided to go on pub crawls to assist struggling British owned bars
As bars due to the Coronavirus pandemic struggle for survival on Spain’s Costa del Sol local British ex-pats have decided to start pub crawls to show their support for the struggling businesses.
The pub crawls are being organised by a campaign group who are called ‘Keep Business Alive’ who are working with a local cab company called Blue Plate Cabs.
Life in Spain for thousands of ex-pats revolves around bar life and they are feeling for their local bar owners right now as the business is nearly dry for many due to the lack of tourists and regular visitors to the heavily regulated regions of Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Despite a few objections to the idea, the majority are in favour and plan to get out and tour the bars on organised pub crawls with free transport provided.
Danny Williams told Global247news about the planned pub crawls and his thoughts to the plan, he said from his Benalmadena home:
“What a fantastic idea, this could be the biggest pub crawl ever on the Costa del Sol – it’s a great way to show our support to all the local British owned pubs and bars who are really struggling right now, I can’t wait it should be fantastic this weekend with plenty of sport on too”
“I’m right behind it,” said Benny Blatch from Fuengirola ” Bars need our support as so many are closing down right now, if we don’t support them then we could end up without any, Spain would be boring without its bars, they are the heart of the community and need our support, I take my hat off to the campaign group leaders,” he said.
Pub crawls are not new to bars in Spain but this one will be a little different as hundreds of locals are expected to turn out on each crawl.
The organisers are planning to run crawls to different towns and area’s each weekend to spread the support.
Mark Sutherland owner of the Luna Bar in Los Boliches on the outskirts of Fuengirola had nothing but praise for the organisers:
“It will certainly lift spirits in more ways than one, the streets are empty at present it will be a joy to see people out enjoying themselves whilst supporting all the bars,” he said.
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