Thanks for this great question/ thread. (so hard to choose one single answer.).
My favorite bar, is a small bar in Northern Spain called "La Catedral"...or "The Cathedral". It is owned and operated by two women, (A couple I think). They serve wine and beer, along with a few appetizers. The wine list is written on a chalk board. There are for or five tables inside, and 3 outside. Sometimes, the owners climb through a large window to serve you...(it is a conveniant way to go in and out, without walking around all the tables.
The Bar is just one of several restaurants in a plaza in a small town in spain, where the main attraction is the cathedral.
I really like many of the bar's... in plaza's in europe...because you can sit and watch people walk across the plaza...and if you see someone you know walking past.....you can get up from your seat, take your wine glass, and go and greet them.
I used to sit in a chair at the aforementioned bar, staring at the cathedral towers, listening to european bankers blame the US for their banking problems, and watch italian and british tourists walk around taking pictures.
here is the cathedral that it is underhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedr...lvador,_Oviedo