Nothing spoils your chance of meeting new drinking friends more than being a clueless tourist. Use these tips to break the barrier.

Research
If you’re in charge of it, book your lodging in an area similar to the one you live in. Worldsbestbars is a good starting place to locate unmissable watering holes, and atlasobscura will take care of the sightseeing.

Speak Easy
Translate printed words on the fly withou a data connection with Word Lens (iOS, Android) and use common phrases with Triplingo (iOS).

Know Your Order
If you’re the conservative type, find something familiar and stick to that, but beeradvocate is a great resource for those who like trying new things.