There was an Irish pub about a block from the Ramblas in Barcelona but I forgot the name...the first place I went after arriving there for study abroad in High school...my buddy spent his first 40Euro on Estrella Damm...
Also in Japan, there's a huge pub and bar culture in Tokyo....I'd avoid Roppongi...too cliche, too much Yakuza, too much crazy shit.
I would often frequent a bar chain called "HUB" in Shinjuku. Inside the infamous Kabukicho area, there's a Hub about a block away from the main street (not the one ON
the street...that one is boring.) My friend Eriko works there. She's a real treat
Also, if you're ever in Japan, go to an Izakaya with your friends. ¥3000 and all you can drink AND
an amazing meal!! it's sooo worth it.
Also my buddy owns a small English cafe/bar/thing in Takadanobaba (near Waseda University) called "English Cafe Mickey House." it's where I met most of my friends! If you're ever in the Baba, make sure you check it out (and say 'hi" to Yuto for me!!!
I'm actually going back to Japan this summer, if any of you know of good Japanese pubs in Tokyo or Osaka (where I'll be staying) let me know!