Spain: Tappas and Day Drinking

Spain is Europe's fourth largest country. It is 31,000 square miles larger than the US state of California. Mount Teide is the highest mountain peak in Spain and is the third largest volcano in the world from its base.  On the west, Spain is bordered by Portugal; on the south, it is bordered by Gibraltar and Morocco.  On the northeast, along the Pyrenees mountain range, it is bordered by France.  Spain also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and a number of uninhabited islands on the Mediterranean side of the Strait of Gibraltar.
I met up with a friend in Madrid and we spent the entire day bar hopping.  Drinking, especially wine, is a normal social past time.  As with everywhere else in Europe, it is not done to drunken excess as much as it is in the states.  We only had one drink per pub because she wanted me to experience the different tapas everywhere.  Basically, for every drink you order, you are given an appetizer of some kind.  At one pub it was a bowl of olives, at another it was a spicy sausage and egg bake, one was a mix of nuts.  It was awesome.  We had a great day.
I did some exploration in Barcelona as well but I was by myself, mostly just walking around the city, and didn’t stop to eat/drink anywhere so not much to report.  Next trip I definitely plan on spending some more time in southern Spain.