Bratislava's Old Town soil is filled up with basement pubs. I hear it is because the basements have a consistent temperature. Makes sense. It also makes for wonderful medieval , cavernous like atmospheres. Many of the best restaurants and drinking spots are arched corridors, longer than they are wider. So as a result there are long tables for community dining. These places get packed, so more often than not, you will be sitting with strangers ( at first) while you dine.
Here is a really quick sketch I did on the iPad while waiting for my dinner.