Tapas may have been invented in Seville, and Madrid and Barcelona may have made the bites sexy, but in Logroño, the comparatively sleepy La Rioja capital, tapas-hopping is a way of life. Two cobblestone streets — Calle Laurel and Calle San Juan — are lined with bar after bar, each proffering their own perfected specialty. The liveliest time to visit is during the San Mateo festival at the end of September, which celebrates La Rioja's wine harvest. The tapas bars buzz, however, all year long.