The bar is conveniently near the place where protesters, including Sghayer, brought down Tunisia’s ruler last year.

Now he’s dismayed that, in his view, Islamists are ruining his dream of a free Tunisia.

“I respect these people as citizens that have the right, for example, to exist,” he says. “But I don’t respect their ideas because we want our country to advance, not to go back in history.”

Sghayer is no fan of the moderate Islamist party now in power, Ennadha, though it should be noted that the government is not calling for a ban on alcohol.

Sghayer thinks that even Islamists wouldn’t dare.