Kaldi Bar is a popular watering hole amongst the locals and tourists alike in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is known for offering a wide range of local and international beers and has at least four beers on tap along with other spirits of your choice. Its cozy interiors and friendly staff make this an ideal spot for unwinding after an exhaustive day with your loved ones. Besides, this bar is famous for hosting a plethora of events and regularly hosts live music performances by talented artists.
Ask around and you will find many who would list Svarta Kaffið as one of the city's attractions. This family-owned cafe is best known for its hearty and unbelievably delicious soups, served in a tasty bread bowl that soaks up the left-overs so than not a single drop is wasted. Two soups, one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian, are featured daily, alongside cakes, breakfast specials, beer, coffee and other typical cafe fare. Few things are as comforting as a bowl of soup in winter, and the Svarta Kaffið is one of the best places in town to get yourself a bowlful. While bread bowls are not the most novel idea, few do it as well as the folks at Svarta Kaffið.
After more than 60 years in the business, Prikið is still going strong, attracting a clientele that is as eclectic as its entertainment offer. Diner by day, bar by night, this local coffee shop is ideally situated at the very beginning of Laugavegur, known as the heart of the city's shopping, dining and entertainment district. During the day, enjoy a cup of coffee and typical diner-style food at Prikið, or stop by after work and indulge in a drink or two with friends. Happy hours are from 5p to 7p on weekdays, so bring your friends along and unwind at Prikið after a long day. The night brings with it new forms of entertainment, with every thing from film screenings and markets, to live band performances and DJs featured at Prikið throughout the year. The party goes on into the wee hours of the morning, with plenty of dancing, drinks and good old fashioned revelry. If you're still out when night once more turns to day, stop by Prikið for a serving of their famous "hangover killer" breakfast special before heading home.
Kiki Queer Bar is not only one of the city's only gay bars, but is also a great place all round to hang out and dance the night away. As is the case with most Icelandic clubs, the doors do not open until 11p, and the party only really starts after midnight. Stop by early for a drink, check out the scene and stay for a night of revelry that stretches into the wee hours of the morning. Whether you fancy guys or gals, at the Kiki Queer Bar you will always be welcomed with open arms. Although spread over two floors, the club is actually quite small and gets pretty crowded, a fact that only adds to the general air of bonhomie that thrives here.
Enjoy a night on the town, Danish-style at Den Danske Kro. This lively and laid-back bar is the perfect addition to the city's downtown scene, with a warm and cozy ambiance that is redolent of the kind of pubs you might encounter in Denmark. Danish flags and other memorabilia adorn the walls, while the menu offers a good selection of brews, including the hard-to-find Danish white beers. Live music is featured every night after 10p, alongside a weekly roster of quiz nights, beer bingo and darts tournaments. Happy hours are from 4p to 7p daily, attracting a large and lively after work crowd. Stop by Den Danske Kro for a fun-filled night with friends.
Ponder over the mysteries of life or just some good old fashioned fun with a pal at this cozy cafe. If you are between the ages of 18 and 25, you will never be out of place here. Between the hip crowd, the delicious snacks and the affordable coffee, this place pretty much takes care of your needs. By night, the cafe morphs into a lively bar and club with great music and plenty of beer. You can also order sushi from the Sushibarinn upstairs and enjoy these delectable bites as you sit-back, relax and enjoy an evening in the company of friends.
Bar 11 is an easy-going bar, where people certainly enjoy their drinks and have a good time. Mind your alcohol intake; the narrow and steep steps separating the different levels are a built-in inebriation test. The drinks are reasonably priced, the fellow bar-hoppers are friendly, and the jukebox music is upbeat and varied. Live performances enhance the mix on the long local Thursday-Saturday weekend.