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.
The Lebowski Bar is a trendy sports bar, popular for milkshakes, White Russian cocktails and fast food like fries and burgers. The interiors are funky with chessboard flooring, neon lights and plenty of television screens. They have a dedicated sports calender and broadcast important football matches. Try the caramel or strawberry shake along with tangy chicken wings and jalapeño poppers. The alcoholic beverages include Pink Russian and The Siberian White Russian Shake with Smirnoff Vodka. Head here during their happy hours for the best deals on drinks.
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.
Dillon Whiskey Bar is a watering hole known for offering a wide range of whiskeys from local as well as international brands. With a collection of over 100 whiskey brands, this cozy bar is just a perfect setting to catch up with your friends on a relaxing evenings. Though the bar doesn't serve food, you can hop on to the various restaurants that dot its neighborhood. Its friendly staff and elegant decor along with the beverage variety, will make you want to come back for more. Besides, Dillon Whiskey Bar is popular for hosting live music performances by local talents and is a great spot to unwind in the company of your friends or by yourself.
For a taste of Ireland in Icelandic city of Reykjavík, look no further than Boston, an intimate two-level bar. The lower level feels like a traditional Irish pub, though the food is a bit more eclectic than what is traditional found on menus throughout Ireland. Upstairs, patrons will find Victorian furniture and decorations that are both elegant and inviting. The spot is known for hosting live music events and for whipping up delicious cocktails.
One of the best places to catch up on your favorite game is the trendy Classic Rock Sportbar. The bar is pretty hep and is known for its lively ambiance. Each table has a dedicated dart board and there are a couple of pool tables where you can challenge your buddies to beat you to the game! The food menu is pretty extensive and features classic bar style food- a variety of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and quick bites are available.
Located within the KEX Hostel, Sæmundur í Sparifötunum is a lively gastropub known for serving delectable bar food, fine wines and other tantalizing drinks. Sæmundur í Sparifötunum uses the choicest of local produce and fresh ingredients- their menu changes daily and their expert culinary team serves scrumptious seasonal specialties as well. The ambiance is beautiful with spaciously laid out tables, rustic decor and a chalkboard menu. Enjoy your perfectly cooked meals while you enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and the picturesque Faxaflói Bay.
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.