This is known to be one of the 'coolest' bars in Reykjavik. Its popular image acts as a huge crowd puller and getting a seat within is not as easy a task as you may think. But once you get in, the experience is definitely worthwhile. The outside may appear pretty unassuming and the location only adds to this effect. But the glow from the candle-lit tables within and the intimate little loft upstairs in the bar tells a different story. A good range of local Icelandic beer and traditional grub to go with it completes your memorable visit to Kaffibarinn!
Whether you're a beer enthusiast or not, you will definitely enjoy your time spent at Mikkeller & Friends. Pioneers in craft beer, here is where you will most certainly find one that suits taste and perhaps even come to like a few more. Setting the first impression is the funky decor of the bar, which features a number of child-like artwork, from vivid window paintings to life-size drawings of clowns, which showcase its theme of fun. Featuring 20 different beers on tap and few other wines and spirits, this bar keeps the excitement going until it's time to close. Customers can also sample a few of the experimental brews, before purchasing a bottle of their choice.
Kol is a seafood restaurant and bar which offers a range of salads, steaks, finger foods and desserts as well as an array of craft cocktails and wines which complement the dishes. Run by head chefs Kári Þorsteinsson and Einar Hjaltason, the open kitchen is an organized unit which is entertaining to watch. The space, as designed by Tom Dixon, is trendy and chic with two floors of cozy booths and leather furniture.
Situated in the elegant Icelandair Hotel, Slippbarinn takes you on a gastronomic adventure through the flavors of Iceland. Dimly-lit, cozy and intimate, this where you should go to get a glimpse of the essence of Icelandic culture and hospitality. Treat yourself to a palate-pleasing array of regional-inspired dishes from Pork Belly Stew and Rack of Lamb to Calamari and Marina Fish Soup. Adding to the buzz in the place is the breakfast and brunch buffet, where you can feast on an all-you-can-eat supply of delicious Chorizo and Serrano Ham, fresh salad, tiramisu and much more. To complement your meal are a host of signature concoctions like Blue Job, Reykjavik Summit and Jamaican Blazer.
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.
The swanky's Hilton Reykjavik Nordica welcomes its guests to relax in the serene setting of the chic Lobbby Bar, a quaint spot to enjoy chilled concoctions after a tiring day. Lobby radiates a modish ambiance and offers an impressive menu of the finest cocktails, wines and other spirits served by its professional bartenders. Stop in to sip on your chosen wine label, whilst you still drool over an appetizing meal served at the VOX Restaurant at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica.
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.
Coined after a legendary song written by noted songwriter Paul McCartney and first released by the acclaimed rock band Beatles, Ob La Di Ob La Da is a lively karaoke venue in the northern part of the Icelandic capital. An artsy-themed atmosphere greets lovers of karoake, while the Beatles memorabilia adds to the hip setting. Live concerts by indie bands are regular here, while a few troupes also play Icelandic blues and other local genres to an enthusiastic audience.
Bravó is a trendy, up-beat bar which is a popular hangout with locals and tourists alike. Known for its live music acts by local bands in the electronic genre, the club also organizes regular DJ nights to keep the crowd entertained. Sip on one of their selection of beers or throw back a couple of shots of their assortment of liquors and let the music sweep you away.