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Kaffibarinn

Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1588
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Cozy pub with DJ on a Monday night!

We grabbed drinks here and cozied up in the corner. Bartender was very friendly and the DJ made a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mandycharr
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Portland, Oregon
The infamous!

Despite this place not being my cup of tea (usually because of the music) it is loved by many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Icehot1
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There is one word above all others that screams 'Reykjavik Nightlife': Kaffibarinn. Not everybody loves the place, but everyone knows exactly where it is and would be sad if it ever closed down. But there is very little risk of that, if the queues outside are anything to go by. Kaffibarinn (along with dearly departed Sirkus) is probably THE place responsible for creating Reykjavik's party town reputation. Its heady mix of hyper-uber-cool music, people in trend-setting clothes, late night drunkenness and not nearly enough space for all the dancing sweaty bodies... well, that's really what it's all about. The place is open for coffee and a nice happy hour prices on beer during the day, they do not serve cocktails but have a nice range of gin, vodka and whiskey. Disc jockey every night with various music. Mostly House during the weekends. They do not like photography inside the bar, it has been like that for many years and they do like their privacy. It´s nothing personal.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“happy hour” (30 reviews)
“cool bar” (10 reviews)
“damon” (12 reviews)
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Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 551 1588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We grabbed drinks here and cozied up in the corner. Bartender was very friendly and the DJ made a Monday feel like a Friday.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite this place not being my cup of tea (usually because of the music) it is loved by many (party animals) and can be an interesting place to go and experience the night life. It is where Jarvis Cocker and the guys from Blur used...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and they had a good assortment of drinks. However, it lacked atmosphere although this may have been down to when we went.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in after walking around Reykjavik and got a coffee and a piece of carrot cake. Both were really good. Found out it was happy hour and tried a local beer as well. Reasonable prices. Very cute and quaint inside.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...if bar staff and DJ weren’t so blatantly rude. Yes, we understand it’s a bar and will get busy as the night progresses. No need to be rude to us and to multiple patrons around us. Best bet: get your drinks and move far away...More

2  Thank Krom36
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were trying to find a local bar with not very noisy ambient and this was the one!! We spotted this from the main promenade and gave it a try.. and was what we were looking for!! Nice people, music by DJ but not so...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Fish Balls, Fish Balls, Fish Balls....We went for dinner twice, loved the atmosphere, Elinn was wonderful and helpful with information on traveling north of the city ot Snaefellsnes - Very delicious food, great service -

1  Thank Sabine G
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Gudny J, Manager at Kaffibarinn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hey there. I think your are reviewing the wrong place :) We do not serve food :) Kind regards Kaffibarinn

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The place itsef is pretty nice, music normally very good, specially designed smoking area outside, but when it comes to buying drinks part then you start having a headache. On 11th of May came in here and couple of times was served by the same...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I came here on a Friday and Saturday night. The music was really great and we had a lot of fun dancing but the only thing is that it is a little small so it can get really crowded. Once my friend and I felt...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Cozy neighbourhood bar with a good selection of beers, and a good range of draft beer available on happy hour!

Thank Natalie W
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