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Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1588
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Late night partying

I absolutely loved the atmosphere and ambience of this bar. Even into the early hours there was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edward P
Best bar in Reykjavik

Pleasant atmosphere and great service. The whole place is laid back and is perfect for the traveler... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristianstad, Sweden
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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. It was in Kaffibarinn that the distinctive 101 music taste and fashion sense were born, and from there they took over the world (in a modest sort of way). The place is open for coffee, beer and something to eat during the day. Disc jockey every night with various music. Mostly House during the weekends. They don't 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 good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“happy hour” (28 reviews)
“cool bar” (8 reviews)
“coolest bars” (3 reviews)
Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved the atmosphere and ambience of this bar. Even into the early hours there was a great vibe.

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere and great service. The whole place is laid back and is perfect for the traveler who just wants to drink a beer and charge the batterys between the excursions

Thank Joakim0010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite bar. Had it recommended to me by a frequent visitor and he was not wrong. I visted during Happy Hour which is between 4 and 7pm. Wine Wednesdays are the one for you if you prefer that to beer.

Thank martinkershaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By day it is a calm, cosy bar and by night it is a crowded, electronic-music pub. The drinks we had were nice although service can be slow at times when the pub is packed. Music is electronic.

Thank Ür S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here during the day for a warm and a coffee, it's a quaint place with a homely feel. We had a great coffee and nice chat with the barman as it was just to two of us in there. He then proceeded to...More

Thank 9hellis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool little bar right off Laugavegur, not the cheapest but that's Iceland for you! I think we paid about £20 for 1 lager and 1 vodka and lemonade.

Thank Rory W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with some new found friends as I’d heard it was one of the must see bars in Reykjavik. Had Only been in the city a few days and we’d marvelled at how friendly the loacals all were. Surely all Icelanders couldn’t be so...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Kaffibarinn is very close to the centre of Reykjavik, and it's 'Tube' shaped signage make it easy to spot. The bar is quite small and intimate. The atmosphere is friendly, with a mixture of locals and travelers. The drinks menu is extensive. Obviously prices are...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A great pub for beer, this time Gull beer, a very nice Icelandic lager. It has a cosy atmosphere and friendly service in a great central location.

Thank Kirkiep
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place was right next to my hotel. Went to this bar for a few drinks after dinner. Great atmosphere, good mix of beers on tap. It wasnt too busy when we got there, but filled up quick. A dj came on and the music...More

Thank nicest_films
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