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Kaffibarinn

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Address: Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 551 1588
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There is one word above all others that screams 'Reykjavik Nightlife':...

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.

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Great bar - recommended by a local

Nice beers, buzzy atmosphere, not full of tourists as there were quite a few locals in there too and it was recommended to us by a girl who worked in another bar. It is a lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Philippa S
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice beers, buzzy atmosphere, not full of tourists as there were quite a few locals in there too and it was recommended to us by a girl who worked in another bar. It is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside and it dark and cosy with exposed brickwork and candles.

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Thank Philippa S
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a cool bar with a nice vibe. We were there on a Friday night and there was a good mix of tourists and locals enjoying drinks. They had a DJ come in around midnight and it switched over to a more club-style theme which is what I expected. We enjoyed our night here.

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Thank Kailey T
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in here a couple of times on our trip to Iceland as it is small, friendly warm & cosy. Really friendly crowd, so relaxed just our enjoying a nice drink. Great place.

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Thank Alan D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here searching for a happy hour deal! (Which they have, I can't remember the times though). Great atmosphere and good for mixing with other people.

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Thank Chloé E
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came into Kaffibarinn in the late afternoon to warm up, use the facilities and get a beer or two. Typical coffee house/bar atmosphere. Warm, somewhat quiet, with newspapers and small groups huddled around the small tables.

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Thank wspivak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in and had a good beer. There was a dj spinning soul music in the corner. It is a damn good bar

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Thank Aneel J
DeRidder, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best time here celebrating my Father's 60th birthday. The locals were very engaging and it was a true Icelandic Bar experience. We love the culture!

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Thank Jeff T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fab cosy cafe, with great coffee and hot chocolate. Located on the main street and a good place to refuel when sightseeing. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Sarnev
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a couple of drinks on a Saturday night. Good prices and a really nice cozy and relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank Lulu1404
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely bar in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. Has a really nice atmosphere and some good happy hour deals if you're after beer.

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