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The Tara

€€ - €€€
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, International
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Rokin 85-89 | Nes 100, 1012 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 2654
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for good one evening and it was pretty good, however, the menu was a bit pricey and I take exception to being charged 75c for tomato ketchup!

Thank Richard T
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for a few mid afternoon pints to refresh our weary souls. It was in the higher price bracket for beer in Amsterdam and the beer wasn't great. It could pass as any bar in Ireland or the UK. In its defence, it had a couple of open fires and could probably cope with a bigger group.

Thank Rumolloy
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here on a very cold snowy day and asked if they would play the Burnley Chelsea football match....the young Welsh lad put it on straight away. We were made very welcome and served straight away. Drinks were good and reasonable..he had to switch the football off at 80mins...in favour for some wired game called rugby..that is played with weird... More 

Thank heyssuzanne
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely bar and Lovely staff Esme Damian and Karin are just the best. Very friendly and just what the bar needs such a lovely crew made me so welcome such and asset ,some very rude lady came up to the bar and kicked right off for no reason , just can't get the customers !!! The crew took it so... More 

Thank frazerrailton
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bit off the beaten track but well worth finding, great cocktails at reasonable prices (for Amsterdam) and a pretty cool & quirky layout

Thank simonmackenzie
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Took a break here, beer (for me) and coffee (for the missus) and got a nice spot by the fire. Score!

Thank Kris G
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Break stop on walking tour. 16 euros for 2 drinks. Nice place but very expensive. Fake Irish bar. ..

Thank perbinder
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The Tara is very centrally located but not in plain sight. What I like about this place is the less commercial approach of this restaurant/bar/pub compared to any of the restaurants on Dam square, Museum square or Rembrandt square. It feels less "mass consumption" which is good. The Tara is also reasonably priced and the service is pretty good. I... More 

Thank Geert v
Asados, Spain
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We wanted to have a snack with our beers and we asked for a portion of fries. A bowl of fries costs 10 euros! 10 fricking euros and we received them cold and soggy and no sauce included in 10 euros. Service also a bit funny, they walk pass you many many times till you call them, and then even... More 

Thank milda68
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great hidden gem. I've been to amsterdam dozens of times and only came accross here by accident. Good food, really qwerky atmosphere. We were sat near the fire which was really cosy. I could just settle in and spend all afternoon sat there drinking....in fact, that's pretty much what we did.

Thank Al3x01234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rokin 85-89 | Nes 100, 1012 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 421 2654
The Tara is an International pub, where you can have a drink at one of the beautiful bars or lounge on a sofa near the fireplace . Watch sports or play pool or to eat a tasty meal. It is also possible to reservate for larger groups.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighbourhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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