Where to go out in Reykjavik?

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Nightlife in Reykjavik

In recent years, Reykjavik’s nightlife has come into its own, and many tourists now travel to Iceland to discover the lively atmosphere of this Nordic capital.

Reykjavik is a small city, so most of the places to party are concentrated on the main street, Laugavegur, and the streets leading off it. At weekends, this gives the city center a warm, friendly feel. In fact, Reykjavik’s cafés and bars tend to have a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde feel, quietly serving beer and coffee during the day, before transforming into a cheerful, festive atmosphere in the evening.

Are you planning to spend a few days in Reykjavik and curious about its famous nightlife? We’ve selected the city’s best bars and party venues for you! X, there’s something for everyone.

The best places to go out in Reykjavik

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1) Le Kaffibarin: the hipster bar

Open since 1993, Kaffibarinn is one of the city’s oldest bars. Hipster and warm, it hosts numerous DJs and offers a wide selection of local beers.

2) The English Pub: the retro chic bar

The English Pub offers live music and sports broadcasts in a chic, retro setting. Enjoy local beers and cocktails.

3) Lebowskibar: the trendy bar

Lebowski bar is one ofReykjavík’s trendiest bars. Here you can feast on delicious, value-for-money burgers and sip your drinks in a setting straight out of a Coen brothers film. Perfect for movie buffs!

4) Slippbarinn: the cocktail bar

Looking for fresh, unique cocktails? Slippbarinn is the bar for you! Opened in 2012, it offers an original and tastefully designed drinks menu. Depending on whether you’re looking for a festive or cosy atmosphere, you can head for one of its many rooms.

5) Kex Hostel: the travelers’ bar

Adjoining the youth hostel of the same name, the Kex Hostel is a young and friendly bar. Perfect for meeting new people!

6) Club Kiki: the queer bar

Club Kiki is THE queer bar in town. The atmosphere is wild and many events are organized there.

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How to get to Reykjavik

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Despite its small size, Reykjavik is a great place to go out and enjoy the nightlife all in one place!