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Kaffibarinn

Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1588
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Could be fun atmosphere...

...if bar staff and DJ weren’t so blatantly rude. Yes, we understand it’s a bar and will get busy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Krom36
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Jacksonville Beach
via mobile
Authentic place discovery

We were trying to find a local bar with not very noisy ambient and this was the one!! We spotted... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Cesar_rp
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Madrid, Spain
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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“happy hour” (29 reviews)
“cool bar” (10 reviews)
“damon” (12 reviews)
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Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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

Thank Cesar_rp
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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 25 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 11 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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Reviewed 1 April 2018

If you are in Reykjavik for the weekend, you'll have to make an effort to stop by Kaffibarinn to enjoy the great nightlife. It does get busy, but I think of that as a good thing. Seems like a lot of locals party here. Great...More

Thank Moybien93
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We went into this bar by accident, and stayed for 2 beers during happy hour which cost 700Kr each. We found it very cramped and the seating is not comfortable, which made us not want to stay for longer. It was a popular spot amongst...More

1  Thank Ydv74
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a very cool bar in the heart of the city; great beers (with good prices at happy hour), friendly staff and a buzzy atmosphere. Gets very busy after dark!

1  Thank Lizi7696
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Went in here for a drink because my son had read 'Reykjavík 101'. Lovely bar and very good atmosphere. Lively and warm. Good place to get out of the cold and find a friendly inviting place to spend a few hours of your time!!

Thank Di20K
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