Beer from Borg Brugghus. Celabrate the national beer day in Iceland

The national Beer Day in Iceland

March 1st is the national Beer Day in Iceland and this year we will celebrate 25 years of legally drinking this golden beverage. Book cheap flights to Reykjavik with WOW air and get ready for the beer tasting of a […]



Harlem is the latest in the illustrious line of trendy Reykjavík bars known more for their cool clientèle and great nights out than for their furniture, décor and ambience. Let’s start with the negative and build to the positive, shall […]



Ölstofa Kormáks og Skjaldar (the Ale Lounge of Kormákur and Skjöldur) is usually shortened to just Ölstofan. Despite the quirky name, Ölstofan is one of the most down-to-earth bars in Reykjavík. Let’s put it another way: Ölstofan is one of […]



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 […]

hemmi og valdi

Hemmi og Valdi

Nýlenduvöruverslun Hemma og Valda, to give Hemmi og Valdi its proper name, is one of the cosiest and most distinctive café/bars in Iceland. The dark, slightly cluttered and old-fashioned, interior is dotted with interesting ornaments and artefacts and different coloured […]

english pub

English Pub

The English Pub in Reykjavík is all you could ever want from a pub: it has a very wide selection of beers and whiskies, is nearly always busy, has live music every night, shows live sports on huge screens and […]



Prikið is a place to eat, a place to drink and a place to dance. It is also a place to recover from the drinking and the dancing. And it is nothing short of a Reykjavík institution. It is the […]


Café Babalú

This tropical yellow upstairs café with the rooftop sundeck looks like some sort of miniature version of California in the 1980s from the outside, and is more like a hippie grandmother’s flat in the 1970s on the inside (not that […]

bar 11

Bar 11

Bar 11 is a many-fabled wonderland of hot, thumping rock music, inadequate toilets, bad smells, cheap drinks, not having enough personal space to lift your glass to your lips, and of literally everybody thinking themselves lucky to be there. Since […]



In a city where the swankier a bar is, the quicker it tends to be replaced by something even better, b5 has bucked the trend. The pleasant name b5 comes from the street address at Bankastræti 5 and it is […]