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NIGHTLIFE GUIDE Reykjavik

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July 2013

Also this month: Dionne Warwick - Deep Purple and Goรฐafoss - Franc Ocean Barn Margera and CKY


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This guide will help you find your way through the nightlife jungle that Reykjavik has become. It will also show you that in the downtown area of Reykjavik, as we refer to as "The 101", there are many places to choose from within a very small walkable area. Hopefully this guide will help you get the most out of your stay here.

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• Nothing really starts until after midnight on weekends. The high price of alcohol keeps us home finishing off a few drinks before we head out. Then between midnight and one o’clock lines start to form outside the clubs. • Did you know that a few years ago every place closed at 3 in the morning on weekends and that created a Carnival atmosphere in the streets. The authorities changed to flexible openings to prevent all that outdoor partying. • From 1915 till March 1st. 1989 beer was not sold in Iceland. It was not until some bars started to sell non alcohol Pilsner mixed with Vodka that the authorities gave in. • There are over 50 bars and clubs and around a 100 restaurants in the small downtown area of Reykjavik. The line of streets, Laugavegur, Bankastræti, Austurstræti with the parallel streets of Hafnarstræti and Hverfisgata, we often call The Runtur. The Runtur, which means "the round", originally refers to the practice of young Icelanders driving around in circles at night before they reach drinking age. Today it also refers to going out pub crawling/bar hopping. • Clothing for a night out may vary. Most clubs have a clothing policy. Basically dress "smart". Jeans are IN now but only as a part of the “smart” outfit. Sneakers/trainers are generally not allowed. But there are many bars and some clubs that will allow nearly any kind of attire. Use common sense. You will see that many locals love to wear black in the clubs, often for practical reasons. • Many places have long lines outside. There are VIP lines but don’t expect to get in through them. Plan and arrive early. • Drinks generally cost the same in bars and clubs. The difference could be 200-300 kr. Many places have "Happy Hours", mostly between 5 and 7 PM, but some longer. • Icelanders are not used to tipping because service is always included but in the last few years it has become more common to see that tipping gets you that extra, extra service in bars and clubs. Maybe not a positive development but just the way of the world. • We Icelanders push and shove. Don’t be offended but the places are usually so crowded that to get where we want to go we have to use initiative. • Smoking has been prohibited in public places like restaurants, bars and nightclubs since 2007. Many places offer smokers an airy place to smoke. • Most places don’t have an entrance fee unless there is a special occasion or a popular band playing. The fee is usually from 1.000 - 2.500 kr. • Closing times on weekends vary. Licences are either till 03:00 or 05:00. That does not necessary mean the actual closing time though. But places usually don’t stay open longer than 6 in the morning on weekends. Sunday to Thursday everything closes at 01.00. • During weekday nights there is not much dancing going on. We usually go to bars and cafés and hang out over coffee, beer or a glass of wine. Thursdays are good but everything closes at 1.00. But you never know. Maybe something innocent might turn into a big party. • We always go for a snack before we go home after a long night partying. Traditionally we buy a hot dog with everything “Ein með öllu”, but nowadays you can get a lot of other things to eat. See the map. Back at your hotel, it is ok to drink the tab water. That's what we do. We think it's the best in the world. • Getting a taxi in the morning on weekends might take a while. There is a waiting line for taxis by Lækjargata (see map). Taxis use the other taxi stops earlier in the night. A lot of people try to walk in different directions to pick up taxis on their way to the center but the safest bet is waiting in the taxi line. In the line you can always pick up some good conversations or some local sing-a-longs.


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101 Hotel Lounge 31 Hverfisgata 10

1919 Lounge 15 Pósthússtræti 1

Kaffi Amsterdam 6 Hafnarstræti 5

599 1050 25+

551 3800 25+

Austur 10

Austurstræti 7

568 1907 25+

B5 28

Bankastræti 5

Bar 11 38

Hverfisgata 18 Bjarni Fel Sports Bar 24 Austurstræti 20

Borgin 19

Pósthússtræti 11 Laugavegur 28b Laugavegur 28 NEW Laugavegur 22

Celtic Cross - Irish Pub 41 Hverfisgata 26

Laugavegur 30

Dolly 7

Hafnarstræti 4

561 2240 30+

578 3700 25+

Bravó 49

Dillon 53

511 1310 25+

517 7816 25+

Bunk 52

Ingólfsstræti 3

552 9600 25+

578 2008 25+

Boston 52

Den Danske Kro 34

30+

580 0101 30+

Danish Bar

25+

511 3240 25+ 551 9660 25+

511 2400 25+

Dubliner - Irish Pub 5 Hafnarstræti 3

The English Pub 11 Austurstræti 12

Esja 17

Closed Austurstræti 16 Smiðjustígur 6

Gamli Gaukurinn 4

Tryggvagata 22 Tryggvagata 20

Tryggvagata 22

Hemmi og Valdi 65 Laugavegur 21

Home 10 NEW Austurstræti 12a

Hressingarskálinn 24 Austurstræti 20

Kaffibarinn 43

Bergsstaðarstræti 1 Laugavegur 20b

Kex Hostel Bar 88 Skúlagata 26

Kofinn 37

Laugavegur 2

848 4924 20+

25+

552 3939 22+

562 3270 20+ 561 2240 25+ 551 1588 25+

Kaldi 49

Laugavegur 73

551 5522 22+

552 6868 20+

Harlem 4

Kjallarinn 60

578 7900 20+ 575 7900 25+

Faktorý 42

Glaumbar 3

30+

511 3232 25+

553 8101 25+

533 6223 22+ 561 6060 20+ 551 1855

The pub that you


# Location on map

Food Service

Dance Floor

Live Music

The Laundromat 11 Austurstræti 9

Lebovski Bar 48 Laugavegur 20a

The Live Bar - Sports 56 Kareoke Frakkastígur 8

Loftið 11

Mánabar 39 Hverfisgata 20

Bottle Table Service 25+

Reykjavik Beats 51

NEW

20+

Kaffi Rósenberg 50

552 2300 25+ 30+

Austurstræti 9

551 9400 20+

779 8151 30+

Monaco Casino Bar 61 Laugavegur 78

Monte Carlo Casino Bar 54 Laugavegur 34a

511 2277 30+ 511 2277

Micro bar 61

25+

Nora Magasín 18

25+

Austurstræti 6

Pósthússtræti 9

Næsti Bar 32 Ingólfsstræti 1a

Obla Di, Obla Da 55 Frakkastígur 8

Ölstofa Kormáks og Skjaldar 45 Vegamótastígur 4

Ölstofan 22 Lækjargata 10

Kaffi Paris - Paris Lounge 14 Austurstræti 14

Prikið 33

Bankastræti 12

25+ Average age

Sports Bar

578 2020 30+ 551 7776 25+

561 6662 30+ 552 4687 25+

511 3245 25+

551 1020 20+

Hverfisgata 46

Klapparstígur 27

Sky bar 52

Ingólfsstræti 1

25+

561 0700 30+

551 2442 25+

Slipp bar/café 1 Mýrargata 2

595 8500 30+

560 8000 25+

Kaffi Sólon 30 Bankastræti 7a

Strawberries 23 Lækjargata 6a

562 3232 30+

517 7744 30+

Thorvaldsen 8 Austurstræti 8

Tiu Dropar Wine Bar 74 Laugavegur 27

511 1413 30+

551 9380 23+

Vegamót 44 Vegamótastígur 4

Víkingakráin - Viking Tavern 5 Hafnarstræti 3

Vínbarinn 20 Kirkjutorg 4

552 4120 25+

Volta 4

Tryggvagata 22

The Wine Taster 60 Laugavegur 73

Kaffi Zimsen 25

Hafnarstræti 18

511 3040 20+ 861 7712 30+

25+

693 6526 22+ 517 4988

551 2866

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HARPA National Concert and Conference Center

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Reykjavik Art Museum

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Taxi

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Alþingi Parlament

21 41

26 25 30 31

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Central Bank

40 20

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City Hall

M23 38

35 36 37

Arnarhóll

32 ATM

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Weekend Flea Market

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National Theatre

Prime Minister’s Office The 31 Opera49 M 28 32 46 48 30 47 50 45

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29 51

ATM

33 54 M 55 34

42 Iðnó

38 64

37 60 59

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65 40

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57 58 35

44 45

Tjörnin

The Pond

ATM

National Gallery

85

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Theatre

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41 42 67

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W HE RE ? WHAT? WHEN?

4. July B5 - Troubadours Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Mice Parade (US). Glaumbar - Freedom Karaeoke. Harlem - Djs Groove sisters. Hressingarskálinn - Dj Katla Lebovski - The House band. Prikið - Dj Benni B Ruff.

Thursday Lebovski - Dj Halli.

80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk

5. July Friday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Celebración del Buerno: Skátar, Bloodgroup. DJ KGB. Indie Rock Glaumbar - Freedom Friday with Dj Nyxo. Harlem - Dj Pedro Pilatus. Hressingarskálinn - Viking Concert. Vj Fúzi. Lebovski - Dj AB. Prikið - Futuregrapher Live. Dj Moonshine.

8. July Monday Danske Kro - Live music with Hjálmar and Dagur. English Pub - Live music. 9. July Danske Kro - Live music with Gunni. English Pub - Live music. Lebovski - Dj Halli. Prikið - Dj Leifur.

Tuesday

10. July Wednesday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Hreimur. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Sin Fang + Pascal Pinion. Folk Pop R/B Harpa - Dionne Warwick in Concert. Latin Kaff itár Cafe -Tango Milonga 20:30 - 23:00. Prikið - Dj Gunni Ewok of Breakbeat.is

11. July Thursday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Troubadours Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. 6. July Saturday English Pub - Live music. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Hip/Hop Austur - Resident Dj. Faktorý - Forgotten Lores. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Resident Dj. Glaumbar - Beer Pong with Dj Baldur. Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. Harlem - Hits and Tits Karaeoke. English Pub - Live music. Hressingarskálinn - Flass 104.5 concert. Faktorý - Dj Benni B-Ruff. Lebovski - The House band. Harlem - Dj Alkalino (POR) Prikið - Ari Bragi's Big Band. Hressingarskálinn - Hvar er Mjallhvít band. Vj Fúzi. Volta - Samaris album release. Glaumbar - Dj Cyppie. Lebovski - Dj AB. 12. July Friday Prikið - Dj Logi Pedro. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Resident Dj. 7. July Sunday Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. Jazz Faktory - Live Jazz Session English Pub - Live music. Danske Kro - Live music with Hjálmar and Dagur. Faktorý - Dj Atli Kanill and Dj Logi Pedro. English Pub - Live music. Glaumbar - Basic House Effect. Iðnó - Lambchop (US) Alt. Country Harlem - Dj Terrordisco.

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Closing hours Closing hours vary on Friday and Saturday. Other nights it is 01:00.

The information here is subject to change. No responsibility is taken for its accuracy.

Hip/Hop

R/B

Funk

Rock Disco Tecno

Pop

Electr Blues Reggae

Hressingarskálinn - Grapevine's Jaðar. Dj Solid. Laugadals Arena - Deep Purple and Goðafoss. Lebovski - Dj Halli. Prikið - Djs Gay Latino and Sura.

Rock

13. July Saturday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Dj Plan B. Harlem - Dj Benni B Ruff. Hressingarskálinn - Timburmenn band. Vj Fúzi. Glaumbar - Suit Up with Dj Seth Sharp. Lebovski - Dj AB. Prikið - The Tequila Ball. Dj Árni Kocoon. 14. July Sunday Jazz Faktory - Live Jazz Session Danske Kro - Live music with Hjálmar and Dagur. English Pub - Live music. Lebovski - Dj Halli. 15. July Monday Danske Kro - Live music with Hjálmar and Dagur. English Pub - Live music. Prikið - Drink and Draw Monday. 16. July Tuesday Danske Kro - Live music. English Pub - Live music with Roland. Lebovski - Dj Halli. R/B Laugardals Arena - Franc Ocean in concert. Prikið - Dj Maggi Lego and drum disco. 17. July Wednesday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Hreimur. English Pub - Live music. Latin Kaff itár Cafe -Tango Milonga 20:30 - 23:00. 80's Laugardals Arena - Chic and Nile Rodgers.

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Soul

Indie

House

Latin

Jazz

80's

Prikið - Elvar Rankin, RVK Soundsystem, Vibes and Love Jah. Reggae 18. July B5 - Troubadours Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Ylja. Harlem - Plan B. Hressingarskálinn - Dj Katla. Glaumbar - Krazy Karaeoke. Lebovski - The House band. Prikið - Dj KGB.

Thursday

80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk

Folk

19. July Friday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Hi p /Hop Pop Funk 80's B5 - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Moses Hightower and Dj Benni B Ruff. Harlem - Plan B. Hressingarskálinn - Hunang band. Dj Ívar Amore. Glaumbar - Djs Nyxo. Lebovski - Dj AB. Prikið - The Southern Comfort boys. 20. July Saturday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Pop Faktorý - Hjaltalín and Dj Housekell. Glaumbar - Basic House Effect. Harlem - Dj Katla. Hressingarskálinn - The 7-9-13 band. Dj Ívar Amore. Lebovski - Dj AB. Prikið - Dj Moonshine and guests. 21. July Austur - Resident Dj. Faktory - Live Jazz Session

Sunday

80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk

Jazz Continued....


Hip/Hop

R/B

Funk

Rock

Disco

Tecno

Pop

Electr

Blues

Reggae

Soul

Indie

House

Latin

Jazz

80's

Danske Kro - Live music with Raggi. English Pub - Live music. Lebovski - Dj Halli.

Glaumbar -Glow Party wi Basic House Effect. Lebovski - Dj AB. Prikið - Dj Árni Kocoon.

22. July Monday Danske Kro - Live music with Hjálmar and Dagur. English Pub - Live music.

27. July Saturday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Hausar. H Harlem - Solaris Sun Glaze. ressingarskálinn - The Dalton band. Dj Solid. Glaumbar - Glow Me Away with Dj Seth Sharp. Lebovski - Dj AB. Prikið - Dj Benni B Ruff.

23. July Danske Kro - Live music with Gunni. English Pub - Live music. Lebovski - Dj Halli.

Tuesday

24. July Wednesday Danske Kro - Live music with Hreimur. English Pub - Live music. Hafnarhús - Bam Margera and CKY with Skálmöld Latin Kaff itár Cafe -Tango Milonga 20:30 - 23:00. Prikið - Dj Introbeats. 25. July Thursday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk B5 - Troubadours Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - John Grant and Dj Introbeats. Folk Rock Glaumbar - Beer Pong with Dj Baldur. Hressingarskálinn - Jam session. Lebovski - The House band. Prikið - The Young Ones live. 26. July Friday 80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk Austur - Resident Dj. Hi p /Hop Pop Funk 80's B5 - Resident Dj. Danske Kro - Live music with Magni. English Pub - Live music. Faktorý - Record Records presents: Mammút, Agent Fresco & Benny Crespo’s Gang. Kanill. Dj KGB. Pop Rock Harlem - Dj Dauði. Hressingarskálinn - Dj´s A+ Atli, Steini Sax and Gummið Jóns. Dj Solid.

28. July Faktory - Live Jazz Session Danske Kro - Live music with Raggi. English Pub - Live music. Lebovski - Dj Halli. 29. July Austur - Dj Milla. Faktory - Live Jazz Session Danske Kro - Live music with Raggi. English Pub - Live music. Lebovski - Dj Halli.

Sunday Jazz

Sunday

80's Hip/Hop Pop Funk

Jazz

30. July Monday Danske Kro - Live music with Hjálmar and Dagur. English Pub - Live music. Prikið - Dj Berndsen. 31. July Tuesday Danske Kro - Live music with Gunni. English Pub - Live music. Lebovski - Dj Halli. Prikið - Dungeon Massive with ThizOne.

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live in concert at Laugardalshรถll Arena, July 17th tickets at www.midi.is


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VEGAMÓT

KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

Open daily | sun-thu 11-01 | fri-sat 11-02 Kitchen | sun-wed 11-22 | thu 11-23:30 | fri-sat 11-24

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Vegamót

Berg stað astr.

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Tinda Vodka

Reyka Vodka

Ísafold Opal Topas Fjallagrasa Eden Brennivín Rubarb Blue- Crow Birkir Björk Gin Cetraria Apple berry berry berry

BEERS

EldurÍs Vodka

LIQUEURS

SHOTS SCHNAPPS

GIN

VODKA

Alcoholic Beverages

Egils Lite Boli Pilsner

Kaldi Skjálfti Móri Lava Lite Stinnings- Norðan- Sumar-

Freyja

Gæðingur Jökull Einstök Stout Pale Ale Regular Skrið- -Hlaup Pils Org. Stout

Viking

Regular Dark

BEERS

Gull Stout

Borg Bjartur Úlfur Oktober Sumarliði Snorri

Lager

BEERS

Steðji Lager Korona Strong

Black Bríó Thule Gullfoss Death

El Grillo

Einstök Toasted Pale Ale Dbl Bock White Ale

BEERS

Sumaröl Toasted

Lager Pale Ale

Polar Beer Classic

Viking Egils Strong Lite Strong Malt Beer


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Reykjavik Nightlife Guide July 2013