Kaldi bar serves a selection of good craft beer and cocktails. Usually packed with happy people but no loud music or dancing so it’s ideal when you just want good drinks and to be able to chat.
Kaldi Bar/Café, Laugavegur 20b, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Nice and quite craft beer salon, nothing fancy but just great beer from all over the world. Mostly Icelandic though.
Fógetagarður, Aðalstræti 9, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Hotel Holt is a great place to start the evening. Enjoy your pricy cocktail or fine single malt while lounging in comfy leather sofas surrounded by masterpieces from old local artists.
Bergstaðastræti, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Rooftop bar with a nice view over Reykjavik, also quite cozy on the inside. Does get a bit cold outside so it's definitely a summer joint but a great place for happy hour.
Ingólfsstræti 2a, 3rd floor, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
The loft is a fairly upscale and fancy cocktail bar that has a dress code. Great drink though but a bit pricy. They usually have a good DJ and floor guest a bit crazy after 1 AM.
Austurstræti 9, Austurstræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Borg is a micro brewery owned and operated by a large brewery but they are still really ambitious and make really awesome beer. Their IPA's (Úlfur, Úlfrún and Sólveig) are my favourites but their stouts are also really good.
Located above the pizzeria without a name this place is a bit hidden, doesn't seat to many but has a great selection and relaxed atmosphere.
Hverfisgata 12, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland