Published September 26, 2016
Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a good people-watching spot, somewhere to see some contemporary art, or the best place to catch an Icelandic movie. Don’t worry, friends—we’ve got you covered via our Best of Reykjavík 2016 series. Here are some of our favourite spots in Reykjavík, for all kinds of super-fun days and nights out. Enjoy! And if you try our list, you can let us know what you thought of the selections via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Happy Hour
Ah, Kaffibarinn, the perennial favourite. It’s perhaps one of the best places to go for a drink at any hour, but the best time to drop by is hands down for happy hour. “Kaffibarinn has the longest happy hour and offers good beers like Kaldi and Einstök,” one of our panellists noted. You’ll be able to find these discounted offerings from 15:00 to 20:00 every day, with beers priced at 650 ISK—a steal of a deal, and five hours of happiness!
Runner up: Loft Hostel
Our panellists judged that the happy hour at Loft Hostel is perfect for day drinking, especially in the summer. Their stellar patio is perfect for sipping a beer in the sun. Drop by Loft from 16:00 to 19:00 every day for beers priced at 600 ISK.
Runner up: Frederiksen Ale House
Frederiksen has nine different types of beer on draft. Their happy hour is from 16:00 to 19:00 and they offer a two for one deal so you can actually get a beer for only 450 ISK. They also have great food so it’s the perfect place to catch a drink and a good meal after work.
Note: “Bars that sell their beer for 800 ISK aren’t offering a happy hour, they’re offering a sad hour.”
Read more of our Best of 2016 lists here.