The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of magazine to help you, our beloved readers, find the very best places this little city has to offer. You can use the info to plan your schedule, or even as a fun experiment to see how your tastes align with those of ours.
Best place to end the night
The one and only Húrra! (translation: “Hooray!”) is a spacious two story bar. It hosts many of Reykjavík’s most interesting concerts and is famous for its dance-till-dawn vibe. “It’s the likeliest place to find a good after-party,” said the panel. The walls are painted dark and filled with interesting artwork. They have a nice happy hour, plenty of seating, and many restroom stalls. Make sure not to miss their Monday night jazz or as they call it “Monjazz.”
Kiki is a queer-friendly bar noticeable by its gay pride-themed rainbow exterior. The DJs play straight-up pop hits, and there’s a kind of unrestrained happiness on the busy dance floor.
The basement of Paloma is a good place to end your night. It’s dark, the music is loud and you can easily lose yourself in dancing. Paloma was controversial within the panel, but after careful consideration, the group agreed that it was good for those last minutes of heavy dancing.
2015: Paloma Basement
2013: Harlem (RIP)
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