Few words look better together in the English language than “happy hour,” especially in Reykjavík, where liquor comes at a premium. We know alcohol is a necessity for life, and trust us, it’s increasingly possible to sip something light and sour or dark and sweet without having to first mortgage your pancreas.
So to help you, our loyal readers, out, we’ve compiled a list of the best happy hour deals in town. This week, it’s the bad ‘n bougie Veður.
12:00 – 19:35 & 19:00 – 21:00
We know what you’re thinking—two happy hours? The answer is yes because, as we all know, two is better than one. The first happy hour, or rather, happy afternoon, serves up beer and wine at 800 ISK from 12:00 to the rather specific 19:35. The next is the special after-work cocktail hour from 19:00 to 21:00 when you can get anything on the cocktail menu for the not-bad-for-Reykjavík price of 1,500 ISK. They do the classics well, from a generous espresso martini to a sharp and pungent negroni, and if you can get a window seat it’s a great place to while a few hours watching the world go by.
If that’s not delectable enough for you—you snob—they also have sparkling Thursdays where flutes of bubbly are 1,000 ISK and bottles are 5,000 ISK all day.