A Gastropub in Reykjavik Where You Will Linger All Day Long
Kex, overlooking Reykjavik's harbor, is a gastropub and hostel all in one. It's one of the city's most popular places for a pint, an inspired meal comprised of fresh, local ingredients, and a place to stay.
The rooms are hip and fresh and the vibe is like an Ace hotel, Reykjavik style. There's often live music (the last performers I saw there were Patti Smith and Russell Crowe) in a casual, easy going setting.
The menu is from two of my favorite chefs in Reykjavik and is consistently good. There's free wifi and the rustic wooden tables are easy to linger at all day long. The relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place to have a pint of one of the pub's handcrafted beers.
Fun fact: It's housed in an old biscuit factory and Kex means biscuit in Icelandic.