Mellow cafe by day, raucous party bar at weekends, Kaffibarinn is one of Reykjavik’s quintessential nightspots. Marked with a London Underground logo on the outside, its celebrity associations include Blur’s Damon Albarn (who rumor has it once owned shares in the place) and filmmaker Balthasar Kormákur (director of 101 Reykjavik, among others). Running since the 1990s, it certainly knows how to throw a party, especially at weekends when tables and chairs are pushed aside to create a makeshift dance floor and local DJs (and the occasional live show) make the crowds go wild.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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Fun Night Out
Kaffibarinn is a small place right up a hill off the Reykjavik's main drag. During the day, it's a coffee shop; stop in and enjoy the quaint decor. At night, it becomes a loud bar with great music and friendly locals. It almost feels like you're at an awesome house party while you're there, which is just always a good thing. Image courtesy of Kaffibarinn on Facebook.
By Juliette San Fillipo, AFAR Staff
101 Reykjavík, Iceland
+354 551 1588
Sun - Thur 3pm - 1am
Fri, Sat 3pm - 4:30am