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Kaffibarinn

Bergstadastraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
00 354 551 1588
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Ranked #2 of 14 Nightlife in Reykjavik
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This coffee bar is the best in Iceland. With a mix of international guests and people from Iceland, the atmosphere is genuine with a moral on a pleasently low level!! They also serve alcoholic beverages, have very good music (live as well as DJ:s) and does not close until early in the morning!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As an Englishman, my first real awareness of Iceland as a place to visit was back in the 90's, when Blur frontman Damon Albarn fell in love with the place and brought the band to Reykjavik to record one of their albums. So the story goes, he actually bought (or invested) in one of the bars on the Laugavegur strip... More

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Actually this review is not about food/drinks/service (this is a normal bar as billions in the world), but about general atmosphere/clientele, that according to me is part of the overall quality of a place. We entered Koffibarrin as it seemed to as a normal pub where to drink a normal beer. We couldn't know it is considered by people the... More

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Switzerland
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Small bar but has great music and seems to be very popular with the locals there , great place and fantastic music. Def recomended

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

The staff at Kaffibarinn seem to be here against their will, as their attitude towards customers is piss poor. Total night-ruiner, avoid at all cost!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice relaxed atmosphere with very good music. And the excellent Einstök White Ale. Prices are reasonable by Icelandic standards, particularly before 8pm when White Ale is only 650ISK.

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The place is quite small but cosy. The music was really good and people who appear there are stylish.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I definitely understand why this place is so popular. It has a really great vibe and I felt right at home drinking beer at a table perched along the red wooden walls. While it was still light outside it was nice to find a dark nook and sit by the candlelight. The music and atmosphere were pretty chilled but we... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Maybe it's a 5 because it was my first taste of Einstok White Ale (get some from duty free on the way home!). We went early evening so it wasn't too crowded and had a great little chat with the bartender while sipping some beers. Nice spot to go! Just note it's a bar only with no food.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Always heard Kaffibarinn was great and it certainly lived up to the hype. Great atmosphere, great selection of booze, great crowd, but be prepared It gets so packed that you can't actually stroll around with booze on your hand. But the whole vibe is awesome. There's a smoking room on the ground floor that is so cool. I was there... More

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