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“Better ambience than pictured and stellar cocktails!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tales and Spirits

Tales and Spirits
Lijnbaansteeg 5-7 | 1012 TE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 55356467
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Ranked #58 of 2,528 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tales & Spirits is a craft cocktail bar and restaurant in the historical center of Amsterdam. Serving exquisite cocktails and delicious food for affordable prices all with a big smile and extraordinary hospitality. T&S is a grown up eating & drinking establishment, admittance reserved to ladies & gentlemen over the age of 21. Our focus lies on providing incredible experiences, using classic and innovative culinary & mixology techniques, stunning presentation and serving vessels, all designed and served in a fashion that will continually 'wow' you. But above all, we believe in having fun..... don't you?
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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“Better ambience than pictured and stellar cocktails!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Advice: make reservations before visiting restaurant/bar, as we barely made it in by just showing up.

At first we were thinking this would be a kitschy, creepy atmosphere but we went with an open mind: what we found was an upscale yet laid back environment with friendly staff and even better cocktails. I loved the selection of spirits displayed, especially the whiskey and rum selections. They make PROPER cocktails. I tried a few including one rum punch concoction that I give my stamp of approval for being a take on the traditional but with a twist.

The menu is one of the more interesting offerings I have seen in Amsterdam, but be sure to order from the dinner menu and not the food cocktail menu because you get more bang for your buck and its a greater selection.

Would recommend to a traveler who enjoys a fun yet classy environment.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Coctails like adventures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We searched this place after reading all good reviews in tripadvisor. It was definitely worth it. Decorated with pure awesomeness and drinks with tales. Price range between 8-15€. So much fun!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Fabulous drinks& fancy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A mile long cocktail list (try "Oude hoeren" and the smoky one!) and very delicate tasting small dishes with wich you can compose your own dinner.

Visited July 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Best cocktails ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a find this was. Located down a small street this was a delight.
Upon entering we were greeted by a really friendly host and given a lovely table by the window this first visit was a quick vista as we had a table booked at the butcher(review to come) but on our return visit the cocktails were to die for and the host cooking the cocktails made it look so easy the owner of the bar came over and sat chatting like old friends why can't the bars and restaurants in london take an example. If you want to experience great service great cocktails great company and an all over great evening go to tales and spirits.
Going back to Amasterdam tomorrow withs some mates and this is on our top 3 visits gonna try some food this time.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Fun!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived late on however the bar manager and his team made us feel so welcome!we squeezed in to a corner before a table became available and proceeded to have the first of our 4 cocktails!the bar staff were excellent and we had a great evening-would highly recommend coming here!!

Visited June 2014
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