Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, has become a popular tourist destination for people of all ages and budget. This fascinating city offers some famous attractions, in addition to a great nightlife. For those passionate about visiting various bars and having excellent time out there, you will be amazed to know Amsterdam offers a varied option of nearly 1,200 bars.
Here are some of the best cocktail bars in Amsterdam for you to spend a delightful evening. Most of the bars are located in the city centre. The famous cocktail bars which you must consider visiting whenever in Amsterdam include Bar Dvars, Bluespoon Bar, Bo Cinq, Chapter 21, Floor17, Izakaya, Momo, NJOY, Tales & Spirits, and Vesper Bar. Let us undertake a brief tour of some of these famous cocktail bars.
The Bar Dvars is an expansive bar situated on the Reguliersdwarstraat. It comprises of three bar areas, where comfortable seating is offered with plenty of tables. The cocktail menu here is extensive. It includes classics such as Negroni and the Cosmopolitan. You can look forward to some inventive new drinks as well. Here you can also find a champagne bar. The cocktail experts at Bar Dvars, who earlier gained expertise at Lovefood HQ and Vesper Bar, have earned a name for themselves.
The Vesper Bar is situated between the Brouwersgracht and the Haarlemmerdijk in the centre of Amsterdam’s Jordaan neighborhood. This renowned cocktail bar has been named after Bond girl Vesper, who was the only woman to be truly loved by James Bond. An extensive selection of cocktails, beer and wine is offered at the bar. The Vesper Bar with its laid-back and intimate atmosphere makes a perfect place for an evening drink along with your colleagues and friends. The cocktail workshops are also conducted at the Vesper Bar for all those keen to know the fine art of cocktail making.
The Bluespoon Bar is situated on the ground floor of a stunning luxury hotel Andaz Amsterdam. The hotel with its bar is itself located on the Prinsengracht. Be ready to be served with a variety of cocktails at the Bluespoon Bar. Some of the famous cocktails offered here come with interesting names such as the “Luck Librarian” and “One Minute Delft Blue”. Apart from the bar, the Andaz Amsterdam also introduced “Bluespoon on Board” in 2014. You can order a host of deserts, main courses, snacks, sandwiches and delicious salads in advance at this 5-star take-away dining service throughout the summer.
Tales & Spirits
If you want to enjoy delicious cocktails in Amsterdam, consider visiting the Tales & Spirits bar. It’s the perfect place for you to visit in the evening to enjoy your cocktail in a casual, cozy setting on the Lijnbaanssteeg. You will be delighted to see antique cocktail paraphernalia such as pitchers and teapots decorated at the Tales & Spirits. The antiques here belong to the prohibition era in the United States. You can look forward to enjoying creative drinks here. This place is the best to have your dinner too. Delightful dishes such as steak tartare and langoustine carpaccio can be ordered from its extensive menu.
The Bo Cinq is located in a big area stretching from the Leidsedwarsstraat to the Prinsengracht. It’s undoubtedly one of the popular places in Amsterdam to enjoy your drink and also have a complete dinner. The Bo Cinq comprises of two lounge areas – one exclusively for drinks and the other dedicated to food. Some of the best cocktails and snacks are served here. The menu is based on Middle Eastern and French influenced cuisines.