5 Best Bars in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Brewpub Reijngoud

This modern brewpub, nestled in the arches beneath a disused railway viaduct, serves its own house ales alongside a fine selection of guest craft beers.
Vijverhofstraat 10, Rotterdam, South Holland, 3032 SN, Netherlands



In business since 1977, Dizzy is the jazz café if you appreciate live music. A big terrace out back hosts both Dutch and international acts every Tuesday and Sunday. The café also serves good, reasonably priced food. Come early if you want a seat. Concerts and jamming sessions are free.

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Kop van Zuid
Part of the Fenix Food Factory, a former warehouse just across the water from the Hotel New York, this brewpub is one of Rotterdam's best hangouts for craft beer lovers.
Nico Koomanskade 1025, Rotterdam, South Holland, 3072 LM, Netherlands

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Locus Publicus


This one-room café a few minutes' walk east from Blaak station is a favorite among Belgian-beer enthusiasts, with a menu that tops 200 varieties, but best of all, it has an open log fire in winter. If it gets too crowded, there's a sister bar, Locus International, two doors farther west with the same menu.



Rotown, a high-style restaurant, has new-talent bands playing on Saturday night.