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22 Best places to drink a cocktail in Amsterdam

By Mathilde Simon
August 03, 2020

It’s the weekend and you’re craving a night out drinking cocktails in Amsterdam! Call your friends, app your new Tinder lover or persuade your colleagues and visit one of the places below for a tasty cocktail in Amsterdam!

In Amsterdam you will find a lot of chic hotel bars and trendy spots with refreshing cocktails. There is really a perfect spot to spend the night for everyone. Which one is your favourite?


1. Tales & Spirits

At cocktail bar and restaurant Tales & Spirits there is a unique place where you can not only enjoy delicious food, but also enjoy nice drinks. Here they serve cocktails inspired by beautiful stories. From the Signature cocktail Gobblefunk (inspired by the imagination of Roald Dahl) to the Bright Tree Swizzle – The Return of the Jedi (you probably know what it’s based on).


Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE Amsterdam


2. Mr Porter

Mr Porter is niet alleen een steakhouse in Amsterdam, maar het is ook een prachtige bar. Je kunt Mr Porter vinden op de hoogste verdieping van het W Hotel.

Mr Porter is not only a steakhouse in Amsterdam, but it is also a beautiful bar. You can find Mr Porter on the top floor of the W Hotel. Taste the highest quality cocktails, while enjoying a beautiful view of Amsterdam, and the Royal Palace!


Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam


3. Bluespoon

On the ground floor of the Andaz hotel you can find the beautiful Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar. In this hotel bar you can enjoy cocktails of the highest quality.

At Bluespoon they work with the ‘Close the loop’ philosophy. Every month they choose one or more ingredients that are used in the hotel, which are normally thrown in the garbage. A great way to reduce waste! Consider, for example, the fruit of breakfast. This way the bartenders remain creative and as a result we can enjoy delicious, special cocktails!


Prinsengracht 587, 1016 HT Amsterdam


4. Flying Dutchmen Cocktails

Bij de Flying Dutchmen Cocktails in Amsterdam focussen ze zich op echte klassieke cocktails; de drankjes die werden gemaakt door de generatie bartenders voor hen. Op het menu vind je bijvoorbeeld de Gin Smash, Blue Hawaii en de Sailor’s Swizzle.

At the Flying Dutchmen Cocktails they focus on real classic cocktails; the drinks made by the generation of bartenders before them. On the menu you will find, for example, the Gin Smash, Blue Hawaii and the Sailor’s Swizzle.


Singel 460, 1017 AW Amsterdam


5. Door 74

Een verborgen cocktailbar in Amsterdam… Door 74 is een speakeasy bar met een jaren ‘20 sfeertje. Speel hier ‘The Game of Spirits’ en bestel zo iets verrassends van hun cocktailmenu.

A hidden cocktail bar in Amsterdam … Door 74 is a speakeasy bar with a 1920s atmosphere. Play “The Game of Spirits” here and order something surprising from their cocktail menu.


Reguliersdwarsstraat 74, 1017 BN Amsterdam


6. Pulitzer’s Bar

Pulitzer’s Bar is een fijne hotelbar op de Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. Verwacht superieure service, oprechte gastvrijheid en cocktails van de hoogste kwaliteit. In 2019 kreeg Pulitzer’s Bar de prijs voor de beste hotelbar van Amsterdam van de Best Hotel Bar Awards.

Pulitzer’s Bar is a nice hotel bar on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. Expect superior service, genuine hospitality and the highest quality cocktails. In 2019 Pulitzer’s Bar received the award for the best hotel bar in Amsterdam from the Best Hotel Bar Awards.

Their cocktail menu is currently inspired by the twelve suspects from “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie. For example “The Gangster”, consisting of Mezcal, cognac, Cacao Liqueur, banana and wine or “The Actress” with gin, blueberry, wasabi, yuzushi and champagne. Which suspect is your favourite?


Keizersgracht 234, 1016 DZ Amsterdam


7. Pigs & Punch

The name Pigs & Punch stands for the spare ribs (= pigs) and cocktails (= punch) that you can eat / drink here. In terms of cocktails, they really have everything here. Signature cocktails like the Deep South Milk Punch with Ketel One Vodka, Coconut Rum, milk and Oriental Syrup. Cheers!


Utrechtsestraat 30a, 1017 VN Amsterdam


8. Freddy’s Bar

Freddy’s Bar is a hotel bar in De L’Europe Amsterdam. It is the café where Alfred “Freddy” Heineken came to relax. This hotel bar has a classic vibe, with a modern twist. Order a nice cocktail and enjoy the piano music in the background.

It is a chic bar, so appropriate clothing is desired here!


Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 AC Amsterdam



Bij THE DUCHESS in Amsterdam kun je genieten van een heerlijke lunch, diner, high tea en cocktails. Hier kun je jezelf even onderdompelen in luxe - écht een leuke ervaring.

At THE DUCHESS in Amsterdam you can enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner, high tea and cocktails. For example, try their signature cocktails or sample something from their selection of punches. Oh, and since it is a Michelin star restaurant, it is definitely worth having a bite!


Spuisttraat 172, 1012 VT Amsterdam


10. Bar The Tailor

Bar The Tailor at the NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is a bar with a history! In 1856, 22-year-old A.W. Krasnapolsky came to Amsterdam with a tailoring diploma. He took over a coffee shop in 1866 that eventually formed the basis of the legacy we know today.

At The Tailor cocktail bar, they pay tribute to the old craft of their founder with tailor-made cocktails.


Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam


11. Bar TwentySeven

Ben je gek op whisky? Dan is Bar TwentySeven, met z’n indrukwekkende en uitgebreide whisky selectie, zeker een goede optie!

Do you love whiskey? Then Bar TwentySeven, with its impressive and extensive whiskey selection, is definitely a good option!


Dam 27, 1012 JS Amsterdam


12. Vault Bar

In the impressive Waldorf Astoria hotel in Amsterdam you can find the Vault Bar. Step back in time and take a seat in the basement of the hotel in an old safe. Everything in the hotel is according to the theme. For example, the cocktails are all named after the old currencies of different countries.


Herengracht 542 – 556, 1017 CG Amsterdam


13. OCCO

At bar brasserie OCCO you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, but also refreshing drinks and bar bites.

Signature cocktails like the Matured Black Manhattan, Dylan Thomas, named after the famous writer and poet, or the Smoking Chipmunk. At the cocktail bar they serve the best cocktails with matching dishes.


Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam


14. Rum Barrel

Mojito’s, Raspberry Caipirinha, Classic Daiquiri en de Spicy Mulata… De cocktails van Rum Barrel zijn allemaal geïnspireerd door de wereldreizen die de eigenaren hebben gemaakt. Dit heeft geleid tot een stukje tropisch paradijs in Amsterdam!

Mojitos, Raspberry Caipirinha, Classic Daiquiri and the Spicy Mulata… Rum Barrel cocktails are all inspired by the world travels the owners have taken. This has led to a piece of tropical paradise in Amsterdam!


Javastraat 143, 1094 HE Amsterdam


15. Vesper

Kies bij Vesper in Amsterdam de cocktail die perfect bij jou past met behulp van een matrix. Super handig en zo kun jij in deze fancy bar jouw nieuwe favo cocktails drinken.

Choose the cocktail that suits you perfectly using a matrix. Super handy and in this way you can drink your new favorite cocktails in this fancy bar.


Vinkenstraat 57, 1013 JM Amsterdam


16. Branie

Cocktails without fuss, Asian dishes and Amsterdam “gezelligheid”, that’s what you can expect at Branie! Espresso Martini, Old Fashioned, Negroni, but also special beers and wine. At Branie there is something for everyone!


Ten Katetraat 26a huis, 1053 CG Amsterdam


17. Lion Noir

In the center of Amsterdam you can find Lion Noir, a modern French restaurant with a lounge, cocktail bar and hidden garden. For example, order the delicious Pornstar Martini and some delicious bar bites, such as the Truffle Hummus with bread.


Reguliersdwarsstraat 28, 1017 BM Amsterdam


18. Café Panache

This spacious hotspot on the Ten Kate Market was once an old market store and is now a restaurant with a nice bar. Here you drink tasty cocktails and pitchers in an urban chic atmosphere. Lots of wood, steel and colorful lamps and tiles. The food is also great!


Ten Katestraat 117, 1053 CC Amsterdam


19. Butcher

A secret cocktail bar in De Pijp! At the Butcher you can not only eat burgers, because behind a secret door they also serve fancy cocktails in a small bar.


Albert Cuypstraat 129, 1072 CS Amsterdam


20. NJoy

At NJoy they have placed the cocktails in different categories to make it as easy as possible for the visitor to choose the perfect cocktail. From the “Connoisseur” for the refined classics to the “Skinny Bitch” if you want to consume as few calories as possible.


Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 93, 1017 PX Amsterdam


21. G’s, A really nice place

Drinking during brunch? Why not! At G’s, they specialize in the Bloody Mary cocktail. From the classic Bloody Mary to Bloody Kimchi, they really have every kind of Bloody Mary you can imagine!


Ferdinand bolstraat 158, 1072 LT Amsterdam


22. Bar 5&33 (temporarily closed)

At Bar 5 & 33 you can enjoy cocktails, special beers and liqueurs. For example, choose one of the signature cocktails, such as the DAM x 33 with Sir Dam Vodka, apple juice, lime juice & vanilla syrup or the Light & Stormy with Union 55 Rum, lime juice, Fever Tree ginger beer & chocolate.


Martelaarsgracht 5, 1012 TN Amsterdam

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