Located in South Holland, Hague is the third-largest city in The Netherlands and home to the seat of the Dutch government and Supreme Court. Over half of a million people reside and work there, but where do they go for fun, to blow off some steam? Read our list to discover the 10 best bars in The Hague.
Bar, Pub, Irish, $$$
O’Casey’s Irish pub may be a local, neighborhood joint, but it’s often filled with international visitors and expats. The atmosphere is fun and buzzing. Pop out to Sarah’s Garden, the pub patio that overlooks the historic palace for a calmer vibe. The garden is a frequent location for special private events, as is the lovely, intimate private space in the back of the bar. O’Casey’s also hosts weekly events, such as pub quizzes, live music, themed nights, and more. Grab a pint, a plate of fish and chips, and enjoy the eclectic environment.
Address and Telephone: Noordeinde 140, 2514 GP Den Haag, NL, +31 070 363 0698
Huppel the Pub
Bar, Pub, Cafe, Tea , Pub Grub, $$$
Huppel the Pub
Huppel is a cozy pub located within the center of The Hague. There are over 150 types of whiskey and sixty kinds of beer to select from, including the house made brew huppALE. They play a fantastic range of music and have a menu of cheese and meat dishes. Pull up a seat at the bar on a Sunday for Soup Sunday. In the winter, there’s nothing heartier or warmer than a big bowl of chowder and a pint of beer to fill your belly. The staff is very friendly and will give you suggestions of drinks, as well as tell you about other exciting events that Huppel hosts throughout the year.
Address and Telephone: Oude Molstraat 21, 2513 BA Den Haag, NL, +31 070 360 9113
Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
The largest international pub in The Hague, The Fiddler is unique to this area being based on the traditional English pub. The Fiddler has precisely 208 bottled beers, 2 non-alcoholic beers, 15 beers on tap, 5 bottled ciders, and 1 cider on tap, giving visitors an overwhelming selection to choose from. Not only is The Fiddler a pub, but it’s also a microbrewery; sample one of their very own English ales or take a tour. On the first floor, enjoy a drink at the bar while watching your favorite team on one of the five available televisions, or climb upstairs to play a game of pool and enjoy on some bar snacks, such as nachos, fish and chips, or burgers.
Address and Telephone: Riviervismarkt 1, 2513 AM Den Haag, NL, +31 070 365 1955
Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Nightclub, Asian, Fusion, $$$
The Hague’s Millers is a three-in-one stop for entertainment and dining; in addition to being a delicious restaurant, it’s also a wine bar and popular nightclub. Millers is retro-chic with elegant modern décor. Dine in class while eating tuna with truffle mayonnaise, sautéed quail breast, or steak tartare. Each menu item details the ideal wine to be paired with your selection. If you’re not too hungry, curl up in a cozy booth with a deluxe bottle of wine or refreshing cocktail. Finally, watch Millers turn into a hub of excitement as it transforms into one of the hottest nightclubs in the Hague. Dance to all your favorite music, including tunes from the 80s, 90s, and current hits, played by a DJ. The flashing colored lights and thumping beats are a striking contrast from the calm and intimate Millers wine bar and restaurant.
Address and Telephone: Plein 10, 2511 CR Den Haag, NL, +31 070 362 9043
Tikibar Vavoom is an island oasis in the center of The Hague. Enjoy a refreshing, fruity cocktail in the laid-back, anything-goes atmosphere. The decor consists of carved totem poles, surfboards, island flowers, and the occasional tiki dancer lamp. There is a small lunch menu available, featuring salads, sandwiches, and their famous tuna melt. Vavoom has an extensive list of cocktails organized by the type of alcohol; discover drinks made with whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, and tequila. Try a delicious mojito or margarita, complete with a little pink umbrella as garnish; Tikibar Vavoom is the perfect escape.
Address and Telephone: Grote Markt 29, 2511 BG Haag, NL, +31 070 346 7506
Café Diner Vlaanderen
Diner, Restaurant, Tea , Fusion, European, $$$
Café Diner Vlaanderen
Enjoy beer and a bite at this delicious Delft restaurant. The gourmet menu may be small in selection, but it’s big on flavor and taste. Menu favorites include gorgonzola spring rolls, duck breast with pepper berry jam, eggplant moussaka, and the cheese and wine platter. For drinks, enjoy high-quality tea or wine or a grand selection of craft beers. There are live performances throughout the week, and live jazz every Sunday to accompany brunch. This is a great location for a date night or special celebration, for which you can book a private room. Make your reservation today.
Address and Telephone: Beestenmarkt 16, 2611 GB Delft, NL, +31 015 213 3311
Pub, Restaurant, Tea , Fusion, $$$
Converted from a 17th century building, De Boterwaag is rich with character and culture, making it one of the most popular places in The Hague to enjoy a meal, drink, or casual night out. Pop in for happy hour with coworkers, a night out with friends, or a romantic night with your special someone. In addition to a tasty menu, there are nine season beers on taps, a variety of organic wines available by the glass or bottle, and delicious coffee, for an after dinner pick me up. De Boterwaag hosts specialty nights and events such as weekly salsa dancing, Halloween parties, Oktoberfest celebrations, and more. You can also rent the pub to celebrate your own private occasion.
Address and Telephone: Grote Markt 8A, 2511 BG Haag, NL, +31 070 365 9686
Bar, Wine Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Wicked first and foremost is a premium wine bar. The selection includes wine of various vintages and origins; if you want a Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or something you’ve never heard of before, Wicked Wines will have just the thing. They also have a gin and tonic menu available if you’re looking to mix it up. Wicked’s cuisine is on the more creative side, expertly blending French and Asian classics. Try everything from a juicy burger to a raw sushi roll.
Address and Telephone: Bazarstraat 42, 2518 AK Haag, NL, +31 070 345 8660
Bar, Restaurant, European, Vegetarian, $$$
Translated to The Black Rider, Zwarte Ruiter is a rock and roll restaurant-bar-café that has been rocking out since 1988. The food menu is eclectic, featuring soul food, classic American burgers, and Mexican tacos and tostadas, and more. All items are prepared with fresh, artisan, and organic ingredients. If you don’t want a full meal, share an appetizer with friends before the show. Then, later on in the night, order a cocktail, glass of wine, or draft beer from the bar and rock out to the best bands The Hague has to offer. Dance, sing, and shout at this hip Hague hangout.
Address and Telephone: Grote Markt 27, 2511 BG Hague, NL, +31 070 364 9549
Bar, Restaurant, Japanese, European, $$$
International bar and restaurant
The food, drinks, and even the people who visit Milu are all eclectic and international. There is a beautiful outdoor terrace perfect for a warm summer evening, (or even a chilly winter night as it has heaters). The menu features a variety of foods from all over the world, including sushi, pizza, pasta, tacos, burgers, and more. To accompany your meal, sample a few beers from the beer tasting menu, which has a fixed price; have a glass of wine; or order a handcrafted cocktail from the bar. You can also reserve space here for a meeting, workshop, or training session. Milu is also a popular choice as a wedding venue or celebratory stop for birthdays and anniversaries.
Address and Telephone: Driehoekjes 15, 2513 AZ Den Haag, NL, +31 070 220 0642