This colorful café is a favorite haunt for many locals and serves traditional Dutch food alongside its amazing beer menu. The café has several regional beers on tap, including delicious dark ales from Brouwerij ‘t Ij. During the weekend, legions of beer aficionados flock to its bar to relax in their down time. Kingfisher also serves an impressive selection of cocktails, and its bartenders will happily whip up one of their specialities.
Brouwerij Troost de Pijp
Brouwerij Troost is the second largest craft brewery in Amsterdam and has an intimate tasting room in de Pijp. This café is built inside of an renovated monastery that has been decked out in art deco designs and high, stainless steel tables. All of Troost’s beers are brewed with skill, patience, and passion, and its kitchen serves tasty artisanal burgers. Many of its lagers are created by experimental means and Troost is famous for its unconventional brewing techniques.
This traditional brown café is decorated in homely tanned décor and run by a team of friendly barkeepers. Like other similar establishments in Amsterdam, Café Mazzeltof keeps everything low-key, and sells a small selection of regional beers and spirits. The café is open well into the early morning, and many of de Pijp’s residents flock here after everything else has closed for the night.
De Gollem Beer Café
There’s over three hundred beers to sample inside of De Gollem, and this rustic bar imports brews from all over the world. Although there are plenty of international flavors on offer, most of De Gollem’s stock comes from the Netherlands or Belgium, making it a perfect spot to guzzle down local lagers and IPAs. Like many Dutch pubs, De Gollem has a friendly tom cat that patrols under its tables.
Twenty Third Bar
This champagne and cocktail bar is located on top of hotel Hotel Okura’s twenty-third floor. From this amazing vantage point, guests can look out onto the whole of Amsterdam as they relax with one of Twenty Third Bar’s delicious drinks. Its menu is expertly curated by a team of professional bartenders and wine specialists, and all of Bar Twenty Third’s cocktails are prepared by experienced mixologists.
Glou Glou is devoted to high-quality, organic wine. The bar doubles as an amazing wholesaler that stocks a huge selection of bottles bought from international and local wine producers. Its charming tasting room is just behind Albert Cuyp Market and during warmer months spills out onto a beautiful terrace. Over the weekend, Glou Glou is open for lunch and serves delicious home-cooked meals.
Café Flamingo is the smallest establishment on this list, but makes up for its size with its outstanding character. This trendy bar is spread over two narrow floors and decorated in hard wooden furniture. Its clientele are mostly young workers from de Pijp, and its staff are exceptionally quick, helpful and knowledgable. Flamingo has several local favorites on tap as well as an extensive cocktail menu.