Cafe Verschoor

Cafe Verschoor is one of the oldest brown cafes in town. It has not changed much over the years, and that’s exactly the beauty of it. As a real neighbourhood cafe, it is packed with regulars, but hospitable owners Joke and Theo welcome everyone with the same cordiality. The interior has a maritime theme, with…

Café Rose Rouge

You know these dark hotel bars from nostalgic films, where a beautiful girl or guy spends the evening nursing a glass of whisky? Well, we now have one in Rotterdam, just without the hotel attached – and it’s not all that gloomy either. The stylish Café Rose Rouge in Rotterdam-Noord, styled on hotel bars, is…

Metropole Café NRC

Metropole Café NRC Nieuw Rotterdams Café, aka NRC, is a café-restaurant with a huge terrace, and at the weekend a club where DJs play cool beats in different bar spaces. During the day, NRC is a popular meeting place for young and old; the latter perhaps recognising more readily the black-and-white photos of stars like…

De Witte Aap

De Witte Aap  One of the most popular cafés for young Rotterdammers in one of the city’s most popular entertainment streets. Often jam-packed inside and out on the street, this authentic brown café – traditional watering holes that are a quintessential part of Rotterdam’s culture – gets a big thumbs up for its good beer…

The Suïcide Club

The Suïcide Club The Suïcide Club is a triple threat – great food, brilliant cocktails and a spectacular view. The atmosphere isn’t bad either. The inspiration for this club are the high-end bars with big roof terraces that you might find in major metropolises such as New York or Hong Kong. Elevate your mind, go…

Stirr

Stirr Cocktail bar Stirr won Esquire’s Best New Cocktail Bar competition a year ago, and it’s no wonder. With a menu full of original creations and reasonable prices, it attracts a lot of people to the bar. The cocktail menu of Stirr is small but surprising. Don’t expect the classics here, but different flavours. Are…

Nhow Hotel

Nhow Hotel One does not go to the cocktail bar in Nhow Hotel, at the Kop van Zuid, just for the drinks, you also go for the view. Located on the seventh floor, it offers an incredible vista of the city’s skyline. Treat yourself to a delicious cocktail, like the fresh Dutch Blossom or the surprising…

Mad Mick’s Breakaway Café

Mad Mick’s Breakaway Café Please don’t worry, Mick is not actually mad, he just makes mad cocktails. The cocktail menu at Mad Mick’s Breakaway Café is, well, very big. You can choose from over more than 100 cocktails. To make it easier for you, you will find taste profiles in the menu that will help…

Ayla

Ayla This is one of the newest cocktail bars in town – it opened in November last year – but it is already very successful. Ayla is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar and was nominated for the Entree Awards, in the category Best Cocktail Bar. The interior of the bar is an eclectic mix of…