Your trip is not complete without at least one night out in Reykjavík. It is well-known for its vibrant, energetic nightlife. The city has a very good selection of bars, nightclubs and restaurants to guarantee a festive evening out.

Start your Reykjavík night by checking out the Happy Hour times to make things less expensive. Happy Hour is a good time to meet a local or two or rub shoulders with other tourists. This time can be seen as the warm-up for your first taste of Reykjavík pubs & nightlife.

Pub-crawling in Reykjavík is pretty easy and there is a wide range of different kinds of clubs and pubs. Most places have free entrance and are within walking distance from each other, so no taxis or buses are needed. You can just walk to one watering hole after another until you are ready to call it a night (or your friends have to carry you home).

If you want to listen to some good live music or discover an Icelandic band, there is bound to be something for you in one of the music venues at night in the city.

Below is a list of the popular pubs and clubs in downtown Reykjavík.

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  • American Bar

    Downtown Reykjavik +354-571-9999 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

    If you're American and are feeling homesick, check out our Happy Hour and pay American prices for your drink!

    Beer: 650 kr.$6.48*€5.22*£4.62*
    Wine: 750 kr.$7.48*€6.02*£5.33*

    * Prices in foreign currencies are approximates. Source: Arion banki.

    Happy Hour

    The place to go for American culture and entertainment. It is a diner-style bar, serving American greats such as buffalo wings and burgers. American whiskey and beers.

    Dance Floor Sport Bar Food Service Happy Hour
  • The Icelandic Bar

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 517 6767 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    This bar has a great selection of Icelandic beers, serving up to 60 types of all available local beers. If beer isn’t your drink of choice, all liqueurs and spirits produced in Iceland are also available.

    Live Music Food Service Happy Hour
  • Petersen Svítan

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 563 4000 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    A beautiful rooftop bar in one of Iceland’s most famous buildings, Gamla Bíó. Its amazing terrace and 360° view over the city is one of a kind. Jazzy and cool, with lots of history.

    Happy Hour
  • Kaldi Bar

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 581 2200 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    Small, cosy and very busy. Only Icelandic beers for sale. Be early, because it can get crowded as it is very popular.

    Happy Hour
  • The English Pub

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 578 0400 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    The only English pub in Reykjavík. Open daily from 12:00 and live music every night. Check out the first Wheel of Fortune in Iceland. Spin it to win it.

    Live Music Sport Bar Food Service Happy Hour
  • Lebowski Bar

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 552 2300 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    Themed after the Coen brothers movie The Big Lebowski, great interior, fantastic burgers and great White Russians.

    Dance Floor Sport Bar Food Service Happy Hour
  • Boston

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 517 7816 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    A cosy, friendly bar with more than a feeling, it’s got ambience and style. A favourite hang out for many Icelandic stars. DJ‘s entertain and patrons dance.

    Dance Floor Food Service Happy Hour
  • Den Danske Kro

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 552 0070 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    The first pub in Iceland to start happy hour from 16:00-19:00. If you want to meet the locals then this is the place. Live music every night

    Live Music Dance Floor Happy Hour
  • Hressó

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 561-2240 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    Café, Bar and Bistro that turns into a nightclub in the evenings at weekends.

    Dance Floor Food Service
  • Bjarni Fel Sportbar

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 561 2240 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 9:00PM to 11:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    A sportsbar in the centre of town.

    Sport Bar Food Service Happy Hour
  • Ölstofan

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 552 4687 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 3:00PM to 8:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    For those who want to sit down, drink beer and meet people.

    Happy Hour
  • Hverfisbarinn

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 511 6700 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 3:00PM to 8:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    Very popular trendy bar for the young and restless. Live music.

    Live Music Happy Hour
  • Kaffibarinn

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 551 1588 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 3:00PM to 8:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    Famous club. Jet set people, artists and students.

    Dance Floor Happy Hour
  • Slippbarinn

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 560 8080 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.
    Beer: 500 kr.$4.99*€4.01*£3.55*
    Wine: 700 kr.$6.98*€5.62*£4.98*

    * Prices in foreign currencies are approximates. Source: Arion banki.

    Happy Hour

    Situated at Icelandair Hotel, Reykjavík Marina. Specializes in cocktails and local brews.

    Food Service Happy Hour
  • 101 Bar

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 580-0101 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    Trendy lounge bar at Hotel 101. Cocktails and ambient music.

    Food Service Happy Hour
  • B5

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 552 9600 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    A modern club with sleek and stylish architecture. Nice lounge room downstairs. Popular with the younger crowd in Reykjavík.

    Dance Floor Happy Hour
  • Gaukurinn

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 958 0212 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 2:00PM to 9:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    A venue for live music and new bands.

    Live Music Happy Hour
  • Prikið

    Downtown Reykjavik +354 551 2866 Website 20+

    Happy Hour

    Every day from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.
    Happy Hour

    One of Reykjavík’s oldest bars/cafés. Live music most Fridays.

    Dance Floor Food Service Happy Hour