Kaffibarinn Bergstadastræti 1
With it’s past connections to Blur frontman Damon Albarn, the London Underground sign is a badge of cool. Kaffibarinn can be a very busy spot at weekends, but it’s also a great place to hang out while wandering on Laugavegur.
Bravó Laugavegur 22
Offering one of the longest Happy Hours in town is one thing, but the atmosphere and the beer selection is just as important as attractive pricing and Bravó combines both in a comfortably ropey environment.
The English Pub Austurstræti 12a
Right in the heart of the downtown drag, The English Pub has a great vibe, live music most nights and wall to wall screens showing English and other football matches.
Lebowski Bar Laugavegur 20a
A bar dedicated to all things “Dude”, with burgers and drinks drawn from “The Big Lebowski”, as well as photos and other memorabilia from the classic film. Have a White Russian and mind the beverages, man.
Micro Bar Vesturgata 2
Tucked away in a corner of Ingólfstorg square and downstairs in a basement too, you come not for the views, but for the extensive range of ales and beers from Iceland and all over the world.
Slippbarinn Myrargata 2
Occupying the ground floor of Icelandair’s Marina hotel, Slippbarinn offers a wide range of cocktails in an airy setting with some cute design touches.
Kaldi Laugavegur 20b
A Mecca for beer lovers, this old school bar is a local favourite that’s a throwback to the unfussy pubs of the past.
Dillon Laugavegur 30
If whiskey is your drink, Dillon is your destination, with a huge range to choose from, with frequent live music sets to enjoy too.
Bar 7 Frakkastigur
Best described as a hole-in-the-wall dive, Bar 7 is gloriously ramshackle, with one beer on tap and a wide selection of spirits and an incredible range of memorabilia covering every inch of the walls and ceiling.