LEBOWSKI BAR - THE BEST BURGER FOR 1.690 ISK & WHITE RUSSION FOR 1.200 ISK
The Reykjavik venue that rocks!
Newly opened this year and already creating a real buzz is the latest brainchild of the entrepreneurs who have previously brought the city such gems as café Oliver, the legendary Vegamot and the Danish Pub. Film buffs can probably guess at the inspiration behind this great venue and, judging by the track record of its owners, most people can guess what a great time they are gonna have here!
Whether or not you’re familiar with ‘The Big Lebowski’ – the infamous 1998 film by the Coen brothers – you can’t suppress a smile when you walk back in time to this retro American bar. Inside you’ll find the equivalent of a good ole’ fashioned porch to hang out on, where you can put your feet up with a bourbon and imagine the heat of a balmy evening in the US of A.
Let the good times roll
There’s a real diner style environment with cosy booth seating and a fabulous jukebox that plays over 1,600 good-time tracks. The menus are the biggest in Iceland. And before you groan, this isn’t just another of those charmingly ambitious Icelandic claims, it actually refers to the physical dimensions ( important to note in a country where size often does matter)! They feature four all-time favourite burgers: cheese, bacon, a béarnaise sauce option and succulent beef tenderloin. Four big screens adorn the walls, so it’s also a great place to hang out when there are big events and sporting highlights to be seen. And there’s also an outside area decorated in a zappy Miami-sunshine yellow that will cheer even the dullest of days.
"Careful man, there's a beverage here!"
Jeffery ‘the Dude’ Lebowski, the protagonist of the Coen brother’s comedy, is renowned for his penchant for ‘White Russians’ – vodka based cocktails featuring coffee liqueurs and cream or milk. The Lebowski Bar has taken this now-iconic drink to a new level, offering an astounding 18 varieties of White Russian, along with an extensive bar list, which also includes 12 kinds of milkshake.
The real icing on the Lebowski cake, however, is the bar’s genuine bowling alley – it’s a classic. DJs and a bass player add to the music mix at weekends and there’s room to dance. Check it out dudes, you’re guaranteed a good time.