If you want to be a party animal, you have to learn to live in the jungle. At Bar 11, expect nothing less than jungle fever and don't be afraid to get down and dirty. It's not the cleanest place of all but that's just a part of it's charm.
Imagine an old fashioned biker bar (without the bikers) – that's what you will find at Bar 11. Located a 5 minute walk from Reykjavik center, this rock bar is always popular, especially during weekends. A sweaty party at Bar 11 that doesn't stop from midnight until 5am in the morning is probably the most authentic Icelandic nightlife experience you can get. The bar has calmed down a little bit in the last couple of years though, mostly due to location changes.
This wonderfully dirty bar is decorated with fire graphics on the wall behind the bar as you enter and a overall rough interior. Bar 11 has its loyal followers who like rock music and prefer not to dress up before heading out on the town.
In line with its image, Bar 11 plays classic rock mixed with newer rock hits. If you arrive early (before midnight) it's not unlikely that there will be a live band playing on the 2nd floor.
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