I love the type of bars that feel like a old-school living room. Worn down vintage furniture in an intimate and cosy setting. Basically the kind of place where you come in sober and don’t notice how pissed you are till you stand up.

There are a few bars in Amsterdam providing such, but probably one of my favorites is Cafe Brecht. It calls itself a Berlin living room and that is exactly what it feels like. Although it plays just laid-back background music it feels like you could expect Brenda Lee working the microphone any time. The mixed crowd of regular bar hoppers, philosopher looking nerdies and bearded hipsters fit in perfectly with the quirky character of the decor.


Cafe Brecht

Weteringschans 157
1017 SE Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 627 2211