Lebowski Bar

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Lebowski BarLebowski Bar

Type: Bar, Eatery

Laugavegur 2a
Reykjavik, 101

+354 552 2300 | map

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Added by Chronark on 06-29-2014

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of mynie
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Kind of surreal--or, actually, *very* surreal to see a simulacra version of my own country while in another country. There's a place a few blocks down the road called "America Bar," but that's more of an American-themed bar than an attempt to actually make a place look American, like how Casa Bonita isn't actually what Mexico looks like so much as it's a restaurant/indoor theme park that happens to contain some Mexican elements. Lebowski bar tries to look like a place that might actually exist in America, and in trying so hard they create a bizarre sort of hyper-America that is simultaneously plausible and ridiculous.

No way this is officially affiliated with The Big Lebowski. They borrow the film's aesthetics pretty impressively, however, with lots of wood paneling, soft gold lighting, and warm, neon heat. The music is pre-80's rock and soft country. The menu has the largest selection of white russians you have ever seen.

The beer menu isn't great, but it's pretty good for Reykjavik. There's only two taps, both of which are not-very-good Icelandic adjuncts. The bottle menu contained maybe a dozen solid beers, all of which can be gotten elsewhere in Reyjavik.

The food was the closest to authentic American fare you're going to find on the Island, meaning they use fat and salt and it doesn't taste like they've added dill or white sugar to anything. But, you know, you probably don't need to spend 25 USD on fries and a cheeseburger when you should be exploring another culture.

Overall, I say stop here. It's good. Grab a white russian and maybe some fries. But don't come here if you're looking for a beer experience.

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Photo of Chronark
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

A "The Big Lebowski"-themed bar with lovely atmosphere and very pleasant people. They serve just about every single Icelandic brew, some of the more noticeable ones being the beverages from Borg Brugghús(e.g. Úlfur) and from Ölvisholt Brugghús.(e.g. Lava) They also serve a whole range of international brews and make a wide selection of drinks, including over a dozen White Russian variations. Only downside is the poor food. Their pizza was O.K, but everything else was horrific. Not that it really matters, one doesn't go there for the food.

It has become my go-to place whenever I am in Iceland. The prices are of course very steep as it is Iceland, but they're reasonable compared to other establishments in the country. Thumbs up! Would highly recommend it!

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Lebowski Bar in Reykjavik, Iceland
3.63 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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