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Bars for men in Amsterdam

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Amstel Fifty Four: 52.366907, 4.895642
Exit Après Chique Café: 52.366275, 4.891269
HotSpot: 52.372062, 4.891480
Lellebel: 52.365646, 4.897478
\'t Mandje: 52.374804, 4.900914
Montmartre: 52.366646, 4.895910
Prik: 52.374751, 4.890947
Queen’s Head: 52.375694, 4.900651
Reality: 52.365860, 4.895268
Soho: 52.366309, 4.891065
Taboo: 52.366459, 4.891076
Brug 34: 52.364914, 4.897997
Queers Café: 52.366897, 4.896097
Fame: 52.366903, 4.895481
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Amstel Fifty Four

This is one of the old and trusted establishments in the Amsterdam gay scene: open to public since 1964.

Restyled & renamed since it still keeps some of the old atmosphere but its customers seem a bit less colorful (and drunk) than the old crowd. Positive is that they still have a dj and doorman.


Amstel 54 @ Amstel

Address: Halvemaanssteeg 17
Open: Every day, after 4pm

Website: http://www.amstelfiftyfour.nl
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DJ in drag


Brug 34

Brug 34 is a new addition to the gay scene of Amsterdam. It is a mix of a coffee bar and wine bar. "Coffee (to go) by day - drinks by night"  is therefore their slogan. Apart from coffee or beer, you can also can get breakfast and lunch. The menu is small, but the quality of the food is good.

It is a tiny bar, with a bright and minimalistic interior. At night in the weekend chairs and tables go to the side and the local drag queen will spin some records. Unfortunately that means that the dj-set seems almost to block the entry to the bar.

On the plus side however is the terras of Brug 34 on the bridge over the Herengracht canal (Brug is bridge in Dutch). This leafy place gives you a great view on a beautfull canal, while still enjoying the hustle and bustle of the traffic of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.

The public consists mostly of men over 30 years old. Many of them living in the neighboring areas of Oud Zuid and De Pijp, giving this place a very local feel.

Adres: Utrechtsestraat 19

Open:

Mon - Thurs: 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri: 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Utrechtsestraat 19, 1017 VH Amsterdam, Nederland
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Exit Après Chique Café

It used to be Exit Café and quite popular. Now it looks like a ski-hut (so far for the chique, even if it is après) and still is popular.

Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 42
Open: We-Th,Su 21:00-04:00; Fr-Sa 21:00-05:00
Website: Facebook page
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Fame (used to be called Bar Chez, and before that Chez René)

This pub opened on December 11, 2016, on the same place as Bar Chez. Their slogan on the Facebook page is 'Come in, have fun, dance and sing-a-long!'. That is just what Fame is as was the case with its predecessors.

If you have visited the bar before, you might be a bit turned around. That is just what has happened: they moved the bar from one side of the bar to the other one. We like the uncomplicated, friendly atmosphere in this relatively small and cosy bar. They have regular bar events with offers of cheap shots or wine, depending on the weather and the occasion.

Adress: Amstel 50
Open: Every day, after 4 PM  till 3am (4 AM on Fri, Sat)
Website: Fame website or Facebook
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HotSpot
Hotspot reopened with the same owners on a new location on March 1, 2016.
When we went there in beginning of March 2016, the bar was nicely filled with men of ages, say.... 25 -50. Or so.
It looks like a typical 'brown cafe', with Dutch music, with accompanying videos from the 70's, 80's and 90's.

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Hotspot on the old location on the Amstel closed down in 2014
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Hotspot café
Hotspot café


Old description: Hotspot is a small bar with big video screen on the Amstel river. Eurovision, musicals, Kylie, ABBA, Cher and Madonna rule here! The bar staff do take requests (for specific music, that is)

NEW:
Address
: Jonge Roelensteeg 4
Open: We-Mo 4pm - 1am
Website: http://www.hotspotcafe.amsterdam/

OLD:
Address: Amstel 102
Open: Mo 21:00-03:00; Tu-Th 20:00-03:00; Su 20:00-03:00; Fr-Sa 20:00-04:00
Website: http://www.hotspot-cafe.nl
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Lellebel

Small cozy bar with stage annex dance floor, drag queen contests, karaoke, jazz nights and wonderfull authentic art deco lights. Before entering check the Barbi & Ken collection in the window.

Address: Utrechtsestraat 4
Open: Mo-Th,Su 20:00-03:00; Fr-Sa 20:00-04:00
Website: http://www.lellebel.nl
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Montmartre

It used to be a very popular gay bar: crowded, with lots of minor local celebrities. But when we there last it was quite empty with no celebrities (local nor minor) in sight. Was it the wrong evening or is something else going on? We'll keep you informed.

Address: Halvemaanssteeg 17
Open: Every day, after 4pm
Website: http://www.cafemontmartre.nl
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Prik

Relaxed mixed crowd, thirty-something, alternative crowd, women friendly although mainly gay men. They serve kinky cocktails and sexy snacks and have white and pink bubbles on draught. We really like this bar.

Address: Spuistraat 109
Open: Su-Th 16:00-01:00; Fr-Sa 16:00-03:00
Website: http://www.prikamsterdam.nl

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Queen's Head

The Queen's Head is a luxuriously decorated bar with old fashioned seats in the back and a remarkable view on one of Amsterdams canals. The public is mixed, but mainly gay man of all sorts. Don't forget to visit the toilet downstairs!

Ideal bar to visit with your new boy friend, but also nice to sit at the bar and have a beer. The Queen's Head comes with a small stage, so you could expect some entertainment during your night out.

Address: Zeedijk 20
Open: Every day from 3pm
Website: http://www.queenshead.nl

Queenshead, gay bar at Zeedijk
Queenshead, gay bar at Zeedijk
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Queers Café

On the previous location of Monopole/Cafe Rouge/Dubbel D this cafe opened on October 1, 2015.
Where Cafe Rouge and Dubbel D left the Monopole interior intact, Queers Cafe apparently redecorated  the place. We still have to take a look, but we'll let you know.

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Address: Amstel 60
Open: Mon-Tue 7-1, Wed-Thu 5-1, Fri-Sat 5-3, Sun 3-1
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Queers
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Reality

A bar with the explicit aim to integrate gay men from all the different ethnic groups who live in Amsterdam. The emphasis is more on men from the Caribbean Isles and Suriname. The atmosphere reflects this crowd and has a party/carnaval feel.

Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 129
Open: Mo-Th,Su 20:00-03:00; Fr-Sa 20:00-04:00
Website: http://www.reguliers.net/homohoreca.php#reality
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Soho

Interior like a grand English gentlemen’s club. Popular (large, 2 floors) hang out in the evening for the cruising young gay men.

Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 36
Open: Mo-Tu 17:00-01:00; We-Th,Su 17:00-03:00; Fr-Sa 17:00-04:00
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SOHOAdam/
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Taboo

10403909_879798202035055_6061551900222577770_oTaboo is a popular gay bar in the Reguliersdwarstraat, well it is one of the few left in this street. It is a tiny bar with an interior dominated with heavy reds, retro wallpaper and large tv screens. A typical steep staircase leads up to the first floor where the bathroom is. The friendly and professional staff make sure you'll have your drink quickly.

Taboo attracts a mixed crowd of locals and tourists, making it a popular spot to meet-up with friends for a drink a search the crowd for new men in the city. Men of all ages feel welcome at this place. Special attraction in this crowd are the drag queens who start there evening out at Taboo and sometimes give an impromptu performance. When the weather is good, the street in front of Taboo wil fill with a huge crowd and mix with the visitors from the Soho bar across the street. This gives your night out the feel of a spontaneous street party.

Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 45
Open: Mo-Th 17:00-03:00; Fr-Su 16:04:00

Website: http://www.taboobar.nl
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't Mandje

Reopened after 25 years this oldest gay/lesbian bar tries to revive the times of its legendary first owner, Bet van Beren. If this will work or not, it is worth visiting as it has been restored to its original interior.

Address: Zeedijk 63
Open: Mo-Th after 5pm, Fr-Su after 2pm
Website: http://www.cafetmandje.nl