Are you looking for the best bars in Leiden, The Netherlands? Here you will find the best wine bars and craft beer in Leiden. Whether you’re looking for the best pubs in Leiden or some simple cafes, you will find the best places to get drinks in Leiden, The Netherlands, here.
The best bars of Leiden, The Netherlands
This is personally one of my most favourite hot spots of Leiden, The Netherlands. Bar Lokaal is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks in Leiden. The atmosphere in Bar Lokaal is great no matter what time of day you arrive. This makes Bar Lokaal one of the best places to go for drinks in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Opening times Bar Lokaal
Monday-Wednesday 08:00 – 00:00
Thursday- Saturday 08:00- 01:00
Sunday 08:00 – 00:00
One of the other top restaurants in Leiden and a great place to go for drinks is Het Pakhuis. This restaurant and café in Leiden are one of the places you have to eat at when you’re in Leiden. Getting some drinks with friends or family, or even alone is perfectly fine at Het Pakhuis. You can get some nice finger food at this café in Leiden. They master the art of simple, but delicious food.
Opening times Het Pakhuis
Sunday – Wednesday 11:00- 00:00
Thursday – Saturday 11:00- 01:00
Cafe De Uyl van Hoogland
This is one of the best pubs in Leiden and has a great atmosphere. You will find the young and old crowd, mixed together and all are enjoying a good drink. This café can be found in the middle of the centre of the picturesque city of Leiden and has the most wonderful staff one can dream of.
Opening times Cafe De Uyl van Hoogland
Sunday- Wednesday 15:00- 01:00
Thursday & Friday 15:00 – 02:00
Saturday 12:00- 02:00
Aan de Rijn
If you’re looking for a great restaurant to get drinks, Aan de Rijn is a great spot in Leiden, The Netherlands. Getting drinks at this place in Leiden is always, like we say, gezellig. It’s cosy, but way more than that. What I love about this place is that during lunch and dinner you can order several small dishes and get a taste of several dishes instead of one meal. That makes Aan de Rijn an even better spot for getting drinks in Leiden. So, if you’re looking on where to go for drinks in Leiden, then this is one of the many places you should visit.
Opening times Aan de Rijn
Sunday – Monday 12:00- 22:00
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00- 22:00
Nieuwe Rijn 37,
This restaurant is located in the centre of Leiden and has besides great food, also a lot of different wines, beers, and champagne to offer. The crowd in Jeanpagne in Leiden is anything from friends to family and from couples to business people. The amount of different wines and champagne that they have here, makes this restaurant worth a visit for a great drink in Leiden.
Opening times Jeanpagne
Jeanpagne in Leiden opens 7 days a week from 12:00.
Nieuwe Rijn 27,
Everyone in Leiden knows the cafe or pub Meneer Janssen, and there’s a good reason for it. There is a great selection of beers, good coffee, and a lovely staff. People from all different age groups come here for a coffee, wine or a beer. But also, to try their amazing apple-pie. The atmosphere feels funnily enough like home. And I cannot get enough of it.
Opening times Meneer Janssen
Monday- Saturday 10:00 – 01:00
Sunday 10:00 – 00:00
Nieuwe Rijn 21,
De Bonte Koe
Cafe and pub De Bonte Koe is a beautiful, old pub located in the centre of Leiden. It is one of the most ‘gezellige’ pubs of Leiden and with a good reason. As soon as you enter this good café in Leiden you understand why I’m a fan. Besides that, their menu for the drinks is surprising (in a good way) and they serve some great finger food. One downside is that this café in Leiden is small, so it’s often quite busy.
Opening times De Bonte Koe
Monday- Wednesday 16:00 – 01:00
Thursday 16:00 – 02:00
Friday 15:00 – 02:00
Saturday 13:00 – 02:00
Sunday 14:00 – 01:00
Hooglandsekerk Choorsteeg 13,
Lemmy’s Bier en Whiskey
If you’re looking for a Biergarten in Leiden, or as we call it biertuin, then Lemmy’s is your perfect spot. There are so many different beers here, that even if you’re not that into beer, there will be a nice beer for you. They have a lot of Belgium beers, but you can also find quite some special Dutch craft beers in this café in Leiden. This is a typical city café in Leiden, but you can also find some good whiskey in this pub in Leiden.
Opening times Lemmy’s Bier en Whiskey
Monday- Wednesday 17:00- 01:00
Thursday 17:00- 00:00
Friday 17:00 – 02:00
Saturday & Sunday 15:00 – 01:00
Belgisch biercafe Olivier Leiden
This Belgium beer cafe in Leiden has a big collection of beer and a nice garden where you’ll enjoy the sunny days the most. They have a great selection on the big and small menu. And while you can also eat here, I wouldn’t specifically come for a dinner at this beer café in Leiden as there are many other great places. But for the best beer and best craft beer in Leiden you should go to this café.
Opening times Belgisch biercafe Olivier Leiden
Monday- Wednesday 16:00 – 00:00
Thursday 16:00 – 02:00
Friday 12:00 – 02:00
Saturday 11:00 – 02:00
Sunday 12:00 – 00:00
Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM Leiden
This wine bar in Leiden is a brand-new wine bar in this beautiful city of The Netherlands. The staff knows plenty of information about all the different wines, and the wines that they serve in this bar in Leiden are incredibly tasty. Some great wines, nice snacks and a beautiful view of the city of Leiden make this wine bar a must visit place in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Opening times Proeflokaal 1574
Tuesday- Thursday 15:00 – 23:00
Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 23:00
Sunday 12:00- 23:00
Proeverij Het Stadsbrouwhuis
This is one of the best bars of Leiden. There are endless sorts of craft beer and the staff will make sure you’re getting enough beers. And that might be bad for your wallet, but good for your conscious as beer usually makes people happy. The whole atmosphere is great at this pub in Leiden. You can have some excellent dinner at this beer café in Leiden as well. And there are even a few options for vegetarians.
Opening times Proeverij Het Stadsbrouwhuis
Tuesday & Wednesday 15:00 – 00:00
Thursday & Friday 15:00- 01:00
Saturday 11:00 – 00:00
Sunday 12:00- 22:0
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