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Bars and nightlife in Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam-Oost

Top bars

Bar
“One of the popular all day open bars in the city, right next to Oosterpark, great place for drinks and some dance, also open for brunch during the day.”
  • 313 locals recommend
Join us for chicken and burgers!
“Popular beer cafe, huge selection of tap and bottled beers, great burgers and most famous roasted chicken in town.”
  • 345 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“It’s my favourite spot to catch the sun and have a coffee with apple pie. But they also have great food and you can watch a movie. The funny side of this place, all workers earn the same from managers to waiters. For me it’s heaven to grab a coffee in the morning sun and watch people and daily life.”
  • 253 locals recommend
The place for the first bite or the last cocktail and everything in between.
“Located in Amsterdam East is one of the taller buildings in Amsterdam. On the 11th floor you can find a really nice restaurant/bar where only locals go to enjoy the view. Affordable and with a beautiful roof terrace that is excellent to enjoy in the sun!”
  • 214 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Always a good admosphere, G&T's to die for, also food's available but I prefer a late night's drink there.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“one of best nightclubs of Amsterdam, not too far away! excellent view from rooftop, great loungebar with great coctails there, you name it, they have it. Not the cheapest, but pretty nice!”
  • 165 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The all day sunny terrace is its main attraction, people watching and enjoying food & wine in the late afternoon or early eavening. Also super cosy inside, former Bath House renovated to restaurant.”
  • 144 locals recommend
A relaxing bar close to Oosterpark.
“Nice bar across the Tropenmuseum, great drinks and atmosphere, big outdoor terrace, nice tapas like food!”
  • 99 locals recommend

Nightclubs

The place for the first bite or the last cocktail and everything in between.
“Located in Amsterdam East is one of the taller buildings in Amsterdam. On the 11th floor you can find a really nice restaurant/bar where only locals go to enjoy the view. Affordable and with a beautiful roof terrace that is excellent to enjoy in the sun!”
  • 214 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Always a good admosphere, G&T's to die for, also food's available but I prefer a late night's drink there.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Night Club
“Newest night club in Amsterdam. Nice venue but atmosphere depends on the night.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Lounge
“When the sun is out, this is a great place to have a glas of wine or beer on their sunny terrace.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Running since the '90s, this huge club gets busy with a happy crowd of 20-somethings, here for the cream of local and international DJs, who rock several dance floors with a soundtrack of house, electro, techno and pop. Escape regularly hosts theme nights such as House Rules and Brainwash. There's a video-screen-filled studio and an adjoining cafe.”
  • 15 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
“If it's late and you are looking for one of the last bars during the week: look no further. It's always crowded, so don't expect a nice quiet time. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Colorfully-lit bar where everything from the walls to the glasses are made out of ice (10 minute bike ride).”
  • 13 locals recommend

Music venues

Theatre
“Carré is closely connected to the family Carré. This family group gave their first performances by the end of the 18th century and in 1863 they came to the Netherlands for the first time. In 1866 Oscar Carré finally got permission to build his first stone theatre, and on 3 December 1887 this building was officially opened. It was immediately a big success. At first Carré was only used during the winter, the winter circus of Oscar Carré then performed but during the rest of the year this group travelled and the theatre was empty. However, in 1893 the theatre was rented during the summer, which meant that there were performances during the entire year. Carré turned form a circus into a variété theatre (Dutch version of a Music Hall). After the dead of Oscar Carré in 1911 the theatre had a bad period. No profits were made even though several directors tried new things. Max Gabriël rebuilt the theatre, but this didn't work so he left only a year later. Boekholt brought a new program and new sorts of amusements, but this didn't work either. A business company whom brought back the circus entertainment went bankrupt. Finally (in 1924) two gentlemen named Benjamin and Content were able to make a profit with Carré. After Benjamin and Content, Alex Wunnink became the director. He was successful and brought many new shows, as well as a big profit.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Music Venue
“A lot of nice cafe's, a lot of sun, you can sit next to the water in the sun.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Q-Factory is the biggest music-makingcentre in Europe and offers musicians, actors and dancers all kinds of opportunities to rehearse, perform and/or record. With over forty rehearsal studios in the basement, a nice café/restaurant on the ground floor, two music halls on the first floor and there will be a hotel opening soon on the top floors of the building.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 1 local recommends
Performing Arts Venue
  • 1 local recommends
Government Building
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