Food, drinks & nightlife
Now that winter really seems to be coming, we turn to The Hague's restaurants and best bars for an alcoholic refreshment to ward off the icy cold. Below are 10 fine places to warm up with a magnificent cocktail.
We start with the place for cocktails on the Grote Markt: Cocktail bar Vavoom. The Vavoom tiki room is the first and only Tiki bar in The Hague, is a good place to loosen up, leave the world outside and let the rum wash away the worries. Experience the tropical breeze of tiki culture and forget the cold winter for a while.
Less than a stone's throw from Vavoom, you'll find Bleyenberg. Popular not only for its unusual interior, relaxed atmosphere and feel-good menu. Or BLÊR (7 private karaoke booths hidden in the basement of Bleyenberg). Best known for its insane (and very first in The Hague) rooftop bar where you enjoy great views over the Grote Markt and the rest of The Hague city centre. Here, nothing tastes better than your favourite cocktail after a long working day.
The new Garuda is young, hip and trendy. An Indonesian restaurant in fusion style. With refined dishes according to the concept of Ron Blaauw, but in the Garuda way. Authentic flavours, presented in a creative and modern way. From street food to rice tables. With, as icing on the cake, a spectacular cocktail bar on the top floor, with a view. Bet you'll be warmed up in no time with a slightly spicy ATJAR CUP cocktail!
Located in the centre of The Hague, Bar & Restaurant Milú is known for its special, tasty cocktails and fresh G&Ts. On colder days, the cosy and warm interior is a nice place to get together with friends, family and colleagues. Every Wednesday is cocktail night at Milú, where selected cocktails are €6. Curious! Go check it out soon!
At BlueBlood, you will enjoy extraordinary cocktails and delectable 'Nikkei' bar bites in the spectacular bar, the heart of BlueBlood. It is a vibrant place with an unforgettable atmosphere. The unique cocktails are also developed in BlueBlood's cocktail lab. Or be surprised by a creative approach to classic contemporary cocktails.
Whether it's cosy cafes or cosy seasonal drinks, nothing beats a warm drink blanket to ward off the freezing cold. As a Gin & Tonic lover, you've come to the right place for this at September. Here, they pride themselves on their extensive collection of gins, with which they are happy to build your favourite gin-tonic for you. At September, for instance, they serve Hermit Gin, a slightly salty Hague gin that you should definitely try!
Located in the heart of The Hague, opposite Noordeinde Palace, you will find Hotel Indigo® The Hague - Palace Noordeinde. This four-star boutique hotel is located in a former bank building, dating back to 1883. Via a hidden staircase, from the lobby, you find the cosy bar 'The Gold Bar' in a former bank vault that used to actually house gold bars. Here you'll sip delicious cocktails in an intimate roaring 20s setting.
Capriole Café is known as a true hotspot in The Hague. Tucked away in a beautiful industrial location by the water in the Binckhorst district, you will find a historic 1920s paint factory converted into a restaurant, coffee roastery and coffee bar. Besides a casual and culinary dinner, you can also go here for the small but fine cocktail menu and tasty appetisers. From gamba gyoza to cauliflower nuggets and nuts and crudité to a whole Capriole drinks board.
Jamey Bennett is the place where you plop down on the Chesterfield with a Gin&Tonic in your hand. Where you share dishes from the internationally oriented menu with friends. Or enjoy exciting cocktails. This is the place where the expat meets the local, the housewife meets the hipster and where uptown meets downtown. The Hague's international living room.
After a walk on the freezing cold beach, you can hang out at the bar or take a seat at one of the small tables at the Snoeshaen. At this little hotspot, you won't find a single cocktail on the menu (although the bar staff will lovingly make one for you). In fact, this Gintoneria mainly pours magnificent Gin&Tonics. The simple menu offers "something for everyone", and in addition to the extensive menu of choices for a Gin&Tonic, the Snoes (as this joint is called by locals) also has a battery of speciality beers on the menu.