When in Amsterdam...Bar Jones is a stylish oasis meters from Dam Square.
Down the Nes, an ally-way off the Dam Square beside the National Monument, you will find Bar Jones. The bar is frequented by Amsterdammers and those in the know taking respite from the hustle and bustle of the Dam Square and the Red Light District. Bar Jones impressive light fittings and feature wall of vintage Cinemode magazine covers make you feel like a movie star.
The list of drinks is impressive for a small bar. The range of beers is local, seasonal and growing by the day. There is a short list of cocktails for those wanting to be like the movie stars on the wall. On our visit we tried the local IPA from the organic Amsterdam brewery, t'IJ and a Hendriks Gin and Tonic with cucumber. The price was extremely affordable considering the high prices of the Dam Square just meters away.
The bar was occupied by a group of young professional women stopping off on a night out, a few couples and workers from the nearby fancy hotels and restaurants. When the bar tender was questioned on who frequents the bar his reply was "we get a lot of women who bring men for the beer, the women like the interior and they fight to get a seat on the vintage sofa".
If you are in the Dam Square area and need a nice get away from the crowds or the ever changing weather Bar Jones is a worthwhile stop for a refreshment or maybe two.
The bar was just rated one of the best new bars of Amsterdam 2014.
When in Amsterdam...enjoy!
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