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Met een top locatie, uitgebreid terras en grote bar, is de Gele Kanarie de go-to plek voor menig Rotterdammer

20x After work drinks in Rotterdam

By Mathilde Simon
July 16, 2020

After a long day of work, we love to go into town with colleagues or friends and have a drink. It is not only the perfect end to the day, but also a great start of the evening.

To help you on your way with picking the best location, we hereby share the 20 nicest places to have a drink in Rotterdam!


1. Gele Kanarie

Met een top locatie, uitgebreid terras en grote bar, is de Gele Kanarie de go-to plek voor menig Rotterdammer

With a great location, beautiful terrace and large bar, this is the go to hotspot for many people in Rotterdam.

On the menu you will find all kinds of drinks such as wine, soft drinks, gin & tonics and of course the ‘Gele Kanarie’ (yellow canary) beer. It’s easy to sit her for hours, chatting, eating en drinking!


Goudsesingel 284, 3011 KH Rotterdam


2. Fenix Food Factory

In the summer you can sit outside and enjoy the view, while in the winter you can experience the real atmosphere of the Fenix Food Factory inside.

This old harbor warehouse on Katendrecht is a nice spot in Rotterdam where you can order something from various shops.

We recommend a special beer at the Kaapse Brouwers with a tasty snack from one of the shops inside. Enjoy!


Nico Koomanskade 1025, 3072 LM Rotterdam


3. Mooie Boules

Het is een tof concept, met een fijne sfeer, genoeg plek en lekker eten. Mooie Boule staat zeker op de lijst van leuke borrelplekken in Rotterdam!

A truly unique place, as it’s (normally) a place for a game of jeu de boules!

It is also the place where various restaurants gather and serve delicious dishes. At the bar there is a wide range of wine, specialty and local beer.


Vijverhofstraat 45, 3032 SB Rotterdam


4. FOK

FOK wine bar is a real gem. Here you can enjoy carefully selected wines, fantastic coffee made with the beans from Man Met Bril Koffie and various bites. For example, choose the cheese platter (big or small) with a selection of local cheeses or order the vegan platter with all kinds of fresh products.

Because of its cozy interior (many plants, two cosy armchairs and a beautiful rug), FOK has a homely atmosphere. This makes it a really a wine bar where you and your friends can chat for hours. In the summer you can drink your wine outside on their terrace!


Willem Buytewechstraat 143H, 3024 XD Rotterdam


5. Proeflokaal Reijngoud

They call themselves a no-nonsense beer café and offer a nice terrace for both good and bad weather. With countless types of beers and snacks, Proeflokaal Reijngoud cannot be missed from this list.


Schiedamse Vest 148, 3011 BG Rotterdam


6. Biergarten

The always pleasant biergarten is a favourite choice for many Rotterdammers to spend the summer afternoons. In the summer months it is packed here on Fridays and Saturdays with people enjoying a beer and each other’s company.


Schiestraat 18, 3013 BR Rotterdam



On the Meent you will find the well-known THOMS. It is both a restaurant and underground bar and a wonderful place to end the day with a glass of wine.

The terrace is packed, especially on sunny days, but luckily you can also sit here when the weather is a bit disappointing, as it offers lots seating under big umbrellas.


129, Meent 131, 3011 JH Rotterdam


8. Weena

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.

Weena is ideal for an after work drink, thanks to the perfect location in the middle of the city and their beautiful large terrace.

Extra great about this place is that they organize a pub quiz here (also read our article about 3 best places for a pub quiz in Rotterdam). A nice spot to visit with your colleagues!


Weena 202, 3012 NJ Rotterdam


9. De Huismeester

A glass of wine, beer or tasty sangria together with some pintxos or tapas; sounds like the perfect place right? Located on the Meent, in a beautiful historic building, you will find De Huismeester. With a cozy terrace, it’s a great spot in the summer and with their atmospheric interior and board games, it’s just as great in winter.

Looking for more inspiration for great terraces? Read our article about the sunniest terraces in Rotterdam here.


Meent 115, 3011 JH Rotterdam


10. Foodhallen

Het beste uit Rotterdam qua eten, heel veel eten, en drinken! Twaalf lokale restaurants uit Rotterdam hebben hun plek bij de Foodhallen geclaimd om het beste uit onze stad te serveren. Naast lokaal eten is er ook een centrale bar die Rotterdamse drankjes serveert, zoals Kaapse Brouwers en Bobby's Gin uit Schiedam. Ben je een beetje te vroeg voor sterke drank? Haal een bakkie pleur in de koffiecorner. Je kunt trouwens zelfs verblijven in het designhotel Room Mate Bruno, dat zich ook in het monumentale Pakhuismeesteren-gebouw bevindt.

Various cafes and restaurants have a location in the Foodhallen, making it a good option for people who cannot agree on where they want to go. With the spacious tables in the middle of the hall, you and your colleagues or friends can spend hours drinking, eating and talking!


Wilhelminakade 58, 3072 AR Rotterdam


11. Aloha bar

This old tropical swimming paradise is now a restaurant, bar, terrace, city park and coffee roaster. With a beautiful view over De Maas river you can watch the sun go down while you have a great evening with your friends. A unique place in our city!


Maasboulevard 100, 3063 NS Rotterdam


12. Calaboose

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.

Ideal for all people from Kralingen who want to have a drink at the end of the day. Especially on beautiful sunny days it’s a top choice, because of the spacious terrace where there’s enough seating for large groups.

In addition to a cocktail, try one of the Indonesian dishes from the menu, such as the saté or gado gado. You will be guaranteed a great evening!


Oudedijk 273, 3061 AK Rotterdam


13. La Mozza

Op de Goudsesingel vind je het kleine gezellige zaakje La Mozza. Ideaal om te borrelen met een wijntje en verschillende bites.

On the Goudsesingel you will find the small cozy La Mozza restaurant. Ideal for a drink with a delicious wine and of course one of their mozzarella snacks!


Goudsesingel 73, 3031 EE Rotterdam


14. Weelde

On the outskirts of the city you will find a beautiful urban farm. A creative, utopian free state: Weelde.

Enjoy delicious snacks from the Zure Bom canteen after work, sip refreshing cocktails, beer or wine and show your skate tricks in the Poolcafé. Be sure to admire the splendor of their green, lush grounds. A real holiday feeling!


Marconistraat 39, 3029 AG Rotterdam


15. Bokaal

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.

If you feel like having a drink at the Maho Kwartier, Bokaal is the perfect place. It is one of the larger terraces in Rotterdam, so there is often more chance to find seating. Together with friends you can go here for beer, wine and something to eat.


Nieuwemarkt 11, 3011 HP Rotterdam


16. De Maaskantine

Enjoying a drink with a view on the Maas? Then you have to be at De Maaskantine! Here you can enjoy tasty BBQ dishes and refreshing drinks.

The menu features dishes with Cajun/Creole influences, such as the Cajun twister fries, loaded fries, corn on the cob and the O.G. vega burger, to name a few.

But of course just having a drink is no problem either. In collaboration with The Rumah, the cocktail list is filled with their delicious mixes, such as the Soupe du Jour and I’m a Flamingo.


Plantagelaan 2, 3063 NG Rotterdam


17. Fontein

Vanaf het dakterras van Fontein heb je een prachtig uitzicht over het centrum van de stad!

Fontein is, as you might guess, named after the Hofplein fountain that is right in front of the building. A good view is therefore guaranteed.

In addition, Fontein has no fewer than two terraces: one on street level and one on the tenth floor, with a beautiful view over Rotterdam.

A nice tip if you want to enjoy a beer and snacks with a Mediterranean touch in the sun after work.


Hofplein 19, 3032 AC Rotterdam


18. Hotel New York

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.

There are also plenty of nice places to have a drink in the bustling Kop van Zuid. The terrace of Hotel New York is the perfect location for a snack, a drink and a fantastic view of the Rotterdam skyline.


Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam


19. Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn

On the Nieuwe Binnenweg you will find the Belgian Biercafé Boudewijn. Crazy about (special) beer? Then you should definitely choose Boudewijn as they have 24 types on tap and over 200 bottled beers here.

You can also enjoy a tasty snack with your drink, for example a warm bitter garnish, warm bread from the oven or fries.


Nieuwe Binnenweg 53a-b, 3014 GD Rotterdam


20. Ayla

Heerlijke shared dining hapjes bij Ayla. Hier kan je gewoon plaatsnemen op het terras en genieten van heerlijk Mediterraanse gerechten en speciale cocktails.

Ayla might be the perfect location for a drink if you work in the city center. Located next to the central station, with the chaos of the trams and cyclists in front of the door, it is a place where you can relax from all the hustle and bustle.

Ayla’s cocktails are delicious, but there are also wines, beers and even sangria on the menu. Order some tasty tapas with it and your day can’t go wrong.


Kruisplein 153, 3014 DD Rotterdam


You will undoubtedly have a good time at one of these places to have a drink in Rotterdam! Of course we would also like to hear what your favourite place is to have a drink. Let us know in the comments!

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