Belushi's Bar

Lounge / Restaurant / Sports Bar
Belushi's Bar The ground floor hangout and lobby for St. Christopher's Inn and an offshoot of The Winston club next door, Belushi's Bar is a popular gathering spot for guests of the Inn as well as travelers and expats just passing through... Amsterdam Holland 52.3739792 4.8961842
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Belushi's Bar - Lounge | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review The ground floor hangout and lobby for St. Christopher’s Inn and an offshoot of The Winston club next door, Belushi’s Bar is a popular gathering spot for guests of the Inn as well as travelers and expats just passing through... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F 10am–1am, Sa–Su 10am–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Belushi's Bar Review

The Scene

The ground floor hangout and lobby for St. Christopher's Inn and an offshoot of The Winston club next door, Belushi's Bar is a popular gathering spot for guests of the Inn as well as travelers and expats just passing through...

The ground floor hangout and lobby for St. Christopher’s Inn and an offshoot of The Winston club next door, Belushi’s Bar is a popular gathering spot for guests of the Inn as well as travelers and expats just passing through for a good meal and a refreshing drink.

Spacious and inviting, the bar offers an easygoing, international vibe with a comforting getting-to-know-you spirit that makes visitors feel right at home.

A giant menu, along with some abstract black-and-white images, take up most of the wall space, while the rest of the venue is filled out with leather lounge seating, cushioned stools along the bar, and plenty of small tables usually crowded with animated patrons digging into generous helpings from the kitchen.

Visitors in need of down time can watch Sky Sports on the large-screen TVs or shoot a game of pool in the smoking room, which also features comfy couches and big, glossy tables, or they can claim a spot on the smoker-friendly back terrace, which is laid out like a mini beer garden with rows of benches.

The terrace is particularly popular with an earlier crowd that shows up to indulge in the Happy Hour specials, though the action at Belushi’s Bar really gets going later on when the drinks start flowing, the noise level rises, and the outgoing patrons settle in for a night of mingling, flirting, and high-volume socializing.

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Tip from Lucas:

The outdoor terrace provides a cool setting to eat, drink, soak up the atmosphere, and watch the action in the Red Light District. The terrace really starts to fill up after 6pm, so go a bit earlier if you want to grab a table.

  • Crowd

    Young travelers who use the bar as a starting point for their Amsterdam adventure, as well as a smaller contingent of expats, mostly 20s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Loud alternative radio hits from rock to hip-hop and grunge tunes from the 90s. Sports on TV.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    A savory menu of burgers, wraps, tostis, snacks, salads, and house favorites including Nachos El Grande, Sticky Barbecue Ribs, and Smokin’ Cheese and Bacon Burger. Frequent 2-for-1 drink specials. Smoking allowed inside.

  • Prices

    Bar snacks €2–€5, menu €4–€13. Beer €2.50+, wine €3.50, specialty shots €5, Jager shots €1.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Especially bustling on the weekends, mellower but still lively on weekdays. Any time during tourist season is a safe bet.

Belushi's Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Too crowded and loud
Cemre Bengisu B. Jul 17, 2013
I had to pass through Belushi's on my check-in night to get my room keys and was not really excited to have trouble understanding the shouting person next to me. I'm sure it would be a lot fun if it had not been after a long day's journey. So on a neutral basis Belushi's seems enjoyable enough
A good, if not VERY touristy night out
Gemma F. Jul 3, 2013
Belushi's is one of those places where even on a Sunday it's alive with both music and people. This obviously always makes for a good start to a night out, walking into an empty, silent place isn't the most encouraging of introductions to a party... I've been here a couple of times since moving to Amsterdam. The first time it was great, we ended our night here after some of the quieter bars outside the Red Light district. The second time, again, great, we went here half way through our night and stayed until the end. We were given some leaflets to get into the club next door for free, as well as free shots etc, which was great. The last time we went though, one of the guys who works there was so, so rude to me and my friends that I would consider not returning. After asking for 20 euros worth of drinks and shots, we were one euro short. Whilst we asked our friend for the extra euro, the bar man then starts shouting and swearing at us for little to no reason. He then refused to serve me a drink around an hour later, evidently still bitter at the outrage of having to wait an extra 30 seconds for the money. Thinking about it, each time I've been there the staff are kind of aggressive and moody. It doesn't generally affect the good atmosphere, but it definitely can.
-You need to speak English, man. -I am speaking English.
Grzmisław R. May 18, 2013
So Belushi's was the first place ever that I have gone into in Amsterdam. I think it was Sunday and I remember thinking something like "Jesus, this is like a Friday night at home!". So it was slightly crowded but a friendly atmosphere ATTACKING you was present in every corner. As soon as we got in we were given Jaggerbombs and beers by this guy who was supposed to introduce us to Amsterdam. Smart choice. There's Happy Hours at the bar during the day, so be sure to step in in every weather, because being too hot at noon in the Land upon Amstel is no excuse since it's impossible. When you get your drinks in a bad weather, you can play pool, but there isn't much space so don't poke anyone's eye out. But if you're lucky enough to visit Belushi's during one of the Amsterdam's three sunny days, there's a patio waiting for you. Oh yes, you can have some fresh air after you had one too many of those Happy Hours beers. The staff? I can remember one guy, a tall fellow with a beard and a smile. But you can have trouble communicating since it's so goddamn loud in there! There's people shouting, singing, supporting football games and there's also the music. And if your interlocutor is Irish, rest assure, he's speaking English to you. No need to ask.
hanifi demir
hanifi D. Feb 25, 2013
that was awsome night
Loudness when you need it.
Colin J. Dec 11, 2012
I went in here and had a good time. I was in the mood for just getting drunk and not being able to hear what people are saying to me. It was a Tuesday, I had just been window shopping for whores and needed to take the edge off. I drunk a few shots of the devils Jager and started dancing. I felt it was a good collection of people here, and my mind often drifted to thoughts of what it must be like to live here. To actually live in this place. It would start to wear me down after a little while I guess. I can honestly say, that even if I lived here, it would be OK, because they play some good music, and you can get blind drunk. I like to get blind drunk sometimes. Mostly on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are good here.
Hostel bar with global pull
Mokum G. Dec 3, 2012
YOUNG crowd though, but not always. My mates and I like to sit in their backyard terrace and yell SINNERS to the chaps walking in and out of the red light windows. There's a narrow alley where you can see right into the rooms. It's a good warm up bar for going out around the Dam. We show up when there's something on at Winston as a pre game. Go too late and it's just chaos. Hostellers that party at hostels are lightweights. Sometimes sketchy junkies around. Watch where you put your bike. Might get swiped. Or you might just forget where you locked it.
Safe bet for fun in the RLD
Amster M. Nov 30, 2012
I end up at Belushi's more often than I'd like to. Not that it's a bad place, it's great, it's just a backpackers bar in the Red Light District... and I'm a local. So I guess that's a big compliment on their part, because I know I'm not the only one who could admit that. It's a popular bar for you tour guides too, usually because their tours end there and they get free shots of ager, but still. The look of the place is great, the guys at the bar are some of the cutest barmen in town, and they place good rock 'n' roll.
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