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
M–F 10am–1am, Sa–Su 10am–3am
Red Light District, Amsterdam –
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.
Young travelers who use the bar as a starting point for their Amsterdam adventure, as well as a smaller contingent of expats, mostly 20s.
Loud alternative radio hits from rock to hip-hop and grunge tunes from the 90s. Sports on TV.
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.
Bar snacks €2–€5, menu €4–€13. Beer €2.50+, wine €3.50, specialty shots €5, Jager shots €1.
Especially bustling on the weekends, mellower but still lively on weekdays. Any time during tourist season is a safe bet.