Party Earth Review Bitterzoet is a bar, club, and movie theater all rolled into one with an easygoing, underground vibe. Although the bar, DJ corner and décor of urban murals, black walls, and disco ball are basic, the creative patrons and... ... read full review
Su–Th 8pm–3am, F–Sa 8pm–4am
Nieuwe Zijds, Amsterdam –
Bitterzoet is a bar, club, and movie theater all rolled into one with an easygoing, underground vibe.
Although the bar, DJ corner and décor of urban murals, black walls, and disco ball are basic, the creative patrons and unique events bring color and personality to evenings at Bitterzoet.
Most nights feature themes supported by a rotating roster of DJs and sounds ranging from alternative rock, classic hip-hop, and reggae to Cuban funk fusions and electronic waves.
Occasional live performances by popular artists as well as house theme parties and CD release shindigs add an element of variety to the schedule, while the DJ sessions that follow them offer a more laid-back vibe.
For those not in the mood for dancing in the dark, the upstairs lounge and smoking area provide space to relax or watch the DJs and dancers from the mezzanine.
The open-minded and personable clientele tends toward the skater and hip-hop types with one common goal – to enjoy a night at Bitterzoet where they can let loose and party in Amsterdam’s hip, alternative subculture.
Primarily artists and students, low-key and unpretentious, 20s to 30s.
The program changes constantly, so be sure to check the current schedule on the website or at the venue itself. Movie offerings lean toward alternative and artsy, such as snowboarding and skateboard films, and experimental and conceptual works.
Cover charge €7–€15. Beer €2.50, wine €3.50, mixed drinks €7.
Thursdays through Saturdays after 1am are most popular.
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