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Taboo Amsterdam

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Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 45, 1017 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 775 3963
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17:00 - 03:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 03:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Taboo bar is a favorite hotspot for an after work drink and pre-clubbing...

Taboo bar is a favorite hotspot for an after work drink and pre-clubbing cocktail. The evening starts with a daily happy hour from 6 to 7pm. The second happy hour from 1 to 2am is the perfect way to continue your night out when the other bars close. On Fridays they serve free hot snacks to celebrate the start of the weekend. On Wednesdays they have a special cocktailnight with a live dj and reduced prices on selected cocktails. The extended happy hour on Sundays, 6 to 8 pm, is extremely popular and the perfect way to end your weekend. The friendly staff is always willing to play your requested music video on the multiple plasma screens. Taboo bar is a great addition to the wide variety of gay venues in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, the main gaystreet in Amsterdam.

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Good little bar

Good little bar just behind the flower market. We went in for happy hour and got some good deals between 1700 and 1900 on a Monday night. Heineken on tap was a good price. After... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Josh H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good little bar just behind the flower market. We went in for happy hour and got some good deals between 1700 and 1900 on a Monday night. Heineken on tap was a good price. After 1900 spirits got a bit pricey but still reasonable. Welcoming atmosphere and pop music. We went on a Monday so was a bit quiet, but... More 

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Thank Josh H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taboo bar is in my opinion the best gay bar of Amsterdam. The bar is beautiful, the people are gorgeous and the service is the best. Miss Tabitha's fabulous cocktail Wednesday is truly amazing!

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Thank Thania v
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Located in what seems to be a gay neighborhood this bar was very tight and hard to maneuver. On our second visit we did meet a nice guy farmer from the country who spoke clear English it's definitely worth a stop to take a drink

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Thank christophersR130UM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Taboo is a decent bar to stop in for a drink. Typical gay dance club. The wait staff are friendly enough, but they seem more interested to chat amongst themselves. If you are into the gay dance scene Taboo should be on your list.

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Thank Barry H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I went to taboo with some friends ON MY BIRTHDAY and clearly there was an asian guy there that doesnt know what smiling and service means .... hmmmm it was really disappointing having that experience in a gay bar !!!

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Thank André S
Carmiel, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Walked in during the Gay Pride event. Loved the music, staff and crowd so friendly... Whatever you rate on Kinsey, drop by for a drink and a dance.

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Thank Demiriya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I was walking around to find some nice place to have a drink in the cold night of Amsterdam. When I saw lots of drag queen facing the cold wearing only a bra in the top side. We decided to stop by and check it out. It was a show performed by them. We had a great time there. Some... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Sunday sunny afternoon: the best place to hang out is Taboo! As a gay traveler, I love its relaxed atmosphere. Its outdoor terrace is the perfect place to mingle with like minded hotties! The double happy hour on the Sunday (from 6 to 8 pm) makes it the best bar where to spend a lazy afternoon!

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Thank Gios981
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

As a tourist to the area, we found the bar staff and locals to be really friendly. Very male orientated so not many woman in this bar, but even so my partner and I had a great time

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Thank Sam S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Downstairs got very busy so a bit cramped but staff and clientele all very friendly we had a great night. Reasonable prices and generous measures, fun entertainment too. Only went for one pint stayed till close

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