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“Watch American sports here”

Bjarni Fel Sportsbar
Ranked #306 of 514 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Pizza, International
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Icelandic Sportsbar in one of the oldest buildings in downtown reykjavik, 20 HD flat screens TV's and over 1700 TV channels, providing a cozy, friendly and unique service in food, drinks, sports and nightlife under one roof.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Having spent a little less than a week in iceland, this was the only place we found to watch American sports. We came here in May 2014 looking for the NHL hockey playoffs after the recommendation of a local. Now, many people in iceland didn't have any clue about hockey or where we could watch, but one guy told us to try here. ( and they have an iceland hockey teammin mighty ducks 2.... Pssshhh)! Anyways the game started late about midnight local time. We asked the bartender to try and find it for us, but it wasn't part of their package. Although they did have baseball and basketball games available. Mathis one young guy sitting at the bar heard us ask about the Blackhawks game and he googled it and called his friend who told him how to get it, and the guy ended up streaming it live for us on his computer! The bartender hooked it up to the TVs so we were able to watch it live on tv. The bar closed at 1am because it was a weekday, so they ended up kicking us out after the first period. But we walked outside and they had it still streaming live on a tv outside the bar, so we stood and watched it until we got too cold.
This was a great place to hang out and chat with some of the locals too. Everybody was so friendly as well. I can't imagine a place in the states that would do all of that for you. Beers/ drinks were pretty expensive, like $15 for 1.5 liters, but that is about the same at every bar we went to in Reykjavik. I would definitely recommend this to people looking to watch sports in Iceland. We met a lot of exchange students and other Americans here as well.

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Thank Victoria V
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We popped in to watch The Masters and have a light dinner. The bar had a decent atmosphere and a well priced selection of draft and bottled beers.

While we were there we had the langoustine tails (okay), boneless chicken wings (fine) and the traditional mutton soup (very good indeed).

By the time we left at around 2200 on a Friday it was starting to get a bit boisterous but we had a very enjoyable evening (even though they switched off the golf to watch Icelandic basketball instead).

I'd definitely come back for the soup, it'd make a great lunch.

Thank The_Don_UK
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Good beer at respectable, approximately 1000 TV-screens to watch sports and semi-decent burgers. During the night the extremely small bathrooms get flooded (literally) with urine, which is then smeared over the rest of the floor (for the authentic sportsbar smell, I presume).

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1  Thank Koklur
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Einar Sturla M, Manager at Bjarni Fel Sportsbar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

I am very sorry to hear that the bathroom got over flooded but we try our best to respond as quickly as possible when such unfortunate incidents happen, which should not take place but we can not always be standing over each customer that coming out of the restrooms as this can happen when some customers are throwing paper to dry their hands into the toilet and next person (possibly drunk) comes in and flushes the toilet :(
These incidents are very unfortunate and I am very sorry to hear that this has influenced your experience about our place as we do our best to please our customers with the best variety of sports events on TV in Reykjavík and are known for almost being able to show any sports event, requested by customers, that are shown on TV :)

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Quite average place with average with i wouldnt speak too highly of. Good atmosphere though, and an OK place to be in for a no dancing night out. also, they smeared urine all over the pub floor after cleaning the toilet, which was an ocean of the latter. NOT very nice.

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4  Thank Joergen123
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Einar Sturla M, Manager at Bjarni Fel Sportsbar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

I am very sorry to hear that the bathroom got over flooded but we try our best to respond as quickly as possible when such unfortunate incidents happen, which should not take place but we can not always be standing over each customer that coming out of the restrooms as this can happen when some customers are throwing paper to dry their hands into the toilet and next person (possibly drunk) comes in and flushes the toilet :(
These incidents are very unfortunate and I am very sorry to hear that this has influenced your experience about our place as we do our best to please our customers with the best variety of sports events on TV in Reykjavík and are known for almost being able to show any sports event, requested by customers, that are shown on TV :)

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I went there to catch the Arsenal v Bayern Munich match and was not disappointed. They have 20 screens showing the match along with the Milan v Madrid match. The atmosphere was great and the food was fine if you like burgers and buffalo wings. A must if you want to watch sports.

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Thank mr_gadget_london
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