Bars, cafés and more!

Going out for drinks in Rotterdam Centrum

Sil Lamens
Written by Sil Lamens
March 27, 2024

The picturesque view of the Oude Haven, the central Coolsingel and the artistic Witte de Withstraat, but also the Oude and Nieuwe Binnenweg - there are plenty of nice places in our city. We are happy to help you make a choice and share great hotspots below!

Café Erasmus

Let's start in the heart of Rotterdam, on the Coolsingel! Since the beginning of this year you will find Café Restaurant Erasmus here. You are welcome at Erasmus all day long, thanks to the wide range of food and drinks. Join them for breakfast, lunch, coffee or dinner. But of course you're also in the right place for a drink! With 17 beers on tap and another 25 canned or bottled beers, there is something for every beer drinker.

In addition to the option to walk in or make a reservation for lunch or dinner, the 300m2 space and the large terrace on the Coolsingel with more than 150 seats are also perfect for large dinners, drinks and parties.

Restaurant Café Erasmus Rotterdam 1
Restaurant café Erasmus 3


Grace is located on the corner of Stadhuisplein and Coolsingel, a versatile place where you are welcome all day long, from breakfast to drinks. On their extensive drinks menu you will find various cocktails, such as the classic Espresso Martini and Grace's Sours, but also the White Chocolate Martini. For those who prefer not to drink alcohol, Grace also offers virgin cocktails!

Don't just enjoy the drinks, but also order some tasty snacks, from bitterballen and Tuna Tataki to empanadas and various platters!

Grace interieur 42 min
Grace interieur 41 min

The Rumah

On the Oude Binnenweg, within walking distance of the Witte de With, you will find the small cocktail bar The Rumah. Drinking cocktails at the Rumah once will make you want to go back again soon. The atmosphere, the appearance and the delicious cocktails make this a great hotspot for having drinks. You have to be lucky to get a spot, because the place is not big.

Daryl, one of the owners, received an award for Best Bartender in 2017. So you can imagine that you are guaranteed to drink a delicious cocktail here.

The Rumah cocktails Rotterdam


On the corner of Witte de Withstraat and Schiedamse Vest you will find Supermercado, a unique cocktail bar slash restaurant. It is highly recommended for those looking for a delicious dining experience with street food vibes!

Supermercado offers an extensive selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. The menu includes timeless classics such as the Mojito and the Margarita, and their Pornstar Martini is definitely recommended. A sweet, fruity cocktail!

Supermercado cocktails Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat


Special beer, whiskey, pizzas and fun. This is a brief summary of Stalles. You can have a drink at this café on the very cozy Nieuwe Binnenweg, while a delicious pizza is also made for you in no time.

Another hallmark of Stalles is the huge amount of whiskey and specialty beer. I won't list them all, because then I'll be here for a while, but chances are your favourite beer or whiskey is on the menu. Of course, it also serves as an ideal place to try something new.

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Enjoy a delicious drink at Baek, on the corner that gives color to the somewhat gray Blaak. Here they serve a delicious (special) beer on tap or in a bottle, great wines and of course cocktails.

Baek has a nice and informal vibe and in the weekends it is always packed, as the owner slash bartender Joost always makes sure it's a fun party. For example, there is a pub quiz every week where teams compete for the coveted first place. And all this while you also enjoy delicious food at Baek!

Baek hamburger Rotterdam

Kade 4

The usual hangout for some and an exception to others: having a drink at the Oude Haven. This cosy part of Rotterdam is actually the perfect place for an evening with friends. A beautiful view over the water, a nice drink in your hand, heaters that are keeping you warm or the sun on your face. At Kade 4 you have it all.

Oude haven terras 2014 ️ Jan Bijl

Wijnbar Janssen en Van Dijk

Are you more into wine? Then Wijnbar Janssen en Van Dijk is highly recommended. Thanks to their shared love for wine, Mrs. Janssen and Mr. Van Dijk's wine bar has been a household name in the centre for over 18 years. This bar is located on the Westewagenstraat, between the Meent and the Laurenskerk. Here you will find a wide range of wines, of which at least ten can be ordered by the glass.

Combine your glass with a nice cheese or meat board. Of course, your wine will taste just as good with one of the many bar bites. If your visit leaves you wanting more, you should definitely come back for a tasting.

Janssen en van Dijk voorant

Where in Rotterdam are you going for a drink?

Sil Lamens
Written by Sil Lamens
March 27, 2024