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Ree7

Another hot & hip lunch concept in the hustle and bustle of the nine little streets in Amsterdam. Ree7 is small and intimate (like every other place in the Jordaan) and serves freshly baked bread, homemade soups and tasty salads. It’s also the go-to place for a glass of wine and some cheese to end your shopping spree. But what truly enriches this popular Amsterdam neighborhood is the restaurant being open for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Ree7

Ree7

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Bo Cinq

The populair bar and restaurant Bo Cinq, which opened it’s doors in 2009, has been re-decorating. The best feature is definitely the extremely long cocktail bar. On the menu is a mixture of tasty French and Arabic dishes. But you might as well skip dinner and order a cocktail. They are specialized in gin & tonics. L1004963-Edit L1003503-Edit

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Joe & The Juice

When visiting London last December we discovered Joe & The Juice, not knowing at the time that you can find this juice bar in several countries throughout Europe. Joe & The Juice is not just another Juice Bar. The inside of the store is dark and edgy, which gives it cool underground vibes, like sitting in a dark, underground rave bar (except you’re drinking juice instead of beer). They get extra credit for the fantastic names on the menu like ‘Hangover Heaven’ and ‘Go away Doc’. Ánd they serve super healthy salads and sandwiches.
Joe & The Juice

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De Goudvisclub

A strange name for foreigners. Goudvisclub means goldfish club. Luckily it’s not goldfish that’s on the menu, it’s asian streetfood, delicious cocktails and fine wines. The place is open and spacious, perfect for bringing a group of friends and just eat, drink and talk for hours. Only a short walk from Amsterdam’s central train station you couldn’t be any more downtown than this. In the mood for dancing? You are lucky, because the popular bar and club Bitterzoet is literally next door.

De Goudvisclub

De Goudvisclub

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Basilic Burger

If you’re thinking that sipping a cocktail at Saint Tropez’s most famous terrace Senequier is a tad too eccentric, a Basilic Burger will more than likely hit the spot. Walk away from the harbor into the little streets and alleys and look for a tiny little restaurant that astounds you with it’s charm. Truthfully, the little alleys around Place des Lices are all packed with charming restaurants and cafe’s, but if you stumble upon a yellow facade with chalk board menus on the wall, this will most likely be Basilic Burger. It is located on a tiny square called Place des Remparts. House specialty: burgers. Recommended: their Basilic Burger, a burger topped off with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. The fries arrive in a cute mini frying basket. Order a fine boteille de vin blanc to accompany this delicious meal. Who needs big 10 million dollar yachts to look at and 18 euro cocktails to sip from when you have this fantastic little burger bar just around the corner?

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Raines Law Room

What good can come from a law that prohibits the sale of alcohol, you might wonder? Step into New York’s finest speakeasy and find out for yourself. The Raines Law was passed in 1896 and restricted the sale of alcoholic beverages on a Sunday, except in hotels. Saloons quickly got around these regulations by adding small furnished bedrooms: Raines Law Hotels. Even though you are definitely not allowed to sleep at this modern-day Raines Law Room in Chelsea, the extremely dimly lit lights and velvety armchairs make it hard not to wander off to dreamland. A land with classy furniture,  fancy cocktails and overly-friendly mixologists. Ring a doorbell to gain entry, but be prepared to wait elsewhere until a spot frees up (reservations can only be made from Sunday to Tuesday by e-mail). Whether you have a private booth with friends or linger around the ‘bar kitchen’ (see picture) with your date, this quiet sexy little gem never gets old.

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Grand Cafe and Beach

Imagine yourself sitting on the white sand, watching the sun go down in the sea, while enjoying a fine glass of champagne. That’s what to expect at the Grand Cafe & Beach in Cape Town. You can relax and do nothing, however this place is also perfect for having dinner with a group of friends. They have a really special appetizer: a freshly baked rectangular pizza, that stretches out over the entire table for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the authentic stone oven, this pizza is delicious. For their main courses they have fantastic meats and fishes. You won’t be disappointed. The industrial-esque interior makes it feel like you’re having dinner in an old warehouse, be it one with eye-catching furniture. Can we call it modernist kitsch? The wall behind the giant bar is completely covered with the most beautiful bottles of liquor. A must-visit when in Cape Town.

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Eclipse at W hotel

Just like a real eclipse, this Barcelona hotspot is hard to miss. When the W hotel opened its doors in 2009, the stunning architecture of this high-rise building instantly changed Barcelona’s skyline. The hotel’s rooftop bar Eclipse quickly became the place-to-be for local trendsetters and global jetsetters, where they sip their cocktails and dance into the early hours. Eclipse has a lounge-style interior and offers unparalleled views of the Mediterranean sea and shoreline from the 26th floor. Depending on the line-up, Eclipse is the perfect stop before hitting the Barceloneta clubs or maybe even stay until closing time. We promise you, with these views it’s hard to get bored. If you are impressed by the mixologist’s magical cocktail making skills, try the Eclipse masterclasses the next day.

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BAR 22

Like the idea of shared dining, but not a great fan of Spanish tapas? Well, try BAR22. Here you can have delicious half-size dishes to share with your fellow diners, without having to choose between tortilla or chorizo. The menu varies from inside-out sushi to grandma’s meatballs to garlic spaghetti. A wide variety of choices. It’s up to you! The drawings on the wall are amazing and give the interior a very unique vibe. It used to be just a bar, and now the focus is mainly on the restaurant. However, you can still feel the cosy ‘bar-esque’ atmosphere: laid-back and unconstrained. And right after dinner, the DJ pops in to select and play music, so that you don’t even have to move on to the next bar down the street. Just stay where you are!

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