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Sound Garden

Dive Bar, Music Venue, and Rock Club€€€
Jordaan, Amsterdam
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  • Luciano D.
    "Great bar with a nice terrace on the back and some arcade machines"(6 Tips)
    Ashley H.
    "Star Trek TNG pinball is a classic and not to be missed."(4 Tips)
    Arjan N.
    "my time in the garden enjoying a Weihenstephaner"(3 Tips)
    Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    "Very international, and great for playing table football (fussball)"(3 Tips)
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  • Jordy L.
    Jordy LichtAugust 23, 2011
    Small but cozy punk bar. The drinks are respectively cheap and the atmosphere is always good. Includes a big terrace, pool table and pinball machines. Helpful and friendly staff.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MackieFebruary 24, 2014
    They have a delicious berry jenever which is good if you don't normally like jenever. Pay with pin and they need to take out an additional €20 (which you get back in cash).
  • Adrián M.
    Adrián MorenoMay 31, 2015
    Very nice terrace next to the canal with good music selection. They have a foosball table and a pool table. And toilet is free.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthOctober 26, 2012
    This place has some of the cheapest drinks in town, and the crowd is chatty and outgoing. The best spot to kick back is outside on the terrace. Read more
  • Danny W.
    Danny WilsonJuly 27, 2015
    Great bar! Lots of choice of drinks. Also, pinball, pool, and table football are a plus. And outside seating by the canal.
  • Sandrine E.
    Dive bar: good bottle list, cheap drinks, cool music. Great terrace during the day (at night, just a balcony).
  • Sjoerd v.
    Great place to have some beers and shots. Feels like a backpackers pub. Rock and roll music all over the place.
  • Felipe
    FelipeApril 6, 2014
    Come here with good weather and enjoy your Weihenstephaner (German beer) in the terrace facing the view to the canal.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekApril 9, 2015
    Punk/metal crowd that can be slightly more aggressive than the crowd at The Minds. Awesome patio in the summertime.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MMarch 14, 2015
    Great selection of beers, friendly staff and an outside seating area for a smoke and a beer in the sun.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoltgraverOctober 22, 2013
    Unrelated to Black Hole Sun. Star Trek TNG pinball is a classic and not to be missed. Great brass tacks bartender.
  • Florian L.
    Perfect terrasse when it's sunny, good beers and nice people hanging out there!
  • Yuri H.
    Yuri HeggeJanuary 20
    Nice place with an alternative feel.. No fuzz, just drink and enjoy your time. Weihenstephaner ftw.
  • Léa T.
    Léa TalocJune 23, 2015
    Nice terrace to enjoy the sun :). Avoid the wine and prefer a beer !
  • Natasha C.
    Natasha CloutierApril 27, 2010
    Very relaxed rock music and all, nice outdoor terrace in the summer and German weiss beer on tap.
  • Luciano D.
    Luciano DJuly 6, 2015
    Great bar with a nice terrace on the back and some arcade machines
  • Jasper J.
    Jasper JonkmanJune 3, 2010
    Come by boat and enjoy the diversity, don't be surprised by the high ratio of alternative people over here
  • Stefan
    StefanOctober 1, 2015
    Bourdain liked it, I had to check it out. No tourists. Good beer, water views. Great place to chill.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Very international, and great for playing table football (fussball) Read more
  • Zane E.
    Zane EmbovicaJune 4, 2012
    amazing terrace for the warm evenings, pool and football tables and nice people working there :)
  • Woz A.
    Woz AlJune 20, 2009
    Always chill and not too expensive. Great terrace at the back where you can smoke and drink.
  • Arjan N.
    Arjan NeeringJuly 2, 2012
    Love to spend my time in the garden enjoying a Weihenstephaner with some good alternative music in the background.
  • Joao P.
    Joao PessegueiroAugust 8, 2014
    Great music, great ambient. One of my favourites places in Amsterdam.
  • Amsterdam Magazine
    Amsterdam MagazineJuly 18, 2011
    'Are you looking for classic rock music, alternative vibes and a cool beer on the canal side?' - Amsterdam Magazine Read more
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel SpainkillerMarch 10, 2011
    If the weather allows it, get in here, and go to the terras at the back. It's lovely.
  • Sura N.
    Sura NeijenhuisJanuary 18, 2015
    Very nice terrace. Great music. Good selection of beers.
  • House of A.
    House of ArtMarch 17, 2014
    The best, the only one. Sound Garden! Great environment and beautiful people.
  • Donald B.
    Donald BurkeFebruary 29, 2012
    Rock bar with terrace on the canal. Can't beat it in the summer.
  • Manu L.
    Manu LorenzoOctober 8, 2014
    Beer! The terrace is superb and the music is very cool
  • Adriana D.
    Very lively terrace for warm spring/summer days.
  • Zoey T.
    Zoey TsopelaJanuary 8, 2011
    Great music- If you're into alternative- and great staff.
  • Alexis J.
    Alexis JabbourOctober 18, 2015
    Chill place to hang out with friends and play some pool.
  • Stefan W.
    Stefan WtfisswagDecember 17, 2014
    Draft Winestephaner beer got me fucked up I like the place though Amsterdam atmosphere innit
  • Alex M.
    Alex MorrellMay 7, 2014
    Nice place for a drink and a smoke by the canal.
  • Abraham O.
    Good place to chill.. specially summer, nice terrace
  • B. M.
    B. MacFebruary 9, 2015
    Try the palm beer and make some friends in the smokers room! Nice place!
  • Joanne C.
    Joanne CroninAugust 11, 2010
    Music mix can be a bit odd and not very indie but still a good venue
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Pinball, table football and rocking music! Read more
  • Sandrine E.
    Dive bar it is! and a nice one
  • €rik - SU2
    €rik - SU2August 23, 2014
    Ask for the beer special!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BeekerSeptember 7, 2011
    Frequented by many Italians and Spanish folks.
  • Timna T.
    Timna TomisaSeptember 13, 2012
    Great music and definitely enjoy a game of pool!
  • Amsterdam Magazine
    Amsterdam MagazineMarch 25, 2011
    2 euro beers on their giant terrace.
  • Caterine ..
    Caterine .September 18, 2015
    Rock and roll
  • Emre S.
    Emre SeyrekApril 20, 2013
    Great terrace on the canal!
  • Fırat Ş.
    Fırat Ş.July 27, 2011
    Very nice terrace by the canal
  • House of A.
    House of ArtMarch 17, 2014
    The best, the only one. Sound Garden!
  • Edo C.
    Edo CostaNovember 25, 2012
    Well just saying: i went out just on time to spot someone trying to steal my bike....
  • Garet R.
    Garet RumenAugust 21, 2014
    Everything
  • Ñusta N.
    Ñusta NSeptember 15, 2011
    Groot terras aan het water, rockcafe met veel toeristen
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