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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."(5 Tips)
    Arjan N.
    "my time in the garden enjoying a Weihenstephaner"(3 Tips)
    Andrew M.
    "One of my favourite bars in Amsterdam!"(2 Tips)
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  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McGuirk3 weeks ago
    One of my favourite bars in Amsterdam! Super chilled. There is cheap drinks; an arcade & pinball machine as well as a foosball & pool table. Large capacity and a fantastic back-terrace with a view.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MackieFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Felipe
    FelipeApril 6, 2014
    Come here with good weather and enjoy your Weihenstephaner (German beer) in the terrace facing the view to the canal.
  • Sandrine E.
    Sandrine Eat N DrinkFebruary 8, 2016
    Dive bar: good bottle list, cheap drinks, cool music. Great terrace during the day (at night, just a balcony).
  • Sjoerd v.
    Sjoerd van RijenMay 17, 2016
    Great place to have some beers and shots. Feels like a backpackers pub. Rock and roll music all over the place.
  • 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.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekApril 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Punk/metal crowd that can be slightly more aggressive than the crowd at The Minds. Awesome patio in the summertime.
  • 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.
  • Léa T.
    Léa TalocJune 23, 2015
    Nice terrace to enjoy the sun :). Avoid the wine and prefer a beer !
  • Yuri H.
    Yuri HeggeJanuary 20, 2016
    Nice place with an alternative feel.. No fuzz, just drink and enjoy your time. Weihenstephaner ftw.
  • Florian L.
    Florian LecoqApril 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect terrasse when it's sunny, good beers and nice people hanging out there!
  • Tonia I.
    Tonia ImperfectAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this dive bar, awesome back patio, the inside is like out of a 90s movie. Great beers ❤️
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Very international, and great for playing table football (fussball) Read more
  • Zane E.
    Zane EmbovicaJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    amazing terrace for the warm evenings, pool and football tables and nice people working there :)
  • Luciano D.
    Luciano DJuly 6, 2015
    Great bar with a nice terrace on the back and some arcade machines
  • Arjan N.
    Arjan NeeringJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love to spend my time in the garden enjoying a Weihenstephaner with some good alternative music in the background.
  • Stefan
    StefanOctober 1, 2015
    Bourdain liked it, I had to check it out. No tourists. Good beer, water views. Great place to chill.
  • Joao P.
    Joao PessegueiroAugust 8, 2014
    Great music, great ambient. One of my favourites places in Amsterdam.
  • Sura N.
    Sura NeijenhuisJanuary 18, 2015
    Very nice terrace. Great music. Good selection of beers.
  • Donald B.
    Donald BurkeFebruary 29, 2012
    Rock bar with terrace on the canal. Can't beat it in the summer.
  • House of A.
    House of ArtMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best, the only one. Sound Garden! Great environment and beautiful people.
  • 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
  • Manu L.
    Manu LorenzoOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer! The terrace is superb and the music is very cool
  • Alex M.
    Alex MorrellMay 7, 2014
    Nice place for a drink and a smoke by the canal.
  • Natasha C.
    Natasha CloutierApril 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Very relaxed rock music and all, nice outdoor terrace in the summer and German weiss beer on tap.
  • Stefan W.
    Stefan WtfisswagDecember 17, 2014
    Draft Winestephaner beer got me fucked up I like the place though Amsterdam atmosphere innit
  • Abraham O.
    Abraham Ocón CaballeroAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place to chill.. specially summer, nice terrace
  • 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
  • Adriana D.
    Very lively terrace for warm spring/summer days.
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel SpainkillerMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If the weather allows it, get in here, and go to the terras at the back. It's lovely.
  • Alexis J.
    Alexis JabbourOctober 18, 2015
    Chill place to hang out with friends and play some pool.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pinball, table football and rocking music! Read more
  • B. M.
    B. MacFebruary 9, 2015
    Try the palm beer and make some friends in the smokers room! Nice place!
  • Zoey T.
    Zoey TsopelaJanuary 8, 2011
    Great music- If you're into alternative- and great staff.
  • Sandrine E.
    Sandrine Eat N DrinkFebruary 6, 2016
    Dive bar it is! and a nice one
  • €rik - SU2
    €rik - SU2August 23, 2014
    Ask for the beer special!
  • Timna T.
    Timna TomisaSeptember 13, 2012
    Great music and definitely enjoy a game of pool!
  • Emre S.
    Emre SeyrekApril 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great terrace on the canal!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BeekerSeptember 7, 2011
    Frequented by many Italians and Spanish folks.
  • House of A.
    House of ArtMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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....
  • Caterine ..
    Caterine .September 18, 2015
    Rock and roll
  • Amsterdam Magazine
    Amsterdam MagazineMarch 25, 2011
    2 euro beers on their giant terrace.
  • Joanne C.
    Joanne CroninAugust 11, 2010
    Music mix can be a bit odd and not very indie but still a good venue
  • Fırat Ş.
    Fırat Ş.July 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Very nice terrace by the canal
  • Tamara Y.
    Tamara YadvichukMarch 27, 2013
    Great international place!
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