Netherlands 1017 AW
Tel: 31 20 521 8555
Concierge.com's insider take:
The former brewery dating from 1662 has seen a lot of history: President John Adams visited it, the Concertgebouw got its start here, and in the 20th century, the likes of David Bowie, Elton John, and John Paul Gaultier shook their stuff here. Yet this storied venue fell on hard times until a 2005 redo courtesy of the owners of Hotel Arena. Once again, it's fit for dignitaries of politics, society, and the arts. In the front bar/restaurant beneath the original vaults and wooden ceilings, glam, oversized murals of models mean you'll probably ignore the otherwise riveting views of the Singel canal. Upstairs a neoclassical concert hall turns into a nightclub studded with tiny pedestal tables for cocktails on Friday and Saturday nights.
Open Thursdays through Saturdays 11 pm to 5 am.