“Queer or not, Prik is hot!” This is the slogan of the very relaxed gay bar Prik. Away from the main gay areas, Prik has managed to get a loyal following and is voted best Amsterdam (gay) bar a couple of years in a row. The staff is extremely friendly and always has a smile ready. Bar Prik attracts a no-nonsense crowd, which only enhances the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Top this off with house cat Prikkiedik – the ginger member of the team – and you know you want to come back here more often.
Relaxed loungy gay bar with no-nonsense attitude
Prik (a colloquial word for soft drinks because of the effect of the bubbles in them) serves white and rose prosecco on the tap. But also their numerous cocktails – including their virgin cocktails – are a reason to come back to this relaxed bar. Prik is a relaxed, loungy bar by day and at evenings during the week, but in the weekend DJ’s know how to attract the visiting patrons on the cosy dance floor. Owners Gerson, Jelger and Phil and their friendly team make you feel very welcome in this fun and no-nonsense gay bar. In summer they have a small, pleasant terrace with sunshine in the late afternoon.
Conscious efforts and a natural mouse trap
Prik takes several measures to save energy and water. They use LED lamps where possible which are fuelled by green energy. An Aquafox saves water when rinsing the glasses. Their main supplier drives in a cooling truck where the cooling is fuelled by solar energy.
They offer organic juices (Schulp) and natural soft drinks (Belvoir). Drinks and snacks are made by order, preventing food waste. Last but not least: they have an organic, natural way of catching mice: bar cat Prikkiedik!
Address: Spuistraat 109, 1012 SV Amsterdam
Website: Bar Prik