For a fun and quirky time, with great 80s music, and shining lights, don’t miss out on Pablo Discobar, Reykjavik’s Retro Hidden Bar. This slightly hidden bar up on the third floor of Burro restaurant in Reykjavík Iceland, has all the charm and spunk one could need in a night.
We were excited to find that Pablo disco bar was more hidden then it appeared online. When we found the Burro Mexican restaurant, we noticed that the sign would flicker between saying Burro and Pablo, which was a really creative way of hiding a bar within a restaurant but still promoting it. We went up the first set of stairs and asked for the bar, and they told us to head up the second set of stairs where Pablo was waiting for us.
The atmosphere is extremely kitschy with a lot of color and quirk from a few decades past. As a lover of 70s and 80s pop rock, I was thoroughly excited to hear my favorite music playing throughout the establishment, including a three song block of David Bowie. Apparently there are also frequent dance parties and DJs for themed events.
The drink list is eclectic with many unfamiliar tastes and mixtures. We ordered Peru’s Drunk Mule, a spin on the classic Moscow Mule with Pisco instead of Vodka, it was deliciously refreshing. We also tried a drink out of our normal wheelhouse, it was a gin cocktail with strawberry flavors and fizzy candy on top. A little too sweet for my taste, but definitely fun to try! The disco bar is not afraid to push the limit with unique choices and create unusual concoctions!
With the colorful lights, flamingos, and mirrors all around, it’s easy to forget you’re in Iceland. Pablo Discobar is a fun hidden gem in the center of Reykjavík for those who want to party like it’s 1985.
Still spinning with the disco ball,
(Visited December 2019)