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Tales and Spirits

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European, International
Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 55356467
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We weren't very hungry but needed to grab some dinner. After some strolling we ended up at Tales & Spirits. Very friendly and welcoming staff. They "only" have bar snacks but we ordered some deep fried prawns, chicken and chili poppers which suited us perfectly....More

Thank lillillern
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is actually pretty long time ago I visited Tales and Spirits, but my group of friends still talks about that night! The bartenders really knew what they were doing and you could taste that in their cocktails. Will definitely go there again next time...More

Thank kristinsdottir
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A special little place with excellent food and fantastic staff Rosa in particular was an absolute superstar. Go off menu and order a splish splash... You won't regret it!

Thank gmisk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hip and atmospheric joint tucked down one of Amsterdams many alleyways. Low lit and buzzing, take a seat at the bar to watch the mixologists prepare your drinks in style. Forgive the huge menu providing a "tale" for each cocktail and the outrageous prices were...More

Thank mrzule
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were been to this bar for a quick drinks while waiting a table at Ashoka on latter's recommendations. A good bar in the alley.

Thank Sandeep C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place by chance and loved it. Top notch cocktails and excellent service. Lovely ambiance away from the other more hectic bars. Also, I left my sunglasses there. Emailed on my return to London and they went to the trouble of sending them...More

Thank Francis B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous little place in out of the way alley - we sat outside and tried to navigate our way through the incredible cocktail menu - an amusing read in it's own right even without ordering anything to drink! Super friendly and fun service from all...More

Thank Simianfriend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cocktails are creative and tasty. Each drink is thoughtfully assembled and very well presented. Their glassware is eclectic and engaging. Their bar food was very good - contributing to a very good time. The staff is engaging and helpful. The room is comfortable but...More

Thank Alan304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Was my partner and I’s favourite bar! The place is small but the staff are so friendly and you get free bottles of water during you stay in the bar and little table snacks too which I’ve never experienced in a...More

Thank Lyndsey K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. The cocktail menu was varied and quirky and fairly standard prices for a city place. Bar staff were fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable we would definitely return here on a future visit.

Thank LorraineS1529
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
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Questions & Answers
Michael R
14 May 2018|
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Response from Fussy4areason | Reviewed this property |
We had a lovely dinner before we went for cocktails so I do not know what the food tasted like but it looked great.
Emily E
14 January 2018|
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Response from peter m | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact Tales and Spirits direct. Though I think outside they may be able to, ad in the right weather it is a great atmosphere street side, on a primarily walk through alley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 45
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 6 55356467
  • E-mail
We love food, every second, every minute and every hour we think about food. Eating shouldn't be done only three times a day. We like to eat all day long. That is why our kitchen is open till late in the evening. In our kitchen we don't differentiate between starters and main courses. Just order what you like and if you want to eat more, you order another dish. Our kitchen combines the best of different international cuisines, using classic and avant-garde culinary techniques. Did we mention we love food? Hmmmm.... However we might love our drinks even more! The variety in drinks is so big, that nobody should stick to one drink in their life. At T&S we offer you a wide variety of spirits which all have their own story. We like to introduce you to new flavor combinations in our drinks and tell you the tale of the spirits which come together in your glass.
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