It’s obvious that this popular brown bar is run by a new generation of beer and spirits purveyors. Its website is advertised prominently on the front window, the interior is made of wood, but hardly worn, the clientele look young and professional and smoking is strictly forbidden. An excellent selection of beer is available from Trappist brews to local concoctions from the IJ microbrewery right here in Amsterdam. Cocktails, snacks, a TV and even a dartboard are also available. In short, it’s a cosy, modern 21st-century take on a classic concept.