About us

GAUKURINN is a bar and events venue, situated in downtown Reykjavík. The establishment is also the home of the Vegan diner VEGANÆS.

Events are held almost every day and the schedule is available here.

We offer a wide range of LIVE MUSIC, mostly Icelandic bands but sometimes foreign musicians as well. All genres of music are welcome at Gaukurinn and we are proud to  host a lot of alternative events and music, including the fantastic rock and metal scene of Reykjavík.

Every Monday we have SOULFLOW COMEDY – a women and queer standup comedy open mic in English. Every Tuesday we host a KARAOKE PARTY (also free of charge) that has become a very popular event – it makes a difference to sing on a quality stage! Twice a month the infamous drag troupe Drag-Súgur puts on a show at Gaukurinn; one marvelous main show with all of the established Royals of the city and one experimental Drag-Lab (free entry) where newcomers are welcomed to the stage and more seasoned performers try out new material.

We also host a variety of other events, including pub quizzes, poetry slams, dance parties, burlesque shows and more. We have a great stage and one of the finest sound systems in the city – if you are looking for a place for your event or concert please contact us via e-mail: bookings@gaukurinn.is

Gaukurinn is a queer friendly space with gender neutral bathrooms. Please bring joy, love and respect – we want everyone to feel safe.


We are open from 14:00 every day.
(Veganæs opens at 16:00, closed on Mondays)

Happy Hour is from 14:00 – 21:00 every day.

Age limit after 20:00 is 20 years.
(For eating at Veganæs between 20 and 22,
minors must be accompanied by legal guardians.)

Here are some glimpses of our existence ❤
All photos by JÚNÍA LÍF Photography
Follow us on INSTAGRAM for more!



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1 thought on “About us

  1. Hi Svet Kant are a prog-metal band based in Dublin and are interested in playing in Reykjavík. Can you give some information about booking gigs in your venue please?

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