Cocktails met karakter

A bar is de plek waar je geniet van ’s werelds beste dranken in een relaxte sfeer. A bar heeft de fijnste en exclusieve Nederlandse dranken verzameld en vormt daarmee de basis van het cocktailmenu. Deze lokale selectie is verrijkt met dranken van over de hele wereld.

De signatuur cocktails vind je nergens anders, ze zijn geïnspireerd op Amsterdam en zijn acht karakteristieke wijken. Uit elke wijk is een buurt gekozen ter inspiratie voor de cocktails. Maar A bar heeft ook vele andere opties om van te genieten, zoals excellente wijnen of lokale bieren, die perfect samen gaan met de heerlijke ‘food to share’ gerechten.

#MONTHLY COCKTAILS €12,5

#Laranja

A bar private label vermouth, Fresh Sap.je, Cachaça

The sweet carrot and spicy ginger and cinnamon flavours of the Fresh Sap.je are mixed with A Bar private label vermouth finished with a touch of tropical Cachaça. This cocktail is created to support the Dutch ladies hockey team in the European championships in Amsterdam in August.

A bar Classic cocktails

#A-Bar martini

€16

Ketel One Vodka or Dutch Courage Gin, A bar private label Vermouth
Enjoy the Amstel Martini with your choice of Ketel One Vodka or Dutch
Courage Gin. This classic Martini is served with A bar private label Vermouth, 2014 vintage Vermouth from the Saar Valley in Germany. This Vermouth has been made exclusively from Riesling grapes with a special selection of local flowers and herbs. We recommend that you drink this cocktail stirred in a Martini glass but our bar staff will gladly serve it any way you like.

#Dutch Manhattan

€18

Millstone Rye, Willems Wermoed, Cherry liquor, homemade bitters
The Manhattan is one of the most well-known cocktails. Classicly its made with American Rye whisky, sweet Vermouth and Angostura bitters. The Dutch Manhattan is made with Dutch Zuidam Rye Whisky, Willems Wermouth Amsterdam produced Vermouth and is enhanced with cherry liquor and our homemade bitters.

#Amstel Crusta

€15

A bar gin, Cointreau, Luxardo Marachino, Grapefruit cordial, lemon
A bar gin, Cointreau, Luxardo Marachino, Grapefruit cordial, lemon,
This creation marks the celebration of 150 years of Amstel hotel. In the 1860 the first cocktail book “How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant's Companion” was written by prof. Jerry Thomas. One of the main cocktails in the book featured in this book was the crusta a cocktail first created in New Orleans. This forgotten cocktail is brought back into the 21st centure with bespoke A bar gin, a home-made grapefruit cordial and ingredients as Cointreau, Luxardo Marachino and Lemon.

#A-Bar martini

€16

Ketel One Vodka or Dutch Courage Gin, A bar private label Vermouth

#Dutch Manhattan

€18

Millstone Rye, Willems Wermoed, Cherry liquor, homemade bitters

#Amstel Crusta

€15

A bar gin, Cointreau, Luxardo Marachino, Grapefruit cordial, lemon

Signature Cocktails

Centre - #Plantagebuurt

€16

Willems Wermoed, Hendricks gin, lemon, bitters
In the plantage you will find the Hortus Botanicus, the botanical garden of Amsterdam. The plants and herbs of the Hortus Botanicus are the inspiration for Willems Wermoed. In this cocktail the sweet and herbal flavours of this Vermouth are mixed with the fresh flavours of Hendricks gin and lemon. The cocktail is finished with homemade bitters.

North - #Overhoeks

€18

The Macallan Amber, Oloroso Sherry, maples syrup, mint
On the North side of the river IJ is the EYE film museum located. In this film museum there are a lot of famous actors and actresses. Highlighted among them is Marlyn Monroe. Marlyn Monroe is for many still an inspiration and example for acting. To honour her we use the most well-known film whisky: The Macallan. In Overhoeks Olorosso sherry, maple syrup are shaken with the Macallan to enhance the whisky flavours, the mint adds a subtle fresh finish.

East - #Java eiland

€14

The Macallan Amber, Oloroso Sherry, maples syrup, mint
Van Wees Arak, “spekkoekjes” liquor, orgeat, lime, Fever Tree ginger ale
Since 1872 Arak is distilled in Indonesia, this sugarcane distillate is very similar to rum from the Caribbean with the main difference being that in Arak a little fermented rice is used. For Java eiland Arak is mixed with another traditional flavour of Indonesia, “spekkoek” liquor, orgeat, lime and finished with Fever Tree ginger ale. Spekkoek is a traditional Indonesian layer cake made with a mix of local spices.

Southeast - #Arena Boulevard

€14

Dutch Courage gin, Bechrovka, lemon, vanilla, elderflower foam
One of the most well-known building of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Arena has been in use since 1996 in Amsterdam south east. The Amsterdam Arena is a multifunctional building used by the biggest artists when they come to Amsterdam. For this cocktail Dutch Courage gin is served with Bechrovka, lemon, vanilla and garnished with a elderflower foam and raspberry powder.

Centre - #Plantagebuurt

€16

Willems Wermoed, Hendricks gin, lemon, bitters

North - #Overhoeks

€18

The Macallan Amber, Oloroso Sherry, maples syrup, mint

East - #Java eiland

€14

The Macallan Amber, Oloroso Sherry, maples syrup, mint

Southeast - #Arena Boulevard

€14

Dutch Courage gin, Bechrovka, lemon, vanilla, elderflower foam

South - #De Pijp

€16

The Stillery vodka, A bar private label Vermouth, Lagavulin, vanilla
The Stillery Vodka is a vodka made in Amsterdam South. This vodka is made from spelt and has a earthy character. The vodka is served with A bar private label Vermouth, vanilla and a subtle hint of Lagavulin. The result is a lightly smoked cocktail served in a glass pipe.

West - #Bos en Lommer

€14

Spiced Flying Dutchman rum, falernum, Bacardi, orgeat, lemon
The district of Bos & Lommer is formed around the Admiraal de Ruijterweg and is named after one of Hollands most well-known naval heroes, Admiral Michiel de Ruijter. Admiral de Ruijter was in the Dutch Golden age very important for the Dutch spice trade. This cocktail uses a spiced flying Dutchman rum, falernum, Bacardi, orgeat and lemon to create a elegant tropical cocktail.

Nieuw West - #Overtoomse veld

€16

Old Simon Jenever, thyme, rosemary
In the 1950s the Overtoomse Veld was well known as an area where lots of gardening and farming companies were located. This part of Amsterdam was affectionally known as the garden of Amsterdam because of the many herbs that were cultivated here. The cocktail for this area uses the uncomplicated flavours of Old Simon Jenever with a small subtle addition of thyme and rosemary.

Westelijk haven gebied - #Westpoort

€14

Flying Dutchman Rum, Manderin Napoleon, lemon verbena, lime, egg white
Two of the most famous Dutch historical companies are combined in this cocktail. The VOC, Dutch East India trading company, the first transnational company traded spices, Tea and mandarins from the far east to Amsterdam. Where is the WIC, West India trading company traded sugar and Lemon Verbena to our capital. This all comes together in the creamy elegant cocktail.

South - #De Pijp

€16

The Stillery vodka, A bar private label Vermouth, Lagavulin, vanilla

West - #Bos en Lommer

€14

Spiced Flying Dutchman rum, falernum, Bacardi, orgeat, lemon

Nieuw West - #Overtoomse veld

€16

Old Simon Jenever, thyme, rosemary

Westelijk haven gebied - #Westpoort

€14

Flying Dutchman Rum, Manderin Napoleon, lemon verbena, lime, egg white

Virgin Cocktails

#Carice

€9

Apple, pear, cranberry, smoked rooibos
In this fresh, fruity cocktail apple and pear get a warming depth of flavour through cranberry and is finished with smoked rooibos. This cocktail is named after one of our regular guests.

#C&T

€9

Homemade lime cordial, orange flower water, Fever -Tree tonic
Lime cordial is an almost forgotten drink in Amsterdam, the subtle sweet flavour of fruit, water and sugar is mixed with the orange flower water and tonic to a wonderful refreshing cocktail.

#Hortus Botanicus

€9

Cucumber, mint, selery, Lemon, vanilla, bitters
This virgin cocktail is inspired by the Hortus Botanicus, the botanical garden of Amsterdam. The flavours of cucumber, mint and seller take you to this peaceful oases in the middle of the city

#Maroccan Spice

€9

Mint, cardomon, Lemon, Fever-Tree ginger ale
Inspired on the spicy flavours from the Maroccan cuisine. This cocktail combines the flavours of cardomon, mint and lemon. The Maroccan Spice is finished with Fever-Tree ginger ale to create a spiced cocktail with a hint of freshness.

#Virgin Spritz

€9

Raumland, Merlot rose grape juice, Fever-Tree soda
A refreshing non-alcoholic twist on the classic spritz. Merlot rose grapejuice and Raumland non-alcohol sparkling wine are combined and finished with a small dash of Fever-Tree soda water.

#Carice

€9

Apple, pear, cranberry, smoked rooibos

#C&T

€9

Homemade lime cordial, orange flower water, Fever -Tree tonic

#Hortus Botanicus

€9

Cucumber, mint, selery, Lemon, vanilla, bitters

#Maroccan Spice

€9

Mint, cardomon, Lemon, Fever-Tree ginger ale

#Virgin Spritz

€9

Raumland, Merlot rose grape juice, Fever-Tree soda

Food

Snacks

Fried nori crackers , soya mayonnaise

€5

Veal Croquette, Zaanse Mustard

€9

Ossenworst, “Amsterdamse” pickles

€10

Sashimi

Sashimi salmon (80 gr)

€9

Sashimi Tuna “Albarcore” (80 gr)

€9

Classic Dutch hering

€10

Enjoy a perfect drink and a bit on the sunny terrace of A Bar

Salads

Nudel salad, chicken, mango, coriander, peppers

€8

Veggie salad, avocado, onions, radish, tomato, ponzu

€9

Smoked Eel, Beetroot, dill crème fraiche

€12

Skewer

Chicken Sate, cocos, sweet and sour

€9

Black tigers prawns, Thai curry, mango relish

€10

Japanese Wagyu, teriyaki, spring onions, sesame

€11

Amstel Classics

Oyster “Royal cabanon” each

€5

Mini Wagyu Hamburgers, spicy tomato sauce ( 2 st)

€9

3-types off Hummus, pitta bread

€11

Sweets

Macaron, each

€3

Raisinbread, pistachio

€5

Homemade Apple pie

€7

V = Vegetarian dishes
Should you require allergy information, please ask for the allergen card