30a Utrechtestraat, Amsterdam, 1017 VN, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 330 2994
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Tue-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 4pm-3am, Sun 4pm-1am, Mon closed
Door: Open door
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Food
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Owned by: Same as Door 74
Images By: diffordsguide.com
Head down the stairs from the ground floor restaurant - noted for its ribs - to a beautifully lit and ever so slightly decadent space with low head room cleverly neutralised by a mirrored ceiling. At the end of the long bar, a step over some 'original' foundation stones, is a cosy seating area with low leather sofas and a flicking gas fire.
The impressive, beautifully lit, bar runs practically the length of the room with an impressive back bar selection. The overall vibe is clubby but in a sophisticated way with F A B music (if you are an eighties girl) attracting a good looking crowd of 30-something professionals.
The short cocktail list is there to give you some ideas but the bartenders prefer to craft a drink specifically to suit your tastes, after a brief discussion, rather than just taking orders from the menu.
Mystique also boasts a World Class Room, a hidden gem for the lucky invited few. Lying on the second floor this is accessed from the mirrored door near the toilets on the first floor - however, you'll need an invite and an access code to gain entry.
Strike lucky and you'll find room dominated by a large central table with a bar station built into each end. It's an intimate setting (capacity of only 16) allowing a handful of guests unique interaction with one or two bartenders.