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Sat 03 September

Closing party exhibition In Quarantaine

The exhibition In Quarantaine is still in progress. We are open until September 4, the last weekend of the exhibition coincides with the World Harbour Days.

Sat 27 August

THE SCENARIO ♛ Queens of HipHop

More than twenty years ago Queen Latifah called out for UNITY. Now more than ever we need to strengthen our togetherness. Hiphop has proven itself to be one of the greatest cultural vehicles of our time, bringing masses ever so close to one and other.

This yearly Queens of HipHop special offers a special deal for the ladies. With every Queen that walks in, another one gets in for free. So, assemble your squad!

Fri 02 September

OBEY x Daily Rush

We’re proud to present the OBEY Clothing x Daily Rush Collection (with artwork of Lizer van Hattem) at BAR.

Fri 19 August


Rotterdam’s finest Silent Disco goes sugarsweet! Take a dip in Willy Wonka’s pool of joy, steel one of our magic candy canes and dance the night away on the tunes of our three DJ-teams. Friday!

Fri 23 September

Wilde Renate Dance Party

We are welcoming three of Salon Zur Wilden Renate’s residents, our good friends Mehmet Aslan and Noema will be accompanied by Sebastian Voigt, the man running the Wilde Renate label and doing bookings!

Fri 16 September


The Man, The Myth, The Legend….

Sat 27 August

GET ON DOWN w/ nd_baumecker & Lupe

We are thrilled to be back at BAR again with the 22nd edition of Get On Down!

Fri 26 August

BAR invites HEAT w/ Invisible City djs

Come and celebrate our 3 year anniversary!

Wed 24 August


Rotterdam’s sexiest threesome PRINS ESCORT has opened #EenNieuweTent within BAR and it will be there all summer!

Sat 13 August


After the sun has set it’s not time to go to sleep just yet… Blijdorp Festival will move to BAR and we’ll bring several headliners with us. Prepare for some serious partying, because it will go completely Bokito in this place!

Sat 20 August

BAR goes Bananas w/ Afrobot & Exotic Gourmet Cartel

Tropical tunes by one of our favourites AFROBOT accompanied by WAOWAO’s EXOTIC GOURMET CARTEL!

Sat 03 September

BAR invites Detroit Swindle & Mr. Mendel

Superduo Detroit Swindle turned our basement upside down on Thursday a while ago and they’re back to take care of the upper floor!

Fri 26 August

Losgeld at Rotown

Every last friday of the month: Losgeld. Classic, unknown, known, everything’s possible. Rotterdam based DJ’s Coup de Sjans, Venour and Baard & Staart will make you dance your ass off! To make you move, the DJ’s will play swingin’ rock tunes, sweaty R&B bangers and bangin’ hip-hop beats.

Sat 20 August

Fuck Forever at Rotown

Fuck Forever! An energetic and cutting-edge indie-pop all-nighter by the eponymous female-fronted DJ-collective, consisting of Bella Hay and Jael Raven (Kill all Hipsters).

Fri 12 August

Slow Magic - Blijdorp Festival Pre-party

Slow Magic’s indietronics are the perfect warm up for Blijdorp Festival. Live at Rotown Rotterdam. The amazing producer will kick off the festival in style during this official pre-party. More artists to be announced!

Thu 11 August

Rob. every thursday at Rotown

Rob. every thursday at Rotown

Click attend at the Facebook event before 19:00 on thursday for a free spot on the guest list.

Sat 06 August

van Bil tot Wolf - After Walk Dance (the walking dead)

After we walked 25km from Billytown The Hague to Wolfart Project Space Rotterdam we thought it would be a great idea to dance zombie style. We will do it in Paviljoen aan het Water. Wies starts approximately around 21:00h. with putting on some nice tunes to dance to.

Sat 30 July

Buurman & Barman 2016

Buurman & Barman organize free outdoor party’s in parks around Rotterdam. With barbecue food, beers and local dj’s! Next Saturday we will rock all day long in the ‘Kralingse Bos’. From 11:00 am to 23:00 pm.

Fri 05 August

Café Sessions w/ SOUSA

With the Café Sessions we put the spotlight on our favourite café DJ’s. Immerse yourself in the finest disco, house, afro beat, funk and hip hop, performed by the best selectors of Rotterdam. Anything goes!

Fri 05 August


Pantropical is super thrilled to introduce the Ghanaian electronic/rap/hiplife–highlife sensation ATA KAK, the man who kick-started the whole Awesome Tapes From Africa phenomenon!