Grand Café Hooghoudt

[ESNS menu] A true classic at Groningens Grote Markt. You can come here all day, for coffee in the morning, lunch at noon and dinner at night. Hooghoudt has a great collection of beers, spirits and snacks as well so don’t miss this places cozy atmosphere right in the city centre.   ESNS Special: ESNS […]


[Discount + crew tip] One of the newest hotspots in Groningen is Dokjard. Right in between the Noorderplantsoen and the old harbor. Dokjard combines a brewery with a bistro, which means you can enjoy both beer and food.   ESNS crew tip: Be prepared for “great comfort food and different cuisines” says marketing manager Jildau. […]


[Discount included] A place for reak Blokes. “Dishes inspired by the (not so modest) american kitchen” it says on their website. This is exactly what you can expect. Burgers, steak & ribs. Beer & cocktails. The staff will make sure you feel right at home.   ESNS special (for all visitors with a wristband): 20% […]

Brouwerij Martinus

[Crew tip] Brouwerij Martinus is located in an industrial and monumentaal building in the city centre of Groningen. With 8 different and unique beers and regular events, you’re in for a real treat when visiting this Groninger brewery.   ESNS crew tip: Officemanager Marieke’s favourite is this cozy brewery,  he encourages you to “come for […]

Black & Bloom

[Crew tip] All coffee lovers unite! Black & Bloom is the very first artisan espressobar in Groningen. Some keywords: Single Origins, Espresso from the Synesso, Microroaster, Filter at the Brewbar, Hario, Kalita, Aeropress, Cosy Atmosphere, home-made cakes and bakes, Retro F1, Students, StarWars and more coffee tomfoolery… Beware; coffeegeeks are free to move at the […]


[Crew tip] Food and drinks they very seriously. The rest? Not so much. At Achterwerk you can have dinner and drinks. Best of all? They offer great vegetarian and vegan alternatives.   ESNS crew tip: You should “pick the surprise menu” at the “best vegan in town” says our ticketing & customer relations manager Rene.

Mr. Mofongo

[Crew tip] Mr. Mofongo has been chosen best cocktail bar of the Netherlands more than once. And this is not without reason. Mr. Mofongo offers you a place for lunch and dinner, but also has a cocktail bar and a wine bar.   ESNS crew tip: You shouldn’t miss out on the “best cocktails & very […]

Buckshot Cafe

[Crew tip] The Buckshot Cafe is a real music cafe. So if we didn’t provide you with enough live music at the festival yet, this is a good adress to go. The Buckshot also has two floors, downstairs you can reflect on your day while guests upstair dance to the music.   ESNS crew tip: […]

Chaplins Pub

[Crew tip] Beer lovers shouldn’t miss this cozy pub with more than 15 beers on tap and many more from the bottle. However, you can also find good coffee and a nice glass of wine here. Relax at the fireplace or dance late at night. Open till late every day of the week.   ESNS […]


[Crew tip] Next to fair-trade and biological food there is one thing you can especially find at Kult – gezelligheid. This is a students favourite. People come to this “living-room cafe” to enjoy drinks, games, live musik and themselves. Open till late on most nights.   ESNS crew tip: Marketeer Lesley thinks you should check […]