Along the river Maas, in a former tropical swimming paradise (known as Tropicana) from the ’80s with waterslides and such where countless kids spent their time swimming and caused mayhem, you now have Aloha Bar.
They are part of Blue City which aims to be a green and sustainable environment with other small start ups and businesses.
Check the video (scroll down for the link) explaining a ‘circular economy’ to change and make an end to linear economy which still rules the world.
The Aloha Bar/Restaurant/Terrace is situated in and around the section of the former in/outdoor pool – check out their amazing outdoor terrace overlooking the river! Needless to say it’s popular when the sun is out 🙂 during summer.
Wherever you look you’ll see elements from the past integrated into a retro style interior and exterior with a tropical touch.
Indoors there’s a huge coffee roaster where Brazilian and Ethiopian beans are roasted on the spot for their Aloha Bar coffee. Beans are also for sale.
This place is spacious and there’s enough room inside to find a spot to work, have a quick coffee or enjoy a meal. Meet up with friends and find yourself in a holiday spirit while having a drink, listening to music and soaking up the sun.
They work with fresh organic ingredients from local suppliers like fellow neighbours Rotterzwam and city beekeeper Bouna for their dishes.
Check the menu for a small snack or for a bigger appetite.
Plenty of events happening too.