The owners of nightclubs Q-bar on Ingólfsstraeti, and Mónakó and Monte Carlo on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavík announced last weekend that they would seek their legal rights after Reykjavík City Council stated the clubs’ opening hours should be shortened.
“We won’t accept this quietly, there is too much at stake,” owner of Q-bar and head of the Association of Club Owners Baldvin Samúelsson told Fréttabladid.
Reykjavík City Council has agreed to submit a proposal to the capital region chief of police Stefán Eiríksson regarding shortening the opening hours of the three nightclubs from 6 am to 3 am due to complaints about noise from nearby residents.
“We have documents showing that we are way below the noise limit,” Samúelsson said. “The noise inside the club is below the guideline limit, but above it outside the club. But it is impossible to blame that noise only on our guests.”
Eiríksson said the complaints are being investigated, but would not make further comments on this case.