Cocktails

29 April 2015 by Hazel

Copenhagen is host to a great mass of famous and less famous and quirky and hip cocktail bars, you'll be hard pushed to avoid them. But just in case you're cluelessly wandering the streets looking for one, we'll save you the trouble and list a few here.

thaisbenjamin at Gilt, madaboutcopenhagen
thaisbenjamin at Gilt, madaboutcopenhagen

Gilt

Cocktails up there with the city's best, but all costing 95kr or less? Yep, that's Gilt. Awesome photo by @thaisbenjamin, with the 'Islay in Spring' (Islay whisky and bourbon infused with blueberry and surrounding a very large ice cube!)


zebgoodman at Lidkoeb, madaboutcopenhagen
zebgoodman at Lidkoeb, madaboutcopenhagen

Lidkoeb

As far as cocktail bars go, Lidkoeb hits the spot in more places than one. With cosy fireside armchairs to sit back with your (incredible) cocktails when it's cold outside, and a huge bulb lit courtyard tucked away just behind Vesterbrogade for those long lazy summer nights, you can't go wrong. Love this photo of the bar by @zebgoodman.


jemcph at The Barking Dog, madaboutcopenhagen
jemcph at The Barking Dog, madaboutcopenhagen

The Barking Dog

It's difficult to do this bar justice with a photo (it's quite dark inside) but @jemcph had the fantastic idea of stepping outside! The Barking Dog is cocktails, ales and whiskies galore, and the decor is amusing. Happy weekend!


karenmariemunk at Ruby, madaboutcopenhagen
karenmariemunk at Ruby, madaboutcopenhagen

Ruby

There's not much food here, but a hell of a lot of drink, handsome bartenders in waistcoats and great atmosphere. Cheers, @karenmariemunk!


amanreehal at 1105, madaboutcopenhagen
amanreehal at 1105, madaboutcopenhagen

1105

Something for the weekend: 1105 (named after their postcode). This place is all about the drinks - with a great menu of classics and some more inventive cocktails. Not cheap, but absolutely worth it - bartenders are insanely good, and cocktails are made to perfection down to the very last detail. @amanreehal here with a couple against a fiery backdrop!


thehazertazer at Balderdash, madaboutcopenhagen
thehazertazer at Balderdash, madaboutcopenhagen

Balderdash

Balderdash is a new bar about town and already claiming the hearts of many a Copenhagener. "A cocktailbar with experimental capability," meaning not only wacky cocktails, but pop up food events and general mischief. It’s fun, full of bacon salt, great people and hella good cocktails. Photo by @thehazertazer.


rrebekha at Mikropolis, madaboutcopenhagen
rrebekha at Mikropolis, madaboutcopenhagen

Mikropolis

Anyone for a smoked cherry wine cocktail? Don't mind if we do! @mikropolisbar kicking ass on Vendersgade as per usual. Photo by @rrebekha.


dreadless at Strøm, madaboutcopenhagen
dreadless at Strøm, madaboutcopenhagen

Strøm

According to some official list or something this is one of Europe’s best cocktail bars. @dreadless was there sampling a “Zeppelin” - smokey scotch whisky, walnuts, saffron, orange, lemon, Danish honey and egg white. Yeah, sounds a bit boring…


copenhagenbyme at Bar25, madaboutcopenhagen
copenhagenbyme at Bar25, madaboutcopenhagen

Bar25

Beat those rainy Monday blues with a "Business Thyme" - that's gin, lemon juice, honey, raspberry pureé and thyme shaken together and poured over rocks - or two at Bar25, like @copenhagenbyme.


pernodricarddk at La Fée Verte, madaboutcopenhagen
pernodricarddk at La Fée Verte, madaboutcopenhagen

La Fée Verte

Absinthe bar in Copenhagen, yep you heard correctly! You’ll find 'La Fée Verte’ (The Green Fairy) on the 1st floor of wine bar, Tire Bouchon. Photo creds to @pernodricarddk, and cheers to the weekend!


n_n_d_d at Salon 39, madaboutcopenhagen
n_n_d_d at Salon 39, madaboutcopenhagen

Salon 39

Feel like an "Olive Garden", a "Slaughter House Bloody Mary" or a "Slim Shady Shake"? Salon 39 is your first stop for funky (and tasty) cocktails. @n_n_d_d enjoying hers in the sun here!


signemanthei at Kung Fu II & Izakaya Bar, madaboutcopenhagen
signemanthei at Kung Fu II & Izakaya Bar, madaboutcopenhagen

Izakaya Bar

An “izakaya” (Japanese) is a casual place to go for drinks after work, like @signemanthei is doing here. What’s more, Izakaya Bar is twinned with next door Kung Fu II so you if you fancy after work snacks as well, you’re in the right place! (Psst. Consider booking a table, it's a small and busy place!)


cocktailsofcopenhagen at Duck & Cover, madaboutcopenhagen
cocktailsofcopenhagen at Duck & Cover, madaboutcopenhagen

Duck & Cover

Duck & Cover is up there with some of our favourites, where @cocktailsofcopenhagen recently sampled this beautiful Danish variation on the Martini, made with Nordguld akvavit and distilled with caraway and amber!


chrisgcalvert at Atze Peng, madaboutcopenhagen
chrisgcalvert at Atze Peng, madaboutcopenhagen

Atze Peng

Here's @chrisgcalvert with a cosy lil nightcap. It's Atze Peng's take on the Old Fashioned, with chocolate bitters and ahornsirup.

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