Earlier this week, we had a few of these sunny days, where the Danish skies seem an endless milky blue. I spent all day indoors working, and by 6 o’clock I was desperate to get out on my bike. I picked the boy up from the train station, and because we were near to the center, we decided to cycle up through the cobblestoned roads and look at all the gorgeous buildings.

Almost by accident, we stumbled upon this bar on a street corner, opposite a parking lot and an apartment block. It didn’t look like much from the outside, but we were thirsty and there wasn’t anything else near by. I am so glad we did and I will definitely make my way back there!

Inside, the bar feels like a parisian bistro de gare from the 1940s, with various antique lamp bulbs, heavy metal chairs, comfy high back leather sofas, thick wooden tables and an old herringbone parquet floor. Croissants and cakes are presented on old fashioned cake stands, the walls are covered in framed indie film posters and there is a bunch of board games and magazines at the guests disposal too. The lighting is nice and subdued, creating lots of privacy for every table in a pretty open space. One of the walls is entirely made out of glass doors, which were open to let in the last evening sun and gentle breeze. The main attraction for me however, was the architecture of the actual building itself - from the elegant long legged barstools door to the cute spiral stairs leading to the basement and the gold framed bar.

The beer on tap is pretty standard (Tuborg, Hoegarden, Leffe, Kronenbourg), but they do have a few really nice bottled beers (we opted for the delicious Erdinger Dunkel). They also serve a small selection of warm foods and sandwiches, and although we weren’t eating, almost everyone else was, so I assume it’s quite good!

They are open until 5am on a weekend too, so if you fancy hanging around gazing at all the pretty decor while sipping on old fashioned cocktails, there is plenty of time for it. I recommend you to come wearing a felt hat - there won’t be a place that is more suited to it.

Store Regnegade 12, Indre By

Beer on tap (small/big) 30/45 dkk, hot drinks between 25-40 dkk, food around 80-90 dkk

Walk from the Metro Station at Kongens Nytorv (600m) or take bus 11A or 81A to Sværtegade (100m)

Rebecca Priska Meyer

Rebecca is a graphic designer/photographer/videographer from Switzerland with a degree in Visual Communications. She spent the last 8 years living in England and moved to Denmark in July 2014. She now lives with her boyfriend and her daughter in Vesterbro.