In my opinion, there are two types of wine bars. The type with a fixed menu, where “what you see, is what you get”. And then there is the other type, with no menu card and comments like ”we just got a few bottles of this wine last week, do you want to try it?” followed by an enthusiastic story about why it’s so special. I’m not saying that one of the types is better than the other, but I do bring different friends to different wine bars.

The newly opened Antidote Vinbar definitely belongs in the first category. Their menu is divided by the type of wine and country, and if you just fancy a glass, there is a special page for the wines they serve by glass. The organic wines are marked, as well as the biodynamic ones. The cheapest red glass starts around 75 dkk and continues up to around 120 dkk, and when I ask for a description of a biodynamic wine from Spain, the girl in the bar definitely knows enough to answer all my questions.

The wines served are fine, but in my opinion, that’s not the major reason to visit Antidote. I adore wine bars without a menu, where you need to have a chat with the bartender to get what you want. Antidote’s selection of wine is a bit expensive and without that much edge – but is a perfect place to recommend friends not knowing that much about wine, wanting a “safe choice”, a good evening and some great atmosphere. Because the atmosphere is nice. I like the design of the small wine bar, with green walls, different wine bottles in the windows and candles around the room.

Next time I’ll go for some wine with the Film Critic Guy, I’ll pass Antidote and continue down Jægersborggade to Terroiristen. However, with most of my other friends, I would stop at the corner, and have yet another glass of biodynamic red wine from Spain at Antidote.

Jægersborggade 56, Nørrebro

60-120 dkk/glass of wine

S-train to stop Nørrebro St (1000 meters) or bus 5A stop Stefansgade (400 meters)

Linn Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food photography. She also writes the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.