Living at Nørrebrø means that I don’t hang out downtown that often. There are so many good places to go for coffee and beer at Nørrebro, and when that’s not my first option, Vesterbro always end up as the second choice. Downtown? Not that often. There are some good places, but there are even more touristy places, where they charge way too much for something way too boring.

One place I’ve heard good things about, even if it’s located downtown is R Vinbar. It shares it address with the fanciest stores in town, but the style is quite different from the stores around it when you step inside. The young guys working there are both wearing red and white checked shirts and the walls are primped with the letter R in all kind of colors and sizes. I kind of like it.

Me and the Film Critic Guy are lucky, because we have a gift card from the app mademyday. It includes a small plate with different hams and salami, some bread and two glasses of red wine. All of it suits the late Friday evening well and the food is gone in a few minutes. We don’t drink as fast as we eat, but when we’re done with our first glass, we continue with a glass of bubbles for dessert, while checking the other people in the room out.

Next to us is a young couple on a first date. He is way too boring for her, and they leave quite early. In another corner there are three friends in the middle of their 40ies, chatting and sharing a bottle of white wine. Downstairs two elder couples sip their wine while discussing politics. In other words, it’s quite a mix of people. I guess that’s the charm of being downtown.

Gammel Mønt 14, central Copenhagen

You can get a glass of wine for 70 dkk and up

Metro to Kongens Nytorv (300 meters away)

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.