Behind a garish Fotex supermarket, is a small alley leading to one of the oldest houses in Vesterbro. In this 18th century apothecary building, still with its original wooden beams and thick yellow walls, you’ll find CPH’s newest, most bangin’ bar from the super-bar-stars behind Ruby’s.
With three floors, each more impressive than the last, the ground floor is a cosy yet elegant take on a Scandinavia design; the tan leather banquettes have fur throws for comfort, there’s Helmut Newton photography on the walls and an open fire.
The second floor bar is more refined still, with Chesterfield chairs, an antique back bar made out of the old apothecary cabinets and a 19th century fridge, refurbished up to working order. There’s no beer on tap here, so come for the awesome cocktails and the sultry low-lit surroundings.
When BarChick visited the top floor was yet to be opened but they gave us a sneak peak, and this is where we want to spend every Christmas. A 28-capacity whisky bar, the bottles are displayed in illuminated apothecary cabinets, glowing like gold. They’re serious here – beer is only tolerated as a chaser for your whisky. As ambassadors for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, they have some bottles that would have a Scot salivating.
Finally, the outdoor courtyard is illuminated with multi-coloured strings of lights and a dozen picnic tables. A small outhouse room acts as a bar when it gets busy, and boy does it get busy – expect queues around the block at weekends, but it’s worth the wait.
Photo credit: Tyler Wetherall