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COPENHAGEN MAY/JUNE 2018 CPHPOST.DK

THE RETURN OF COLOUR Foodies, fashionistas and flower enthusiasts rejoice! Feast your eyes on the fabulous hues of spring

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WELCOME

WELCOME TO COPENHAGEN - A GREEN AND DIVERSE CITY Several times now the Danish capital has been voted the world’s best city to live in – and with good reason.

I would especially recommend renting a bike and visiting the many different parts of the city: from diverse and multicultural Nørrebro to the natural beauty of Amager Fælled and the pretty routes alongside the harbour.  

INFORMATION GALORE

PLENTY TO OFFER

Copenhagen has a great deal to offer: from green spaces and intimate public squares to excellent possibilities for biking and a wide range of exciting worldclass cultural and culinary experiences. Copenhagen is a popular tourist destination and, as deputy mayor for culture and leisure, I’m very pleased that so many people choose to visit our lovely city. There are masses of things to experience, whether it’s the classic tourist sights such as the Little Mermaid, relaxing by the harbour swimming baths at Islands Brygge, visiting art exhibitions, or enjoying delicious food in Kødbyen.

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The staff of the Copenhagen Visitor Centre, the city’s official tourist information centre, are ready to point you, your family and friends in the direction of exciting experiences in Copenhagen and in the whole of the Greater Copenhagen area. Copenhagen Visitor Centre in Vesterbro is the only tourist information centre in Denmark where you can get a unique and experience-orientated understanding of the city through virtual reality.   You can also obtain tourist information at the following places in town: ENIGMA, Frederiksberg Centret, Rådhusoplysningen, Denmark’s National Gallery SMK, the National Museum, Illum, Copenhagen’s main public library, Østerbro’s public library, Ørestad’s public library and Tivoli.   In addition, you can access a digital tourist guide, Copenhagen Visitor Guide, on your mobile.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

The leaves on the trees are bursting out, the days are getting lighter and soon the sea will be inviting you in to take a cooling dip. The city will soon be showing itself from its best side. I’m very happy to bid you welcome to Copenhagen – a green and diverse city.   Enjoy your stay! Niko Grünfeld Deputy mayor for culture and leisure

FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS Best place to relax: Amager Fælled or other green areas in the city Best place to eat: communal eating at Absalon’s Church in Vesterbro Best place to drink/go out: enjoy the view and atmosphere at Dronning Louise’s Bridge Best place to take the family: a trip around the canals in Copenhagen Harbour. The capital is really special when seen from the water. Insider’s tip: a tour around City Hall – a historic story about the city and its architecture.

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FASHION

AUTHOR: SOPHIE BERGQUIST

Colour be bad! New arrivals to Denmark quickly learn about ‘janteloven’, an unwritten law that advocates group behaviour in which individuality is diminished through an emphasis on the collective. So it’s no surprise to learn that Denmark, and Copenhagen in particular, has a reputation for promoting a monochromatic and homogenous style. It’s a commonly-held belief that because of the culture of ‘sameness’ here, exciting and colourful pieces are harder to come by. But that isn’t true, as Copenhagen has plenty of colour to offer, so let’s explore some of this spring’s hottest street styles and find out where to discover similar looks along the way.

PHOTO BY: STINE GOYA

Stine Goya Gothersgade 58, Cph K open Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-16:00, Sun closed stinegoya.com

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Designer Stine Goya established her namesake brand in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2006. Stine Goya’s four seasonal collections, artist collaborations and fashion shows continue to receive international acclaim thanks to their signature integration of colour and print. TH E COPE NH AG E N POST TO U RI S M M AGAZI NE • MAY/JUN E 2018


Lovechild 1979 Store Regnegade 24, Cph K open Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-16:00, closed Sun lovechild1979.com PHOTO BY: LOVECHILD1979.COM

Lovechild 1979 is a Copenhagen-based label for modern women who want timeless, luxurious fashion. Creative director Anne-Dorthe Larsen and her all-woman design team make clothes authentic to their own tastes, creating pieces that

transcend seasons and flow with your personal style. The Lovechild 1979 aesthetic is feminine yet grounded by masculine, tailored silhouettes, and it is instantly recognisable thanks to its beautiful detailing.

Gina Tricot Købmagergade 19, Cph K open Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-16:00 ginatricot.com

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A Swedish brand committed to offering an exciting take on Scandinavian design to women in over 30 countries internationally. The bold prints and colorful concepts of the brand have easily made the jump from Sweden to Denmark. Their

looks are being picked up by some of Copenhagen’s hottest style influencers this spring, where they are sure to have a major influence on the city’s street style this coming season.

Vero Moda Frederiksberggade 40, Cph K open Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-16:00; veromoda.com PHOTO BY: VEROMODA.COM

At the forefront of Danish fast-fashion is Vero Moda, which provides stylish young women with a way to access all of the latest trends that deserve to be flaunted down the streets of Copenha-

gen. With their vibrant and accessible approach to being leaders in the fashion environment of Denmark, the affordable brand brings new life to Copenhagen’s fashion scene.

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Samsøe & Samsøe Købmagergade 44, Cph K open Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-18:00 samsoe.com/da An international brand rooted in Scandinavian simplicity, Samsøe & Samsøe is a Danish label that tests the boundaries of traditional Danish design. Featuring well-crafted modern day essentials, the brand is dedicated to becoming part of your everyday wardrobe. But the everyday pieces don’t have to be boring. Mix up your basics with the pops of colour the brand is known for. PHOTO BY: SAMSOE.COM/DA

Saks Potts Available at multiple retailers, including Normann Copenhagen and Norgaard on Stroget sakspotts.com The universe of Saks Potts is a mix of vivid, strong colours, timeless designs, and an innovative and fresh view on fur. The bold colours and designs of the brand embody a youthful reimagining of the Copenhagen fashion scene. The silhouettes represent unusual aesthetics, playful colours, and interesting and delicate materials – all in high quality. The mission behind the label is simply to create something untraditional as a challenge to minimalistic Scandinavian style. PHOTO BY: SAKSPOTTS.COM

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Henrik Vibskov Købmagergade 44, Cph K Krystalgade 6, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 11:00-18:00, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-17:00, Sun closed shop@henrikvibskov.com The Henrik Vibskov boutique represents the iridescent universe of Vibskov in content and form. The store fuses Vibskov’s collections and works with upcoming and renowned designers and artists, pairings that are a means to broadening our spectrum of fascination and inspiration. The experience of walking into Vibskov’s boutique provides a shock of colour and inspiring silhouettes that will stay with you long after.

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Ganni Købmagergade 44, Cph K Store Regnegade 12, Cph K open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun closed store.regnegade@ganni.com Copenhagen-based, family-owned design house Ganni was founded with the mission of filling a gap in the Danish design market in which easy-to-wear pieces are made to be beautiful and exciting to women everywhere. The Danish powerhouse design label is not one to ignore. Find some of their pieces to have for yourself at one of their many showrooms or retailers in Copenhagen. Available at Ilum and Magasin. PHOTO BY: GANNI.COM

Munthe Grønnegade 10, 2nd floor, Cph K open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-16:00, Sun closed munthe.com

PHOTO BY: MUNTHE.COM

Since 1994, Munthe’s finesse lies not only in its clothing’s high quality, but also in the combination of raw and deconstructed materials, paired with refined and elegant details. Munthe’s designs are easily recognisable because of their artistic, free-spirited, enthusiastic and contrasting characteristics. The result is clothing that is to be worn and loved, and a style that is both relaxed and festive.

No stranger to the Copenhagen fashion scene, Carolina Suarez renovates the traditional Scandinavian colour palette with an exciting pair of red earrings for a lunch at the SMK Kafeteria. See page 21 for more information on this newly-opened hotspot for some of Copenhagen’s most colourful and fashionable.

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PARKS

AUTHOR: KATHRINE MARIA AMANN

PROMENADE LIKE A KING The King’s Garden (Kongens Have) in central Copenhagen is the oldest park in the city and has existed for more than 400 years. Once a private garden for the Royal Family alone, it is today one of the most popular hangout spots for the people of Copenhagen – you might even have to fight for space on the lawn on a sunny summer’s day. The park also serves as a setting for the traditional puppet theatre every day (except Mondays) during the summer from June 3 to August 20. Overlooking the garden is the captivating David Collection, regarded as one of the ten best Islamic art collections in the Western World. Additionally, the David Collection exhibits a selection of Danish early modern art and furniture.

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Kongens Have, Øster Voldgade 4A, Cph K

AFTER WINTER, SPRING SHOULD BE A WALK IN THE PARK Flowers, birds and budding trees – finally, spring has arrived!

This is the season of utter rejuvenation, in which nature is allowed to come back to life with full vigour and sheer beauty. What better way to celebrate this magical time of year than going for a stroll in one of the enchanting Copenhagen gardens – while even getting a bit of culture as you go? Kathrine Maria Amann is the editor of Copenhagen Museums and Attractions. For more inspiration, visit cphmuseums.com

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ØRSTEDPARKEN

BOTANISK HAVE

PHOTO BY: DISCOSOUR

PHOTO BY: KENNETH SØRENSEN ØSTRE ANLÆG

ØSTRE ANLÆG

Near Østerport Station, Cph Ø

BOTANISK HAVE Øster Farimagsgade 2C, Cph K

ØRSTEDPARKEN Nørre Voldgade 1, Cph K PHOTO BY: PRAECEPTOR

THE ART OF NATURE

The romantic Østre Anlæg was created to mimic wild nature with its curvy pathways and mountainous terrain. The park contains a variety of wild flora and fauna – especially in the lake. It also holds one of the best playgrounds in town. However, if the Danish spring weather is as unpredictable as ever, you can still enjoy the dazzling light and colours of nature through the Danish Golden Age and the Skagen painters’ art inside the Hirschsprung Collection situated in connection to the park. In the other corner of the garden you’ll find the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst). Here the permanent collection counts masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Gauguin and Degas. Their short, broken brushstrokes, which barely convey form and pure unblended colors, remind us of the bright briefness of summer.

STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES

The Botanical Garden is located in the centre of Copenhagen and holds Denmark’s largest collection of living plants. The park is especially noted for its historical glasshouses dating from 1874, of which the Palm House is the most spectacular – drawing inspiration from London’s famous Crystal Palace. The Botanical Garden is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, which is situated a short walk away. Here you can experience botanical, geological and zoological objects collected over 400 years from expeditions to every corner of the world.

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PLAYGROUNDS AND MONUMENTS

Along the old fortifications that protected the city up until the 1850s, the public park Ørstedparken, which is named after the Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted and his brother, was laid out in 1876. This stunning old park contains two popular playgrounds, a lake, barbecue areas and a unique selection of statues derived from Greek and Roman mythology. At night time, Ørstedparken is infamous for being a meeting point for gay people seeking a bit of romance. Right behind the park you’ll find the charming Nansensgade with quirky cafes, wine bars and antique book shops galore. Also in the neighbourhood in Nørregade is the cathedral Vor Frue Kirke, where Crown Prince Frederik and Mary were married in 2004. The cathedral is open to the public.

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Publisher: CPH POST Editor: Hans Hermansen Magazine designers: Thomas Missmahl & Roann Villarosa Journalists: Sophie Bergquist, Douglas Whitbread, Chang Cai, Diala Arsofli, Melannie Arolick, Emma Kintisch, Tess Westbrook Info: hans@cphpost.dk Tel: +45 2420 2411

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PERFORMANCE

HAMLET LIVE

HAMLET LIVE June 1-Aug 31; Kronborg Castle, Helsingør; 140kr; kongeligeslotte.dk Hamlet Live, which continues to get unbelievable feedback, will once again be returning for another three-month run at Kronborg Castle from June 1. Guests walk the corridors of the castle, watching scenes of the play performed in the very rooms in which the play is set. CPH STAGE May 31-June 9; various venues; cphstage.dk Since making its debut in 2013, CPH Stage has quickly become Denmark’s biggest theatre festival. A fair proportion of the performers are international, coming from countries such as Syria, Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Belgium, Iceland and the UK. THE ART OF FALLING ongoing, ends May 12; Teatret ved Sorte Hest, Vesterbrogade 150, Frederiksberg; 180kr, teaterbilletter.dk Originally written in Swedish in 2015 by Sara Stridsberg, this is the first time the tragicomedy has been performed in English. Why Not Theatre will transport you to the East Coast home of a unique mother and daughter duo, the reclusive cousin and aunt of Jackie Kennedy.  (SB) THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL May 2 & 6; Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; 150-925kr, kglteater.dk Inspired by a 1962 Spanish surrealist film, this English-language opera from award-winning composer Thomas Adès tells the unfolding story of how a mysterious curse descends upon a party of diners and prevents the guests from leaving. (DW)   THE BARBER OF SEVILLE May 2 & 6; Operaen; 150-925kr Gioacchino Rossini’s beloved 1816 opera ‘The Barber of Seville’ is based on the original story that was the prequel to the one that spawned ‘The Marriage of Figaro’.   OTHELLO May 14, 16, 24, 27 & 30, June 4; Operaen; 150-825kr This  masterpiece was first performed in Milan in 1887 and has captivated audiences ever since. Verdi retained the dramatic  elements of the Shakespeare play

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THE ART OF FALLING

– sexual jealousy, murder and suicide – and somehow succeeded in making Iago even more evil.   MADAME BUTTERFLY May 12, 19, 22 & 26; Operaen; 150-925kr ‘Madame Butterfly’, one of the best loved operas of all time, is also one of the most visually beautiful – providing you can see anything through the countless tears you’re sure to be shedding as love, betrayal and suicide leave their mark.   BALLET DE LUXE May 5, 12, 17 & 23; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; 80-625kr, kglteater.dk Let the work of August Bournonville, George Balanchine and Harald Landers guide you through the history of ballet. The pick is Balanchine’s ‘Rubiner’, which features Hollywood sirens in sexy red skirts dancing to energetic jazz by Igor Stravinsky. THE QUEEN OF SPADES May 3, 19 & 25; Gamle Scene; 100-725kr The Russian officer hadn’t reckoned on meeting his match at the card table and in bed, but the countess, in this adaptation of the Aleksandr Pusjkin short story performed to the music of Pjotr Tchaikovsky, never relinquishes control. IT FINISHES WHEN IT FINISHES May 1-5, June 6-7, Gamle Scene; 200kr Choreographer Ioannis Mandafounis plays with our perception of reality in this fusion of movement and magic performed by Corpus to live Ethiopian jazz. A DOLL’S HOUSE May 31, 17:00, June 1, 19:00 & June 2, 13:00; Nørrebrogade 208, Cph N; 100kr  A staging of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play in a real home – its position on gender roles feel as fresh today as it did back then. Fix&Foxy has already taken this production to Oslo and London – with great success. Are you going? Me too. WHOLE IN THE HEAD June 1, 19:00, June 2, 16:00, June 3, 14:00; A Touch of Vintage, Badstuestræde 12, Cph K; 135kr  Scene 42 tackles the devastating effect Alzheimer’s can have on a couple’s love – particularly one in which the man’s son is

THE GREAT DICTATOR

the same age as his partner. MR TESLA PLAYED June 6-8, 17:30, June 9, 15:00; Teatret ved Sorte Hest; 100kr This Why Not Theatre production charts the life of the inventor Nikola Tesla, the true father of the electric age. The monologue has already been seen by many Copenhageners. Find out why they’re buzzing. PUNCH LINE June 8, 17:00, 18:00 & 19:00; Copenhagen Muay Thai Bokseklub, Ragnhildgade 1, Cph Ø; free adm  Martial arts and rap come colliding together in spectacular fashion. The participating Thai boxers’ punches and kicks and the performers’ lyrics fly off one another as they punctuate the air. The result is a cacophonic tour-de-force like no other. THE GREAT DICTATOR May 31, June 1 & 5-8, 20:00, June 2 & 8, 15:00; Nørrebro Teater, Ravnsborggade 3, Cph N; 75-395kr; text in English  Nikolaj Cederholm’s staging of the Charlie Chaplin movie has proved popular with Danish audiences thanks to a strong cast including Søren Pilmark (‘Downsizing’), and now English-speakers have a chance to enjoy it. MANNING IS FREE May 31, 16:00; Betty Nansen Teatret, Frederiksberg Allé 57, Frederiksberg; 70-200kr; text in English  Chelsea Manning is this generation’s Nelson Mandela – imprisoned for 35 years for leaking confidential information about the American war machine, but fortunately released much earlier. Originally born as a male, she changed the world and herself. ROCKY! June 7, 19:30, June 8, 20:00, June 9, 15:00. text in English, June 6, 22:00 in English; Husets Teater, Halmtorvet 9, Cph V; 50-210kr; text in English  Inspired by the Sylvester Stallone film, Morten Burian narrates and then acts in this politically-charged monologue about how modern Denmark has trampled on the underdog. Served by powerful imagery, this one is hard to forget.

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ART #WHATIF? ongoing, ends May 20; kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk Internationally-renowned artists such as Renzo Martens, Lara Baladi and Forensic Architecture ask hefty questions such as “What if art could eradicate poverty?” and “What if we could live without fossil fuels?” (DW)   CONSUMED FUTURE SPEWED UP AS PRESENT ongoing, ends May 27; overgaden.org Lea Gulditte Hestelund is interested in how human bodies are ascribed meaning in contemporary western societies. In this solo exhibition she explores this topic through mysterious scenarios taken from science-fiction plotlines. (DS)   VOGUE LIKE A PAINTING May 5-Aug 26 ; glstrand.dk The exhibition explores the intersection between fashion-photography and the fine arts. The images come from Vogue’s archives – taken by world-renowned photographers such as Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz. (DW) DECORATION OF THE MONTANA ROOM ongoing, ends Feb 2019; glstrand.dk The Danish artist duo Randi & Katrine, who began collaborating back in 2004, combine architecture, objects and narration to create large, immersive installations. This new work takes the macaw as inspiration. (DW)

PICASSO CERAMICS

THE EXECUTIONER

PICASSO CERAMICS ongoing, ends May 27; louisiana.dk Picasso is known for his paintings. However, this 160-piece exhibition instead demonstrates his tremendous talents as a ceramic artist. The display also marks Louisiana’s 60th anniversary. (DW)

THE EXECUTIONER ongoing, ends June 10; smk.dk This large-scale installation lets you explore Ursula Reuter Christiansen’s film through pictures, sound and objects. The German-born artist also worked with the gallery to review feminism themes present in the movie. (DW)

GABRIELE MÜNTER May 3-Aug 18; louisiana.dk Münter did not receive widespread acclaim during her lifetime. However, her striking contribution to art in the 20th century is being celebrated in a new solo exhibition this summer. (DW)

HIEROGLYPHS – SYMBOLIST DRAWINGS 1890-1910 ongoing, ends Aug 12; smk.dk The exhibition showcases over 100 works of art from a time when draughtsmanship came to the fore. Among the notable featured artists are Jens Lund, JF Williamson and Johannes Holbek. (DW)

VERY May 17-Aug 18; louisiana.dk Ed Ruscha’s work comprises powerful and iconic representations of post-war American society. This exhibition will demonstrate his take on the cool elegance of gas stations and Hollywood logos from the 1960s onwards. (DW)

JUDITH HOPF IN THE X-ROOM May 10-Sep 9; smk.dk Hopf has been working with video and sculptures since the 1990s. In this exhibition, she will create a selection of new ‘laptop sculptures’ from metal – along with a moving image display. (DW)

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EVENTS

DAY AT THE RACES

TRIO MEETS THE ENSEMBLE May 1, 20:00; Queen’s Hall at Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; 210kr; kb.dk An award-winning trio consisting of a violinist, pianist, and cellist, will join the Black Diamond’s house ensemble. The trio Con Brio, founded in Vienna in 1999, first collaborated with the ensemble in 2007 and will now return to recreate the magic. (EK) COPENHAGEN ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL May 3-16; various venues; cafx.dk The fifth edition of the festival will once again include a program of talks, films, performances, workshops, seminars and exhibitions. Find out why architecture in Denmark is so much more than bricks and mortar. BIG QUIZ NIGHTS May 3, 17 & 31, 19:30; The Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; 30kr, five per team May 7 & June 4, 19:30; Kennedy’s, Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V; 25kr, four per team The winners get 1,000 kroner at the Globe, and 800 at Kennedy’s. And who knows, the odd rollover has been known to go too.  TIN MAN BOXED IN May 4, 23:00; Culture Box, 54 Kronprinsessegade, Cph K; 100kr; culture-box.com Red Bull Music presents Club Night with headliner Tin Man and more! Flood the dancefloors in the Black and Red Boxes and party to electronic music by some of the best international and local artists. (MA)   DAY AT THE RACES May 4, 19 & 25, Jun 2, 16 & 24, from 12:00 (16:00 on May 25); Klampenborg Galopbane, Klampenborgvej 52; 60kr; galopbane.dk Enjoy the fun and competitive spirit of Klampenborg Racetrack. Enjoy a flutter or two, listen to music and enjoy some great food and racing at the track. (MA) DANISH STRYGER COMPETITION May 4-5, 10:00-15:00; Royal Danish Acawdemy of Music, Rosenørns Allé 22, Frederiksberg; free adm; dkdm.dk Originally started in 2001, this annual competition was created to foster musical talent in young Danish musicians under the age of 30. Observe the first round, hosted by the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and support your favourite contestant. (EK)   CPH SALSA FESTIVAL May 4-6; Kedelhallen, Frederiksberg; copenhagensalsafestival.dk

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SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

This festival will offer more than 50 workshops in dances including salsa, mambo, cha cha, bachata, zouk, boogaloo and kizomba. In addition, you can also enjoy world-class shows and performances and attend dance parties. (CC) COLOR RUN May 5; Valbyparken; thecolorrun.dk Everyone is welcome to compete, regardless of age or ability, but it is also a great spectacle as the runners are splashed from head to toe with every colour imaginable as they jog along the 5 km route. A great day out with friends! (CC) DOLL’S HOUSE FESTIVAL May 5-6; Kulturhuset Stavnsholtvej 3, Farum; 65kr; dukkehusfestival.dk International and local exhibitors show off their miniature abodes. The detail – from the handmade flowers to the furniture – is fabulous. And learn more about how you can make your own dollhouse. (CC)   COPENHAGEN LINDY EXCHANGE May 9-13; Wed & Sun at Søpavillonen, Cph K; Thu-Sat at Nationalmuseet, Cph K; copenhagenlindyexchange.dk Enjoy five days of dancing, music and laughter in Copenhagen. Daytime activities include boat trips and street parades, while the evenings belong to the dancefloor. COPENHAGEN ZOMBIE CRAWL May 9; location TBC, Cph K; copenhagenzombiecrawl.dk Dress up in your costume and hang out with hundreds of other zombies. As the largest pub crawl in the city, it will leave you with unforgettable memories. (CC) SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL May 10-Sep 16, daily from 10:00; Kajgaden 7, Hundested; sandskulptur.dk The seventh edition of this festival has a ‘myths and legends’ theme. Some 40 local and international sculptures, including several world champions, will display their biodegradable masterworks. (DW)   PSYCHEDELIC ROCK  May 11, 20:00; KB18, Kødboderne 18, Cph K; 50kr; kb18.net Experience the new wave of psychedelic rock through performances from Levitation Room and Cosmic Waves. Be one of the first to hear this new musical trend hitting the US and now Europe. (MA)

LEDREBORG LIVING

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22, 20:00; Solberg Plads, Frederiksberg; free adm; fns-cph.dk Put on your skates and join the fun as people of all ages come together for an evening skate around town. Whether you’re a greenhorn or a pro, this event is for everyone. (DA)   MIKKELLER BEER CELEBRATION May 11-12; Øksnehallen, Cph V; 500kr; mikkeller.dk/festivals The Mikkeller Beer Celebration reflects how beer has become more sophisticated, rivalling wine as a pairing to food. But at the time of going to press, it was close to selling out. The early May 11 session (10:00-14:00) is your best bet. MENA & MOZART May 17, 19:30, May 18, 15:00; DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Blvd 13, Cph S; 85-550kr; drkoncerthuset.dk Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena will unite a choir and orchestra to bring the works of Mozart to life. Pieces from Adès and Stravinsky are also on the program. (EK)   COPENHAGEN MEDIEVAL MARKET May 18-21; Valbyparken, Cph SV; 150kr; kmm.dk Come and experience life as it was lived during the Middle Ages. Knights on horseback jousting and fearsome Viking battle re-enactments provide the action, while various tents sell all manner of arts, crafts and nibbles, as well as providing demonstrations. (CC)   LEDREBORG LIVING May 18-21, open 10:00-17:00; Ledreborg Allé 2D, Lejre; 125kr; ledreborglivsstil.dk Thousands will be heading to the picturesque Ledreborg Castle, the home of the Holstein-Ledreborg family, for a long week-end of house and garden inspiration. The 24th annual lifestyle fair offers a chance to try dirttrack mountain biking and pony-riding. DANISH DESIGN FESTIVAL May 23-30; various venues in CPH; ddfestival.dk This festival celebrates the diversity of design present in Copenhagen with exhibitions, events, conferences and awards. Highlights include a creative workshop where participants can exchange design ideas. (DW)

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EVENTS

DISTORTION STREET PARTIES

BRUS’S BIRTHDAY May 17, 15:00; Brus, Guldbergsgade 29F, Cph N; free adm; tapperietbrus.dk The Brus brewpub is inviting you to celebrate summer and its second birthday with a 12-hour event. Enjoy outdoor seating, good food, cocktails and beer. (MA) SECOND CHANCE May 17, 19:00; Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 230kr; vega.dk German band Milky Chance, known for their hit song ‘Stolen Dance’, were scheduled to perform in November but had to cancel. Now they are back in Copenhagen to perform songs from their new album ‘Blossom’. (MA) CLICK FESTIVAL May 19-20; Kulturærftet, Allegade, Helsingør; 275kr; clickfestival.dk Join curious and creative minds from all around the world at this contemporary art festival, which includes exhibitions, talks, workshops and music performances. (CC) 3 DAYS OF DESIGN May 24-26; various venues in CPH; tickets from 100kr; 3daysofdesign.dk This three-day annual festival for aficionados of design comprises exhibitions and talks – with plenty of international flavour as well. (CC) FORTORVFEST May 26; Enghave Plads, Cph V; fortovsfest.dk The child-friendly Fortorvfest includes live music, a flea market and plenty of entertainment. (CC) 500 YEARS OF MUSIC May 27, 15:00-17:00; Tivoli’s Concert Hall, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; from 185kr; tivoligardens.com Concertmaster Kim Sjøgren will lead Denmark’s light orchestra through classical music’s historic past, assisted by Rasmus Botoft. Full of humorous commentary, this Tivoli Summer Classic event will be one for the ages. (EK) KLANG May 28-June 8; various locations; 80-250kr; klang.dk KLANG, the Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival, will host over 30 Danish and international music acts. The festival, now entering its tenth year, is the country’s largest event for contemporary music and will have programs for all ages. (EK) GRAN PARTITA IN TIVOLI May 29, 19:30; Tivoli’s Concert Hall, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; 50kr with entry to Tivoli; dkdm.dk Enjoy Tivoli’s beautiful scenery as you are se-

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renaded by beautiful woodwind music. The concert, organised in partnership with Tivoli Summer Classic, will include compositions by Smaldone and Mozart. (EK) DISTORTION STREET PARTIES May 30-31; Cph N & V; free adm; cphdistortion.dk Distortion, which is 20 years old this year, has grown to become one of the biggest music parties in the world. In its prime, it included four street parties; today that has shrunk to two, but each will attract 100,000 people to the streets of Nørrebro and Vesterbro on Wednesday and Thursday night. (CC) COPENHAGEN BEER FESTIVAL May 31-June 2; Lokomotivværkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5, Cph SV; 150kr; ale.dk The long-established Copenhagen Beer Festival at Lokomotivværkstedet was born out of the campaign for real ale. FRINGE FESTIVAL May 31-June 2; Krudttønden; 88kr; ctcircle.dk Directors, playwrights and actors will show a series of one-act plays over three nights. The plays compete for a prize and the bragging rights. (CC)   DISTORTION Ø June 1-2; Refshalevej Copenhagen; 550kr; cphdistortion.dk Following the street parties, it is the turn of the Distortion club event offering two nights of dance music and occasional decadence. The emphasis is partying until you drop. (CC)   JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL June 1-10; most events at Great Synagogue, Krystalgade 12, Cph K; more details on Facebook Come and experience concerts, movies, lectures and debates and sample Jewish cuisine. (CC) THEATRE FLEA MARKET June 2, 10:00-17:00; Riddersalen, Frederiksberg; free adm; riddersalen.dk Theatre-goers have a large selection of costumes and props to choose from. Sourced from both large and small productions, this is a great chance to find your next party costume. (DA)   COPENHAGEN PHOTO FESTIVAL June 7-17; Photo City, Cph Ø; 80kr; copenhagenphotofestival.com Set out for some abstract travel where the only limit is the sky. Whether you’re into philosophy and self-reflection or an uncensored version of reality, the exhibition will surely meet most tastes in art. (DA)  

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THAI FESTIVAL

WARRIOR DASH June 16; Valbyparken, Cph SV; 485kr; copenhagenwarrior.dk Challenge your endurance in the race of the year. Grab your friends and team up against some of the fastest, strongest and competitive warriors. The run will certainly test your physical skills over 30 obstacles. (DA) DR SUMMER FESTIVAL June 16-17, 10:00; DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Blvd 13, Cph S; 80-140kr; drkoncerthuset.dk Some of the hosts of children’s TV show Ramasjang will pair up with DR’s musicians for the family-friendly festival. With a focus on combining music and play, the event is sure to be a fun time for all. (EK) NOSTRA NIGHT June 17, 20:00; Spillestedet Stengade, Stengade 18, Cph N; 220kr; stengade.dk Get into the zone with hip-hop group La Coka Nostra performing from their latest album ‘Two Thine Own Self Be True’. Ill Bill, Slaine, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal from bands such as House of Pain and Non Phixion will also be performing. (MA) COPENHAGEN CLASSICO June 17; Dybbølsgade 59, Cph V; 99kr; copenhagenclassico.dk If your idea of a bicycle race involves leisurely riding and breaks for coffee and champagne, this is the one to sign up for. After then after the race, participants enjoy lunch and drinks. Don’t forget to dress up and find an old bicycle to use. (CC) COPENHELL June 21-23; Refshaleøen, Cph K; copenhell.dk Denmark’s most prestigious rock and metal festival has a stellar line-up this year led by Ozzy Osbourne. (CC) THEATRE TAPAS June 24; Teaterøen, Cph K; 125kr; teateroen.dk Unwind in a relaxing theatrical environment as you nibble on tapas. Watch short presentations, both professional and amateur, on several stages at your leisure. (DA)   THAI FESTIVAL June 30, 10:00-18:00; Havneparken, Islands Brygge, Cph; allevents.in Embrace the country’s culture, whether it’s cuisine, boxing, music or dance. Taste an authentic piece of Thailand in the heart of the city – a great event if the sun shines! (CC)

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BRUNCH

AUTHOR: DOUGLAS WHITBREAD

Laundry, lusciousness, laudation The Laundromat Café, which merges a restaurant and launderette, launched in 2004 when hipster trends went global. This period produced a swathe of establishments that attempted to sell two kinds of service or product within a single venue: from bakeries that hawked bikes, to hair salons that offered sneakers. Few early pioneers of this concept survived. However, the founders of the Laundromat Café not only championed the idea, they succeeded in turning their Nørrebro location into a local icon. SERVICE IN MOTION When I slipped through the door to the premises on a cold, windswept Tuesday morning, I was met with the unabashed energy and charm upon which the café has built a reputation. Standing by the counter, I watched longingly as laden plates of cooked breakfast were whisked past my nose and onto the tables of expectant recipients. This mouthwatering display was matched by the gentle chorus of guests’ conversations that intersected a rock ‘n’ roll beat broadcasting from nearby speakers. The café’s design features, which include books arranged in bright colours and a ring of richly red padded booth seats that line the perimeter, enhance the prevailing lively, carefree sensibility.

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GLOBAL GUESTS The popular appeal of the café clearly stretches across borders, from those who’ve cycled from a nearby district to dine, to those who have just arrived from a separate continent. But it’s also a setting that is extremely permissible to youngsters. Nevertheless, the kids that come with their parents to ‘do the laundry’ won’t have to reconcile the crushing boredom of watching their clothes progress through several premeditated spin cycles. Instead, they’ll be able to revive their appetites in cosy surroundings whilst their t-shirts rinse and dry in the background. FILLING DISHES The café’s menu emphasises large portions and bold flavours. The classic ‘dirty breakfast’ or ‘clean vegetarian’ option both come at the reasonable price of 88 kroner. These dishes stylishly cover all the Danish morning staples, with eggs, cheese, fruit and rye bread accompanying either bacon and sausages or Greek yogurt and granola. Customers with lesser appetites are also catered to with smaller dishes that include: pancakes, oatmeal or avocado toast. On weekends, however, the menu expands to accommodate larger ‘brunch specials’ that combine both a full breakfast and some assorted lighter options – for those looking to fully indulge their hunger.

Laundromat Café Elmegade 15, Cph N; open daily 09:00-21:00; weekend brunch menus 139 kroner; thelaundromatcafe.com

SIGN OF THE TIMES In the hours I spent at the Laundromat Café, I was reminded that life in the neighbourhood had changed. Many of the 20-something hipster students who had once come to the Nørrebro café to survive their hangovers now sit relaxed and composed with their young children. But like them, the Laundromat Café also seems to have evolved. While it still has the liveliness that inspired its origins, it also possesses an inclusiveness to which even its youngest fans can stake a claim.

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R E STA U R A N T

AUTHOR: EMMA KINTISCH

PHOTO BY: EMMA KINTISCH

PHOTO BY: SOUTHINDIAN.DK

Goa crazy for delectable dosa Indian cuisine isn’t particularly well-known for its finger-food in Europe. Sure, we’re all familiar with samosas, bhajis and pakoras as precursors to having something really hot – a stay of execution, some might say – but few restaurants have embraced the sub-continent’s street food and made it the star of the show. The South Indian has bravely done exactly that with the ‘dosa’ – a tasty, affordable filled pancake, served with dips and dumplings and best enjoyed in an informal setting. Conducive to socialising, diners tear away the edges, working their way around the protein filling like a culinary game of Jenga, strategically making sure they don’t run out of dippage on the way. It’s been so popular that the owners have already opened seven restaurants across Denmark, so isn’t it time you found out what all the fuss is about?

A PALACE FOR THE PALATE

Within the walls of a pale green building, nestled among bustling city streets, resides a welcome refuge from the cold: the South Indian Frederiksberg, which as well as the dosa offers other traditional Chettinad staples.

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Although unique specialisations are offered at each venue, they all prepare essential staples for those seeking a classic South Indian experience. A wide selection of dishes, long-established recipes and an elegant atmosphere provide restaurant-goers with a dining experience that treats the palate.

DELECTABLE DOSA

Although the menu boasts a variety of starting options, the dosa reigns supreme as the restaurant’s specialty. Select from a wide range of fillings – from basic choices like butter or egg to more adventurous offerings such as chicken or chocolate – that are served between two crisp, triangle-shaped pancakes made out of a lentil and rice dough. Each fresh, sliced, crisp, gluten-free dosa is topped with a vegetable garnish and accompanied by three distinct dips. Each sauce supplements the dish in a different way: the coconut chutney adds a sweet tang to each bite, while the vegetable and tomato dips complement and cool the flavour. For those with bottomless stomachs, choose the all-you-can-eat option and feast on dosa combinations of all kinds.

AROMATIC ALTERNATIVES For an alternative beginning course, it is worth exploring ‘the 65’s’, a compilation of newer dishes with a special combination of spices that are just as delicious as their more traditional counterparts. The shrimp dish is a classic South Indian take on seafood, while the fresh cauliflower or paneer options are perfect for a hungry vegetarian. The restaurant can even personalise the spice level to individual tastes, but do not be afraid to embrace the heat!

LAVISH COURSES

The extensive number of items might require multiple trips to this source of fine South Indian dining. The Chettinad chicken masala presents a spicier option for those seeking a bolder but well-established choice and the spinach chicken offers a milder, but equally delicious meal. Menu listings kathirikkai kara kulambu, a seasoned eggplant curry, and paneer masala, a seasoned cheese dish, also provide tasty meat-free options. And the restaurant’s naan bread cannot be beaten – the buttery, golden brown bread breaks away easily between the fingers and melts in the mouth. And for dessert, try the kulfi: light Indian ice cream in mango, pistachio and original flavours, which provides the perfect ending to a delicious night.

THE SOUTH INDIAN Copenhagen restaurants in Frederiksberg (Godthåbsvej 12), Vesterbro (Vesterbrogade 38) and at Fields on Amager (Arne Jacobsens Allé 12), as well as restaurants in Aarhus, Aalborg & Herning, and a takeaway in Vanløse (Sallingvej 61); open daily in Cph F & V until 23:00, from 12:00 at weekends; four set menus 139297kr, kids menu 99kr, dosas 79-89kr; southindian.dk

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BAR REVIEWS

ANCESTRALE PHOTO BY: ANCESTRALE.DK Oehlenschlægersgade 12, Cph V; open Mon-Thu 12:00-23:00, Fri 12:00-24:00, Sat 13:00-24:00; ancestrale.dk This newly-opened wine bar on a cosy street in Vesterbro is the creation of two internationally trained sommeliers together with a wine connoisseur trained at Noma. Their winning formula is simple: serve great wines that are easy to drink and appeal to people’s tastes with no sophistication or menu required. The wines are handpicked and based on relationships with wineries spanning Europe. Their knowledge and expertise are impressive and their recommendations are helpful and satisfying. The wines I sampled were unique, exotic and full of flavour, making it a must visit. (AA) CAFE

SMK KAFETERIA Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; open Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00, untilBY: 20:00 on PHOTO SMK.DK Wed, closed Mon; smk.dk After browsing the collections of the Statens Museum for Kunst, make a stop at the newly-opened SMK Kafeteria. The café is the latest Copenhagen feather to the bow of all-star chef and restaurant owner, Frederik Bille Brahe. His other restaurants include Atelier September and Apollo Bar, known hot spots that attract the capital’s trendiest crowds. Kafeteria features a wide array of colourful and fresh dishes, along with beautifully crafted hot beverages and fresh pressed juices. A perfect beginning or end to a museum experience, stop by the Kafeteria for a memorable culinary treat, beautiful architectural space, and some of the best people watching in the city. (SB) RESTAURANT

SOULS Melchiors Plads 3, Cph Ø; open Mon-Wed PHOTO BY: SOULSCPH.DK 10:00-21:30, Thu-Sat 10:00-22:00, Sun 09:00-20:30 mains from 118kr; soulscph.dk There is certainly no shortage of vegan/vegetarian options within the Copenhagen area – however, this restaurant undeniably deserves a special mention. Souls, founded by two Australians and Danish chef Neel Engholm, delivers the highest quality ingredients, offering health-conscious diner feel-good recipes that are ethically-sourced. Vegan versions of familiar recipes do not simply try to compensate for missing ingredients, rather they form their own flavours and combinations in options such as the Viking salad and Souls burger (a must try). (PS) THE CO PENHAGEN P O ST TO UR I S M M AGAZI N E • MAY/JU NE 2 0 1 8

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REVIEWS

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PHOTO BY: STORM INN

PHOTO BY: PALUDANCAFE.DK

STORM INN Stormgade 20, Cph K; open Tue 16:00-24:00 most days, until 02:00 on Fri, closed Mon The streets surrounding Tivoli can seem quite wind-swept to visitors to the area as they search for a place to enjoy a drink that isn’t a tourist trap. But those who seek refuge at the Storm Inn rarely regret their choice. On most nights, the inn’s landlord, a native of the English city of Barnsley, mans the bar like a supremo on the organ, with long, multi-tasking arms and clean pipes. The quality is reflected in the drinks, and a range of pies is also proving popular. Unassuming, friendly service make this the ideal spot to enjoy upon your evening. (BH)

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PHOTO BY: KALASET.DK

KALASET Vendersgade 16, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 09:0024:00, Fri-Sat 09:00-02:00, Sun 09:00-23:00; weekend brunch options 85-135kr;  kalaset.dk Kalaset was busy on the day of our visit - an undeniable sign it is doing something right! Their menu is varied, from traditional Danish to more American-style pancakes, and we opted for the large brunch selection plates. They were the way to go. It arrived with almost more food than I could manage (but not quite) and the sheer selection of what was presented to me meant I did not have ordering envy. Reasonably priced for brunch considering how much food you get but difficult to get a table. The wait staff are very friendly and aware of people waiting and the turnover time means you only stand staring at the food going by for a little while. (KW)

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PALUDAN BOGCAFE Fiolstræde 10-12, Cph K; open Mon-Fri 09:0022:00, Sat 10:00-22:00, Sun 10:00-20:00; price range: 79-119kr; paludan-cafe.dk Located just a block away from bustling Strøget, Paludan Book & Coffee Shop provides a quiet, peaceful escape from the fast pace of the city, which is equally good for coffee and eggs in the morning, and beer and nachos in the evening A combined bookstore and cafe, the restaurant serves traditional Danish food with options for even the pickiest of eaters. Spread over two levels the restaurant is intimate and cosy. Through a maze of bookshelves lining every wall, excellent servers bring beautifully presented meals right to your table. (MA)

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PHOTO BY: TACOPOP.DK

TACOPOP Odensegade 20, kld, Cph K; open 12:00-21:00; all tacos 70kr; tacopop.dk Selling self-proclaimed “authentic Mexican tacos”, this street food truck company, which also occupies small spaces around the city, offers a selection of tacos and burritos and an even bigger selection of hot sauces. The taco fillings are rich in spices and adorned with fresh accompaniments to cut through the heat, while the steak and pork fillings fall apart and are caught nicely by a perfectly-made corn tortilla. Go big and order guacamole – it’s worth the extra. In store on Tuesdays they offer four tacos for the price of three – what better excuse to check them out? (TW)

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PHOTO BY: DISTRICT-TONKIN.COM

TONKIN Dronningens Tværgade 12, Cph K; open SunWed 11:00-21:30, Thu-Sat 11:00-23:00; mains 84-120kr; district-tonkin.com First on my list when I arrived in Copenhagen, this Vietnamese street food turned extremely popular informal restaurant is one of my favourites for flavour. Don’t let the limited menu fool you – deciding between Bánh Mì, rice noodle bowls and pho has never been more difficult than here. Exploding with spices, chilli, coriander, and lime, the mixture of salty, sweet, fresh and spicy is present in all their dishes. Try a rice noodle bowl with a Tiger beer and fried pork rolls on the side to full appreciate the balance of flavours they are able to achieve. Even my grandparents liked it, proving this is one for everyone. (TW)

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PHOTO BY: ZAGGISCOFFEE.DK

ZAGGI’S 43 Frederiksborggade, Cph K; open Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 11:0017:00; zaggiscoffee.dk This is the (best) worst kept secret in Copenhagen, mainly because everyone cannot stop bragging about finding coffee that only costs 15 kroner. Everything from hot drinks to food to juices here cost 15 kroner without skimping on quality. Set in a cosy, informal atmosphere with wood panelling inside and outdoor tables, I would recommend an Americano with a slice of their homemade Drømmingkage for a mid-afternoon pickup that won’t leave you and your wallet feeling cheated. Located only a short walk to the Lakes, this place is perfect for a takeaway to finally enjoy the sun. (TW)

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AUTHOR: DOUGLAS WHITBREAD

BAR

PHOTOS BY: DOUGLAS WHITBREAD

MAKE SOME NOISE AT THE BAR

T HE BA RKIN G D OG I was aware when I stepped down unaccompanied into the sunken premises of The Barking Dog on a non-descript Monday evening that I was breaking a taboo. In cities like London or New York the presence of a ‘lone-drinker’ in a bar would be accepted and perhaps even thought of in vaguely romantic terms. But despite this, my three years of ‘going out’ in Denmark have taught me that solitary drinkers in this city are viewed as strange, out of place or even potentially subversive. However, as I stood awkwardly on the threshold I was taken aback by the reaction that my appearance provoked. A beaming bartender twirling a translucent ice-cube in a high-ball glass caught my eye and gestured at me from across the room. “Hey, welcome,” he called out to me as I hovered by the door. “Come in and have a seat.” In the same time it took to hang up my coat and take a stool by the bar, he had neatly placed a bottle of chilled water and glass in front of me. “This isn’t like the other bars in Copenhagen,” I thought. “This is something different.”

RELAXED AMBIENCE

The décor hints to the experiences of co-owner Carl Wrangel in South America where he gained an in-depth understanding of the methods used to produce the agave-based drink Mezcal. However, it also demonstrates how his many years as a publican have given

him knowledge of how to put guests at their ease. For example, the bar is designed to accommodate, whether it is individuals, couples or groups, with seating that ranges from raised platforms to tucked-away benches. This allows each person to catch a glimpse of others sat in different parts of the venue, but it also offers plenty of privacy for those who desire seclusion. The consequence is that guests can leave their anxiety and predispositions behind and instead focus on the spellbinding cocktail-experience that The Barking Dog facilitates.

Sankt Hans Gade 19, Cph N; open daily from 16:00, until 02:00 Fri-Sat; cocktails 90-130kr; 3536 1600; thebarkingdog.dk

The bartender will then shoulder the burden of serving them with something that he knows they will enjoy: from a classic Negroni to one of the many signature cocktails the establishment offers.

A PRICE WORTH PAYING

SMOOTH SERVICE

The care and attention with which the bar is spatially-designed is also mirrored in the approach bartenders take in their roles as hosts. Guests are provided with a drinks menu that they can use to select and purchase drinks. However, the bartenders are the key custodians of this process. They possess both extensive, knowledgeable and bountiful skill, which allows them to curate unique alcoholic beverages to suit a diverse range of customer needs and requirements. This means guests are not required to pick the first drink they recognise off a complex or incomparable list. Rather, they can offer up a few examples of the flavours or spirits of which they’re particularly fond, or even describe their mood when they order.

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The price for this service isn’t cheap. Cocktails are on average 100 kroner each – a competitive if not slightly expensive rate compared with other restaurants and bars based in the local area. But the quality and experience that customers receive at The Barking Dog in my opinion is unsurpassed by its competitors. The bar exists as a true renegade in town where conformity is king, allowing customers to sample some of the finest drinks around.

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