This once exclusive Danish club of drinks and snacks is open to the public

 Unless you’re six-foot sexy and a Scandinavian expat, you likely haven’t ventured into the Danish Club. That’s something you might want to rectify. Next to the restaurant, where chef Bente Grysbæk turns out Denmark's finest in meatballs and pickled fish, they’ve just opened a new bar. And if you’ve ever found yourself thirsty in the barren upper reaches of Queen and Little Bourke Streets, you'll know that’s something to get excited about.

The design is exactly as pared back as you’d expect from our minimalist pals – brick, blonde woods, ergonomic low slung leather chairs and what we’re told are reindeer skin rugs.

A Copenhagen cocktail on the other hand, of genever (gin), Cherry Heering, bitters and lime served straight up is the most potent thing we’ve sipped all year. Post work happy hour draws a business crowd for Carlsberg and Tuborg beers and salty deliciousness in the form of tiny pork burgers with a crunch of crackling and mini-dogs topped with pickled cucumber.

It’s not the most lively joint, but good for a quick bubbles or schnapps if you find yourself high and dry at cocktail hour on the west end of town.

Looking for pubs in Melbourne? Read our new pubs page.

First published on . Updated on .

By Gemima Cody   |   Photos by Graham Denholm   |  

Bar Dansk details

Lvl 3
428 Little Bourke St

Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9600 4477

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Wed-Fri 10am-late

Melbourne area guide

Restaurants near Bar Dansk

Denmark House

0m - All things Danish from functional furniture to blonde people can be found at...

Naked Espresso

146m - Paul Bennetti may be fresh of face, but he’s a man on a coffee driven...

Amigos: Hardware Lane

151m -  Feel like a night of tequila and nachos but can’t be bothered...

Bars & pubs near Bar Dansk

Queen Street Rescue

59m - Take refuge in this shabby chic retreat any time of day. They'll do a muffin...

The Wigs Cellar

102m - These guys offer free delivery within the CBD and your beverage...

Word Bar

128m - This small bar hosts regular comedy nights, live music gigs and also has a...

Other venues near Bar Dansk


108m - Celebrating the weird and wacky, Wunderkammer sells an array of scientific...

The Paris Cat Jazz Club

114m - Located in the heart of the CBD, down one of Melbourne's many laneways, the...

Brazilian Sunset

164m - Brazilian Sunset offers everything involving Brazilians including aftercare...

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus

© 2007 - 2014 Time Out Group Ltd. All rights reserved. All material on this site is © Time Out.