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.