Best cocktail bar in Copenhagen 2018

Best cocktail bar in Copenhagen 2018

The vote is on!

It’s on – the annual “best of the city” awards by our local news site AOK. As usual a proud sample of cocktail bars have been nominated for the title “best cocktail bar of Copenhagen 2018”. And we all get to vote until the 21st of May!

Support your favorite bar by voting here after having checked out the line-up:

Geoffrey Canilao owner of Balderdash - one of the best bars in Copenhagen, Photo by Alexander Banck Petersen, photographer for Cocktails of CopenhagenBalderdash

Balderdash means gibberish, non-sense or bar talk. And that actually says a lot about the atmosphere the owner Geoffrey Canilao has created at Balderdash. In his own words, they have no concept there – just creativity.  Go there for one of Copenhagen’s most fun, creative and chameleon like bars where the menu is never the same.

Mikael and Andreas Nilsson from Strøm Cocktail bar in CopenhagenStrøm

Strøm is the place to have good drinks in a loose and lively atmosphere. Here you can sip a well-balanced cocktail while funky tunes from Earth Wind and Fire invite you to get the groove on and loosen up whatever tension built up through the week.

Gensyn - best new cocktail bar in Copenhagen 2017Gensyn

Gensyn on Frederiksberg must be the only place in Copenhagen where you can enjoy a well-balanced old fashioned with a couple of friends over a round of five pin billards.Two old lanterns and a green wooden door mark the entrance to this relaxed and non-pretentious bar. No huff and puff – just quality products, impeccable service, good beer and decent affordable drinks.


Curfew is like going behind the scenes of Alice in Wonderland. It’s a treasure chest of stories, details and wonders morphed together like nowhere else. Curfew is the embodiment of what it’s founder Humberto Marques has collected through a life time behind the bar. The menu? Scandinavian with a Portuguese twist.

Brønnum Cocktail BarBrønnum

Brønnum oozes history and panache. The main bar is decorated by beautiful original wood carvings imported from an antique pharmacy in Sevilla. The walls around the central lounge room are covered with a trompe oeil of a warm summer sky, soft clouds in red and orange overtones, creating a nostalgic and timeless space in which you would almost feel you’ve escaped the grip of time as you bask in the presence of your friends while enjoying while enjoying one of theor NOrdic inspired cocktail creations.

“Byens Bedste” award is a tribute to exceptional places and experiences which have made Copenhagen blossom within the past year.

Congratulations to all the nominated cocktail bars. May the best bar win!

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.