Hotel bars and restaurants have been pretty boring in Denmark in comparison to its American or Asian counterparts. Most of the time, they are hardly occupied apart from breakfast hours. You will see a couple of tired business travelers who are too tired to dine out. In a typical hotel restaurant, the atmosphere is rather dull.
However, it seems the trend for tourist residences to strengthen up their F&B arm has finally kick started in Copenhagen, with Dángleterre’s Marchal gaining a Michelin star, Nimb opening a gourmet vegetarian concept Gemyse and Hotel SP34 partnering with the city’s best burger joint Cock’s & Cows.
The trend is not only limited to 5 star establishments and design hotels. Lately, Generator Hostel has also (literally) beefed up their menu. Their Bar & Restaurant serves some tempting gourmet burgers, slow-cooked meats and a whole lot more delicious gastropub foods at very reasonable prices.
Grab a beer and hang out at the spacious Petanque Terrace. Who would have thought that this traditional French game is (well – probably cheap beer and cozy alfresco space too!) so popular among the Danes that even locals fill the dining hall of this hostel on weekends.
Recently, their icebar, Reflections, has also generated a lot of buzz. Well, if you don’t think the Scandinavian weather is cool enough, cave in the ground floor bar frozen with ice from the Torne River in northern Sweden. Some vodka will Absolut-ely warm yours up.
Address: Adelgade 5, 1304 Copenhagen, Denmark