Best Cocktail Bar in Copenhagen


In Salon 39, Fredriksberg in Copenhagen, the bartenders have specialized themselves on classic cocktails. If Sazerac or Red Snapper mean something to you, you know what we’re talking about. But you may also taste some of their own mixes, like Hemingway Punch, Jackie Brown or Mona Lisa.

The classy cocktail bar, established in 2005 by Michelin-trained chef Kasper Georg Jensen and bartender Thomas Raae Rasmussen from Hotel Vier Jahrzeiten in Hamburg, combines the sleek old-timey charm of the classic cocktail bar with a tempting dinner menu in an intimate setting.

Food at Salon 39
Food at Salon 39

It is a small place near the lakes with an amazing ability to mix a few ingredients together to create outstanding flavors in both food and drinks.

We defy anyone not to have a memorable evening at Salon 39. First-class drinks, delicious food, shabby chic decor and an excellent atmosphere make it the place to go for the Danish smart set. You can try cocktails you will not find any other place, as well as the classics.

The two friends wanted to create a great cocktail-bar while serving a few simple dishes and snacks so people would hang around instead of leaving to go get food elsewhere.

Burger at Salon 39
Burger at Salon 39

The bartenders and staff here really know how to mix the liquor to perfection and how to treat all guests with smiles and true hospitality. And by the way, the chef here makes one of the best burgers in town. Food is prepared with lots of love and great ingredients.

The best liquors are imported from around the world; Pisco from Chile and Peru, Bourbon from small American distilleries and homemade infused vodka and cognacs.

The ambience in the dimly lit Salon 39 is cool, relaxed and perfect for a romantic date as well as a night out on the town. The music is mostly jazz, soul and blues to complete the experience.

A cafe by day, bistro in the evening and a cocktail bar after dark; what Salon 39 doesn’t know about cocktails frankly isn’t worth knowing.

Why not let the bartender surprise you with new concoctions?

All images, couresy of Salon 39

Best Cocktail Bar in Copenhagen, written by Tor Kjolberg