THE DOWNTOWN SIDE OF COPENHAGEN
“Vesterbro” is the most underground neighborhood of the city with its old refurbished slaughterhouse. The place is full of galleries, restaurants and shops and a new concept is revealed behind each door.
Gallery v1 presents both international established and emerging artists and serves as a platform for a discussion between art and the surrounding society with all forms of media. Right now, the Danish artist Julie Nord is presenting her new drawings there until March 27th. (69 Flæsketorvet – www.v1gallery.com)
For lunch, the Fiskebar, in the wake of the new Nordic food scene has a menu that offers only fish. Inside the white exterior, the open kitchen decor is bright and airy. (Flæsketorvet 100 – www.fiskebaren.dk)
Smaller and cosier Paté Paté develops more Mediterranean inspirations with a dazzling Spanish accented cuisine, alongside by a beautiful wine cellar for the connoisseurs. (Slagterboderne 1 – www.patepate.dk).
Karriere Club is ideal for cocktails and dancing. It has become an institution in the neighborhood and is one of the first addresses of Vesterbro, best known for exposing the first works of the artist Olafur Eliasson. (57-67 flaesketorvet – www.karrierebar.com)
More lounge-like, the recently opened, Lidkoeb is very nice for a drink in leather armchairs in the corner by a chimney fire. (Vesterbrogarde 72B – www.lidkoeb.dk)
And for a coffee break, Granola offers pancakes or cupcakes in a revisited bistro style. (Værnedamsvej 5).
Just next door, Blomsterkuret, the most beautiful flower shop of the city, offers a romantic touch in its mini house with a variety of flowers and cherry branches.