Library Bar in Plaza Hotel
Bernstorffsgade 4, Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 3314 9262
Library Bar in Plaza Hotel Copenhagen Reviews
A small secret Jul 06, 2010
The Library Bar is a really comfortable and cosy bar in an old classic English style and the bar is situated deep inside the Plaza Hotel in the city centre of Copenhagen. Once this bar was mention amongst the five best bar in the world by the American Forbes Magazine. It is a place that you probably would miss and pass under normal conditions due to the fact that you really need to know that it is there before you would enter the hotel: You don't need to be a guest in the hotel to visit the bar; you just enter the hotel and walk by the reception and follow the sign with Library Bar.
Today it is only possible to get snacks in the bar but if you need more you can just go next to the bar at Plaza's Restaurant Flora.
The bar area is a little secret gem of Copenhagen. The former Globelin Hall was in the 1970s turned in to the Library Bar, but don't expect it to be filled with classics from the 70s like Verner Panton; it is more like an old men's club in London with chesterfield sofa's, dark woodwork, red carpet, old pictures and numerous old leather covered books. There are no windows and the only light that enters the room is from the beautiful glass dome in the ceiling.
My favourite in there is a cold beer but the place is known for it's cocktail and amongst them especially the Plaza Champagne Cocktail, which is extremely pricy, but also addictive. The story goes that they recovered the recipe in one of the old books and decided to keep it in the bars drinks menu. I have now been there a couple of times and it is in general a very quiet place where you can sit and relax with your drink.
Last time I was there was during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival and the bar hosted a 5 man jam session, which was really nice in the fancy environment.
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