This is arguably the best bar in Copenhagen. Danes are caught up in a cocktail boom right now, each bartender competing to see who can come up with the greatest concoction. The bartenders at Ruby are the leaders of the pack, coming up with such drinks as "Burnt Fig" (caramelized fig syrup with cognac and cream) or a "Thai'ed Up Martini" (Plymouth gin with Thai basil). Behind an unmarked door, you enter the demimonde world of Copenhagen, attracting the widest possible base of clients in all forms of dress. As a bartender told us, "We play host to all of God's children." Two rooms have been created out of a building from the 1700s, with high ceilings and gray wainscoting. Open Monday to Saturday 4pm to 2am.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010