GILT is a classic cocktail bar in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen. GILT served cocktails, before the Danish capital even knew what a cocktail was, and the bar is still among the best in the city, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
You will find GILT - short for Glass, Ice, Liqueur and Topping - in Rantzausgade street in the Nørrebro neighbourhood of Copenhagen.
It has been here for over a decade, since the piña colada and strawberry daiquiri were hot news. Today, GILT has returned to its starting point and is now serving honest and stylish cocktails of high quality, with an individual, often Nordic, twist.
The man behind GILT, Peter Altenburg, has more than 20 years of experience, and many people believe that he and GILT can take a lot of credit for Copenhagen’s international recognition and the fact that the city has a cocktail scene today.
The cocktail bar’s interior decoration consists of dark colours, dim lights and jazz music on the stereo. There is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, where the guest is in focus and always welcome to make requests and order outside the cocktail menu, which offers about 15 cocktails, which vary according to season.
But do not be mistaken. The bartenders are excellent, when it comes to cocktails and liquors. And they are ready to advice you if needed.
Peter Altenburg has a love of Nordic food and thus Nordic ingredients. Therefore, you will often find cocktails with rhubarb, elderflower, salt and buckthorn, but also more classic ones with coffee and chocolate flavours. The prices are from DKK 85-95.