Copenhagen is one of the world’s most sophisticated cocktail cities, with bartenders in Tokyo and New York keeping a close eye on what is shaking and stirring here. Ruby, one of the city’s more elegant bars, focuses on classic cocktails. To find it, look for the flag: It’s in the same building as the Georgian Embassy.
What a gorgeous spot this was to end our trip to Copenhagen! Calling on the swank and class of yesteryear, this cozy-yet-spacious bar makes you feel pampered just by walking in the door. Then you take a sip of a concoction with flavors of apple, blackcurrant and licorice melding together under the chandeliers reflecting off the glass ceiling of the patio, and you'll never want to leave. The bartender serves it all up with a charming smile and a quick wit, your tipsiness making you wonder if you can't order him off the menu as well. Even the loo perfectly continues the experience, with herringbone wood walls and a looping track of standup comedy. Quite possibly the world's most perfect cocktail bar.