The unique atmosphere and rustic decor that characterize bars and pubs in east London, especially in the areas around Shoreditch and Dalston, is recreated in wealth of detail in the rooms of The Bird and the Churchkey at 44 Gammel Strand. This is not a coincidence. The owners have travelled to Shoreditch to be inspired and to create a similar pub in Copenhagen. The pub is owned by the North Group. All their bars have an animal name, hence the name The Bird - and Churchkey is British slang for bottle opener.
In England people use to go to a pub right after work, and that habit already seems to be taken up at The Bird and the Churchkey. On Friday afternoons guests are sitting at tables enjoying the day's first pint of gin and tonic in the sun. More and more visitors line up at the bar for happy hours, which starts at 4 pm and ends at 8 pm every day.
The specialities in particular are gin & tonics. They are made as 'perfect servings'. The bartender garnishes the drink with the raw materials that the gin contains. If e.g. it is a licorice and lemon gin, then that garnish is added to intensify the flavour. Beer lovers will definitely not be disappointed when visiting the pub. There is a large selection of international beers: British, German, Belgian, American and Jamaican beer.
Gammel Strand 44
1202 København K
Profile: Beer and gin bar at Gammel Strand