Cocktail bar ambience stimulates the senses

Copenhagen is known for its world-class restaurants, and its cocktail bars also have a significant role to play in the city. At Curfew on Vesterbrogade, both the cocktails and the interior design are infused with intensity and colour.

Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect, MAA

Humberto Marques is the man behind Curfew. He is Portuguese, has a wealth of international experience and quite a reputation as a bartender. The entire venue is inspired by his precision cocktail making.

The entrance is almost clandestine, drawing you into a dark and atmospheric space. The long bar is the focal point of the room, behind which the bartenders are fully focused on each cocktail creation. The interior is elegant, with many vintage items and motifs from 1920s and 1930s America. The music is also from this era, and creates the perfect backdrop for a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere.

Sound and light also play a role

Walking into Curfew is like stepping back in time. The classic furniture and pictures are framed by exposed brick walls, while the bar is lit by a mix of spots and charming lamps. It’s a bit like losing all sense of time, a feeling that is accentuated by the enveloping darkness.

Black Troldtekt acoustic panels on the ceilings enhance the sense of intimacy, while emphasising the venue’s elegant style. The Troldtekt ceilings also ensure superior acoustics in a room where cocktails are being shaken and music played, while guests chat and enjoy their drinks seated around the small tables. World-class cocktails must be served in surroundings in which you can truly savour the moment.