Ved Stranden 10 My Favorite Wine Bar in Copenhagen

Ved Stranden 10 is a wine bar and shop located by the harbor, which serves and sells mostly natural and biodynamic wines. Their name, which is also their address, means “by the beach.” Well, there’s no beach nearby, but in the summer you can sit outside by the water. This is my favorite wine bar in Copenhagen, and feels like a home away from home. It is the kind of place you can go alone, as a couple or in a group, and have a great time in either case. The knowledgeable and friendly staff will take care of you.

My favorite wine bar in Copenhagen is best enjoyed with the best company!
My favorite wine bar in Copenhagen is best enjoyed with the best company!

You don’t need a wine expertise to visit Ved Stranden 10. Just go there, ask one of the sommeliers for a recommendation, and they will pour you something tasty from a bottle they’ve opened recently. Taste it, tell them if you like it or not, until you are satisfied with the choice. You can drink a glass and move on or buy a bottle and sit the whole day. This is Denmark, so you can even bring your glass down to the pier, or purchase a bottle to take home on your way out!

Lovely natural drops of fermented grape juice. Check that color!
Lovely natural drops of fermented grape juice. Check that color!
The interior design makes you feel like you're in an old wooden house by the beach
The interior design makes you feel like you’re in an old wooden house by the beach

Since I don’t live in Copenhagen, I try to visit new places every time I’m there. However, there are some places I just can’t help but return to as often as I can. Ved Stranden 10 is one of those spots. I’ve previously acknowledged Rødder & Vin as my favorite wine store. Solfinn’s boutique is more of a bottle shop than a wine bar, although he will usually pour you a glass or two of something good as well. Both Ved Stranden 10 and Rødder & Vin have a passion for nature wine.

Trust the sommeliers at Ved Stranden for the best experience
Trust the sommeliers at Ved Stranden for the best experience
There's hardly anything more cosy to do in Copenhagen during the summer than enjoying a glass of wine at Ved Stranden
There’s hardly anything more cosy to do in Copenhagen during the summer than enjoying a glass of wine at Ved Stranden
Check out those old tea store shelves in the back!
Check out those old tea store shelves in the back!

Ved Stranden 10 is the very definition of the Danish word “hygge.” You can hardly find a more cosy and relaxed atmosphere. The wine bar consist of three different rooms. You enter into an old tea store, with wooden drawers and tiny cabinets. The Zalto glasses and wine bottles in the shelves, as well as the array of wine corks everywhere immediately remind you where you are, though. In the next room, you are suddenly in a beach house with white-painted wood panels and glass window walls. Decorated with George Nelson bubble lamps and other vintage furniture with a modern elegance. All the way in is a chambre séparée, or at least a big table for larger groups.

Beautiful George Nelson lamps
Beautiful George Nelson lamps
Ceramics from "Lov i Listed." This is one of the few privileged places, besides the Kadeau guys, who gets products from the Bornholm shop
Ceramics from “Lov i Listed.” This is one of the few privileged places, besides the Kadeau guys, who gets products from the Bornholm shop

Make sure you go here on a Monday some time, when they serve the “Monday meal.” A hearty, rustic staff food kind of dinner made in a big pot to serve as many as possible. At the price of just DKK 100 it sells out quickly, though, so get there early. Ved Stranden 10 also has an amazing wine cellar. Ask for a tour if you’re buying some bottles. Please notice that this is not a late night place. Ved Stranden 10 opens at 12.00 and closes at 22.00 every Monday to Saturday.

Ved Stranden is a refreshing place in the summer, and a perfect shelter in the winter
Ved Stranden is a refreshing place in the summer, and a perfect shelter in the winter
In the basement to buy some wines. Scouting for sexy labels and interesting producers
In the basement to buy some wines. Scouting for sexy labels and interesting producers
I love the red wines from Matassa. Time to try a white wine
I love the red wines from Matassa. Time to try a white wine
Gut Oggau! Unfortunately they did not have my favorites Theodora and Winifred
Gut Oggau! Unfortunately they did not have my favorites Theodora and Winifred

Have you been to Ved Stranden 10? What is your favorite wine bar in Copenhagen? Please leave a comment below.

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.

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