Body shots go home: Bar Next Door to host tequila tasting with top notch producer

Body shots go home: Bar Next Door to host tequila tasting with top notch producer

Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel this event due to poor ticket sales.

We’ve all been there: Hanging on to the edge of a moving the bar with our fingernails while a little voice from within goes ”The only logical thing to do right now is to order a tray of tequila shots. Ooh, and don’t forget the salt and lemon wedges.” That’s also the last thing you hear before waking up the next morning with hickeys on your neck and chest and a failing memory of last nights events.

It’s about time we get past the unfortunate tequila memories and begin to appreciate the amazing agave spirit for what it is. It’s the doorway to a world of great stories, visionary producers and new techniques. That’s why we’ve invited tequila expert Rikki Godtfredsen of niche spirit import company Sprit & Co. to Bar Next Door by ”The Lakes”, and you’ve got a chance of joining all the fun.

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It all goes down on Tuesday September 6th at 8 pm where Rikki will lead up to 30 guests on a guided tour through the world of tequila. That naturally includes looking, sniffing and tasting 3 great tequilas from top producer ”Calle 23” which is run by a very creative woman named Sophie. The 100% agave made tequilas will be tasted on their own and comparatively. By the end of the night a special challenge will determine who leaves the tasting with 2 tickets to the Copenhagen Rum & Whisky Festival.

Tickets are a mere DKK 75 and that’ll also get you a welcome cocktail with tequila created by Bar Next Door’s manager, A.J. The limited seats are sold at a first come first served basis through shop.madklubben.dk.

What: ”Beyond the Body Shot: A Tequila Flight with Rikki Gotfredsen”
Where: Bar Next Door, Sortedam Dossering 3, 2200 Copenhagen N
When: Tuesday September 6th at 8 pm
How: Tickets are DKK 75 per person through shop.madklubben.dk

Guide: Combine your dinner with a traditional Midsummer’s Eve bonfire

Guide: Combine your dinner with a traditional Midsummer’s Eve bonfire

Thursday the 23rd of June marks Midsummer’s Eve in Denmark and according to tradition people of all ages will flock to large bonfires and sing songs with their friends and family. Don’t miss out on this thoroughly Danish tradition: Check out our guide to where you can find a bonfire near every single one of Madklubben’s restaurants and bars.

City Centre:

Whether you’re going for classic dishes at Bistro Royal, modern cooking with French and Nordic roots at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe or rustic Italian fare at Tony’s the most impressive bonfire will take place at historic Nyhavn. The fire is lit at 10 pm and will be floating on a pram in the middle of the harbour.

If you’re on the lookout for delicious steaks, then head to newly refurbished Madklubben Steak in Pilestræde or elegant Steak Royal by City Hall. After dinner take a 5-10 minute stroll to the lush Ørsted Park right by Nørreport Station. Here you will find another floating fire in the middle of the lake starting at 10 pm.

Steak Royal is also located close to renowned amusement park Tivoli Gardens in the beginning of the Vesterbro neighborhood. Here the bonfire will start at 9:30 pm but remember that you have to pay an entry fee to the park.

Vesterbro:

Sit down for dinner at our vast urban eatery Madklubben Vesterbro located in the heart of the vibrant city district. Being one of the densest urban environments in Copenhagen you have to walk a bit in order to find the open and inviting Enghaveparken. Here they have no less than two different fires on the programme: One for the kids starting at 6 pm and a big one for the grownups beginning at 9 pm.

Nørrebro:

Come visit one of our three restaurants right on the bank of the manmade lakes separating the city centre from the bustling and multi-ethnic district of Nørrebro. Alabama Social serves up American soul food, while Hanzō dishes the delights on the Pan Asian Kitchen and Gran Torino prepares and Italian feast for all budgets.

Once you’ve downed your dinner walk no further than to the waterfront where two different bonfires will take place: One at Kaffesalonen near Dronning Louises Bridge starting at 10 pm and another at Sølund Care Center and Fredensbro kicking off already at 8:45 pm.

If you get thirsty from all the smoke and flames our popular cocktail pusher in Nørrebro, Bar Next Door, will be open until midnight. We wish you and you loved ones a wonderful Midsummer’s Eve and look forward to welcoming you at one of Madklubben’s restaurants.

Meet the team heading to Roskilde Festival

Meet the team heading to Roskilde Festival

 

With only a few people absent, yesterday afternoon marked the first gathering of our team for the forthcoming Roskilde Festival. For the first time ever Madklubben will venture to Northern Europe’s largest music festival which takes place in the city of Roskilde south of Copenhagen from June 25th through July 2nd. 90.000 guests and more than 30.000 volunteers will travel to the festival marking its 44th anniversary.

We will be serving up big taste for small bucks in the ”Food Court” area which is a nickname for 17 different food stalls gathered in a converted cow stable. It’s located right by the Gloria stage in between the festival’s two largest stages: Orange and Arena. The final dishes won’t be revealed until next week but we can tell you this much: They will be tempting and greasy in just the right way and feature up to 90% organic ingredients.

To lift the task of bringing Madklubben to Roskilde Festival we’ve put together a stellar team from all of Madklubben’s restaurants in Copenhagen. It’s a mix of head chefs, restaurant managers, sous chefs, waiters, cooks and students with a common goal of creating and serving great and honest food to the people. Naturally we’ve also ensured that they know how to dance, tan and chug a few beers – it is Roskilde Festival after all!

We can’t wait to pitch our tents and get our very first Roskilde adventure up and running. If you’re going to the festival this year then make sure to stop by and say hi at the Food Court located right by the Gloria Stage and the Art Zone. We open on Wednesday the 29th of June and wont say goodbye until the music dies out in the early hours between July 2nd and 3rd.

Come party with us at Distortion

Come party with us at Distortion

Today marked the official release of the street party programme for this year’s edition of renowned urban festival phenomenon Distortion. The Madklubben family of restaurants and bars is proud to be a part of the marvelous mayhem by hosting Distortion x Alabama Social: The Soul Food Picnic Party.

Come hang out in our foodie lounge signed by our American restaurant Alabama Social in Nørrebro. On Wednesday June 1st the team will move outdoors to the lawn right on the corner of Dronning Louises Bridge and Sortedam Dossering number 1. Here we’ll cook up some fried chicken and home made chili under the trees decked in stars and stripes. A carefully selected line-up of DJ’s will create a soundscape made up of soul, r’n’b and electronica.

Distortion guests of all ages will be able to take a break from the street parties with a bite to eat and lakefront views while seated on the grass. Don’t forget to attend the official Facebook event where you’ll soon be able so see the final line-up, prices, practical information and a whole lot of sweet photos and teasers.

See you at Distortion on Wednesday June 1st from 4 to 10 pm!

Check out our flea market on Saturday April 23rd

Check out our flea market on Saturday April 23rd

Following a thorough spring tidying at our restaurants and bars we’ve ended up with a whole lot of great stuff in our inventory stock pile. Especially Madklubben Steak has contributed to the mountain of furniture and kitchen utensils due to a massive renovation. What do to? Throw a good old fashioned flea market of course!

Saturday April 23rd from noon to 4 pm you can score a great deal on Danish design classics, used Eames chairs, bar stools from Artek and a whole array of other sophisticated seating solutions. You can save anywhere between 25 and 75% on the designer items.

If you’re on the lookout for smaller things for your kitchen or dining room the prices will begin at 5 DKK when we offer up a wide selection of glassware, plates, mugs, vases, cutlery, bowls, serving trays, cutting boards, chefs knifes, salt dispensers and so much more. Following the classic flea market style the final prices won’t be available before you show up and check out the goods in person. We expect quite a turnout so we recommend that you take your place in the queue early with a cup of coffee.

What: Madklubben’s flea market
When: Saturday April 23rd from 12pm to 4 pm.
Where: Værnedamsvej 14 in between the Vesterbro and Frederiksberg district
How: First come first served. You can pay with cash or Dankort. We can’t hold or reserve any items for you. All goods must be removed immediately.
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We’ve gathered everything in one spot

We’ve gathered everything in one spot

If you’re a frequent guest on our website, you just might have noticed that we’ve been carrying out quite the spring cleaning and renovation. Among other things we got ourselves a brand new introduction page for our family of restaurants just as we’ve removed a lot of old buttons and content from the front page.

However, the biggest change of them all is the fact that our three restaurants and one cocktail bar in the vibrant Nørrebro district of Copenhagen have all now ”moved back home”. Previously you had to visit a whole other website in order to get the low down on Alabama Social, Hanzō, Gran Torino and Bar Next Door. But not anymore – now we’ve gathered everything in one spot on Madklubben.dk

The changes are part of an ongoing improvement of your digital visit to Madklubben.dk and we’re not done yet. Soon all of our restaurants will get a more personal visual expression just as we will strive to make the mobile version of the website easier to navigate. That way it’ll become much easier so seek out inspiration and book a table when you’re on the go.

We hope you like the new features on our website. It’s not flashy, it’s doesn’t move and it doesn’t start playing music out of nowhere. In stead it’s simple, it’s black on white, it’s honest. Why? Because Madklubben’s slogan in Danish is ”Ærlighed smager bedst” – ”Honesty tastes best”.

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”Are you guys open during Easter?”

”Are you guys open during Easter?”

That’s a question we’ve received quite a few times during the last couple of days when hungry guests have called us on the phone or reached out to us through social media. And the answer is ”yes!” of course we’re open during Easter. All of Madklubben’s eight restaurants and one cocktail bar will follow their normal opening hours except for Madklubben Steak, which will be closed on Monday the 28th of March.

So why not spend the holidays digging into some soul food by the lakes, a few bistro classics in the heart of the city or pizza straight from the oven in a hidden courtyard? If you’re looking for some egg-celent Easter dishes then head to Bistro Royal for a classic Danish ”biksemad” with beef tenderloin, potatoes and eggs sunny side up, to Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe for a beautiful hen’s egg topped with lumpfish roe, to Alabama Social for a brunch with scrambled eggs or to Madklubben Vesterbro for a whole chicken with side orders to share with the rest of the table.

As always Hanzō, Madklubben Steak and Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe will be closed on Sunday evening. But don’t worry – we have five other great eateries ready to welcome you and your fellow guests.

Madklubben wishes you and your loved ones a terrific and tasty Easter.

Valentine’s Day at Madklubben’s restaurants explained through GIFs

Valentine’s Day at Madklubben’s restaurants explained through GIFs

If you love someone just as much as we love great food then why not ask that special person out on Valentine’s Day? All of our 8 restaurants are open and ready to cook up a scrumptious and romantic dinner at fair prices.

With that many possible choices we knew that we had to explain the mood at each and every restaurant in order for you to pick the perfect place for a culinary Valentine’s date. Not through words, neither through pictures, but through GIFs. Enjoy!

Bar Next Door:

Okay, so actually Bar Next Door won’t be open as such on February the 14th seeing as it’s a Sunday. But if you’re a midnight romantic why not invite your significant other out for a cocktail when Saturday the 13th turns into Sunday the 14th? Bar Next Door is open until 2 am.

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe is the perfect destination if you want to impress your date with dinner in an elegant designer restaurant. With a three-course menu starting at just 200 DKK maybe even your accountant will fall back in love with you?

Tony’s:

Our popular Italian eatery close to Nyhavn sports an intimate feel complete with candlelights and small nooks and crannies for dining with your loved one(s). Dive in to the famous spaghetti meatballs or explore the a la carte selection. 3 courses start at 200 DKK. #ThatsAmore

Bistro Royal:

With a roast to share, creamy béarnaise sauce and sinful desserts served at fair prices the menu at Bistro Royal on Kongens Nytorv is as romantic as it gets. Stare dreamingly into your lover’s eyes. And by lover we mean a whole lobster straight from the grill. Who else?

Gran Torino:

Located in a hidden courtyard in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Italian eatery Gran Torino is the perfect spot if you’re looking for some classic ”Lady & The Tramp” romance. Explore the ”Lazy Sunday” menu complete with steamy pizzas, a killer lasagne and the chef’s very own tiramisu.

Hanzō:

Our pan Asian restaurant is located right by the picturesque ”Lakes” between Nørrebro and the city centre. Enjoy nothing short of a 13-course dinner with a complementary glass of bubbly for only 350 DKK. Tickets have to be purchased in advance through shop.madklubben.dk (only available in Danish).

Alabama Social:

If you’re not afraid to show off your eating skills take your date to Alabama Social. Our American soul food restaurant produces scrumptious dishes that will make you fall in love with the Cajun kitchen all over again.

Madklubben Steak:

Madklubben’s vibrant steakhouse is located in the heart of the city. Say, ”I love you!” with a sizzling piece of meat straight from the grill and don’t forget to finish off with something sweet before a kiss awaits in the street.

Madklubben Vesterbro:

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s dinner in a youthful and edgy setting look no further than Madklubben Vesterbro. Get ready to indulge in burgers, steaks and a tempting array of yummy starters and desserts. A date suited for the loving foodie in your life!

Confused? Don’t despair! It’s easy to get a full overview of Madklubben’s many restaurants and their menus right here. Don’t forget to book your table in advance.

XOXO, Madklubben

We’re closed on January 17th because it’s time to party!

We’re closed on January 17th because it’s time to party!

Dear guest, on Sunday the 17th of January all of Madklubben’s restaurants will be closed for evening service. The reason? We will be busy celebrating our amazing employees who deserve a night full of dancing, drinking, eating and laughing.

Following a successful 2015 that concluded with a busy holiday season and a festive New Year’s Eve we’ll let our hair down for the night and celebrate with more than 300 skilled chefs, waiters and bartenders who help run 9 of Copenhagen’s most popular restaurants and bars.

Our popular American soul food eatery Alabama Social in Nørrebro will still be open for brunch service just as the elegant Bistro Royal on Kongens Nytorv will remain open for lunch.

We look forward to welcoming you back for more great food served at fair prices from Monday January 18th.

Insta(nt) love: The press got a preview of Bar Next Door

Soon we’ll be opening our new cocktail den in Copenhagen’s vibrant Nørrebro district. It’s located right next to our three popular eateries, Gran Torino, Hanzō and Alabama Social, which is why the naming process wasn’t all that difficult: Soon you’ll be able so drink and snack the night away at Bar Next Door.

As for now you can enjoy a selection of the best Instagrams from Saturday where we hosted a little “sneak peek get together” for selected media outlets and bloggers. We’re full of gratitude for all the lovely pictures and words (most of which are in Danish though).

We can’t wait to welcome you all at Bar Next Door later this week. More info about opening times and prices will follow soon…

Magical evening

Et billede slået op af Frederikke Kjær Wærens (@frederikkewaerens) den

Vise ord på en god lørdag #hemingway #weekend #quoteoftheday #poetry #hygge #barnextdoor #madklubben Et billede slået op af Charlotte Lejre (@charlottelejre) den

 

Cocktails på #barnextdoor! #cocktails #nørrebro #madklubben #hygge #girltime #pommes #lchf

 

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