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Personality and pints: it’s a kind of magic
Here’s a space designed for ‘hygge’. As you have maybe learnt from your Danish acquaintances – you know, the ones who will, one fine day, invite you to one of their hygge dinners – hygge is to the Danes what a high paying job is to the majority of the world: a constant goal. It’s a state of cosiness, friendliness and warmth that goes beyond the atmospheric and aesthetic right into your heart and makes you feel, simply put, really nice.
If the name Kind of Blue makes you think of Miles Davis, then you are smart enough to know that it is not a coincidence and you can already guess what to expect in terms of music. There will be jazzy, mellow sounds that make you think: “I would really like to listen to more of this,” but when you go home and play it, it doesn’t have the same effect otuside the mood of the establishment.
An integral part of that are Kind of Blue’s beverages. Unusually for a bar, they have an amazing range of non-alcoholic drinks, perfect for when you’re looking for a cure for your hangover. While the Fentiman range (0.5 percent alcohol) are recommended, our pick is Curiosity Cola, a drink that truly tastes like childhood and dreams.
The alcoholic beverage selection is impressive. While you can’t go wrong with the Belgian brews, a definite recommendation in spite of its name is Mort Subite (Sudden Death) Kriek, a specific type of beer brewed with sour cherries.
Décor-wise, it initially appears to be no different to any other hygge café/bar. Mixed vintage furniture, various paraphernalia such as magazines, board games, books, beautiful candleholders, an old piano and all sorts of trinkets work together nicely and kind of blue becomes the mood you get into, subconsciously determined/tickled either by its name or its magic.
Yes, magic. Mood. Personality. To say that “someone’s got personality” is already quite ambiguous and subjective, and perhaps even more so when talking about a bar. But once you’ve been there, you’ll understand. It’s an eclectic mix of drinks, people, sounds and activities, whether it’s hosting a gig or exhibition, or just a quiet or chatty evening. Kind of Blue never fails to surprise.
Kind of Blue
Ravnsborggade 17, Cph N; open Mon-Wed 16:00-00:00, Thu-Sat 16:00-02:00, closed Sun; 2635 1056; prices: glass of wine from 40kr, beers from 30kr, tea/coffee from 30kr; www.kindofblue.dk