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Curfew Cocktail bar in Copenhagen - Humberto Marques

Humberto Marques – Founder and Owner of Curfew

Humberto Saraiva Marques– Founder and owner of Curfew

Since the Second World War, the location of the bar has harboured many murky taverns and pubs, also this location was a gangster place once and now the new owner has transformed it into an elegant modern speakeasy cocktail bar with the name Curfew, that conjures memories when curfews were executed in the American prohibition time of the 1920s-30s.

The owner and the man behind the bar is the Portuguese International Bartender Humberto Marques, who has shaken, stirred and served cocktails for many years around the world in high profile places, such as Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, at celebrity chef Tony Singh’s restaurant and cocktail bar Oloroso in Edinburgh, Hawk & Hunter Edinburgh, he’s been a Brand ambassador for anCnoc Whiskey and Global Brands, and latest shaking drinks at the popular 1105 cocktail bar in Copenhagen. He is known for his creative mind and technical skills, and is published in Gary Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails, a contributor for Liquor.com, Cocktail blogger for Euroman.dk, and Winner of cocktail competitions in UK and Denmark.

The atmosphere in the spacious bar is relaxed, and the music ads just the right touch of scratchy funky jazzy vinyl, swing, and blues record sound. The interior is elegant yet simple, with unique details of handcrafted blue tiles from Portugal, vintage American designer Arthur Umanoff iron barstools, and solid wooden tables to place your delicious cocktail on. The glass cabinets in the bar testify to a serious collector of vintage silver and crystal bar gear, rare cocktail books and original vintage spirits bottles, and the bar is equipped with manual cocktail machines that can stir a delicious classical Negroni cocktail. Last, but not the least, Curfews bartenders are dressed in leather suspender uniforms, loaded with vintage bar tools.

Talking about tools, Humberto and his Danish friend, designer Marcus Mencke Vagnby, joined forces and  will soon be launching the “Copenhagen Cocktail Shaker”,  a cocktail shaker that has double isolation and a twist sealing. The shaker is used at Curfew, but will also be available to buy in shops soon.

The menu contains Humberto’s own artistry and seasonal cocktail recipes that really stands out on both taste and visually. He uses homemade shrubs and syrups as well as undiscovered herbs and spices. He revives two of the oldest ingredients back into the cocktails; Port and Madeira wine, which are part of the cocktail menu. If you fancy a classic cocktail, the menu features unforgettable classics as well as forgotten classics that has been dug out of the vintage cocktail books.

Cocktails

Old Iberian

apricot, lemon verbena, citrus, honey an...

Unfaithful

Hendricks gin, lemon, cucumber, raw lico...

Ampicilin

Beefeater gin, Lillet rouge, grapefruit ...

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  • Opening hours:
    Tues: 19:00 → 01am
    Wed-Thurs: 19:00 → 02am
    Fri-Sat- 19.00 → 03am
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