I owe thanks to my fellow Spotters for introducing me to Sabotøren. One cold January evening we all got together for a drink at a nice place called Wascator, but David suggested a change of scene to a wine bar just around the corner: A tiny place where you can probably just squeeze in 30 people as long as you don’t mind sitting a little close.
All their wines are own import, organic and mostly from the South of France. Moreover, they’re very reasonably priced! The candles on the tables are reflected in the glossy tiled walls, and the music is supplied from a record player behind the bar. If you’re peckish, you can order a platter of cheese or charcuterie, homemade bread with vegan dip, olives, tomatoes and various kinds of snacks.
At some point during your stay at Sabotøren, you might start looking for the restroom. You’re not very likely to find it on your own. Ask the guy at the bar for the key, then go outside, turn right and follow the arrows into a basement where fairy lights will lead your way.
Sabotøren is a little off the beaten track, but still tremendously popular, and since you can’t book a table in advance – and not much else is going on in the area – there is always a chance that the place is crowded when you show up. In that event I recommend a visit to Wascator around the corner.