Not Your Usual


NOT YOUR USUAL wine bar and restaurant in the center of Copenhagen is especially cool for people who want to learn more about what's in their glass - or just love to drink wine and cocktails and want to try something different.  We believe in offering a new and interesting wine and cocktail experience with delicious tapas that bring out the flavor of the wine in a super friendly and social environment.

Ranging in three price classes per glass: 75 kr - Beginner, 95 kr - Amateur and Cocktails,  and 125 kr - Expert  We focus on unUSUAL wines from places like Moldova, Slovenia or Hungary to Lebanon, Portugal or even Denmark, but we can also pour up a glass of your usual favorite - so you're always sure to find something that is tailored to your UNUSUAL palette and mood!  Even our cocktails are a bit UNUSUAL because we use sparkling wine as a mixer instead of tonic or soda to make them taste extra special.

NOT YOUR USUAL also  offers tasting flights, educational events and much more for all levels of wine lovers, so whether you know virtually nothing about wine, or you consider yourself a true connoisseur, we're sure, that we can teach you one or two UNUSUAL things about wine.  Try our matching Tapas plates too with your wine, and see how they complement each other!

Check our our WINE CLASSES, held in six week modules or for those without that much time on a Saturday afternoon. Either option is a fun and interesting way to learn about wine!  



Not Your USUAL wine- cocktails- beer and tapas menu

Our comprehensive and easy ordering menu offers a broad selection of wines you may already know, but it also allows you to discover wines, you wouldn't USUALLY consider. We offer about 30 different wines by the glass, and another 30 special bottles that you can order.  Our menu changes daily, therefore we don't have an online version. 

If you're feeling hungry too, we'll help you find just the right tapas or charcuterie platter for your wine. 


We specialize in wine tasting flights; 3 half glasses to enjoy. We'll present you with unUSUAL  options of red, - white - rose, or even bubbly - chosen according your taste and the mood of our Sommelier today. It's always fun to try new things!


unUSUAL cocktails

Looking for a special cocktail that is refreshing, creative and full of flavor!  We serve a great selection of cocktails using primarily sparkling wines as a base  - adding ingredients such as gin, cocounut rum, elderflower, and Aperol to create a memorable drink!

Tastings and Events 

NOT YOUR USUAL wine bar holds many public wine tastings. Try our blind tasting events on two Tuesdays every month -where we focus on making learning about wine fun.  Or check our calendar for other special tasting events during each month.

In addition to  our public tastings, we offer a range of UNUSUAL private tastings that you can book for your  group. Why not book with us for graduation,  Special Birthdays, Valentines Day or any of the other USUAL holidays?

Have you heard about our WINE CLASS school for those who want a more in depth knowledge about wine?  We divide the class into three module of six weeks each. At the end of each module you get a wine diploma.  Its a great gift idea for yourself or for any wine lover.


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Lavendelstræde 13, st. 

1462 Copenhagen


Opening  Hours:

Tues- Thurs : 4pm - 11pm (due to Covid restrictions)

Fri-Sat:  3pm - 12am (due to Covid restrictions)

phone: 34 11 49 90

email info@notyourusual.dk

Bookings of more than 8 people should contact us via email info@notyourusual.dk  and may require a deposit.

Bookings canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be debited at 250 dkk a person. Tables are held for 15 minutes after the booking time.


WHO are WE anyways?


Corneliu Tiulenev

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“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future. Act now, without delay.”

The not your USUAL wine bar concept was developed by  two creative and innovative  sommeliers   -

both with years of experience working with wine and food.

Gwenn Larsson, an American living in the Nordics for almost 20 years, was educated  at Restaurangakadamein in Stockholm, and is WSET level 3 certified. She was the founder of

not your PARENTS wine bar in Copenhagen.  The first wine bar to cater to a younger and more novice wine audience.


Cornelieu Tiulenev, formerly the head sommelier at Mother wine is originally from Moldova, and received his wine and food education in Italy and Denmark working in Michelin star restaurants.


 Together they create a dynamic, social and interesting  environment for drinking wine that is

not your USUAL.

Gwenn Larsson Sommelier

Gwenn Larsson

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It takes hard work and dedication to make your dreams come true...

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