The first thing you’ll notice about this dark, dingy spot is the rust colored walls and stuffed animals in human clothing dotted about the interior, like the stuffed polarbear greeting guests in his tuxedo, drink in hand and baring his gritty teeth, or the antelope dressed in a priest’s robe. The artwork adorning the rooms has a haunting and sometimes horrible beauty.
It’s common to find people in here already drunk since lunchtime, giving Bankeråt a relaxed vibe that makes every day seem like a Saturday and coaxing everyone to join in the fun.
Bankeråt also offers food inspired by international recipes, (serving items such as African tortillas, English breakfast, or the E speciale—our favorite) prepared with natural ingredients, priced reasonably and well portioned. Mornings are particularly busy due to the popularity of breakfast here, although the primary reason for coming is the endearing atmosphere and crowd of regulars. This is not a place where you’re likely to feel alone.