What’s hygge you may ask? It’s a Danish word pronounced hoogah which roughly translates as the feeling you get when you are enjoying life’s simple pleasures in the company of others.
Hygge is as much part of Danish life as chic is for the French. It’s embedded into their culture and woven into the way Danish people live their lives. It’s what helps them get through the long, cold winters and what makes Denmark one of the happiest countries on Earth. That and bacon butties and the five weeks paid holidays they get over there.
Maybe that’s why Castlefield favourite Dukes 92 is bringing some Danish-style hygge to Manchester this winter in the shape of a 150 person capacity tipi by the canal where you can cosy up under canvas and enjoy pizzas from a wood fired pizza oven, warm cocktails, Danish glogg, the Scandinavian mulled wine, and a selection of wines, spirits and draught beers including Denmark’s ever popular Carlsberg lager.
You can even bring your pet pooch, as the dog-friendly pop-up pub will be offering water bowls and treats for canine customers.
The tipi will be in place while the popular Castlefield bar undergoes a three month million pound refurbishment
James Ramsbottom, managing director of Elle R Leisure which own Dukes 92 said: “Snuggled up on a cold night, wearing a woolly jumper, drinking a mug of mulled wine with a dog at your feet in the warm glow of candlelight is very hygge. So we thought we’d bring a little hygge to Manchester this winter.
“The £1 million refurbishment marks the bar’s 25th anniversary. We look forward to welcoming people back in the spring and hope everyone enjoys the next 25 years eating and drinking in this much-loved Manchester institution.”