We had the opportunity to have a chat with Ludwig Löhr, our bar manager at Le Hibou. He tells us how he spends his free time, where h’de like to travel after the pandemic and the thoughts behind the new summery cocktaillist.
Hi Ludwig, nice to see you! For those who do not know you, who are you and how did you end up at Le Hibou?
I come from Uppsala and my career started in the restaurant business at the age of 17 at a pub in Märsta. After that I worked at various nightclubs and bars around Uppsala. For a five-year period, I have been working at many places in Sweden and Norway, including Åre, Smögen, Gothenburg and Hurtigruten. I have worked with many different kinds of bars, from award-winning cocktail bars to nightclubs and seasonal restaurants. Once the pandemic struck, I lost my job like many others. I got help from my dear father and became a carpenter for a few months before I landed the job at Le Hibou. It is a great opportunity to take care of this fantastic cocktail bar.
What do you do on a day off?
I’m a bit of a nerd so I like to sit on the couch and play videogames on my spare time. Just to take it easy and lose myself in the virtual world. If it is not sunny and good weather outside of course, then I’m out playing with my dog Nuggets, throwing balls and going for a swim.
Which is the best cocktail bar you have visited?
Oh, that’s a tough one since I don’t like to travel that much because I have an incredible fear of flying. But I was at a bar in Amsterdam a few years ago called Vesper and that was a great cocktail bar. Good drinks, very nice staff and cozy atmosphere.
If you have friends over and you are making them drinks, what will you serve?
Right now, I have a thing for sweet vermouth and ginger ale so that would be what I am serving. It’s just simple, very tasty and fresh.