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Copenhagen Nightlife

Nightlife in Copenhagen is vibrant as the city's ever-changing range of clubs and bars caters to all tastes, from pop and dance music to world-class jazz. Copenhagen also offers a number of restaurant-cum-bar 'hybrids' that change mood and function over the course of an evening. There is no one defined nightlife area, although Nyhavn, Vesterbro and Nørrebro are popular.

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Bars in Copenhagen


An elegant champagne bar at Hotel d'Angleterre, this is where you take bubbly seriously. It also serves signature cocktails and expensive wines.

Address: , Kongens Nytorv 34, Copenhagen, 1050
Telephone: +45 3312 1262


Despite an increasing interest in wine, Copenhagen essentially remains a beer-drinking capital and this is the place to come if you’re looking for something more than Carlsberg. A gipsy-brewer, Mikkeller brews its own beers at different breweries in Denmark, Europe and the United States.

Address: , Viktoriagade 8BC, Copenhagen, 1655
Telephone: +45 3331 0415

Nørrebro Bryghus

Housed in a Classicist brick building from 1857, Nørrebro Bryghus is Denmark's first CO2-neutral brewery. Although the production is small-scale, it does have about 10 different types of beer available every day. Quite a few options are made with organic ingredients.

Address: , Ryesgade 3, Copenhagen, 2200
Telephone: +45 3530 0530

Clubs in Copenhagen

Culture Box

Just around the corner from Rosenborg Castle is Culture Box with a strong reputation for electronic music and a rotating roster of Danish and international DJs. While all prices are listed in Danish Kroner (Dkk), you can also pay in Euro, US dollars, Sterling, Swedish and Norwegian Kroner (notes only).

Address: , Kronprinsessegade 54, Copenhagen, 1306
Telephone: +45 3332 5050

Jazzhus Montmartre

A legendary jazz haunt in the 1960s, Jazzhus Montmartre was the European home for jazz giants like Stan Getz and Dexter Gordon. Come to experience the best of jazz in a special and cosy atmosphere, and enjoy the music with a good dinner and wine at affordable prices.

Address: , Store Regnegade, Copenhagen, 1110
Telephone: +45 7020 2096

Live music in Copenhagen

Café Nemoland

This famous outdoor bar in the alternative community of Christiania is a favourite location for summer gigs. Although it allows guests to smoke marijuana, it has a zero-tolerance policy towards hard drugs.

Address: Christianshavn, Fabriksmradet 52, Copenhagen, 1440
Telephone: +45 3295 8931

Friday Rock at the Tivoli

Every April to September, Fredagsrock (literally Friday's Rock) attracts around half a million pop and rock fans of all ages to Tivoli Gardens. Expect a diverse program covering big-name artists and new talents. The concerts are free if you have paid for the entrance to Tivoli.

Address: , Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen, 1630
Telephone: +45 3315 1001


Divided into two areas - Store VEGA and Lille VEGA nightclub, this place hosts about 250 concerts a year, covering nearly all genres from pop to electronic.

Address: , Enghavevej 40, Copenhagen, 1674
Telephone: +45 3325 7011

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Copenhagen Island

Located on a man-made island in Copenhagen's harbour, this contemporary complex of steel, glass and light colours makes for a memorable stay especially if you are a fan of Danish design. All mod cons are available in its 326 rooms hotel.

Hotel d'Angleterre

The Hotel d'Angleterre is regarded as Copenhagen's finest hotel, offering a world of elegance and traditions from a bygone era combined with modern comfort, attracting royalty, presidents, film and pop stars.

CABINN Metro Hotel

Just a short walk from Ørestad Train Station, this eco-friendly hotel offers compact rooms (shaped like a ship cabin) but functional rooms. It’s clean, good-value, ideal for visitors who just want a place to rest at night.

Woodah Hostel

With yoga classes available to guests at Dkk100 per class (mat provided) at one of the studios nearby, Woodah appeals to budget travellers who are open minded, interested in yoga and sustainable living. Beds are clean and bathroom facilities are shared.

Ibsens Hotel

This 3-star hotel is in the lively Nansengade area of Copenhagen, within 3 minutes' walk from the Nørreport Metro and Train Station. It is also close to Torvehallerne Food Market (320m or 350 yards).

Danhostel Copenhagen City

Danhostel Copenhagen City proves that budget doesn't have to mean blend or unstylish. Within walking distance of the city centre, this hostel is ideal for families or groups travelling on a budget, shared and private rooms are available with a shower and/or toilet.