Nightclubs and bars in Copenhagen

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    Vaerthuset Pinden: A One-stop Pub Crawl!!

    by johngayton Updated Oct 17, 2014

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    This is a cracking little pub - it had caught my eye (or should I say my Beer Nose) as I passed it on the afternoon as I was looking for my hotel and had mentally bookmarked it as probably a good place to commence my intended evening solo recce of the local bars.

    And so about 8.30 pm, having had an early evening nap, off I went, the 50 yards or so round the corner to commence my intended pub crawl. HA! My last vague recollections of the evening were of the landlady here at Pinden asking if I wanted another beer before she closed AT 4 AM!!

    This is definitely a "John" pub - friendly locals, live music, provided on the night by a local singer/guitarist, unbidden (yet welcome) shots of the local hooch (can't remember its name but something similar to Jaegermeister) arriving in front of me to be downed in one with much clinking of the glasses, Skol all round!! First place on my list for a revisit next time :)

    Updated 2011 - Now been revisited several times, to the extent that my beer now awaits me on the bar before I've even had a chance to say Hi!!

    And here's a little post I made elsewhere:

    Sometimes a line from a book brings memories flooding into the conscious mind. One such from yesterday evening was from William McIlvanney's "The Papers Of Tony Vietch".

    I'll paraphrase slightly but the quote goes a bit like this - "One of the barmaids was young and pretty. The other was older. She had been pretty. Now she was better than that."

    Brought to mind Pia.

    Closed during the day :( Excellent Jazz Quartet On Last Visit :-))
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    Cafe Globen: Dancing With The Greenlanders and other stories...

    by johngayton Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    Cafe Globen is a little bar on a little sidestreet over the little road to the north of the little park of Orsted. on the outskirts of Copenhagen's city centre. It's a VT'ers favourite, being "owned" by a group of travellers (all of whom are members of De Berejstes Klub - Travellers Guild) of whom our very own favourite "Biking Viking", Claus [cachaseiro] is a member.

    All of my Copenhagen visits to date have included at least one night out here at Globen but with no two nights in the same company. There's been dancing with the Greenlanders, reciting Robert Burns with the Vikings and virtual beers with the (then) Bostonians and a Killer Rabbit! Buy me a beer (but NOT a virtual one) and I'll tell you the stories!

    Whilst Globen is more of a travellers club than a bar as such that doesn't make it any less a pub and should be searched out if you enjoy a decent beer (mostly from local microbreweries) and interesting company but note that on weekdays it is generally only open evenings. Closing times are flexible according to who is around - if Claus and I are in attendance expect a late 'un!.

    Dress Code: Absolutely no dress code at all but I'm sure that Claus will be in accordance with me on "scantily-clad females always welcome" ;-p

    Globen on a Grey Day! VT'ers At The Bar Hansi Arrives With Camera VT'ers Hide In Corner! Greenlanders Take Centre Stage :-)
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    The Rum Club: Let there be Rum!

    by illumina Written Aug 14, 2014

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    Every cocktail you can think of involving rum, and then some you wouldn't have thought of!

    Again this place is a little pricey, between 75-110DKK for a drink, but the skills in the cocktail making prove their worth. My friends and I had between us a Dark and Stormy (rum, ginger beer and lime), a daiquiri, caipirinha's and a honey thyme rum sour. The caipirinha's were particularly well made (so much so that we went back for seconds!), but everything was of very high quality, and the bartender was friendly and helpful.

    It was a Thursday night when we visited and it was pretty empty, but it does get packed at weekends.

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    Ruby: Beautiful, but expensive, cocktails

    by illumina Updated Aug 14, 2014

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    Ruby feels like an exclusive gentleman's club, with its leather wing chairs and unadvertised entrance. Situated on the canal-side at Gammel Strand, they have a wealth of experience behind the bar, making their cocktails things of beauty. The combinations sometimes sound a bit odd, but trust me, they're worth a taste.

    I had the Trade Route cocktail (made with Ron Zucapa 23 Rum, Japanese plum wine, ginger liqueur and flavoured with Thai Basil), which was strong but absolutely gorgeous, and served in a very pretty glass! My friend had a drink not in the menu mixed for her with Old Tom gin, Pimm's and ginger ale which was pretty tasty too! The bar-tender was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

    The only downside is the price - one drink will set you back around 100-120dkk (around £11-13 or $18-21). But it's worth it just for one or two!

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    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: Evening Events!

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 3, 2013

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    If you are fortunate enough to be in Copenhagen during the time that a concert is offered at the Glyptotek take advantage of the opportunity. Strains of beautiful music in these surroundings can transport the mind and is an awesome experience. Take a look at their website before your arrival to see if a concert is available.

    Dress Code: As usual with this type of entertainment, dress your best

    The Inspiring Art Museum, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
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    Søpavillionen.: Nightclub in the center of the city.

    by cachaseiro Updated Jan 20, 2013

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    Søpavillionen is a nightclub with a very cool location on an old bridge.
    The club often have latin nights and tend to be frequented by people in their mid/late twenties and even a bit older.
    Lines can be quite long there at times and some people hate the place while other people love it.
    But it's one place to avoid the very young crowd.

    Nicely located club.
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    Tørst: Another cheap bar in the centre!

    by illumina Written Sep 29, 2012

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    This bar is found down a street just off Rådhuspladsen, downstairs in a cellar. It has some cosy sofas and window seats, and the beer is 20kr (as of 2012), while if there's a group of you you can get 10 shots for 100kr.

    Opens 3pm.

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    Drop Inn: Happy Hour!

    by illumina Updated Sep 29, 2012

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    Another place for cheap beer - between about 12pm and 7pm on weekdays, the Drop Inn serves pints for 26DKK. After 7pm they are 38DKK I think. Staff are pleasant, and there's nice seating outside. They occasionally have live music.

    NB: During the Jazz Festival in July the prices are 38DKK as standard.

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    The Shamrock Inn: Irish Pub

    by ValbyDK Updated May 4, 2012

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    The Shamrock Inn is the oldest Irish pub in Copenhagen and opened in 1989 inside the Scala building. In September 2010 it moved to new premises in the next door building, and has lost some of its coziness in my opinion. But still a OK place; friendly atmosphere and a good selection of Irish beers on draft (Murphy’s, Guinness and more).

    There are live entertainment with Irish folk music a couple of times every week, and the big football (soccer) games are shown on TV.

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    Lord Nelson: Danish Microbrews

    by ValbyDK Updated May 4, 2012

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    Lord Nelson is one of my favourite’s bars in Copenhagen! It is a small basement place and the interior is nothing special but there is always a great and friendly atmosphere. I often drop by for a beer or two when I’m in the centre of Copenhagen and the bar has a wide selection of Danish microbrews on draught so there is always a new beer I haven’t tried before, but be careful… some of the beers are very strong…

    The waiters know a lot about beer, and can help you find a beer of your taste.

    Lord Nelson
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    MOJO Club: MOJO Club

    by mindcrime Written Mar 12, 2012

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    Although nightlife is expensive in Copenhagen we found an amazing small live venue where we loved it.
    The night we went we saw Blues Jam with Morten Lunn.

    Mojo Club is a typical blues club with live blues music every night (also some folk/country nights). The atmosphere is great, it seemed always packed with people but it was hard to breath because it’s very small and smoking (for some strange reason it’s allowed there!) made things worst while there was no air conditioning so it got really hot inside…

    ...at the music break a lot of people just got out to breath some fresh air :)

    30DKK for a pint of draft beer till 22.00 a bit more later… There was no entrance fee

    Blues Jam with Morten Lunn
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    General Tip: Istedgade Bars

    by johngayton Written Mar 6, 2012

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    Istedgade is the street that runs westwards from the back entrance of Central Station, at the start of which is the clutch of central budget hotels where I usually stay when in the city. This is definitely one of Copenhagen's more interesting neighbourhoods with its street girls, massage parlours, sex shops and erotic clubs but me I'm more interested in the pubs. Every other building seems to host a bar of some description: trendy ones, good locals and downright dives.

    The only problem I have with the street is that after a night out I can't remember exactly where I've been but I always wake up with a smile.

    Also useful is the corner 7-11 where the night guys are always a little crazy and picking up my late, late, supper is almost like an extension of the party - HIC!

    Dress Code: Dress Code? HA! Don't be silly - this is Istedgade!

    Istedgade Collage The Uber Trendy Spicylicious Luna - A Real Dive and hence one of my favs!
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    The Old English Pub: Home from Home

    by mickeyboy07 Written Oct 16, 2011

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    The pub was established on the 27th May 1992.Built in typical Old English style with bits of interior from all over the World,including Antiques which come from England.The main bar is a unique feature-an original 200 year old Brunswick bar.It is believed that the bar spent some of its life in Chicago and may have at one stage been owned by Al Capone(but there is no actual proof of this).When the bar left for Denmark it attracted a lot of media attention from newspapers.All the staff are English speaking and come from many places such as Denmark,Australia,Ireland and of course England.
    The pub serves a good variety of beers,wines and spirits but it is a little pricey,good atmosphere though and nice staff.

    opening times:11.30am till 2.30am sunday and weekdays
    11.30am till 4.30am friday and saturday

    Dress Code: Casual

    Outside the Brunswick bar Inside Decor
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    Spilleregler: Cosy and warm

    by mickeyboy07 Written Oct 15, 2011

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    A very friendly,cosy pub situated in the Norreport district of the city about 15 min walk north of the centre.Chaty locals playing dice games and helpful bar staff telling us about their city and country.We spent hours here and had quite a lot to drink and a really good time.Prices are quite cheaper here than in the tourist areas of the city.Well recommended.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Outside Daniel the bar man Tom Olsen(regular)playing dice game Me and my partner Sue at the bar
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    Jernbanecafeen: Sing with the Danes

    by mickeyboy07 Written Oct 13, 2011

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    A popular local bar in Vesterbro just a few mins walk from the Central Station,A rowdy but friendly place with loud music and sing a long locals at the bar.The place is quite small with an unusual collection of model trains and auto memorabilia.Prices are a little cheaper here than in the city centre and the bar has a large selection of beers,wines and spirits.Friendly staff and talkative locals make you feel very welcome.
    Opening times:7am till 2am

    Dress Code: Casual

    Outside Locals at bar
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