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Copenhagen nightlife

The Danes think of their neighbors as they would members of their family. Denmark is the baby sister whose idea of fun occasionally shocks.
– The Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes

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A.C. Perch's Thehandel

  • Indre By , Tea, $$$$ $$
  • Kronprinsensgade 5
  • Copenhagen, 1114
  • +45-33-15-35-62
  • Website

This tea shop, circa 1835, has huge tins filled with aromatic loose tea leaves lining the walls and an old-fashioned scale on the counter to weigh purchases. Book in advance for the popular afternoon tea.


  • Nørrebro , Brewery, $$$$ $$
  • Guldbergsgade 29
  • Copenhagen, 2200
  • +45-75-22-22-00
  • Website

In an old locomotive factory in Nørrebro, the microbrewery/bar offers 28 craft beers on tap and fun sodas. Great for drinks before or after a dinner at nearby Spontan, where the Michelin-starred Christian Gadien works fermentation into his dishes.

Coffee Collective

  • Nørrebro , Cafe, $$$$ $
  • Jægersborggade 10
  • Copenhagen, 2200
  • +45-60-15-15-25
  • Website

A super-intimate space for direct-trade coffee pulled by award-winning baristas. Take your cuppa to the wooden benches outside to enjoy the crowd on the popular Jægerborggade.


  • Nørrebro , Wine Bar, $$$$ $$
  • Jægersborggade 40
  • Copenhagen, 2200
  • +45-36-96-65-93
  • Website

It's not an uncommon site to see chefs ferrying ingredients from here to Relæ, and vice versa (they are sister restaurants). The wine bar focuses on rare, natural wines to be paired with shared plates. The focus on this spot is vegetables, though the steak tartare is its most lauded dish.

Mikkeller Bar

  • Vesterbro, Bar, $$$$ $$$
  • Viktoriagade 8BC Kld.
  • Copenhagen, 1655
  • +45-33-31-04-15
  • Website

Quirky pub showcasing a range of Mikkel Borg Bjergsø 's legendary craft beers and the world's finest indie brews. The stark white interiors are accented by a black subway tile wall, natural wood furniture, and pops of yellow and green. None of the twenty beers on tap will disappoint, but if you're undecided the friendly bartenders will point you in the right direction.

Nimb Bar

  • Copenhagen, Lounge, $$$$ $$$
  • Bernstorffsgade 5
  • Copenhagen, 1577
  • +45-88-70-00-00
  • Website

Former ballroom turned hotel bar decorated with pinewood floors, cut-glass chandeliers, and whimsical pen and ink style wall drawings. Along with a lengthy list of inventive cocktails, which includes the Bees Knees (Gin, Danish Honey, Lemon) and the Last Word (Gin, Chartreuse, Maraschino Liquor, Lime) they serve afternoon tea and a decadent adults only Sunday brunch.


  • Indre By , Lounge, $$$$ $$$
  • Nybrogade 10
  • Copenhagen, 1203
  • +45-33-93-12-03
  • Website

The unmarked door of an 18th century townhouse leads to a haven of craft cocktail artistry. Oriental rugs and chesterfield couches are strewn throughout the dimly lit apartment. The menu takes advantage of fresh ingredients like lime juice and aromatic thyme, changing seasonally. Ruby's relaxed setting and quality drinks make for the perfect nightcap. 

Ved Stranden 10

  • Indre By , Wine Bar, $$$$ $$
  • Ved Stranden 10
  • Copenhagen, 1061
  • +45-35-42-40-40
  • Website

A wine bar and store right on the canal. The interiors are modern and the back feels like a stylish Danish living room. A perfect spot to lean back and enjoy the natural wines from the well-stocked cellar.

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