Even though many of Copenhagen’s attractions are best experienced during the day, that doesn’t mean that the town has nothing to offer in the evening – quite the contrary! The capital is as full of life in the evening and after dark as it is during the day, perhaps more so, and the city is home to a long list of fun and different activities – enough to tempt even the most hardened morning person.

    Whether you like luxurious cocktail bars and night clubs, desserts that will make your mouth water or cultural experiences, Copenhagen has activities for everyone.



    The Godfather of the Copenhagen cocktail scene

    Smack in the middle of Copenhagen’s Inner City you can find Ruby, a gem of a cocktail bar, where you can enjoy some of the very best cocktails in Copenhagen. In Copenhagen’s oldest district, you can find the bar along the canal in an old town house from 1740, which was not only the domicile of Det Danske Spiritus Kompagni, but also its place of origin.

    History of this calibre could be hard to live up to, but this is no problem for Ruby, which has been serving one delicious cocktail after another since 2007. The unique cocktail bar has also won a number of international awards, and has been named Copenhagen’s best cocktail bar several times.

    Location: Nybrogade 10, 1203 Copenhagen K, Denmark

    Open: Wednesday and Thursday from 3 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 2 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 6 pm to 10 pm.

    Phone: +45 33 93 12 03


    Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade

    Enjoy a cold beer at Mikkeller’s first bar in the heart of Copenhagen

    Mikkeller is a Danish microbrewery which quickly became famous for its quality beer. In 2006, in just its second year in business, the microbrewery was named the year’s best Danish microbrewery by the association of Danish Beer Enthusiasts, and Mikkeller even managed to squeeze in at fifth place on an international list of the best breweries in the world.

    In 2010, Mikkeller opened its first bar in a cellar in Vesterbro, the beating heart of Copenhagen, which has since attracted thirsty hop enthusiasts from all over the world. The menu offers everything from classic beers like IPAs to pilsners and gluten-free beer and stouts. If you should get a bit peckish, your options include a platter with Danish cheeses and home-made sausages.

    Location: Viktoriagade 8 B-C, 1655 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Open: Daily from 2 pm to 10 pm.

    Phone: +45 33 31 04 15


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    La Fontaine

    Live music, jam sessions and poetry at Copenhagen’s oldest jazz scene

    La Fontaine is the oldest jazz bar in Copenhagen. Here, you can enjoy live jazz on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a cosy and electric atmosphere. Once in a while, guests can enjoy an unexpected visit from famous musicians, who pop by to give a quick concert after having played elsewhere in town.

    Apart from live music every weekend, you also have the opportunity to experience new Danish literature once a month, when Copenhagen Poetry Club takes over La Fontaine.

    Location: Strædet 11, 1208 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Open: Monday to Thursday from 7 pm to 5 am and Friday and Saturday from 8 pm to 5 am.

    Phone: +45 33 11 60 98


    Nebbiolo Winebar

    The best Italian wine and delicacies, the way mamma would have made them

    Do you dream of Italy’s wonderful delicacies and delectable wines? If so, visit Nebbiolo Winebar, which you can find on a side street to Nyhavn.

    When you step inside, you will be met by an authentic Italian atmosphere, and the different aromas, flavours and sounds will soon make you forget that you are actually nowhere near Italy. Every time you order a glass of wine, it will be accompanied by a delicious antipasto, and if you love the taste, you can order platters with Italian sausage, cheese and ham at the bar. Buon appetito!

    Location: Store Strandstræde 18, 1255 Copenhagen Denmark

    Open: Daily from 3 pm to 10 pm.

    Phone: +45 60 10 11 09


    The Royal Theatre (Det Kongelige Teater)

    Ballet, opera, theatre and musicals in architectural surroundings

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    With its distinguished location at Kongens Nytorv, The Royal Theatre (Det Kongelige Teater) invites you to a wealth of entertainment for all ages. Here, you can experience everything from ballet and opera to musicals and theatrical performances.

    Even though you might not be the biggest fan of going to the theatre, The Royal Theatre offers gorgeous architecture, both inside and outside, which is worth experiencing – regardless of your interest in ballet, opera and so on. Please note that not all performances take place at the Old Stage (Gamle Scene) at Kongens Nytorv, since The Royal Theatre premises also include the Opera and the Actors’ House (Skuespilhuset).

    Location: Kongens Nytorv 9, 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark

    Phone: +45 33 69 69 69


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    Pub & Sport

    See the major sporting events live at Copenhagen’s most popular sports bar

    Pub & Sport has been Copenhagen’s preferred sports bar for more than 30 years – and for good reason! For one, there is no limit to the number of different sports you can see on their 12 screens.

    You can be sure of two things: 1) All the major sporting events, including football and handball, will be shown live on the pub’s two big screens, and 2) it will always be possible to order a cold draught beer. Spend the half time break by playing a game of pool or darts or see if you can beat your friends in one of the pub’s many board games.

    Location: Vester Voldgade 7, 1552 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Open: Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 10 pm.

    Phone: +45 33 15 08 10


    Loppen in Christiania

    Go to groovy concerts in the Freetown!

    In the free city of Christiania in Copenhagen, you can find Loppen, which has acted as a concert venue for big and small names from the Danish and international music scene since 1973. Famous artists that performed at Loppen (also called Musikloppen) include Lukas Graham, Kaiser Chiefs, Animal Collectives and Smashing Pumpkins.

    Apart from the interesting music selection, there are many reasons to visit Loppen, as its location in Christiania offers a unique atmosphere which can best be described by the words peace, love and harmony.

    Location: Sydområdet 4B, 1, 1440 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Phone: +45 32 57 84 22


    Tivoli Gardens

    Rose gardens, alleys and demons: Go for a relaxing walk in Tivoli!

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    What could be better than to end a great evening with a walk in Tivoli, which is particularly enchanting after dark, when all the beautiful lights come to life.

    If you have just had a big steak, you might not want to tempt fate and take a ride in the Demon (Dæmonen), a roller coaster with three loops. Instead, you could explore some of the park’s most beautiful locations, which include the rose garden in front of the concert hall, the classic and somewhat exotic orangery and Smøgen, which with its small booths and shops, is often considered Tivoli’s most charming area.

    Location: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen V, Denmark

    Open: Opening hours vary by season.

    Phone: +45 33 15 10 01



    Dust off your dancing shoes and go to a night club like in the swinging 60s

    Dandy is an extravagant cocktail bar and nightclub located in the Inner City. The nightclub’s most distinguishing feature is its interior, which takes guests back to the swinging 60s. When you open the doors to Dandy, with its pink walls and luxurious decor, it is like stepping back into a genuine Hollywood movie, back from the time when Sean Connery and Sandra Dee were at their peak.

    The bar opens at 6 pm, so you have ample opportunity to swing by with your colleagues for a well-deserved cocktail after work on Friday. Later in the evening, the lights are dimmed and the music is turned up, so you can show off your best moves on the dance floor.

    Location: Dronningens Tværgade 9, 1302 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Open: Wednesday from 6 pm to 1 am and Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 4 am.

    Phone: +45 31 73 73 04


    Dessert at Desserthuset

    Have you ever wondered what dessert heaven looks like?

    If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth after a lovely dinner at one of Copenhagen’s many eateries, then drop by Desserthuset near Dronning Louises Bro. Here, you can be sure to satisfy your sugar craving, regardless of how strong it may be.

    Imagine the largest milkshake with whipped cream and sprinkles on top or the loveliest cheesecake with a biscuit crumble base – and then multiply it by two. That’s what you can expect at the Dessert House (Desserthuset). For instance, what do you say to a Freaky Strawberry Shake with an ice cream cone on top or a sumptuous caramel and brownie cheesecake?

    Location: Frederiksborggade 50, 1360 Copenhagen K, Denmark

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 10 pm.

    Phone: +45 25 72 16 60


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