Nightlife & the Arts in Copenhagen


Copenhagen Nightlife

Nightspots are concentrated in several areas including in and around Strøget; in Vesterbro, with its main drag on Vesterbrogade just across from Tivioli Gardens; and on Istegade, where you'll find some of the trendier bars and cafés. The area just off Kongens Nytorv on Gothersgade is also a nightlife hub. Nørrebro has lots of student cafés and bars, many around Sankt Hans Torv, and there are some upscale spots in Østerbro.

Copenhagen used to be famous for jazz, but that has changed, with many of the best clubs closing down. However, you can find nightspots catering to almost all musical tastes, from ballroom music to house, rap, and techno. There are also plenty of trendy clubs where DJs provide the sound tracks.

Restaurants, cafés, bars, and clubs stay open after midnight, a few until 5 am. The club scene can be fickle—new venues crop up regularly, often replacing last year's red-hot favorites. Call ahead or check out Copenhagen This Week ( and the English newspaper, The Copenhagen Post ( for current listings.

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