Nightspots are concentrated on and around Strøget. Restaurants, cafés, bars, and clubs stay open after midnight, a few until 5 am. Check out the Copenhagen City Guide ( and the English newspaper The Copenhagen Post ( for listings.

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.

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  • 1. Café Intime


    This bohemian institution, which first opened in 1922, is popular among intellectuals, artists, and the LGBT community for its cocktails. Every day a pianist plays on the grand piano, and every Sunday there's live jazz.

    Allegade 25, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 2000, Denmark
  • 2. Hviids Vinstue

    Indre By

    Around since the 1720s, Hviids Vinstue attracts all kinds, young and old, singles and couples, for a glass of wine or cognac in its atmospheric basement with dark, wooden furniture, stained-glass windows, and leather couches.

    Kongens Nytorv 19, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1050, Denmark
  • 3. La Fontaine

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    A must for jazz lovers. This is Copenhagen's quintessential jazz dive, with sagging curtains, impenetrable smoke (although there is a room for smokers), nights that turn into mornings without you noticing it, and hepcats.

    Kompagnistræde 11, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1208, Denmark
  • 4. Library Bar


    Located in the heart of a historic hotel, this bar is an elegant and romantic spot for a quiet but pricey drink. It has golden wood, leather chairs, and walls carpeted by books. In December, a Christmas tree hangs from the atrium---upside down.

    Bernstorffsgade 4, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1577, Denmark
  • 5. Loppen


    Some of the bigger names in Danish music (pop, rock, and urban) and budding artists from abroad play at this medium-size venue in Christiania, which is run by volunteers and known for spotting the next big thing on the international alternative rock and indie scene. Covers range from DKr 50 to DKr 350.

    Sydområdet 4B, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1440, Denmark
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  • 6. Ruby

    Indre By

    Ruby was one of the first serious cocktail bars to open up in Copenhagen, and it's still one of the best. Inside an unmarked building, Ruby feels more like a private party in a luxury apartment than a cocktail lounge. It buzzes with a mixed clientele. The cocktail bars Lidkøb and Brønnum are run by the same team.

    Nybrogade 10, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1203, Denmark
  • 7. Bang & Jensen


    This cozy café and bar was one of the first hip places to open on Istedgade, and it's still a favorite among locals.

    Istedgade 130, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1650, Denmark
  • 8. Brew Pub

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The Brew Pub microbrewery and restaurant has a beer garden. There are 11 beers on tap as well as a beer-sampler menu and dishes made using beer.

    Vestergade 29, Centrum, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1456, Denmark
  • 9. Café Zirup


    At night Café Zirup is a modern and busy hangout. The café has a good variety of sandwiches and a popular "hangover" brunch.

    Læderstræde 32, Centrum, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1201, Denmark
  • 10. Centralhjørnet

    Indre By

    The small Centralhjørnet is in a house that dates from 1802. Now a bar catering to gays and lesbians, it has a busy events calendar with drag shows, live music, and holiday-themed events.

    Kattesundet 18, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1458, Denmark
  • 11. Charlie's Bar


    Charlie's Bar is a small, no-frills establishment that has 19 drafts, six of which are cask-conditioned ale—unfiltered, unpasteurized beer served from casks. There's a wide range of international and Danish beer, including the house lagers Hancock and Thisted.

    Pilestræde 33, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1112, Denmark
  • 12. Copenhagen Jazzhouse

    Live Music

    The large Copenhagen Jazzhouse attracts international names to its chic, modern, barlike interior. The downstairs concert hall turns into a dance club on Friday and Saturday after the jazz acts end. You can buy tickets at the door starting an hour before it begins.

    Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Centrum, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1153, Denmark
  • 13. Oscar Bar and Café

    Indre By

    Popular with gay women and men, Oscar is a relaxed spot for a drink or a cup of coffee and a chat with locals.

    Rådhuspladsen 77, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1550, Denmark
  • 14. Vega

    Dance Club

    In this three-story complex, Store Vega is where larger concerts are held; Little Vega hosts smaller concerts and turns into a nightclub on Friday and Saturday. Next door is Ideal Bar, a good place to have a drink on your way in or out of Vega.

    Enghavevej 40, Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1674, Denmark

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