Helgolandsgade 3, Copenhagen, DK, 1653
- Phone: (45) 70 12 17 00
- Fax: (45) 33 23 96 86
A photo of Winston Churchill is on the wall at one end, and photos of cricket, football and rowing at the other. Directly opposite the Tivoli Gardens lies this mini-England that makes you think of a nineteenth-century British pub, with its high ceilings and brass décor. The actual bar counter does date from the nineteenth century, being 180 years old to be exact, and the bartender behind it is almost guaranteed to be English (although not as old).British Empire favorites like Double Diamond, John Bull, New Castle Brown and Caines are sold and The Old English Pub is also the only place in town with Stella draught beer. Many come here to watch football as they promise to show their eager customers everything off Sky TV. If there is not a Premier League match on, then there is live music in the evening.
Put on your best dress (no sneakers allowed), flash your best smile, and enter the lively world of Rosie McGee. One step away from fairy-tale Tivoli lies your evening of dining, drinking and dancing in one of Copenhagen's largest bars. The interior is known to be one of the most expensively done-up in Scandinavia, and it boasts of over 100 beer taps. Most people here are in their mid-twenties. The restaurant is open from noon till 23:00 from Monday to Saturday and till 22:00 on Sunday. On some weekdays, there is live music.
Dunkel Bar is a hot and happening nightclub that opens its doors to one and all, without any discrimination. One of the city's most popular gay and lesbian bars, the venue plays host to a multitude of musical styles. Attend live acts, concerts, events and performances as you mingle with the crowd and have a grand time out. Sip on a drink as you let your hair down and tap your feet to tantalizing beats. Call for more details on current and upcoming events.
Masken or the Mask is a cozy hangout for gays and lesbians with a taste for cheap beer and backgammon. The atmosphere is relaxed and the bar is a good place to start off the evening. The location is also convenient, with several bars within short walking distance. Cozy, with subdued lighting, the bar also has good and cheap draught beer.
Cozy Bar stays open for the city's vampires. The atmosphere is in line with the red velvet on the walls and furniture; in other words, slightly suggestive. Many regulars can be found at the bar, the majority of whom are gay. However, straight boys and girls have also been known to make their way over here in the early hours of morning. Dancard is accepted.
Wonder Bar is quite a large nightclub, one of the most expensive in Copenhagen. There is a good atmosphere in the long bar, where you can choose from a selection of seventeen champagnes and also buy some of the most expensive drinks in town. The place has long open hours, not closing until 09:00!
The building that houses Q House of Dance has not always been this colorful. The club has hosted pretty hectic events, though. Q House of Dance used to be Daddy's Dancehall where the legendary punk rockers the Sex Pistols made their noise and presence felt in the 1970s. This is definitely no longer evident as the club plays its commercial chart music for a young clientele, given the opportunity to sip expensive drinks while lounging on comfy furniture.
Aimed at the mature party animal, this Vesterbro hotspot is for those who've outgrown the boisterous drunken debauchery seen at most nightclubs. The expansive space offers table seating and accommodates groups with ease. The drinks are refined and the bartenders, talented. Well-known DJs set the mood on the dance floor, starting off slow and upping the ante as the night progresses. Regular live music by well-known local and national acts add to the packed calendar of events. There's a strict 30 and above age policy. Check website for more.
Shake a leg to Salsa beats at this expansive club in the heart of the city. From salsa and samba to bachata and reggaeton, the club's two dance floors come alive with a variety of Latin styles and pulsating beats to match. There's regular live music as well. If you're new to Latin dancing or simply looking to brush up on your skills, the club offers classes throughout the week. The two bars offer an array of spirits and the restaurant serves Mexican specialties throughout the day. Check website for more.
People dance cheek-to-cheek and the rooms are filled with warmth and tenderness. Den Rde Pimpernel has existed for almost 40 years and is one of the most popular bar/dance halls for the older generation of Copenhageners. The dance floor rocks, jitterbugs and swings to old Danish classics and there is live music Thursday to Saturday. The restaurant is open every day and has a wide variety of Danish specialties. Thursday is Ladies' Night, when ladies have free admission all night.
Cherish your Mojo (as does Mike Myers in Austin Powers) and visit Mojo's blues bar in Copenhagen, with live blues every single night. In the evenings, live bands are on from about 10:30p, but acoustic blues often starts at 9p. On Fridays and Saturdays, an admission fee is charged, but on all other days admission is free. Mojo has a happy hour between 8p and 10p, during which draft beer can be bought for half price. Dancard is accepted.
House is the music of choice at this plush nightclub located in the heart of the city. The interiors are refined, with crystal chandeliers and a stylish decor. Large screens with images of the world's greatest cities are aligned throughout the space to creating the feel of a rooftop penthouse. The 'views' change monthly to a new city. The club attracts some of the best house DJs from the national as well as international circuit. Balcony, the club's VIP area offers table service, and is ideal for groups. There's a refined selection of spirits at the bar to get you in the groove. There's a cover charge at the door that includes a choice of spirits at the bar throughout the night. Check website for more.