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Charming Copenhagen


Not exactly a wine destination as such – but we’ll be spending a few nights in Copenhagen soon - a belated 16th birthday present for my daughter. It was her choice, and as I’m a bit of a Scandophile I wasn’t going to object!

Does anyone have any recommendations for nice places to drink in Copenhagen? I assume prices will be similar to other Scandinavian destinations- so we’re OK with that, but would be nice to know if there are any particular bars worth visiting.

Thanks in advance! :+1: :grinning:


If it’s exceptional craft beers you may be after:



I had a fantastic meal in Ancestrale which is also a wine bar, I do note they have changed chef’s since then though:

I also had a fantastic meal at 108 but that is ££££ (although still cheaper than Noma)

As said Mikkeller for beers, Coffee Collective for decent coffee and La Cabra have just relocated their roastery to Copenhagen although I don’t know if it’s open to the public.

The food market was nice too.

I did a free walking tour of Copenhagen with www.copenhagenfreewalkingtours.dk which was very informative and interesting despite adverse weather all day.


Also use Citymapper to get about, a friend warned me taxis were mega expensive but the metro and bus is cheap and very user friendly even if you can’t speak the language!

If you haven’t booked a hotel I stayed in the AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen which wasn’t that expensive and has a very funky design, metros a few mins walk in a straight line and 10 minutes and you’re in the centre.


The Lord Nelson. British run pub specialising in craft Danish ciders. Definitely worth a visit.

For something more international, Balthazar for Champagne.


The Design Museum. Fantastic place if design is your thing, has a good coffee bar + eatery especially if weather is good enough to sit outside.

Smørrebrød is THE thing to eat - pretty much unnavoidable in fact, and ideal for brunch - despite being right in the centre of town in a corner of the market place, Cafe G.L.Torv is the real deal, with schnapps of course. Surprisingly not overpriced or ‘touristy’. https://cafegammeltorv.dk/


Thanks all for your fab suggestions- really appreciated! :+1: :grin:



Hviids Vinstue translated means Mr Whites wine bar is one of the oldest bars in Copenhagen and it has been operating on the same spot in centre of Copenhagen for 300 years. Very nice convivial atmosphere and a place where you can sample open Danish sandwiches ( Smorrebrod in Danish ) or better known as smorgasbord in Swedish accompanied by Danish schnapps and Tuborg lager. I have been there many times on trips to Copenhagen and can recommend it. There are also some nice restaurants and bars in Tivoli but take plenty of money , you’ll need it as the cost of living in Copenhagen is very high.


Thankfully we’re used to it from regular visits to Sweden. We’re renting an Air B&B flat, so we’re bound to cook in as well a couple of nights (hoping for some good wine shops about!).

The bar you’re suggested sounds right up my street! Will definitely seek it out, thanks! :smile:


do head over to Malmo - beautiful city, slower paced than Copenhagen