Copenhagen: The centre of craft beer
Discover what makes Copenhagen the place to go for craft beer enthusiasts, and how the city has developed into the perhaps most interesting beer desti...
See a list of craft beer bars in Greater Copenhagen below:
Sweet memories with sour beer? Visit the bar 1420 owned by a ’sour’ Belgian, Dennis Vansant. In his cosy corner bar, you can among other great beers explore the finest Belgian sour beers – gueuze, lambic, etc. Also, sour beers from the Copenhagen-based breweries BrygBrygBryg and Slowburn are regulars on tap and in a bottle.
Just opposite the bustling and stressful Nørreport Station, you have a perfect chance to calm down with a beer of high quality at Amager Bryghus Taproom Nørreport. Ten of the total15 taps are dedicated to the beers from Amager Bryghus. The rest of the taps are filled with guest beers, both Danish and international. The beers from Amager Bryghus are exported to 40 countries worldwide.
The first location of the world-famous Danish restaurant noma is now a temple of beer. Restaurant Barr is both a restaurant and a beer bar, and the dishes are often made with beer. The waiters are more than willing to suggest beers to pair with the food. The wiener schnitzel is famous.
Brewers Inc is the homebrewer's heaven. Always beers from the around 5000 homebrewers in Greater Copenhagen. The 16 taps will always thrill your palate with a great variety of beers and brands from Denmark and mostly Europe. Brewers Inc. is very close to the Stefansgae neighbourhood with Mikkeller & Friends and other fine bars.
Beer bar, brewery, brasserie, and bottle shop in the same location and success from day one. The 32 taps are dominated by the beers of the owner of the venue, the brewery To Øl. A handful of the taps are reserved for the premade cocktails from Mikropolis, another business by To Øl. A former chef of a Michelin restaurant is the mastermind behind the brasserie.
A Vesterbro favourite. Biergarten outside, inside a down-to-earth beer bar. On tap, you will always find the brews by Dry & Bitter, the co-owner of the bar, but overall an open-minded attitude towards the many beer styles of the world. Classic German brews, i.e. Rauch bier (smoked beer), have a warm place in the heart of Fermentoren.
Probably the highest concentration of beer geeks in Copenhagen, but cosy as well. Here you find the rarest and most expensive beers, mostly from the USA. Once a year the most hyped beer event in Denmark takes place at Himmeriget: The release of the Belgian speciality Cantillon Blåbær Lambic – and beer lovers are queuing for days to get hold of the rare bottles.
A good, old meeting place with an English pub feeling for all beer lovers in Køge and the region around the town. On tap, you find 20 beers, in bottles and cans around 200 varieties of fine beer. On summer days you have to be lucky to find a free seat in the lovely Biergarten.
Around 150 different beers, 20 taps with well-chosen beers from both Danish and international brands. The food at this cosy and popular place is both tasty and hearty, not the least the Danish open sandwiches, the smørrebrød.
Kihoskh is a first mover in the Danish beer revolution and an institution among beer lovers. In doubt? Visit the beer cellar with numerous different beers from all over the world – enjoy the beer in the busy street Sønder Boulevard with a crowd of first-class hipsters. Around the corner of Kihoskh (yes the spelling is correct) you can enjoy a fine beer at their craft beer bar Rbabarrab.
More than 200 different beers to choose from. From the 20 taps, there is always running both beers from megabrands like Carlsberg and small breweries, especially from Denmark and the Nordic countries.
Always buzzing and just as many women as men enjoying the freshness of the organic beers from Kølster Malt & Øl. A both cool and unpretentious beer bar in a neighbourhood crammed with bars and restaurants.
Danish craft beers only. Brands like Hornbeer, Amager Bryghus, Dry & Bitter, Ghost Brewing, Hancock and Ugly Duck are normally on their 14 taps.
A legend. You get a feeling of craft beer history when you enter this ”sacred” bar. The first (2010) of Mikkeller’s now 40+ bars around the world. Always extreme beers on tap – and extreme good beers.
The flagship bar for the beer guru Mikkel(ler)Borg Bjergsø and always filled with friends of good beer. The 40 taps and 200+ bottles of beer are not only Mikkeller beer, but also beers from around the world, especially in the USA. Next door neighbour is the bar Koelschip specializing in Belgian sour beers.
Big beer and burger bar centrally located close to Nørreport Station. The beer selection – 48 taps and 75+ beers in bottle/can – is curated by beer expert Jens Ungstrup, who is Mr Ratebeer in Denmark. He has rated close to 50.000 beers on the beer rating site Ratebeer.
If you fancy Czech beer, look no further. Before the beer revolution conquered Denmark, Svejk was a watering hole for beer lovers. The Czech brewery Bohemia Regent has always been the favourite brewery at Svejk and with good reason: The pilsner is outstanding. Nice location beside a pond and overlooking the impressive and beautiful town hall Frederiksberg Rådhus. A stone’s throw away, inside the town hall, you can enjoy the beers of Frederiksberg Bryghus.
If you are an IPA fetishist, Søernes Ølbar is the place! So is Ørsted Ølbar.
The biggest beer bar in Copenhagen and with their own words: The bar with the most taps in Europe – 61. Taphouse attracts many different kinds of customers, not only the beer nerds. The standard of the beer selection is at the highest level and always a great variety of beers.
Brewery and Texan barbecue in a former slaughterhouse in the meat packing district Kødbyen. The brewery and barbecue were almost predestined to become a success. An invention of Mikkeller and Three Floyds brewery (USA). Eating brisket and pork shoulder from the barbecue while drinking Mikkeller beer is a match made in Copenhagen.
Regulars hang around the bar, chatting with the bartender, enjoying and, often, discussing the quality of the beer on tap. Ølbaren is an institution because it was a first mover (2002) among the craft beer bars in Europe. At Ølbaren they love all kinds of beers, just as long as they are good – that goes for pilsner and other non-IPA’s too – but don’t expect to order a Heineken here.
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