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Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best craft beer cities in the world. Famous as the home of Mikkeller, their beer bars are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of craft beer bars & breweries in Copenhagen, with more opening on an almost monthly basis. And that’s just the places that specialize in beer, there are even more bars & restaurants that have small craft selections. On my visits to Copenhagen, I’ve spent much of my time in the local craft beer bars & breweries. It’s impossible to chronicle every single one, but here’s my selection of 54 great places for craft beer in Copenhagen, including breweries, beer bars, bottle shops, and taprooms.
The Best Craft Beer Bars in Copenhagen
While Himmeriget may only have 10 taps, it’s the quality of their selection that stands out.
In addition to those taps, their bottle list is also stunning. If you’re Captain Ahab, you’ll find plenty of whales here. Although there aren’t many local beers, expect to see spectacular beers from the United States & Europe. Name a well-regarded brewery & you’ll find them at Himmeriget.
Other Copenhagen beer bars might have a bigger selection or a larger space, but Himmeriget is the place to go for beer connoisseurs.
Speaking of massive beer selections, Taphouse has Copenhagen’s largest tap list, sporting a whopping 61 taps.
Now if you’re a craft beer fan, you might immediately dismiss that size of a list, knowing just how many beer bars with long tap lists pack them with non-craft beers or pedestrian craft beers in order to up their count.
That’s not the case at Taphouse. The bar truly has an outstanding selection of beer across all those taps, including local Danish craft beer and the best of Europe, with a particularly strong representation of British craft breweries such as The Kernel, Cloudwater, Verdant, and Polly’s. The depth of selection doesn’t stop at the breweries themselves, as a wide variety of styles are represented.
Address: Lavendelstræde 15, 1462 København, Denmark (map)
Fermentoren is another popular craft beer bar in Copenhagen. The bar itself is a few steps down in a basement, with a large outside patio and beer garden.
Along with great music, Fermentoren has a great selection of 24 taps, including their house beers, which are made by the affiliated Dry & Bitter Brewing Company.
Address: Halmtorvet 29C, 1700 København, Denmark (map)
Peders Craft Beer Bar & Bottle Shop
Peders Craft Beer Bar & Bottle Shop is very much a beer nerd sort of place, with friendly staff & patrons who are more than eager to talk about craft beer.
Located in a cozy basement with lots of wood & stone, the Peders has a high-quality selection of 16 taps plus a bunch of bottles and cans, including some rarer brews & imports.
The vinyl collection provides the soundtrack, and on Heavy Tuesdays, visitors can enjoy metal & discounts on strong beers, making it a popular evening for people to share bottles.
Address: Sankt Peders Stræde 31, kl, 1453 København K, Denmark (map)
Skaal is another bar with a massive selection. They offer 48 taps plus around 60 cans & bottles. Unlike many Copenhagen beer bars, they also offer a full food menu including smørrebrød, burgers, and bar snacks.
In addition to a huge patio on Kultorvet, there’s also lots of inside space with windows overlooking the square, which is nice when it’s colder, though blankets are also available.
Address: Kultorvet 11, 1175 København, Denmark (map)
Every city needs a quiet cozy beer bar. Copenhagen has several. Across from Ørstedsparken, Ørsted Ølbar fills that role well. It’s a downstairs bar with brick walls, candles, and comfy leather furniture. Oh, and foosball. The bar also shows live sporting events on TV.
With 20 taps of local craft beer & hundreds of cans & bottles, there’s always something new to drink, with a chill soundtrack of indie rock & indie pop.
Address: Nørre Farimagsgade 13, 1364 København K, Denmark (map)
Søernes Ølbar is the sister bar of Ørsted Ølbar. Both have a similar chill vibe indoors, with leather chairs & candles to go with a similar selection of craft beer. However, where Søernes Ølbar stands out is its lovely lakeside beer garden. On a sunny day, it’s one of the best places for a cold beer in Copenhagen.
Address: Sortedam Dossering 83, kl, 2100 København, Denmark (map)
Ølbaren is another popular craft beer spot in Nørrebro. Despite its fairly small size, the bar somehow has 30 taps.
Address: Elmegade 2, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
Bootleggers has several locations scattered around Copenhagen. The central city location is a basement bar playing rock music on a quality sound system, plus big screens for live sports & fresh popcorn as a snack.
The bar has 20 taps, plus bottles and cans. Some are local, though about 75% or so are imports from around the world, including the UK, USA, Belgium, and Germany. The selection ranges across diverse styles rather than just being a flood of IPAs.
Address: Linnésgade 16D, 1361 København, Denmark (map) City Craft Beer Bar
Address: Holmbladsgade 22, 2300 København, Denmark (map) Amager Craft Beer Bar
Address: Falkoner Alle 17, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark (map) Frederiksberg Craft Beer Bar
Address: Rantzausgade 22, 2200 København, Denmark (map) Nørrebro Craft Beer Bar
Address: Njalsgade 19D, 2300 København, Denmark (map) Islands Brygge Craft Beer Bar
Black Swan & Blue Raven
Black Swan is a quiet neighborhood bar with books & newspapers. Oh, and beer too, of course. With 17 taps and 100+ bottles and cans, there’s a nice selection. There’s also whisky & rum for non-beer drinkers. It’s the sort of place for a discussion with friends, whether you’re inside or at one of the outside tables.
The people behind Black Swan also operate another beer bar in Amager called Blue Raven.
Godt Øl (Good Beer) is best described as a “hygge” bar, following the Danish notion of coziness and comfort. Located in a cozy warm basement, there are intimate seating areas that include tons of pillows and comfy furry blankets.
Select from the 12 taps & dozens of cans and bottles, then join your friends for a quiet conversation or board games, all backed by a chill soundtrack.
Address: Knabrostræde 25, kld, 1210 København K, Denmark (map)
Lord Nelson Bar
Their selection of up to 15 taps features a frequent rotation of small & up-and-coming Danish craft breweries. This is the place to go to find out the newest stuff from places you haven’t even heard of yet.
Address: Hyskenstræde 9, 1207 København K, Denmark (map)
Rbabarrab – Kihoskh Bar
Across the street from Kihoskh, one of the best bottle shops in Copenhagen (see more below), you’ll find the market’s bar, known as Rbabarrab.
The corner bar has 12 beer taps & 3 cocktail taps, with patio space wrapping around the front.
Address: Sønder Blvd. 52, 1720 København, Denmark (map)
Trows is a unique Copenhagen beer bar that particularly speaks to me since I lived in Scotland for a couple of years. Wife & husband team Jan & Adam have created an oasis for Scottish beer fans. The bar’s slogan: “Scottish Beers. Danish Hygge.”
During my visit, I reminisced about my time in Scotland with Jan while listening to great British music & drinking Scottish craft beers from breweries such as Overtone in Glasgow, Vault City & Newbarns in Edinburgh, and more.
In addition to 5 taps & fridge filled with the best Scottish beers, Trows also hosts pub quizzes, board games, and live music.
Address: Vesterbrogade 125, 1620 København, Denmark (map)
Tap 21 Craft Beer
Tap 21 Craft Beer has 10 taps plus a large bottle & can selection in Frederiksberg.
Address: H. C. Ørsteds Vej 21, 1879 Frederiksberg, Denmark (map)
Dia’legd – Ølbar
According to their website, Dia’legd in Vesterbro exclusively serves beers from Bryggeriet Refsvindinge. However, when I visited, the 8 taps plus a couple of dozen bottles and cans also included a large selection from Kasper & Herslev Breweries, as well as many other Danish brewers.
Address: Viktoriagade 1, 1655 København V, Denmark (map)
Since 2016, Brewers Inc. has featured 16 taps plus 150+ cans & bottles, with a predominant focus on small Danish craft breweries. They also brew some of their own small-batch beer.
Address: Gormsgade 25, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
Just across the Langebro Bridge, Café Langebro has been serving beer since 1917. While the selection has evolved over time to include craft beer (27 taps & hundreds of bottles from around the world), it’s still one of the more historic bars in Copenhagen in which to have a pint.
Address: Islands Brygge 1B, 2300 København, Denmark (map)
The Best Breweries in Copenhagen Including Taprooms
When many people think of Copenhagen & craft beer, the first thing that comes to mind is Mikkeller. Once just a small nomadic brewery started by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø in 2006, the brewery now has bars around the world, including several locations around Denmark.
Some beer enthusiasts will eschew Mikkeller in favor of visiting smaller Copenhagen breweries, which is understandable. But the fact is, Mikkeller still makes some great beer & they’re all over the city. Between their various craft beer bars and their ramen, BBQ, smørrebrød, and Mexican restaurants, it’s difficult to throw a rock in Copenhagen & not hit a Mikkeller bar. There’s even a bar in Copenhagen Airport should you find yourself with some time to kill before a flight.
Here are more details about Mikkeller beer bars in Copenhagen.
Address: Viktoriagade 8, B-C, 1655 København, Denmark (map) Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade
Address: Stefansgade 35, KLD, 2200 København, Denmark (map) Mikkeller & Friends
Address: Flæsketorvet 25-37, 1711 København, Denmark (map) Warpigs Brewpub
Address: Refshalevej 169B, 1432 København, Denmark (map) Mikkeller Baghaven
Address: Terminalgade Terminal 2, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark (map) Mikkeller CPH Airport
Address: Griffenfeldsgade 28, 2200 København, Denmark (map) Ramen to Biiru Nørrebro
Address: Enghavevej 58, 1674 København, Denmark (map) Ramen to Biiru Vesterbro
Address: Victor Borges Pl. 6, 2100 København, Denmark (map) Ramen To Bíiru Østerbro
Address: Valby Langgade 61, 2500 Valby, Denmark (map) Ramen To Bíiru Valby
Address: Bentzonsvej 23, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark (map) Ramen To Bíiru Frederiksberg
Address: Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, Terminal 2, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark (map) Ramen To Bíiru CPH Airport
Address: Stefansgade 35, KLD, 2200 København, Denmark (map) Koelschip
Address: Rømersgade 20, 1362 København, Denmark (map) Selma
Address: Nørrebrogade 29, 2200 København, Denmark (map) La Neta Nørrebro
Address: Istedgade 88, 1650 København, Denmark (map) La Neta Vesterbro
Address: Vesterfælledvej 5, 1750 København V, Denmark (map) Bobs Hytte
BRUS (To Øl Brewery)
The brewers of To Øl got their start working with Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. Although the main To Øl Brewery is now located in western Zealand, they operate a taproom in Copenhagen called BRUS.
BRUS is a massive Nørrebro industrial space with tons of seating inside and out. It was formerly an iron foundry and locomotive factory. They have 20 taps of craft beer, plus draft cocktails and snacks.
Address: Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
Amager Bryghus is one of the best-known craft breweries in Denmark. While the production brewery is now close to Copenhagen Airport, they have two taprooms in Copenhagen. The Nørreport taproom features 15 taps of mostly Amager Bryghus beer, with a few guest taps such as The Kernel thrown in.
The bar gets busy every night, with a solid indie music soundtrack when I’ve visited, such as Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, & The National.
ÅBEN Brewery, Tank Bar & Restaurant
The taproom includes 14 tanks, as well as 12 taps in the outside entrance, plus more inside. There’s plenty of indoor space as well as a large beer garden out front, along with food pop-ups. Their beer can also be found at many other Copenhagen craft beer bars.
Address: Slagtehusgade 15, 1715 København, Denmark (map)
Danish brewery Ølsnedkeren operates a taproom in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro. The brewery started in 2012 in the cellar, but outgrew the space & has since moved elsewhere.
Today, the multilevel space has cozy nooks with cool wood seating and old woodworking tables, along with 12 taps of the brewery’s beer.
Address: Griffenfeldsgade 52, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
People Like Us Beer Bar
People Like Us is a craft brewery that’s run by people from socially marginalized groups, particularly those with autism, depression, or other mental illnesses. Their pink-walled taproom is a welcoming space for anyone, with 15 taps of their beer. The goal of the brewery is to provide opportunities to people who may otherwise struggle to find employment & inclusion.
With mismatched chairs, posters on the walls, and eclectic music, the bright taproom is a refreshing change from the sameness you often see at many craft breweries that tend to cater to the stereotypical demographics of beer nerds. The more craft beer lovers, the merrier.
Address: Jagtvej 135, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
Nørrebro Bryghus AKA Braw Bar
Nørrebro Bryghus is one of the oldest craft breweries in Denmark, having been in operation since 2003. Their large multilevel home in Nørrebro, which also includes BRAW Bar (named after their subbrand BRAW), features 21 taps as well as a restaurant. It has the slogan “Beer is Jesus, Beertender is Priest, Welcome to Church.”
About half of the taps are their own, while the other half are guests. The sustainability-focused brewery hosts everything from typical beer tastings to beer yoga and even a beer chorus.
Address: Ryesgade 3, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
Too Old To Die Young
Too Old To Die Young has a taproom & restaurant in Nørrebro. Their production breweries are in Sønderborg & Løkken.
The Copenhagen beer bar has 24 taps, with about two-thirds being their own beers, and the remainder guests. Although they brew across all styles, they have a particular emphasis on stronger beers, which fits with their ethos: To Die Young as late as possible. The food menu includes burgers, salads, and snacks. Down in the basement, there are games, including shuffleboard & darts.
Address: Ravnsborggade 14C, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
BrewPub Copenhagen is located in a 17th-century building in old Copenhagen near Rådhuspladsen. The courtyard space forms a nice seasonal beer garden, while there is indoor space as well.
In addition to the 10 taps or so of their own beer, BrewPub serves smørrebrød lunches & larger meals at dinner.
Address: Vestergade 29, 1456 København K, Denmark (map)
Christiania Bryghus, The Lab
Copenhagen’s Christiania is well known for being a free community in what is already a pretty relaxed country. If you’re walking around the area to check out the local art & culture, be sure to also stop at Christiania Bryghus for a beer. Or, for an even more thorough experience, take one of their Christiania Beer Walks, which combine their beer with a walk telling the history of the neighborhood, including visits to local landmarks.
As one might expect from a brewery in Christiania, the beer is brewed with hemp. Get a pint served in an open-topped aluminum can from one of the 12 taps to drink immediately, or take some bottles to go. Their beers are available in other Christiania spots, including a 4 bottle mixed pack.
Given how many IPAs are described as “dank”, it’s not surprising that Christiania Bryghus brews lots of IPAs, including West Coast, hazy, and cold, but they also brew other styles as well in 120-liter batches on site. The Trainwreck is both appropriately named and delicious.
Address: Mælkevejen 81A, 1440 København, Denmark (map)
When you think of a place called “Anarkist Bar,” your thoughts likely go to a dark, dingy basement with graffiti & metal music.
Instead, Copenhagen’s Anarkist Bar has a trendier look, with leafy green plants, light blue walls, pop music, and marble. The only metal is in the decor.
The bar is located behind Tivoli Gardens. It has 26 taps (including 3 cocktail taps), with about a third of the taps being from the Anarkist brand, which is a micro brand from Theodor Schiøtz Brewing. There’s also pizza.
Address: Bernstorffsgade 7, 1577 København, Denmark (map)
The Best Bottle Shops in Copenhagen
From the outside, Kihoskh just looks like a regular grocery store. But hidden inside is one of the best bottle shops in Copenhagen.
Head towards the back of the store & just past the cash registers, you’ll spot a staircase heading down into the cellar. Down that staircase is beer heaven.
Kihoskh has a phenomenal selection of hundreds of craft beers from around Denmark as well as the rest of the world from breweries such as Vault City, The Bruery, Cloudwater, The Kernel, Omnipollo, Evil Twin, 3 Fonteinen, and many, many more.
Inside the chill room, you can find plenty of fresh beer that’s cold enough to drink immediately, perhaps in one of Copenhagen’s lovely parks. The shelves are also loaded with bottles & cans of hard-to-find beer. Name a top brewery, and there’s a good chance they have it at Kihoskh. Not only can you shop in-store, but their online beer shop also ships all over Europe.
Address: Sønder Blvd. 53, 1720 København, Denmark (map)
For over 20 years, Høkeren has been the top bottle shop in Nørrebro, featuring hundreds of bottles & cans from Danish & International breweries.
Address: Ravnsborggade 13, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
Mikkeller & Friends Bottle Shop
Given how many Mikkeller bars & taprooms there are in Copenhagen, it’s not surprising that they also operate a bottle shop. Located at the Torvehallerne Market, the bottle shop has hundreds of cans and bottles, not just from Mikkeller but from other top breweries as well.
Address: Torvehallerne 21, Hal 1, E4, 1360 København, Denmark (map)
Formerly Crate Beer & Vinyl, Malt CPH is a small basement bottle shop in Nørrebro.
Address: Jægersborggade 50, 2200 København, Denmark (map)
If you have any other favorite places for craft beer in Copenhagen, let me know in the comments!
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