Copenhagen Beer Guide

Copenhagen is fast becoming a mecca for beer fans and it’s easy to see why. The city is home to some real hop giants, such as Mikkeller and Dry & Bitter. Copenhagen is perfect for a long weekend away, and each corner of the city has its own unique identity.

There are buzzing restaurants and bars in the Meatpacking area and stunning murals strewn across the walls of autonomous anarchist Christiania District. And if you’re a shopping fan you’re sure to find a wealth of stylish Danish wares to Hygge out your home. So here we go, some of our top choices from one of our favourite cities.

 

Our top picks for drinking great beer…

BRUS is the brainchild of To Øl and Mikropolis bar and is a real hotspot in the Nørrebro area. It seamlessly pulls together a brewery, extensive bar area, experimental restaurant, and retail area, blimey! This venue is an old factory, it’s bright and airy and serves 33 draught beers, so it’s perfect for casual drinking and a shared meal. Possibly one of the most famous spots for beer in Copenhagen is of course Warpigs. Perhaps a little sinister, this drinking hole is housed in an old slaughter house and serves up authentic Texan BBQ food with American-Danish style craft beer. A collaboration between 3 Floyds and Mikkeller, there’s metal music, meat-heavy meals and beer cocktails available. And to add to the experience, the brew kit is visible from the bar, nothing like a bit of theatre while you drink!

Warpigs Copenhagen

Local beer to look out for…

Of course you’ll already know about Mikkeller, who can be found in every inch of Copenhagen. But which other breweries should you be looking out for? Dry & Bitter opened in 2015 and have taken the beer scene by storm. You should drink their beers in their own bar, Fermentoren. It’s a candle-lit dive bar and you’ll find their freshest brews pouring there alongside some guest beers too. Amager Bryghus (pronounced Ah-muh) open to the public on Saturdays between 10am-1pm. They sell bottles and merchandise, and if you’re lucky they might even show you around the brewhouse. These guys are real purists, they never use artificial flavours in their brews, nor to they pasteurise or filter. Look out for their 7 deadly sins range, absolute stonkers!

Looking for great eats?

Copenhagen can be a pricey city, but there are some affordable options if you know where to look. For street food, get yourself down to Paper Island, there are more vendors that you can shake a stick at. Bæst is loved by all for their commitment to pizza. Their wood-burning stove comes from naples, and they make fresh mozzarella each morning with local organic milk. Oh, and they cure their own charcuterie too, is there anything they can’t do?!

Copenhagen often feels like the home of the small plate, and the selection available at Manfreds is second to none. Their focus is largely on vegetables, though their tartare always gets a mention, it’s outstanding. They serve up some of the best wine in the city and despite the high quality of produce the venue is very casual. You can’t think about food in Copenhagen without talking about Noma. René Redzepi is a pioneer of seasonal food, and will be splitting the culinary year into three seasons. The restaurant will reopen in February 2018 as Noma 2.0, it is notoriously difficult to get a table so we implore you to book as far in advance as possible.

Noma Copenhagen

Sights in Copenhagen…

If you enjoy theme parks and fairs then Tivoli Gardens is the one for you. Here you’ll find a vintage roller coaster and a wealth of funfair entertainment, it’s like something from a movie. A famous spot in the city is The Little Mermaid. This bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen is based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. She sits at the waterside of the Langelinie promenade of Copenhagen and is an essential stop off on your adventures. If you’re a plant lover you’ll enjoy strolling around the Botanical Gardens which are situated on the university campus. Here you’ll discover a vast variety of plantlife, and a particular highlight is the architecturally stunning palm house. Climb the narrow, winding cast-iron stairways for a fantastic view of the tropical plant varieties. It’s a good spot to sweat out a hangover too!

Make sure you don’t miss out on our Copenhagen app-led beer and food tours and our super special Mikkeller one. Highly curated to feature all the best places in town. Always ready to be taken whenever it’s good for you!

Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen
Anja M
ANJA M

Small human with a penchant for all things beer. Can usually be found in a taproom or sweating off a hangover at Bikram Yoga.


Fan of aviation, motorbikes, climbing, music and eating. Professional dog botherer.


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