With a large sign declaring “This is not a f***ing cocktail bar”, Jolene Bar sets the message straight that this is a place to come and have a good time. Run by two Icelandic girls, Jolene Bar is a small club inside an old slaughterhouse, renowned for its impressive DJ lineups. With a chilled vibe by day, the place comes alive at night when packs of trendy locals come to listen to the mix of techno and house beats.
After cocktails at Strøm, go directly across the road to Jane Bar to dance the night away on their great dance floor.
To experience something a little bit more exotic in Copenhagen, pay a visit to Brass Monkey. A late-night tiki bar, open Thursday to Saturday from 8PM until 3AM, Brass Monkey is decorated in true Hawaiian style with palm trees and hand-carved tikis. Boasting the largest collection of rum in Copenhagen, the cocktails at Brass Monkey are served on fire in volcanoes and conches. The light-hearted, lively atmosphere makes for a great night – you’re sure to find yourself joining in a game of limbo after a few tipples.
From the guys behind cocktail bar Ruby on Gammel Strand, this cool and cosy bar is situated in a listed renovated building, complete with a popular courtyard and typically Scandinavian design features. You’ll find wooden benches attired with sheepskin throws, Chesterfield furniture and a glowering fireplace. Enjoy one of the menu’s many experimental cocktails such as the ‘papir flyveren’ comprising Four Roses yellow label whiskey, Aperol, Gran Classico and fresh lemon.
Copenhagen is known for love of craft ale, so it would be remiss to visit the city and not sample one of its locally brewed beers. A beer-lover’s paradise, Mikkeller is one of the best spots. Created by world-famous brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergso, at this Vesterbro bar, you’ll find 15 taps on featuring brews – ten from Mikkeller’s own brew and others from around the world. The bar is a hipster favourite for pre-dinner drinks with friends.
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