BeerBods Guide to Copenhagen
Our top places to visit in this wonderful city.
Gemma | 08 May 2019
With MBCC around the corner, we've pulled together a list of our favourite places to visit in the city of Copenhagen. If you're off to the Mikkeller Beer Celebration this weekend why not check them out.
When you can’t drink beer, drink coffee. For your caffeine fix, a great almond croissant or the best cinnamon toast I have ever eaten, you gotta head to Democratic Coffee on Krystalgade. Housed in a library, you can people watch from the window seats or take yourself off to one of the Eames chairs and soak up the studious vibes.
Few places capture the essence of laid-back Danish culture than the Torvehallerne. Close to Nørreport, this is the place to grab a bite to eat. From smørrebrød to sushi, brød to beer, this is a great place to while away some time and watch the Danes do what they do best (ie. eat and drink with friends).
Danish Museum of Art & Design
If you have any interest in Scandi design, especially when it comes to furniture, then you have to go visit the Danish Museum of Art & Design. Located a short walk from the city centre on Bredgade you can admire the diverse temporary exhibitions along with the permanent showcase of Danish chairs and find out more about the history of these things we’re in love with sitting on.
Described as “(probably) the world’s only veggie-focused restaurant famous for its raw meat”. This is well worth the walk or ride out to Jægersborggade. Try their tasting menu (inc. wine), you will not be disappointed.
Larry vs Harry store
You’ll doubtless see a lot of Bullitt cargo bikes whilst you're in CPH. Why not have a proper oggle at them at the Larry vs Harry store in Frederiksborggade. Warning: They aren’t cheap and, if you like bikes, you will want one.
BRUS + BÆST
To Øl's brewtap is definitely worth seeking out. A little hidden in amongst Nørrebro, this place has loads of options on tap and they are more than happy for you to try before you buy. There is a restaurant called BÆST opposite. Here they source all of their produce locally and make fresh on the day. Food is served family style, to be shared and enjoyed by the whole table. Think cheese, pizza and meat.
Baghaven + Street Food (REFFEN)
A beer outlet by Mikkeller, here they produce some absolutely wonderful wild beers. Best reached via cycle, as Baghaven is out on an island the other side of where most tourists descend (Little Mermaid if you are wondering). You'll be treated to a rather impressive building full of barrels and the famous Mikkeller branding out front. Alongside, you can also find REFFEN, a collection of delicious street food vendors.
No visit to Copenhagen is complete without a trip to Tivoli, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Located smack bang in the centre, next to the train station, it's not difficult to find. Inside you'll be presented with beautiful gardens and a number of rides to enjoy. Every day there will be something different on, from light shows to concerts. You might even be able to watch an event on the big screen. A magical place.
Øl & Brød by Mikkeller
Eat some lovely little side dishes on the street in this slightly more colourful (it's in the red light district) part of town.
Another part of the Mikkeller empire, this is perhaps one of their smaller, more quirky offerings with some great lambic and sour options. You can find it in the Nørrebro district.
Carlsberg Brewery Tour
Whatever you think of the beer, Carlsberg is synonymous with Copenhagen and has a wonderful heritage. In a lovely, greener part of the city too.
One of the best places in Copenhagen to grab a bite to eat is Mother. Located in the Meatpacking District, Vesterbro. They serve a range of classic Italian dishes but people come for their signature sourdough pizzas, where the dough is made using sea water. Yummy.
Whilst we’re in the Meatpacking district you have to get yourself to Warpigs, the Metal inspired Brewpub from Mikkeller and US brewery, 3 Floyds. With 22 beers on tap, homemade sodas and traditional Texas style BBQ, cooked low n’ slow. This place is a big favourite with the BeerBods crew. The food is served canteen style, grab a tray and queue up, pick your meat and sides, then grab a bench outside. \m/ \m/
If you’ve got the weather, head to Copenhagen's botanical gardens, a short walk from Torvehallerne. The open air gardens are looked after by the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Take a stroll around the beautiful paths, ponds, greenhouses and check out the new butterfly house. Pure bliss when you’ve had one too many beers the night before at Warpigs.
If you couldn't make it over to MBCC this year, we've put a collection together to make it feel you like you did.