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Apollo is Copenhagen's first brewery and restaurant, located next to the Tivoli Gardens main entrance. Live jazz performances occur on the first Sunday of every month, accompanied with a special menu. The beer is cloudy and delicious, as it is both unfiltered and unpasteurized. The restaurant offers a small but varied range of dishes, some containing beer. If you come in the daytime, you might see the brewer himself working by the handmade copper pots, always eager to answer your questions about his beer.
A lively watering hole in the heart of the city, Den Glade Gris attracts a young crowd for a fun night of drinking and dancing. Exposed-brick walls, remnant of the historic building it occupies, flow through the three level establishment. Local bands perform three nights a week, while there's a very popular open mic and comedy club night on Thursdays. The pub screens Manchester United fixtures and is a regular hangout for followers of the Red Devils. Regular drink promotions promise great deals for the large student populace that frequents the place. Check website for more.
This is a favorite hangout for the city's intellectuals. Literary hotshots from Danish publishing giant Gyldendal frequent this place, together with students and professors from the nearby faculty of theology. All mix with local artists and a young crowd who are seeking a casual, pub-like atmosphere without too much drunken shouting and roaming about.
Bang and Jensen is on Istedgade; the former red-light district of Copenhagen. The interior is fun and kitschy, and the ambiance is friendly. The ancient pinball machines and the table football are popular with the patrons. Most of the clientele at this cafe consist of the young and the trendy, especially women. Breakfast, which is served all through the day until 6p, is the specialty of the house, though the menu leans more toward brunch offerings. The unique thing about Bang and Jensen is that you are given a form on which you fill in exactly how you want your food served. The bar takes over after 8p on Saturdays and after 10p the rest of the week.
Nørrebro Brewery (Nørrebro Bryghus) is a microbrewery in Copenhagen that also houses a restaurant and bar. There is a special five-course menu along with a five-course beer menu that is a must try. Bryghus brews around ten different types of beer. You can get a tour of the brewery with an explanation of the entire brewing process along with a tasting of four Nørrebro beers. The restaurant frequently changes its menu and often has live music.