Opened in 1996, Vega consists of two state-of-the-art concert halls: Store Vega, a larger venue accommodating 1500, and Lille Vega, a smaller venue for 500 that belts out live acts on a regular basis, in addition to a stylish bar and a lounge. Vega attracts a range of pop, rock and techno bands from Denmark and abroad. Please confirm specific events schedules and nightclub timings on the website.
Cherish your Mojo, like Mike Myers in Austin Powers and visit Mojo's blues bar in Copenhagen, with live blues every single night. In the evenings, live bands are on from about 10:30p, but acoustic blues often starts at 9p. On Fridays and Saturdays, an admission fee is charged, but on all other days admission is free. Mojo has a happy hour between 8p and 10p, during which draft beer can be bought for half price. Dancard is accepted.
Café Intime is a treat. Here, in the middle of kitschy souvenirs and a cozy ambiance, they serve reasonably priced drinks. The owner and hostess will most likely sing cabaret tunes that make you think of Weimar Berlin rather than Copenhagen. The majority of the clientele is gay, but everyone is welcome.
Loppen has in its fairly short history fought against violence, close-down threats and aversion, but has survived because of the strength of its non profit-making organization. With its location in the free city of Christiania, just next to Pusher Street, these conflicts may come as no surprise. Overcoming all odds, Loppen has fought for the good reputation it has now achieved. The club aims at a minimum of four concerts a week, in which the style is rock as well as alternative and pop. Some famous names on the program in the past have been The Verve, Smashing Pumpkins, Blur and The Cardigans. For bigger international concert names, tickets can often be booked in advance through Billetnet or Sex Beat Records.
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.
Centrally located on Sankt Hans Square in Nørrebro, Rust is where Copenhagen's lovers of live music convene for a night out on the town. With a bar, disco and concert venue spread over three floors, Rust features a wide variety of musical styles ranging from techno to alternative rock, house to hip hop. The admission price changes depending on the night, as does the age limit. Check their website for the schedule of live shows.
Beverly Hills on Kongens Nytorv is one of the best nightclubs in the center of Copenhagen, with its mixed and varied music. The club is designed around a dance floor, with five bars, around which dancers entertain you with their acrobatic bodies. The club also has private rooms in the back, with very private sofas and curtains you can draw shut! The dress code is distinguished and the minimum age is 21.
This club is one of the off-the-beaten track venues that makes Lund's party scene so unique and happening. The space is small and the atmosphere can get cramped, but the bands and the tunes are always hot and the freshest around.
Steeped in an enriching history spanning decades, Sture regales guests with an artfully furnished interior featuring beautiful paneled ceilings and ornate furniture. Its legacy is nothing short of splendid, having served as a jubilant cinema house prior to its transformation into a restaurant which has attracted widespread attention. Its main focus lies on whipping up aesthetically pleasing food which is imbued with French flavors tinged by a Scandinavian touch. The tasting menu is decked with an assortment of delicacies like the eponymous stures cheese trolley and bread, succulent pike perch, asparagus,sweetbread and scallops to name a few. The restaurant also makes provisions for any dietary restrictions or allergies. Pick from a well-curated list of drinks to accompany your meals and unwind in the pleasant atmosphere as you appreciate the tasteful live music. Private events can also be held here.
Are you crazy about hard core rock, reggae, electronica or punk music? Then Paramount DIY has to be your destination. It is a rather unknown club located within the central suburbs of Roskilde. It features live musicals, concerts and performances by various upcoming and well known national and international artists on a frequent basis. In spite of its city central location, this obscure place is yet to be noticed. Paramount DIY is visited and run by a group of volunteers who are totally committed towards music.