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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the first champagne bars to open in the country, Balthazar, located within the Hotel D'Angleterre is an extremely elegant affair. Blacks engulfs everything in sight from the sleek long bar and sumptuous chairs to the wall paneling against the white walls. The purple banquettes by the windows are the only break in the black and white theme. Ornate classical chandeliers add to the refined decor. With no less than 160 bottles on offer, the champagne selection at Balthazar is truly extensive and enough to satisfy even the most discerning connoisseur. Apart from this, you can enjoy unique champagne cocktails as well. Accompanying your spirits is a choice of light bites that includes caviar. DJs spin lively tunes on Fridays. Check website for more.
Culture Box is a hot and happening nightclub where people meet to revel in the beauty of the night and sway to good music. Sip on a drink as you groove to the rhythms of the night and meet new people, or simply lounge around at the intimate bar. Witness art, fashion and cultural events as well as film screenings on certain evenings. The club is also an ideal space for hosting business events and parties.
This might look like a traditional English pub from the outside, but it isn't; it is Scottish. Kilts, fishing equipment, bagpipes leave you with no doubt. You can choose from 70 different whiskeys, ranging from ordinary Johnny Walker to 25 year-old Bowmore, a single-malt. The clientele consists mostly of 30-somethings drinking McEwans (of course). Live music is played every day.
In the earlier days, this area was a known haven for prostitutes. To avoid rumours that Husmanns Vinstue was a brothel, Adelaide Husmann (a woman) totally banned women from entering her bar. It was finally lifted in 1953, but until 1981 women were allowed only when accompanied by men. Today, Husmanns Vinstue is a classic wine cellar and pub, and offers the same ambience it did in 1907, when Husmann was still around.
One of the country's oldest gay bars, Centralhjørnet is a relaxed space offering a lively calendar of events and some of the friendliest staff in town. From drag shows and fun theme nights to live piano and jazz, there's something always happening at the bar. Exposed-brick walls and an old-world ambiance are the only giveaways to the bar's historic character. There's a little outdoor area as well where you can enjoy your drinks. Festivals and important events like the Gay Pride are welcomed with much fanfare by regulars with wild decoration and boisterous celebrations. Check website for more.
Located on Sankt Peders Stræde, Din Nye Ven, is a friendly, neighborhood watering hole in Copenhagen K. Although the interiors are somewhat dated, the ambiance is lively and interesting, thanks to the awesome music that flows around the place. A great place to retire to after work with a few friends, Din Nye Ven offers a range of local beers, wines and spirits at great prices. Interesting DJ spin here most evenings, apart from that they often have cultural events happening.
Located on Frederiksberggade, Strecker's Pub & Brasserie is conveniently located in central Copenhagen. From the moment you step in here, you'll know that you're in for a treat of all kinds. The decor is a rich, opulent affair with polished period furniture, gorgeous chandeliers and such. On offer here are a distinguished assortment of local and international beers, wines and spirits - the bar program, on the whole is as impressive as the place is. The food menu is dominated by hearty pub fare that can be shared with friends. There's live music almost every evening, all in all, Strecker's makes for a pleasant wining and dining experience.