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.
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.
If Malmo would have a centre for cultural activities, then Babel would be the place. This concert venue is spread over a huge area and brings to town some of the most entertaining and exemplary performances of known and unknown artists. Well-equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities, this concert venue also sports a well-stocked bar at the mezzanine level, while the upper floor is reserved for ongoing events. For hosting private functions, this place can also be rented.
Set in a hip and modern space, Centiliter & Gram allows people to spend quality time in the city in the company of live entertainment as well as delicious drinks and meals. The decor of the place is lively with colored lights on the dance floor, lending a discotheque feel. Live DJs spin a series of new wave and beloved classics while the crowd is a cool mix of peppy youngsters who frequent the bar and fill the air with frolic and dance. One can enjoy a wine or a cocktail from their extensive menu of drinks. A menu of tapas is also available to perfectly punctuate your libation. Do dress well as the dress code is smart casuals. If you are looking for a good time, come here and have a drink, spend time with your friends, or make new ones, irrespective of what you do, Centiliter & Gram can turn any evening into a fantastic memory.
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.
Whether you want to have a hearty breakfast consisting of fresh-made bread from the in-house bakery, lunch on fresh salads, homemade burgers and delicious steaks or simply sit at the bar and grab an afternoon craft cocktail or a cup of gourmet coffee, Streckers Cafe is the place to go. With a sleek wood bar, leather stools, a massive gilded mirror, open brick walls and fancy hanging lamps, the pub gives the feel of a new-age tavern. Live music nights are held every evening wherein international artists come in and perform for an enthusiastic audience. With so much happening, it is a very popular spot for both locals and tourists, so remember to book a table.
Masken or the Mask is a cozy hangout for gays and lesbians with a taste for cheap beer and backgammon. The atmosphere is relaxed and the bar is a good place to start off the evening. The location is also convenient, with several bars within short walking distance. Cozy, with subdued lighting, the bar also has good and cheap draught beer.
Cozy Bar stays open for the city's vampires. The atmosphere is in line with the red velvet on the walls and furniture; in other words, slightly suggestive. Many regulars can be found at the bar, the majority of whom are gay. However, straight boys and girls have also been known to make their way over here in the early hours of morning. Dancard is accepted.
If you're a late night party-goer, this is one place you will want to try. Bedecked in Australian decor, this bar in the center of town has drinks flowing till the early morning, a pool table where you can try your hand for a small fee and DJ nights a few times a week. Friday nights are special at the bar since entry is free and you get free beer as well. You can also rent space for private parties. So come on down with a group of friends and party the night away.