6 of the Best Cocktail Bars in Copenhagen

The Danish capital’s vibrant bar scene is made better by its collection of fancy haunts and hangouts. Read on as Anna Matheson brings you 6 of the best cocktail bars in Copenhagen.

A trip to the Danish capital wouldn’t be complete without dipping into the city’s vibrant cocktail scene. From classic cocktail bars to new speakeasies, there are plenty of colourful choices for an evening out. So whether you’re looking for a cosy date night spot or place to go after a meal at one of the city’s best restaurants, look no further than these six stylish cocktail bars in the city of Copenhagen.

NOHO

  • Address: Flæsketorvet 28, 1711 København V, Denmark
  • Opening hours: Mon to Weds 08:30–18:00 / Thurs 08:30–00:00 / Fri 08:30–03:00 / Sat 17:00–03:00
  • Prices: Cocktails from 110KK

In the heart of Copenhagen’s regenerated Meatpacking District, NOHO is a quaint café during the day, but at night becomes a hotspot for fancy cocktails and gorge worthy food platters piled with cheese and cured meats. Perfect for a pre-clubbing meeting point, the bar is fitted out in industrial style furniture that matches the area’s commercial routes, with added lights and animal wall mounts for a quirky touch. Infused alcohol and the finest ingredients are mixed by expert bar staff into an array of colourful drinks, and whether you’re a fan of rum, gin or whiskey, be sure to check out one of its sour specialties.

Visit NOHO’s official website.

RUBY

  • Address: Nybrogade 10, 1203 København K, Denmark
  • Opening hours: Mon to Sat 16:00–2:00 / Sun 18:00–2:00
  • Prices: Cocktails from 100KK

If you’re looking for a drinking spot that’s a little more glam, Ruby in central Copenhagen is the bar for you. Found in an old townhouse from the 1700s, the Scandi feel bar is in the spot that the Danish Spirit Producers was founded in 1882. These days seasonal cocktails are crafted with passion, with classics like street cars and negronis on offer alongside signature mixes and freestyle cocktails at the customer’s request. Like an old gentlemen’s club with a modern update, it’s the perfect place to find your hygge.

Visit Ruby’s official website.

CURFEW

  • Address: Stenosgade 1, 1616 København V, Denmark
  • Opening hours: Tues & Weds 18:00–01:00 / Thurs 18:00–02:00 / Fri 17:00–03:00 / Sat 18:00–03:00
  • Prices: Cocktails around 120KK

Rich in history, the location of this exclusive watering hole known as Curfew, has seen everything from murky pubs to gangster hideouts. Now, owner Humberto Saraiva Marques fronts a modern speakeasy with prohibition inspired atmosphere and antique crystal decor. Chat to the expert mixologists about your favourite tastes and they’ll point you in the direction of your perfect cocktail. From the gin-filled ‘Doctor’s Orders’ to the rum-laden ‘Goldsmith Maid’, sit back and sip to the sound of scratchy jazz.

Visit Curfew’s official website.

THE BARKING DOG

  • Address: Sankt Hans Gade 19, 2200 København N, Denmark
  • Opening hours: Tues to Thurs 16:00–01:00 / Fri & Sat 16:00–02:00 / Sunday & Mon 16:00–00:00
  • Prices: Cocktails from 75KK

In this relaxed Nørrebro drinking hole you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you’re in an English pub thanks to its picture frame lined walls and battered bar stools. The only difference being that in The Barking Dog it’s more gin sling than pints of bitter. From classics like Margaritas and Old Fashions to original creations with outrageous descriptions (one offering — ‘The Last Hipster’, promises flavour that ‘changes quicker than a hipster’s opinion’), your liqueur is served with a smile and a great atmosphere; just be prepared to share your table with strangers. Try the signature Mexican 8-ball; a tequila, mezcal and absinthe drink that’s sure to get the party started.

Visit The Barking Dog’s official website.

LIDKOEB

  • Address: Vesterbrogade 72B, 1620 København V, Denmark
  • Opening hours: Mon to Sat 16:00–02:00 / Sun 18:00–02:00
  • Prices: Cocktails from 110KK

Head over to Vesterbro for one of the most popular cocktail bars in town. With wooden floors, a roaring fire and plenty of furs, Lidkoeb looks and feels traditionally Danish. Hop onto a barstool or bag yourself one of the booths and order one of the original cocktails. Whiskey lovers should head to the top floor, which is completely dedicated to the spirit, while in the main bar you’ll find a Nordic inspired menu encompassing local spirits like akvavit.

Visit Lidkoeb’s official website.

1105

Photo credit: Lior Zilberstein

  • Address: Kristen Bernikows Gade 4, 1105 København K, Denmark
  • Opening hours: Weds, Thurs & Sat 20:00–02:00 / Friday 16:00–02:00
  • Prices: Cocktails from 90KK

A trip to experience Copenhagen’s cocktail scene isn’t complete without a visit to 1105. Superstar mixologist Gromit is well known for his classic creations and the menu is packed with old favourites at this centrally located bar. With its stylishly subtle décor and relaxed vibe, the crowd at 1105 tends to be a bit older, with groups in their 30s and 40s stopping by to sip something special.

Visit 1105’s official website.

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