If your best time for entertainments is night, it is not worth spending it in a hotel room. In Copenhagen there are plenty of exciting places where you can enjoy yourself all night. Copenhagen may offer a wide range of night entertainments, despite the fact that it is not a very large city. The youths usually hang out in bars and night clubs. They normally start having fun on Thursdays and continue on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays people have some rest and get ready for the working week, so many places in the city are closed.
As a rule, the busiest time is after midnight, so if you like crowds, it is desirable to start your night earlier to be able to leave at 1 a.m. After that time places are usually very busy, people are having fun, socialize, drink and are loud. Club atmosphere depends on its specialization. If it is a disco, be ready for crowds, noise and loud music. Jazz clubs, vice versa, are leading to light entrancement with their music and relaxed approach. A great deal of jazz events are held in summer, so jazz can definitely be called a business card of Copenhagen. Anyway, Copenhagen provides bars and discos to any taste.
1. Night club ”Nord” is a place of parties for the people over 30. This is the concept of night club "Nord", located in the very centre of the city, nearly opposite the tower of the Radisson Blu Royal hotel. This place is quite fashionable and has its own rules. If you are under 30, you may not be allowed in. There is no strict dress code. Instead, shocking outfits are welcome. The concept of the club is based on the idea of sufficient space for everybody. Therefore, security guards check the number of people in not to get the place overcrowded. Consequently, there are queues outside to enter the place after midnight. Speakers in night club "Nord" are installed so that a person who is sitting does not get shocked by the sound. It moves upwards, which gives an opportunity to talk, when people do not want to dance. Music played is really diverse – from old classical hits by David Bowie to the novelties from Madonna, so it is not boring.
Video about night club ”Nord”:
Address: Axeltorv 5, Copenhagen
Web.: Nord (available only in danish)
Openings hours: twice a week, friday and saturday from 10 pm till 5 am.
Entrance fee: 90 DKK after 11 pm. Free of charge till 11 pm. Wardrobe costs 25 DKK per person.
For references: +45 82 82 60 00
2. Night comfortable club ”Rust” is located in the busiest area of the Danish capital –Nørrebro, not far from the central part of the city. The club was opened in 1989 and since then its popularity is booming, it is always very busy at night, it is appreciated by locals as well as by tourists and travellers.
From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. there is live music. After 23-00 popular local and leading European DJs play rap, R&B, funk, techno and electronic music. There are often various special parties. The dance floor occupies two large rooms, and the total capacity of the three-floor club is about 670 people.
The Club does not have any requirements for the guests to listen to live music from 21-00 to 23-00, but from 23-00 entrance to the club is allowed to people over 20 only. Club ”Rust” has a summer terrace with very light, intimate atmosphere, here young people eagerly organize their romantic dates.
Address: Guldbergsgade 8, Copenhagen
Openings hours: 4 days a week, from wednesday to saturday from 9 pm till 5 am.
Entrance fee: from 70 DKK to 150 DKK
For references: +45 35 24 52 00
3. Night club ”Vega” is one of the most popular and largest night clubs in Copenhagen. Vega is situated in Vesterbro area. Stars from around the world often give their concerts here. The club opened in 1998. Over the past years Kylie Minogue, David Bowie, Bjork and many famous European DJs have performed on its stage.
The club is open every night. The interior of the club is made on the retro style, but this does not bother the Danish youths as they like painting the town red here. Club "Vega" has two dance floors, one of which is for 1500 guests where the other is for 500. Music is varied, starting from hip-hop and finishing by electronic. This club has been internationally recognized for being the best place for large-scale music concerts.
That was also the venue for recording an exclusive set from Tiesto, filming Elements of Life World Tour on DVD. 12 excellent bars are there for visitors and performers in the Vega club. Payment can be made by cards Diners Club, MasterCard, American Express, Eurocard Visa, Dankort, Euro.
Address: Enghavevej 40, Copenhagen
Openings hours: Wed.-Thur. from 9 pm till 1 am, Fri.-Sat. from 10 pm till 5 am.
Entrance: concerts usually cost from 60 to 80 DKK. Minimum age is 18. A passport or an identity document may be asked at the entrance. For references: +45 33 25 70 11
4. ”Mojo Blues Bar” is a small cosy bar in Copenhagen, a popular place for those who prefer blues and folk music. The club is located in the city centre, near the City hall square. The schedule of their events may be found here.
Address: Longangstraede 21C, Copenhagen
Web.: Mojo (available only in danish)
Openings hours: every day of the week from 8 pm till 5 am.
Entrance: free of charge, concerts usually 100 DKK
For references: +45 33 11 64 53
5. "Rosie McGee's" is a night club designed in the American style with 2 dance floors and 4 bars. The place is mainly visited by young people, aged under 35. There is no dress code, but shorts are not acceptable. At weekends it can be very noisy and packed with guests, even despite the fact that night club "Rosie McGee's" occupies two floors and there must be enough space for everyone.
Video about "Rosie McGee's" night club:
Thanks to the favourable location, opposite Tivoli amusement park and the City hall square, it is always busy at weekends, so if you are looking for a place where you could make new contacts or practice your English, you are welcome. In addition to spirits you will be offered the American version of Mexican cuisine. The choice is not wide, but you will not stay hungry. Entrance is not free at weekends only.
Address: Vesterbrogade 2, Copenhagen
Web.: Rosie McGee
Openings hours: Mon.-Thur. from 11 pm till 3 am, Fri.-Sat. from 11 pm till 5 am. Bars and restaurants open after midnight. Entrance free varys from day to day, but usually no more than 100 DKK
For references: +45 70 33 31 11
A tip: when paying for the entrance, ask for receipts. That is how you avoid paying twice for the entrance.
6. New club "The Jane" is situated in the square of grey brothers (Dan. Gråbrødretorv) and is a somewhat mysterious place, but charming and glamorous. The area of the new club is not very large, 340 sq. m, located in the basement, where used to be a restaurant. Today it is occupied by night club "The Jane ", divided into 3 levels.
The first thing you pay attention to, going down the stairs to the club, is the fireplace and a large bar, ready to offer a wide range of beverages and cocktails to any taste. The next room is dedicated to the lounge area, where you can stay alone and think on comfortable sofas and in armchairs. The kitchen starts working at 22.00 and at that time a secret door made in the shape of a book case opens and guests can go to one more room, divided by two bars.
However, surprises do not finish here, because closer to midnight heavy curtains open and the place turns into a night club with a small dance floor, a DJ and popular tunes. The average price per cocktail is 10 euros.
Address: Gråbrødretorv 8, Copenhagen
Web.: The Jane
Openings hours: Thur. - Sat. from 8 pm till 4 am.
Entrance free: free of charge, for everyone who is older than 23 years.
7. Night club "Culture Box” has been a leader of the Copenhagen night life since 2005. It is conveniently located, in the heart of the capital, next to Rosenborg royal park. The place offers its visitors two levels holding various events from concerts, clothes fashion shows and exhibitions to showing films. The club is especially proud of its special sound system made according to the latest high technologies. Usually music played here is not commercial: techno, house, electro, drum and bass etc.
The interior of the club is made in the rough, dark and opaque style, which reflects the theme of the club. The main dance floor is located upstairs, along with the bar and the lounge area. Downstairs you will find another bar and a dance floor, which are much smaller, but they create a far more intimate atmosphere.
Near the "Culture Box” club there is a "Cocktail Box", which may be your starting point for the night. Based on the name you have probably understood that here you can be treated with various cocktails, and if you come here at the weekend, you will also see DJs, entertaining the local public.
Address: Kronprinsessegade 54 st., Copenhagen
Web.: Culture box
Openings hours: Thur. - Sat. from 11 pm till 5 am.
Entrance free: 60 - 70 DKK.
For references: +45 33 32 50 50
8. "Zoo bar” opened in one of the most exclusive areas of Copenhagen late in 2011. This place combines a cocktail bar, a restaurant and a night club. "Zoo bar” is a good alternative to expensive night clubs in Copenhagen. The main emphasis here is made on the minimalistic design and simplicity of the interior. Walls with graffiti, white-tiled bar walls make me, at least, a bit melancholic, but the food served here can make up for this impression if you order one of the popular burgers.
Address: Svaertegade 6, Copenhagen
Web.: Zoo bar
Openings hours: Thu. - Sat. from 20 pm till 5 am.
Entrance free: free of charge, but there are several rules: minimum age – 22 years old, you should look and behave according to your age.
For references: +45 33 15 68 69