Best Copenhagen Nightlife

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    Culture Box

    Fans of electronic dance music should note this established offbeat venue on Kronprinsessegade not far from Kongens Have. Ever since two DJs passionate...

    Photo courtesy of Willy Lopez
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    Like the free state of Christiania where it is based, Loppen ("the flea") has been a mainstay of alternative Copenhagen for many decades, standing...

    Photo courtesy of elchicogris/creative commons
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    Karriere Bar

    This arty cocktail bar and restaurant is dominated by its one-of-a-kind bar counter and accompanying lights, the work of artists Jeppe Hein and Olafur...

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    In Copenhagen, nothing's strange about the city's hippest and most forward-looking cocktail bar being housed in a listed townhouse from the 1700s. Ruby is...

    Photo courtesy of Ruby
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    Jazzhus Montmartre

    When it reopened in 2010, Jazzhus Montmartre was about paying homage to a vital part of Copenhagen's musical history. The new non-profit Jazzhus Montmartre...

    Photo courtesy of Cafe Montmartre
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    The name comes from the Danish word for dark or murky, and this gay-friendly, open-to-all nightclub exudes a shady, dark aura of living slightly dangerously...

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    Copenhagen Jazzhouse

    Copenhagen Jazzhouse is the official center of Copenhagen's thriving jazz scene, opening in 1991 to fill the void made when Jazzhus Montmartre closed some...

    Photo courtesy of Copenhagen Jazzhouse
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    You don't have to be fan of opera to have heard of Copenhagen's opera house: Inaugurated amid much fanfare in 2005, the Henning Larsen-designed masterpiece...

    Photo courtesy of Lars Schmidt
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    At the end of the '90s, during Copenhagen's first wave of gentrification, Vega was about as hip as it got, deep in gritty district Vesterbro and the...

    Photo courtesy of Kristian Gade
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    The concert house of national broadcaster Danmarks Radio was moved out to the new broadcasting headquarters DR-Byen in Orestad in 2009. The ultra-modern,...

    Photo courtesy of Federico Parodi

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