Late Night / After Hours

Café Rust

Café Rust offers a perfect setting for music and food. Frequented by a high-energy crowd, the darkly lit café is home to several bars, a spacious dance floor, and a concert stage for live music. DJs spin everything from hip-hop to acid house,...  Read More

Library Bar

Enjoy a coffee drink or cocktail among shelves of classic, leather-bound books and pine-paneled walls. The Library Bar was commissioned in 1913 by Frederick VIII and is frequented by both the international set and local residents. It's a good...  Read More

A sleek, minimalist interior gives indication that this provocatively named bar is a much-loved hangout for the chic set. They appear in the evening, ready to cultivate an atmosphere of cocktails, conversation, and cool. Danish-French cuisine,...  Read More


Founded in 1723, this cellar bar offers atmosphere in spades. Stone floors, a warren of rooms, and a certain smoky ambience set the tone for the place. Throughout the day, people of all ages and configurations drop in to sample Danish beers on...  Read More


At this neighborhood place, music always seems to be playing, whether it's live or spun by DJs. The cellar space attracts folks with a somewhat alternative vibe, who especially appreciate live jazz and rock, the most prominent styles offered....  Read More

Photo courtesy of Ruby

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 exquisitely furnished with oriental rugs, chandeliers and chesterfield sofas, with added...  Read More

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 more familiar to cities like Berlin and London than to Copenhagen. Don't be afraid,...  Read More

Cosy Bar
Photo courtesy of Camilla Lantz/Cosy Bar

A tiny, long-running bar in Copenhagen's student-friendly Latin Quarter, the name says it all really: This place is cosy and open to all, both gay and straight. Despite its small size, Cosy Bar has a regular DJ and a dancefloor that attracts...  Read More