Join the party people for a pumping Copenhagen weekend.

The Danes may sometimes look like a serious bunch, but make no mistake: Copenhagen is a city that loves to party. Whether you're a salsa fanatic, techno nut or just love a tour of the dance floor to some good old '80s classics, Copenhagen's dance clubs take music seriously and attract both loyal resident DJs and the cream of the international circuit.

Copenhagen's nightlife scene has become famous throughout Europe, with week-long street parties like May's Distortion attracting partygoers from all over the continent. Those who appreciate electronic dance music can be sure of a club where the music is what's important at spots like the long-established Rust club, Culture Box or the vast warehouse KB3 in the former meat-packing district.

Those who can't stand still when they hear a Latin beat should check out Copenhagen clubs like Club Mambo or Søpavillonen, where it's even possible to take in a salsa class before hitting the dancefloor proper.

The gay scene is famous for its parties, and Club Christopher attracts both gay and straight guests, all out for a good time. Non-exclusive Copenhagen shows the more mature crowd a good time at Nord Natklub, a lounge and club for those aged over 30 only. 

Those who prefer more mainstream music will find something to their liking at downtown Penthouse or Østerbro's Park Cafe, while even headbangers get a round in the moshpit at Vesterbro's newly-opened rock club Sin City


Photo courtesy of Penthouse


This nightclub is located just off Gammel Torv in a building formerly known as 'In'. The new concept aims to add some 1930s glamour and retro style to the place's generally young and boozy regulars, but as Penthouse has retained the eternally...  Read More

Nord Natklub
Photo courtesy of Nord Natklub


Tired of clubs filled with rowdy youngsters knocking back the drinks? Nord is a club for the over 30s crowd, and has been popular with older partygoers looking to cut loose with their own age group since it opened in 2008. Located in the...  Read More

Sin City
Photo courtesy of Sin City


Copenhagen's newest nightclub district Kodbyen is known mainly for its dance parties, but as of 2012 there's a harder kid on the block: rock club Sin City has moved into the hip meatpacking district and looks likely to fill the void made by the...  Read More

Park Cafe & Nightclub
Photo courtesy of Michael Otzen / Park Natklub


A large nightclub in Copenhagen's Osterbro district, Park Natklub still manages to draw the weekend crowds despite being located a little way out of town. Open Fri-Sat from 11pm only, the music is never too outrageous: a mainstream mix of new...  Read More

Rust, Spillested & Natklub
Photo courtesy of Rust Natklub


The heyday for this alternative nightclub in Copenhagen's gritty Norrebro district may have passed, but Rust - which has existed since 1989 - continues to have nights when it shines, like during large events like May's Distortion Festival of...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Søpavillonen


An unpretentious nightclub located in the rather improbable beach hut style building at the foot of the Lakes between Norrebro and Frederiksberg. The 'Lake pavilion' is known for attracting huge crowds of enthusiastic Danes for its tribute band...  Read More

Culture Box
Photo courtesy of Willy Lopez


Fans of electronic dance music should note this established offbeat venue on Kronprinsessegade not far from Kongens Have. Ever since two DJs passionate about electronic music teamed up to open Culture Box back in 2005, the club has played a key...  Read More

Club Christopher
Photo courtesy of Club Christopher


Named after New York's Christopher Street, the scene of 1969's Stonewall demonstrations that were to be crucial to the history of gay rights, it's pretty clear where Club Christopher's leanings are, though the club considers itself more...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Tuala Hjarno


Copenhagen's club scene has moved out to a vast warehouse in Vesterbro's gentrified industrial district Kodbyen, the old meatpacking district between the central station and the harbor, named after its street address: Kodboderne 3. Opened spring...  Read More

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Club Mambo
Photo courtesy of Club Mambo


Club Mambo is Copenhagen's only venue exclusively for Latin music, and was established in the late '90s when the Latin revival hit Scandinavia had everyone living La Vida Loca. In addition to the club nights, Club Mambo offers lessons in salsa,...  Read More


Meet Jane Graham

After touring most of Europe in her twenties, Jane was charmed by Copenhagen's relaxed tempo and moved there from her native northern England in 1999. Four young children at home has meant...  More About Jane