The Top Breweries and Beer Bars to Visit in Copenhagen

There are many different opportunities to taste and discover øl (that’s the Danish word for beer!) in Copenhagen. From micro breweries to Danish classics and surprising American collaborations, this Scandinavian city has brews every beer fan will love. So, grab your bike and your friends and explore the city for a different taste of Copenhagen.

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    A beer on the bar at Brus
    ••• Brus

    Built in an old Copenhagen factory, BRUS is the result of a collaboration between To Øl (a traveling brewery) and Mikropolis, culminating in the creation of a playground of great food, brews, and fun. Specializing in micro beer and soft drinks, the brewery ferments up to 13 different concoctions at a time and aims to create a new kind of experience for beer enthusiasts. With beer made with unconventional herbs and ingredients like yuzu, you’re bound to find something you can’t find anywhere else.

    Although brewery tours and special tastings are only held once a month, the bar and restaurant is open daily—just don’t forget to get some beers at their shop next store to bring home.

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    Gammel Carlsberg Bryggeri, Old Carlsberg Brewery, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    Denmark’s largest brewery, Carlsberg, has been brewing beers since 1845. With brews ranging from traditional pilsners to lagers, bocks, and even ciders, there’s a Carlsberg drink for everyone.

    With beer tastings and tours held daily, Carlsberg’s flagship brewery in Copenhagen’s Vestebro neighborhood is a must for every beer lover. In addition to their classic beers, be sure to taste selections from Denmark’s other brewery, Tuborg, delicious fruity ciders from Somersby, and much more.

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    The Tuborg Brewery in Copenhagen
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    Founded in 1880, Tuborg is one of Copenhagen’s oldest breweries. After merging with Carlsberg in 1970, together they’re one of the world’s leading exporters of beer.

    If you happen to be in the city the first Friday in November, you’re in luck! The annual launch of Tuborg’s Christmas ale, Julebryg is held that weekend as a celebration across Denmark. Brand reps drive around in their official Tuborg trucks visiting bars and cafés while singing the traditional Tuborg Christmas Brew song. Best of all, if you happen to catch the truck, you’ll have the chance to get free beer to skol to the start of the festive season.

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    ••• Noerrebro Bryghus

    Located in the heart of the hip Nørrebro neighborhood, Nørrebro Bryghus is a modern micro brewery serving up their own unique beer influenced by Belgium, Germany, and the United States, with their own Nordic twist.

    The traditional Nordic cuisine in their restaurant is the best way to get a taste of classic Danish cuisine perfectly paired with a new beer.

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    ••• Mikkeller & Friends

    A self-proclaimed ‘phantom’ brewery, Mikkeller doesn’t operate a home brewery and instead relies on collaborations with other brewers to create their beer. With exports ranging from classic IPAs to experimental one-off brews, Mikkeller is where to go to experience a one-of-a-kind beer.

    This second location of Mikkeller, one of Copenhagen’s largest craft beer exports, is three times the size of the original bar with no fewer than 40 rotating taps featured at once.

    In addition to beer, Mikkeller & Friends features specialty Mikkeller Spirits, soft drinks, and snacks to soak up all the delicious craft brews.

    If you’re lucky to visit Copenhagen in May, you’ll get to experience Mikkeller’s annual beer celebration that features special casks and tastings from small breweries from all around the world, with many premiering new beers or tasting special one-off batches brewed specifically for the annual festival.

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    ••• Ølsnedkeren

    This Nørrebro beer bar is the perfect stop after a long day of exploring wonderful Copenhagen. Despite its small size, this little brewery serves up a few of their own small-batch micro-brews alongside their weekly rotation on tap.  

    With its eclectic array of furniture and affordable prices, you’ll learn the true meaning of hygge after spending a few hours relaxing with your friends.

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    ••• WarPigs

    If you’re a diehard American craft beer drinker, you’re in luck. WarPigs is the love-child of Indiana’s 3 Floyd’s and Denmark’s Mikkeller. Featuring Texas-style barbecue, American, Danish style brews, this is your best chance to taste a little bit of home with a hip and innovative Danish twist.

    Located in the heart of Vestebro’s meatpacking district, the brewpub always has 22 beers on tap, 6 house beers, and 14 rotations that will surprise any native or visitor.

    If you’re looking to spend time outdoors, get a 1 liter crowler to enjoy at Kongen Have or one of the many bridges, like a true Dane.