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Beer Available At Lord Nelson (arranged by most recent)
Amager Batch 1000 97, WinterCoat India Gold IPA 78, Indslev Hvede I.P.A. 56, Randers Midnight Oil 97, Flying Couch Mr. Brownstone , Djævlebryg Eklipse 79, Ørbæk Christmas Ale 31, Amager The Black Madonna 96, Ugly Duck Ugly Christmas 83, WinterCoat ESB 70, Ghost Dawn to Dusk 96, WinterCoat Yule Ale 76, Ghost Soft Liquid 64, Ølsnedkeren Stillehavs Sæson 54, Munkebo Sleipner 81, Amager / Prairie Tulsa Twister 96, Beer Here Hoptilicus 96, Hornbeer Viking Chili Stout (Megagrisk) 98, Ugly Duck/Kolding Bryglaug Højsaison 86, Refsvindinge AZ Ale No.16 47
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Boudicca (805) London, England | July 5, 2011| Updated May 10, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
It’s unusual in Denmark to find a small bar that is not either stylish or “hyggelig” (the best translation seems to be “cosy”) and, indeed, many manage to be both at the same time! The Lord Nelson is neither. In fact it’s quite scruffy. When I visited a few years ago they were laying a new floor, which now looks like dirty MDF, but not much else has changed. The décor remains basic - unadorned except for the picture of Nelson which presides over a model ship, a couple of small prints of the Battle of Trafalgar, a barometer, one of those small glass cases containing nautical knots, an Ølenthusiasten award (bronze medal) in a cracked frame and a photograph of a football team.
Although it’s just off Strøget in the heart of town, the Lord Nelson probably isn’t the kind of place you’d come into if it weren’t for the beer range, but I always enjoy visiting. It’s in a basement with the bottom of the windows at street level although, even with the low ceiling, it can seem quite light and airy as there are also windows at the back opening onto an inner courtyard. There are some high top tables, benches against the wall with wooden tables and chairs and high stools at the bar.
The bar is quite small but packs in 14 hand pumps and not a boring beer amongst them. There used to be a printed beer list each day but this seems to have been discontinued.
There’s no food apart from nuts but there is decent music, free wifi and assorted comics and beer-related magazines such as Dansk Ølenthusiasten and Beer Advocate in a stand by the door. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming and usually knowledgeable about their wares, although I have to say that on one visit the otherwise very nice barman (a New Yorker) served us a Refsvindinge Røde Mor in place of Nordkystens Banjer Øl without realising it; and no recompense was offered when the mistake came to light, even though we’d said when first choosing our beers that we wouldn’t have the Refsvindinge because we weren’t generally keen on them. More recently the barman (also a very pleasant chap) tried to tell me that the Hornbeer brewery was in Copenhagen. A petty gripe perhaps, but there you go.
(Last visited 5 May 2013).
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | May 28, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Maybe a bit underrated? This most excellent bar offers nothing but danish microbrews on tap, at very decent prices. Basically pretty much what th beer tourist looks for, so go there simply put. Even the locals regularly find something they have not tried yet. Easy location from the city centre as well and rather calm, well lighted basement interior feels relazing enough.
fiulijn (627) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 27, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Not an incredible selection, but on tap there are almost exclusively good Danish beers. I like to stop here in the late afternoon, use their wifi connection and keep working for an hour or two with a pint of beer. Ølfabrikken, Raasted, Ørbæk among the most common ones here.
rosenbergh (517) Tampere, Finland | February 18, 2010| Updated September 10, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Small, cozy place with good service. The American bartender was here for the first time, but still very friendly. All together 14 taps with Danish micro breweries like Croocked Moon. At least I will visit again next time I’m in KBH.
Second visit. Definitely great place to visit when in town. This time bartender was highly knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of local micros to taste.
Brugmansia (463) Jylland, Denmark | July 10, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited several times, easy to get to placed in the citycenter. Small cosy pub, placed in the basement. Can at times be rather busy, and in the summer rather varm as well. They serve a nice selecion of danish micros, a few ciders as well. Most times in good condition. Friendly, serviceminded staff. This place is a beery pub, they don´t serve food. Worth a visit you are around.
Rune (457) Tromsø, Norway | October 10, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A small, cellar pub right in the heart of central Copenhagen. Lord Nelson has been running for three years now and presents an ever-changing range of beers from Danish microbreweries. Usually there are at least 12 different beers on tap, in addition to a few ciders from the Nelson farm. During the years the variety of offerings has expanded, and the draft menu now also includes ales from Djævlebryg, Amager and Mikkeller. Their website contains the whole menu and is updated every week. This is a very cosy and friendly place it is easy to get in touch with other guests. The staff is super friendly and attentive. A lovely place for exciting beer drinking that should not be missed (last visited 10.09 and 15.09.2008).
gnoff (451) Mölndal, Sweden | July 14, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on Jul 10 and July 11. Fairly rowded place with a nice draught beer selection. Good service and nice regulars. Haven’t tried eating. Not fun that smoking is still allowed, but otherwise a very nice place.
gunnar (401) Sandnes, Norway | December 7, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A tiny beer bar close to Strøget, mainly good danish beers on tap on my visit.Great service, a nice haven and rescue from the shopping frenzy.
BlackHaddock (394) , England | March 30, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Hidden behind a bike rack and down a few stairs this litle gem is easy to miss. Basic wooden bar and furniture this is a bit like a ’dive bar’ I used to frequent in my youth.
At the rear is a free PC for internet browsing, otherwise there is not much to see, apart from a picture of ’The 1st Sea Lord’ himself (Lord Nelson).
All the beers on tap were Danish and as far as I could tell in good order. A lot of the regulars seemed to be drinking the cask (gravity fed) cider, there were two and both were to sour and dry for me or my good lady.
I understand it is owned by a British guy, the young lady behind the bar was Danish I think, but everyones English is so good in Denmark it is difficult to tell. Anyway she was knowledgable and helpful on our visit.
Dedollewaitor (363) Odense, Denmark | May 23, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Small place in the heart of Copenhagen. Small but well selected danish micro’s on tap. Ølfabrikken, Raasted ex. Friendly waitors! Positive!
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