Denmark > Copenhagen
Beer Available At Lord Nelson (arranged by most recent)
Ugly Duck/Kolding Bryglaug Højsaison 85, Beer Here Fat Cat 93, To Øl Garden of Eden 93, Stronzo/Ølsnedkeren/Brøggeren Jonge Galaxie 79, Hornbeer Grisk 95, Ugly Duck Funk You 90, Hornbeer Ras (Grisk Light) 45, Ebeltoft Gårdbryg 47, Stronzo Belgian Solution 89, Stronzo Beard Of The Wicked Crone 87, Amager Lubricated Ewok 98, Svaneke Supernova 43, Stronzo Tinky Winky 41, Stronzo Gonger IPA 75, Amager/Three Floyds Arctic SunStone 98, Stronzo Swagger Juze 97, Hancock Merry Christmas Happy New Year 12, Hornbeer Julehumle 95, Thisted Julefnug 16, Hornbeer Viking Chili Stout (Megagrisk) 98
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rlgk (261) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | July 25, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Small bar in the centre of Copenhagen. Decent but not outstanding beer selection.
Boudicca (657) 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).
abemorsten (133) Mosterøy, Norway | May 30, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Shabby, smoke filled place with Danish microbrews on tap. Good service with a dedicated bartender.
kermis (135) The Hague, Netherlands | May 26, 2011| Updated July 23, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small, slightly grungy place in the city center. Worth popping in for the selection of Danish micros on draft. Relaxed, with a good locally feel, even though it’s so central.
magnusgb (11) Trondheim, Norway | January 24, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great small place downtown copenhagen with a lot of good danish brews on tap. Nice staff that gives you a nice rest from the shoppingfrenzy outside. Visit also "Barleywine", which is just around the corner.
JanLaursen (59) Copenhagen, Denmark | January 19, 2011| Updated August 25, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
It might be a bit gritty, but the atmosphere and the concept is excellent. All beer on tap are from Danish microes.
MonMadsen (124) , Denmark | December 19, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited september 2008. Nice place with many danish microbreweries on tap. Worth the visit.
gunnar (335) 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.
Christian (235) Odense, Denmark | November 5, 2010| Updated April 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
When it’s good, it’s good. It’s a dedicated beer place with exciting Danish micros on tap, and usually knowledgable people behind the bar. They make very good English style ciders at their own cidery too if you need a tart, refreshing drink. Daily beer list, sorted by ABV on all tables as an extra service. Absolutely a must-visit place when in Copenhagen.
But it’s a very small place that can get very crowded, and smoking is allowed - when it’s crowded and filled with smoke, it’s not the best place to rate beers...
Samma (19) Fitzroy, Australia | October 17, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
It was great to revisit this place after 3 years when back in KbH last month. Still a smoky, subterranean refuge, with a good selection of local craft beer of tap, and highly knowledgable staff (and locals) wiling their evenings away.
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