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72 /100 GULDBERGSGADE 29F
“Visited during their festival. Small , new and charming place with a lot of their own taps. A cool place to stop by.“
Dedollewaitor 2 days ago
84 /100 NØRRE VOLDGADE 27
“Visited Tuesday 13th December 22, quite late in the evening, the place is nice and open, well decked out and welcoming, nice looking bar, cool pictures on the walls and modern. The beer selection was all there own from memory, they had a great selection of Double Mash variations when I visited and I tried them all in 0.1 measures. I really liked this place“
CraftBeerNick 25 days ago
86 /100 SANKT PEDERS STRÆDE 31
“Visited in December 22. I was staying at Citizen M in the central square and realised this was only 5 minutes walk away, when I was about to go to bed, so went straight around there for a few late evening beers, they had a Cycle tap take over at the weekend before and there was a lovely imperial stout, also a good selection of Grimm and other US beers. The place is really cosy and welcoming and this is one of my favourite spots.“
CraftBeerNick 25 days ago
74 /100
Kihoskh (Beer Store)
SØNDER BOULEVARD 53
“Visited in October 22. I was in a bit of a hurry, this place was the nearest for cans and bottles. I picked up a few Gammas, it’s quite pricey, the selection was decent down the stairs and in the walk in fridge“
CraftBeerNick 25 days ago
74 /100 SLAGTEHUSGADE 15
“Visited November 2022. Large, open space, outside seating too. Clean, industrial looking, seating next to the tanks. 16 taps of Åben only on my visit. I only had two beers this time, Åben is usually ok. Fridges full of cans pretty much matching the taps. They seem somewhat pricey but there's a nice take away discount. Calm, pretty empty on a Monday evening. Service is friendly and seems knowledgeable. 0.2 pours minimum, usual Cph prices. A bar inside a brewery ought to serve flights in my opinion.“
martin00sr 36 days ago
78 /100 SLAGTEHUSGADE 15
“Located very close to Warpigs this is a good place to combine a visit, and used to visit here over the last couple of years when it was just a pop up during the summer months. Now though they have acquired the rest of the adjoining building and have built up a brewery in there and hence have fully officially reopened just last month as a tank bar/taproom. Still plenty of seating on the outside as you approach but now has a large square bar with 16 taps of their own beer as you enter and large fridges of cans/bottles on the right (all aligned with a fully verified UT beer menu) Lots of brewing equipment can be seen both suspended above the bar area as well at the back along a rectangular area with more bench seating. Beers are available in both half and full pours, and food will be available from 2023 apparently. Recommended.“
Desverger 37 days ago
72 /100
Kihoskh (Beer Store)
SØNDER BOULEVARD 53
“NOTE this rating is for the internet site not the physical shop. We ordered from these guys back in June and I was impressed with the selection. Just browsing my order again and I picked up beers from the following. So some great breweries represented. Jackie O's Jolly Pumpkin Morgondagens Brygghus 19 Hoppin' Frog Timber Ales Frau Gruber BrewHeart Gamma Brewing Salikatt Equilibrium Thornbridge Dry & Bitter Prices were good and the website worked well, however one thing that frustrated me, was that I seemed to only have the option of a delivery to a local paket drop off point, which for convenience (btw actually really inconvenient) meant a trip to Allerhausen and the local Edeka store, so about 15km or more. It could have also been packed better, as I had put in a reasonable sized order, but they literally just taped the two boxes together with a huge amount of brown tape. I might re-order but I will need to check whether they can deliver direct, there are a lot of other very good Danish internet beer sites.“
Fin 77 days ago
88 /100 SANKT PEDERS STRÆDE 31
“Visited many times during last MBCC-festival. Cozy narrow place with very nice beer selection. Dark, small and ceiling is too low for us taller people but I dont mind because I like atmosphere. TOP2 with Himmeriget in Copenhagen IMO“
VastActiv 90 days ago
82 /100 FLAESKETORVET 25
“Visited many times during last MBCC-festivals. Huge place in great location. Vegetarians probably hate this place...“
VastActiv 90 days ago
80 /100
Taphouse (Bar)
LAVENDELSTRÆDE 15
“Visited couple of times during last MBCC-festivals. Lots of beers on tap but not my kind of place, maybe too big.“
VastActiv 90 days ago
84 /100 HALMTORVET 29 C
“Visited many times during last MBCC-festivals. Cozy place with always something nice on tap. Outside patio is great.“
VastActiv 90 days ago
86 /100 VIKTORIAGADE 8BC, KLD.
“Visited many times during last MBCC-festivals. Cozy narrow place with very nice beer selection. Little bit of noisy and small during peak hours.“
VastActiv 90 days ago
88 /100 STEFANSGADE 35
“Visited many times during last MBCC-festivals. Cozy narrow place with very nice beer selection.“
VastActiv 90 days ago
76 /100 GULDBERGSGADE 29F
“Had a quick check in this one, between 2 visits to Olbaren, as it’s near by, 26th October 22. Decent list, big place, looks like it could be a good vibe. I had a decent IPA and then went back to Olbaren, as Brus was closing up, and last orders at 11.30pm, Olbaren is open until 1.00am on a Wednesday. Worth checking if near by or a quick stroll from Olbaren, which I preferred .“
CraftBeerNick 96 days ago
90 /100
Ølbaren (Bar)
ELMEGADE 2
“Visited late evening, around 11pm on a Wednesday, 26th October 22, after meal with colleagues. The place was super chilled, quite small, and unassuming from the outside. I got chatting to the German barman, who was really helpful, 100ml pours were fine, although, he was generous with each one ! Also fine for tastes of any beer, we had a great chat, and he also started sampling and drinking, by 12.30am he was drinking more than me, I think. Great fun and great beers, with the obvious great service detailed above. Pretty much all the beer was Danish, with some less known breweries, aside from the Speedway, which we both drank as a nightcap.“
CraftBeerNick 96 days ago
82 /100
Taphouse (Bar)
LAVENDELSTRÆDE 15
“Visited here in the late afternoon, Tuesday 25th October 22. Visited after Warpigs, the place is quite big, outdoor seating, but not that inviting by the road, I sat inside and ordered a flight of 5 beers, 100ml portions, which was great after being to Warpigs and only being offered 400mls. All the beers were decent that I had, and overall there was a great selection, 40 taps I think. Recommended“
CraftBeerNick 96 days ago
76 /100 AABOULEVARD 27
“Visited here on 25th October 22. After Taphouse and Warpigs, the place seemed a bit of walk, it was nice when I got there, pleasant atmosphere, quite a chilled place, quiet, but a few in, on a Tuesday late afternoon, 5pm or so. They had 10 taps, mostly lagers, as they had had a Pils event or something. Had a decent Mahrs Brau Pilsner and then headed off to meet a colleague at Frederick VI for a couple.“
CraftBeerNick 96 days ago
80 /100 HALMTORVET 29 C
“Visited late Tuesday evening 25th October 22. Lively and small place, good atmosphere and an interesting list. I had a Mexican Cake extra spicy and some other IPAs, good place near Warpigs“
CraftBeerNick 99 days ago
76 /100 NORRE FARIMAGSGADE 13
“Visited Wednesday 26th October 22. Nice relaxed vibe, pleasant service and the beers were mostly Danish, I had some good IPAs in 20cl servings from the 20 tap menu. Good stop“
CraftBeerNick 99 days ago
78 /100 FLAESKETORVET 25
“Arrived here, around 14.30 on a Tuesday afternoon, 25th October 22. Finally made it to this place. It was sparse, but a few patrons in, the area is Nordic industrial, seemed alright. Great range of my sort of beers on, IPAs and some darker ones. Shame it’s only servings of 400ml as it limits the tastings, although they’re fine for you to try a couple. Music is super heavy, I don’t mind it. Will check back in later in the trip“
CraftBeerNick 100 days ago
80 /100
Mikkeller Webshop (Internet-based)
VESTERBROGADE 20, 1.TH.
“Have used this place numerous times over the years. Good selection (especially when it comes to their own beers), good service, fair prices. They're pretty good at doing vouchers once in a while.“
Yorker 108 days ago
94 /100 REFSHALEVEJ 169
“The ‘sour spot’ of Mikkeller, i.e. the brewery at the front of the Copenhagen harbour (right across the famous Little Mermaid statue on the other side of the water), where since 2017 sour ales are produced. It is not uncommon for breweries wanting to venture in sour ale territory to erect a totally different brewery in a separate location for it – often in order to avoid yeast contamination – and give this new brewing location a new name altogether, think of The Bruery’s Terreux, BrewDog’s OverWorks or Moersleutel’s Zomerdijk; this is Mikkeller’s Terreux, as it were. Visited on a Wednesday evening after a long walk from the Copenhagen city centre on a beautiful August day. Food stalls nearby – this is again one of those ‘refurbished’ harbour environments (called ‘Reffen’ in this case), something Copenhagen truly excels in – make it easy to combine Baghaven’s sour ales with food, while watching the world go by, including cruise ships passing by in the harbour, people taking a swim, and so on. The Baghaven brewery itself has a very spacious terrace outside and inside shows off its collection of wooden barrels; there is a counter where service is quick, efficient and friendly, some bottles you can take from the fridge on the other side and pay at the counter, while the taps involve mostly Mikkeller beers, but some others as well (and not all sour of course – for those who are unable to drink sour ales only). The Baghaven beers were gorgeous and perhaps it helps that this was our last stop during our short vacation in Copenhagen, but I absolutely loved this place, perhaps more than any other of all those fantastic beer venues in this wonderful city. An absolute must if you are on a beer trip in Copenhagen, both for the locally brewed beers and for the amazing location.“
Alengrin 118 days ago
86 /100 EGILSGADE 20
“Mikkeller’s main competitor in Copenhagen when it comes to craft beer has two taprooms in Copenhagen, and this one was handily close to the apartment where we stayed during our week in the city. Visited on a Monday evening, there were only very few customers, but as with all these craft beer pubs up north the atmosphere was relaxed and very welcoming, with a very friendly and knowledgeable girl serving – and giving us useful advice about the cans to take home. She even advised against consuming one beer I ordered because it was not in optimal shape according to her standards – and replaced it with a similar one. Lots of Amager beers as can be expected, even exclusively Amager to take home, but some from other, lesser known craft brewers on tap as well. Pleasant experience, cosy brown café vibe with solid craft beers kept and served in prime conditions – and a must for Amager fans, obviously.“
Alengrin 119 days ago
88 /100 STEFANSGADE 35
“The second pub opened by Mikkeller, one of Europe’s great craft beer pioneers, in the vibrant Copenhagen neighborhood of Nørrebro. Perhaps best known for its Koelschip department in the same building – first a bottle shop, later a bar specializing in Belgian lambic beers, the rare and vintage ones of which are among the world’s most coveted beers today; Koelschip justly has its own entry here, though, as it is indeed a different pub altogether. It was unfortunately closed on the day I passed by so I will have to do with a rating of Mikkeller & Friends alone: your typical American style craft beer venue, with ever-rotating taps offering hip flavoured sours, IPAs of all kind and whatever is popular among young craft beer hipsters today; efficient staff and quick service (as usual in these Mikkeller bars), ‘modern brown’ interior and fair prices for Copenhagen. We sat mostly outside since it was a warm and sunny summer afternoon, on a series of benches and tables that were installed on the other side of the busy street, adjacent to a park. Pleasant experience altogether, had some very interesting and colourful craft beers, but if I make it back there, I will make sure it is on a day when Koelschip is open as well…“
Alengrin 119 days ago
92 /100 AABOULEVARD 27
“At last, in mid-August, I made it to this legendary and pioneering craft beer pub in Copenhagen, the one for which Cantillon’s near-mythical Blåbær was created, a pub I have been stoked to visit for years. Small and quite basic, with a brown café vibe, it had only a few people sitting outside on the tables set out on the street but no one inside when we visited; it became a bit more crowded later on but never overcrowded, though it was admittedly a Tuesday evening and I imagine this place being a lot busier in weekends. Sociable and knowledgeable proprietor (who could tell from the accent shining through in my girlfriend’s English that her native language is Dutch), and of course a whole lot to choose from in the main categories of craft beer, with lots of stouts and IPAs but also an important focus on lambics and other Belgian sours. We had an Antidoot bottle there, at the same price that would be charged in Belgium, or even somewhat less. The beers are handwritten on the walls surrounding the bar. In short: great beer selection, pleasant and relaxed vibe, tolerable to pleasant choice of music (for a guy of my age at least), cosy ‘dark brown’ interior – this is my kind of pub, and one I will absolutely revisit when I make it to wonderful Copenhagen again.“
Alengrin 120 days ago
86 /100 FLAESKETORVET 25
“Brewpub in Copenhagen founded by two giants of the craft beer movement, Danish Mikkeller and American Three Floyds, I guess named after the Black Sabbath song; I did not see any reference to Three Floyds during my visit so I am not sure to which extent they are still involved in this project today. Anyway, after having tasted a few of their beers at home – because some of them are bottled and sold – I had been curious about this place for years. Finally visited in August of this year, in early afternoon; the famous barbecue was not operational yet at that time of the day so I guess I did not have a ‘complete’ Warpigs experience, but I think it can get quite crowded at night so I was happy to sit outside when the place had only few visitors in general – and sitting outside here basically means sitting on the streets, in an industrial zone reused for all kinds of things including catering. Warpigs itself too is housed in a former industrial building and made good use of it – a bit like Dok Brewing Company did in Ghent, with a similar kind of ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ vibe set in a factory-like environment, in a most efficient way. Good beers full-on American craft style, perhaps not the coziest beer place in Copenhagen if you are more into brown pub antiquity, but definitely a classic and a must see in the heart of one of Europe’s greatest craft beer cities. Glad I visited, I will certainly revisit this place when in Copenhagen again.“
Alengrin 121 days ago
74 /100 GULDBERGSGADE 29F
“God stemning, med god mat og godt øl.“
Vighals 128 days ago
76 /100 SANKT PEDERS STRÆDE 31
“Small beer bar in a basement. Did nearly pass by as the entrances are really below street level. Some tables outside. Inside it's narrow and pretty crowded on my visit saturday afternoon. 16 taps and serves tasters along with 0,25 and full size. Can/bottle selection is great. They have a lot of American beers, and some rarities from other countries as well. Some few Danish breweries, and fun to find several from Caleidoskope. Friendly and service-minded staff.“
Foffern 129 days ago
54 /100 TORVEHALLERNE HAL 1
“A tiny bottle/can shop inside the market hall Torvehallerne. Decent selection in relation to the shop size. Several different Danish breweries represented, and a couple from Mikkeller Baghaven in addtion. Some American stuff as well. Fairly high prized in general. No help or service from the guy apparently working there.“
Foffern 129 days ago
76 /100 RAVNSBORGGADE 14C
“Finally got round to visiting this place since it opened earlier this year, and glad I did. Visited on a early Saturday afternoon, found on the corner of Ravnsborggade and Ravnsborg Tværgade. This place has some outdoor seating and then enter into a nicely presented bar with 24 taps, of mostly their own beers and a few guests. Friendly staff were happy to give samples, and you can also buy a nice flight of 4 beers you can choose yourself. They also do food and the burgers are meant to be good. Lots of seating/tables and there is also seating downstairs as well as shuffle boards. Great spot, and well worth a visit.“
Desverger 130 days ago
76 /100
Hos Rune (Beer Store)
SØNDER BOULEVARD 131
“With the unfortunate closing of Væskebalancen, this new place is now my nearest bottleshop. Located on the same road as the excellent well established Kihoskh but on the far western end you will find this basement shop with lots of fridges stocked with a nice mix of beers, and a room near the rear with shelfs of stouts and other darker/stronger beers. Friendly knowledgeable owner, decent prices, a UT verified often updated venue, and overall a welcome addition to the scene and hope it thrives despite being not to far from imho the leading bottleshop in CPH (Kihoskh)“
Desverger 153 days ago
58 /100
Fotex Food - Esplanaden (Grocery Store)
BREDGADE 77
“Found on the way from Kastellet towards Amalienbog Palace. A grocery store with lots of beers to choose from - lots of usual imported suspects but also some more interesting finds - prices are pretty decent for Copenhagen. While it's probably not the best grocery store offering beers in Copenhagen, it's definitely one of the places you can easily stock up on some (cold) beers.“
MarkoNm 181 days ago
42 /100 NABOLOS 6
“Stopped here on the way from Christiansborg Palace to City Hall. It's awine shop with a much smaller and poorer section of beers and also pricier than some other stores. Not really worthy of stopping by.“
MarkoNm 181 days ago
68 /100
Den Gamle Købmand (Grocery Store)
SANKT ANNÆ PL. 22
“A grocery store with snack, candy and drinks located just a few steps from Nyhavn area. Quite a fair selection of beers, some interesting ones. A place you can easily stock up on some beers and not break your budget.“
MarkoNm 181 days ago
70 /100 NØRRE VOLDGADE 27
“Located along the main street in Norreport area. Large indoor place, some seating outside, but not much. Decent tap list with Danish prices. Was quite empty when I visited in the afternoon. If in desire for Amager beers, that's the place in central Copenhagen.“
MarkoNm 181 days ago
86 /100
Taphouse (Bar)
LAVENDELSTRÆDE 15
“Located just a few steps from the city hall. Large inside place with lots of simple tables outside. 61 beers on tap, both local and domestic. Flights and 1dl pours available. Prices are danish but not outrageous. Cool and helpful staff. Great place.“
MarkoNm 181 days ago
78 /100 JAEGERSBORGGADE 50
“Superhyggeligt sted. Vinyl og øl i vinduet fik mig til at gå ind. Super imødekommende ejer der slog en samtale af. Fint udvalg og standard priser. Fedt sted.“
Defreni 183 days ago
76 /100 HALMTORVET 29 C
“Groovy little bar with a bohemian vibe and decent beer selection. They played some really good music when I was there. I went alone on a Sat night and still found a place to sit. It wasn't the kind of place that was easy to meet people, and no bar seating, but I felt comfortable. Would have preferred to come with friends or at a more convivial time but still enjoyed. Would go back and would recommend. Easy to combine in crawl with Warpigs and bars in Meatpacking district like Kinoskh which I never got to visit on this trip.“
Beershine 184 days ago
70 /100 FLAESKETORVET 25
“Came here alone on a Sat night, whoa what was an experience. I do not recommend doing that, especially if you're female, but really glad I braved it. Looks like a cross between a high school cafeteria and a prison mess hall. Feels like a college bar. All seating is at long tables both inside and out. Inside you have blinding fluorescent lighting on white floors and walls. Staff understandably want to move the line along, so I didn't ask any questions or get any samples. It was fairly easy for me to pick, I went for two house beers, the baltic porter and an impy. The baltic porter was textbook, one of the better beers I had in the whole city, just loved it. Would have been way more fun to visit with friends but still I highly recommend this place.“
Beershine 184 days ago
90 /100 REFSHALEVEJ 169
“This was the only Mikkeller bar I visited in the city, and I could not have chosen better. The location is great. It is worth coming out to visit Reffen and making an afternoon of it. Expensive stuff, but I felt it was worth the splurge. The barrel project beers are not gimmicky even when they sound like it, they are really well-made. The bartenders were super friendly and offered me tasters of open bottles. They have a few interesting guest taps but I didn't bother with them. The barrel project on site is fun, and they even have an amphora.“
Beershine 184 days ago
86 /100 HYSKENSTRÆDE 9
“Amazing little place. I sat down at a table by myself and the bartender came over and invited me to sit at the bar and meet a few of her friends who were sitting there. I've never had that happen before, was really touched. Some places are just magical like that, Peder's is another one and that is close by so you can combine these two plus Taphouse in a mini crawl.“
Beershine 184 days ago
90 /100
Taphouse (Bar)
LAVENDELSTRÆDE 15
“Easily one of the better places to tick in Copenhagen. I was lucky enough to be staying at a hotel around the corner. I ended up coming here a lot, sometimes twice in the same day. The selection is wide and good, with rapid turnover. Although their knowledge/passion varies, staff is nice about giving tasters and patient with geeks and tourists. Large place, it does get busy but even when it is packed you can find a seat, indoors, outdoors, and there is a basement too.“
Beershine 184 days ago
94 /100 SANKT PEDERS STRÆDE 31
“This ended up being one of my favorite beer bars in Copenhagen. It's a cave with a few tables outside when weather is nice. Chatted with the bartender on a Sunday afternoon, sipping a Danish Four Roses barrel impy. They play vinyl records. Doesn't get much better than that. Similar to Lord Nelson in terms of overall experience (small, cozy, friendly, intimate). These are both unique places where you can actually have conversations with people if you sit solo at the bar. I would recommend Peders, Lord Nelson, and Taphouse for an easy crawl. Taphouse has the widest selection and is good for tickers, but it's also more impersonal. Peders and Lord Nelson have smaller selection but crack vibe and ooze character.“
Beershine 184 days ago