I liked this place (and I realise that seems to place me squarely in the minority). Great location, and I thought the house beers were quite good, as well as eclectic. My service was fine, although it was a Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t busy. The skylights provide plenty of natural light and provide a certain cheeriness to the joint. Prices aren’t cheap but pretty par for Copenhagen, I suppose. Overall, this is a much better brewpub than the one down the street.
Very busy place beside entrance to Tivoli. The coppers are right In the middle and the seating around them on two floors. Beers were fine offering a reasonable but not extensive selection. Food was very beef based.
My wife and thought this place lovely. It is very modern and caters for the tourist trade and well-to-do locals. Well lite, bright and very aware of its location.
As you enter there are two tables to stand and just drink at (on the right) or a host of tables around a huge hole that has stairs leading down to more tables and the toilets. The brewing equipment is also within the aforementioned hole.
The place was heaving when we arrived, we were shown to a table right next to the brewing kit, and looked after very well by two young ladies who spoke perfect English (as did every Dane we met).
There were three draught beers available, a Pilsner, a Black Smoked Porter and a Haslenut beer. The Pilsner was fine, the Smoked porter was also good, the Haslenut beer was fantastic.
Our food was also top notch; my Spare Ribs were cooked to perfection and well presented. My wifes Chicken Breasts and Jacket Spud equally good.
This was our first Danish bar/pub on our Copenhagen European Beer Fest weekend. I didn’t have a better beer all weekend than the Haslenut one!
This place is very pleasant, not sure if it wants to be a cafe, brew pub or restaurant. The beers were OK, and the service while a little canned was redeeeming in that the staff really want to show you and talk about their beers.
The sign by the door said wait here to be seated. It looked more like a restaurant. They were happy for us just to have a beer though. We were served at our table. The beers were better than I had expected, but just 4 of them. Fairly quiet for lunch time on Easter Monday. Tivoli had not opened for the season though yet.
I usually visit this place every time I
m in Copenhagen. Though the prices for both beer and food are really on the high side. Nevertheless they have interesting beer. Staff service has been really bad historically, though latest visit had better service than usual. Latest was summer 2014.
The Apollo is right by the main entrance of Tivoli and next to the Hereford Beefstouw, with which it shares its glass frontage. Inside, it’s rather like being in a large conservatory. There are scrubbed wooden tables (with the tea lights ubiquitous in Denmark) around a vast gleaming copper and mash tun which rise from the basement through a wrought iron and brass balcony. Over this and the stairwell to the bar downstairs soars a glass seagull with its wings outstretched. The copper theme is continued in the ladies toilets downstairs, where a long copper trough takes the place of sinks. [2013 update - the toilets have been switched round and the men’s now have the copper trough!]
The menu comes as a four page broadsheet newspaper and lists the small array of regular brews plus a beer of the month. All the beers come in large, medium and small sizes with the prices listed on a blackboard near the bar, for drinking in or take away. There must also be an unlisted size of beer as we were amused to see a fellow diner being served with an enormous Kwak-style contraption (a meter of ale perhaps?) full of schwartzbier. We went for more manageable quantities of pilsner, schwartzbier, havre stout and blonde belgisk ale to accompany our meal. The beers aren’t particularly exciting but this is a pleasant place to visit, just for a drink or for food. The menu is fairly short but always offers a reasonable selection of good fare and the staff are friendly.
In some ways the Apollo is reminiscent of some American brewpubs – and indeed it is part of a small chain, with sister places in Odense, Herning and Aarhus – although it’s in no way sterile and is done here with much more panache and style.
(Last visited 6 May 2014).