Very small bottle shop with a great selection. Tons of Danish and other Scandinavian micros along with a tons of Belgian beers. Prices are pretty good as well, much better than bar prices. Friendly enough service. Well worth a stop.
This now legendary bottle shop is in a semi-basement but it’s difficult to miss as it has the distinctive Olbutikken “skyline of bottles” logo on the window alongside an illuminated little yellow Oerbier man. There doesn’t seem to be very much more stock than there was in the old place, which was smaller, but there’s still an eclectic choice of beers from around the world with Denmark, the USA and Belgium featuring heavily. Needless to say, there are lots of Evil Twin beers. There’s a long bench table where you can sit awhile and enjoy a bottle or two.
(Last visited 7 May 2013).
To me, this place seems a bit overrated. It does have a great selection but by no means does it have the best selection in Copenhagen. Lots of American beers available, which of course is an attraction to Europeans that don’t get over to the States. Aside from the US beers, there are some nice Belgians with a few interesting vintage beers and plenty of Danish stuff. All prices pretty typical for Denmark. The shop is fairly small but when it isn’t too busy (which it was on my visit) I’d say this would be a great place to sit and have a beer. (Although, the premium you pay to drink the beer in-house seems a bit high, generally about DKK 20-40 more than the take-out price it seemed.) They have a nice bathroom, which is a plus as well. It’s definitely worth visiting here, especially since this place is so close to the Mikkeller bar.
Great little bottle shop just around the corner from the original Mikkeller bar. Not the most expansive selection, but the bottles they do have are of the highest calibre. Typical pricing for Denmark, maybe even a bit higher. The experience didn’t blow me away as a world class beer store, but it’s certainly worth checking out for any beer lover in Copenhagen.
I entered with high expectations but left quite disappointed. The owner was extremely friendly and service minded but what good is that when the shelves and fridges are half empty. About 280 beers? No way! Hopefully he will get resupplied with new craft beers soon. (Visited September 18th 2015)
2009: Friday afternoon. Quite busy but nice place. Good variety of Danish, Belgian and US micros. Especially Mikkeller well presented. Friendly staff. OK prices.
Good place to find new Mikkeller stuff and some US too.
2017: They have moved since my last visit. The new place has much more space and some tables to enjoy the beers on site. There was some sort of tasting going on when I visited and the place was quite busy. Friendly service. The shelves were quite empty but I found some pretty nice beers.
“Mikkeller Rudolf Med Den Røde Tud” was the first beer I bought at Ølbutikken back in December 2005. I can remember that I was astonished not only by a delicious Yule tide ale, but by the brilliant service, fruitful recommendations and the good spirit at the little shop. No trip to Copenhagen is complete without shopping at this blessed place. During the years I have had many exciting experiences here, for instance the great happening in September 2008, with the release of seven new ales. My last visit just before Easter was as always a thrill having the pleasure of buying some amazing new brews from Mikkeller, among others. For my upcoming travel to Copenhagen, I have booked my hotel room in the neighbourhood of Ølbutikken… (last visited, 27.03.2010).
Easy to find not to far from The Central Train station. 15 minutes walk maybe if you look at all the girls in this area.
Really nice selection.
Helpfull and friendly staff also. The man on the picture here. Although I think he had a hangover ha ha.
Prices are ok. Some high and some just ok.
Well worth a visit.
Pretty small shop located close to Mikkeller’s Viktoriagade. Probably less than 150 bottles available on my visit. Good quality stuff, but priced a bit higher than the underrated Kihosk. Service was reasonably cheery. The selection had the ususal mix of Danish, American, and Belgian goodies. Overall, nice, but not the mind blowing experience that I had been led to believe it was.