Food & Drink

Where to Get the Best Cocktails in Copenhagen

When you want a good cocktail, nothing else will scratch that itch. We know, we’ve been there. Whether it’s a classic martini – made with GIN, please. I’m not interested in these new-fangled vodka martinis – or something with muddled mint, cucumber and ginger (that sounds good. Did I just make that up?), Copenhagen’s got a vast array of bars around the city that are waiting to serve you the best cocktails. Be warned: top-shelf and, yeah, even house-liquor cocktails are not cheap in this city. But that just means you’re forced to really enjoy each sip!

From hot new hidden dens to tried-and-true staples in every neighborhood, these are the best cocktail bars in Copenhagen:

Ruby

The cocktail bar to end all cocktail bars in Copenhagen – this place has gained legendary status not just because it’s hidden within a no-sign door and confusing entryway (is that place really the Georgian Embassy? Yep. It is) but because the cocktails are genuinely ex-cell-ent. Choose from an impressive list of seasonal and original drinks; you can’t go wrong. Dress up, go in your work gear or show up in jeans – there’s no dress code here. Just a cosy atmosphere, low-lights and smart blends.

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Ruby

Nybrogade 10
1203 København K

Opening hours
Monday – Saturday: 4.00pm – 2.00am
Sunday: 7:00 pm – 2:00am

Cocktails start at 100 DKK

 

 
 

Lidkoeb

Owned by the same people who brought you Ruby (so you know it’s good), Lidkoeb has made its own name in the Copenhagen cocktail world. It’s a laid-back place that serves great drinks and has plenty of beers on tap. The real treat, however, is for whisky lovers: starting at 8 pm on weekends, the upstairs turns into a whisky bar with over 200 whiskys from around the world!

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Lidboeb | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard

Lidkoeb

Vesterbrogade 72B
1620 København V

Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday: 4.00pm – 2.00am
Sunday: 8.00pm – 2.00am

Cocktails start at 90 DKK

 

 
 

1105

Emerald Hills, a cucumber-infused gin cocktail, is one of my favorite mixed-drinks of all time. Masters of the refreshing, tasty but not overwhelming cocktail, 1105 is a must-try for liquor-lovers. The atmosphere is pretty low-key but the prices aren’t, so make sure you really savor that drink!

1105 | Coctail Bar in Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard
1105 | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard 1105 | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard
1105 | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard

1105

Kristen Bernikows Gade 4
1105 København K

Opening Hours
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: 8.00pm – 2.00am
Friday 4.00pm – 2.00am
Monday – Wednesday available for private events

Cocktails start at 110 DKK

 

 
 

Library Bar

If you’re really looking to disappear into your own world for the night, Library Bar is the place for you. Wood panels, plenty of books, that musky library smell and, obviously, great drinks. Highly recommended for a mellow night. They occasionally have live music, so check out the calendar on their site for more info.

Library Bar | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard
Library Bar | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard

Library Bar

Copenhagen Plaza
Bernstorffsgade 4
1577 København V

Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday: 4.00pm – 12.00am
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm – 1:30am
Closed Sunday

Cocktails start at 85 DKK

 

 
 

Curfew

Opened in 2015 by Humberto Marques, previously of 1105, this cocktail bar’s tame name belies its speakeasy and cheeky attitude. Unexpected drinks like the Eucalyptus Martini are beautifully made and delicious. The old-fashioned style of the bartenders and decor pairs nicely with the ultra-modern menu.

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Curfew | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard Curfew | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard
Curfew | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard

Curfew

Stenosgade 1
1616 København V

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Thursday: 6.00pm – 2.00am
Friday: 4.00pm – 4.00am
Saturday: 6.00pm – 4.00am
Closed Sunday & Monday

Cocktails start at 110 DKK

 

 
 

Bar Next Door

This Madklubben-run cocktail bar has a numbered menu with creative and fun drinks. The location – right on the lakes, on the Nørrebro-side of Dronning Louises Bro – can’t be beat, especially in the warmer months. Reasonable prices, a low-key vibe and a selection of yummy fried snacks fill out the list of reasons why you should check this place out.

Bar Next Door | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard
Bar Next Door | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard Bar Next Door | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard
Bar Next Door  | Cocktail Bar Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard

Bar Next Door

Sortedam Dossering 3
2200 København N

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 4.30 pm – 12.00 am
Closed Sunday & Monday

Cocktails start at 75 DKK

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

Duck and Cover
Mikropolis
Gilt
The Barking Dog
Neighbourhood
Restaurant Llama
Brass Monkey
Helium
Brønnum
Balderdash
Balthazar

 

 

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