Food & Drink

Six Best Wine Bars in Copenhagen

Is there anything like sharing a bottle of wine with good friends? We don’t think so, except maybe opening a second bottle. Whether you’re into biodynamic wine, French wine, Italian wine, sparkling wines, or just a good 2-for-1 deal, Copenhagen has something for you.

Here are the places we go to for that sweet, fermented grape juice:

List Marker: Number 1Ved Stranden 10

One of our favorite spots in the city, Ved Stranden 10 not only has a fantastic selection of wine, it also has one of the best locations in Copenhagen, right on the Frederiksholm canal. On a sunny day, there’s nothing like sitting out by the water and enjoying a cold glass. During the colder months, the extremely stylish Scandi interior will keep you cosy. For an extra treat, check out their “Monday food” event, where a dish is served by a guest chef for 100 DKK.


Ved Stranden 10

Ved Stranden 10
1061 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Sun Closed



List Marker: Number 2Den Vandrette / Rosforth & Rosforth

Den Vandrette is the wine bar supplied by shop & occasional pop-up location Rosforth & Rosforth. The bar is the mix of high-class and low-key that makes for a relaxed yet gourmet night. The selection is focused on natural wines.

Located a bit further south-west along the water, Rosforth & Rosforth is delightfully housed under Knippelsbro (way better than a troll!). It’s a wine store where you can buy bottle, but it’s also possible have a glass at one of their Saturday tastings on the water. They even do events – it’s a really special place. This is where the noma pop-up was housed during 2017.


Den Vandrette

Havnegade 53A
1058 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Weds 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Thurs – Sat 12:00 -11:00 pm
Sun Closed
NB Closed until 24th Jan

Rosforth & Rosforth

Knippelsbrogade 10
1409 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Sun Closed



List Marker: Number 3Ancestrale

A cosy little wine bar tucked away in Vesterbro. Aside from a lovely and extensive wine list, they have daily plates of tasty food – you can order a single plate, or get a 3 dish menu for 395 DKK. From 4 – 6 pm every day you can take part in an “Eftermiddagsmager” (afternoon tasting): 3 glasses for 100 DKK. Definitely something worth toasting.


Oehlenschlægersgade 12
1663 København V

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 4:00 – 11:00 pm
Fri & Sat 4:00 pm – midnight
Sun Closed



List Marker: Number 4Bibendum

On the charming Nansensgade is a great place for pre or post-dinner drinks when you’re out and about. The vibes are good and the crowd is always happy. They also serve a host of platters and snacks inspired by the Spanish and French kitchens. Their wine menu includes a great primer on wine; perfect if you’re a wine-amateur or just want to learn more! Bibendum is the first wine bar by the folks behind Pate Pate, Antidote and Falernum.


Nansensgade 45
1366 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 4:00 pm – midnight
Sun Closed
NB: Kitchen is open 6:00 – 10:00 pm



List Marker: Number 5Mother Vin

Italian wine, Italian tapas and a cosy storefront in the centre of Copenhagen. If you’re into Mother Pizza, you’ll definitely be a fan of this wine bar. You can do a tasting, have a single glass, buy a bottle to-go or just indulge in the freshly-made Italian bites upstairs.

Mother Vin

Gammel Mønt 33
1117 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun Closed



List Marker: Number 6Vinhanen

Vinhanen gets their wine directly from producers, so you actually get to choose from their tanks – a little different than your typical wine menu. Because the wines are tapped, the prices are really good. The tanks change regularly, including the occasional natural wine, so feel free to go time and time-again! If you really like something, you can buy a bottle to take home.


Baggesensgade 13
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Mon – Weds 4:00 – 11:00 pm
Thurs & Fri 4:00 pm – midnight
Sat 2:00 pm – midnight
Sun Closed



Honorable Mentions




Vesterbro Vinstue

Ravnsborg Vinbar

Vinbaren Vesterbro Torv


Photos by Freya McOmish

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.