10 Best Things To Do In Aarhus, Denmark At Night

things to do in aarhus at night

Rising from the ashes like a Phoenix from the shadow of its sister city, Aarhus is fast gaining attention and cementing its name on the travel map as among some of the most sought after, emerging destinations for travelers. The second largest city in Denmark attracts visitors of all tastes and travel needs, from savvy city-breakers, cultured history buffs and even festival goers. As the student filled hub of Denmark, Aarhus attracts a youthful crowd and is also making its name on the international music festival scene.

The endless hours of sunshine make this city so appealing. The vibrant energy of Aarhus pulsates all year round with an active nightlife scene and amazing hotspots. Whether you are looking to party the night away or just looking for a place to enjoy great company over a glass of wine, Aarhus has it all. Discover the best nightlife in Aarhus at one or all of these 10 night hotspots.

1. Train Nightclub

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Train is the leading nightclub in Aarhus and not only attracts party-goers from abroad but has also been the choice venue of performance for many international music acts like Snoop Dog, Iggy Pop and more. Train truly captures the energy of Aarhus nightlife and boasts an eclectic mix of music from various genres. The area is divided into different floor levels, ensuring you get the optimal club experience.

Train Nightclub

Address: Toldbodgade 6, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Train

2. Café Faust

By day, Café Faust is a quaint café along the river serving French and Danish cuisine of high quality. On Fridays and Saturdays after 10pm, Café Faust comes alive and transforms into a cosy nightclub and hangout spot. Bartenders serve exquisite cocktails and beer on tap is available.

Café Faust

Address: Åboulevarden 38, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Café Faust (in Danish)

3. Herr Bartels

Herr Bartels is a perfect kick off spot before you head off on an exhilarating night in Aarhus. This bar is popular because of its extensive selection of cocktails and it features only male bartenders, making it popular for a ladies night. Herr Bartels offers a relaxing ambiance for afternoon sundowners with the friends.

Herr Bartels

Address: Åboulevarden 46, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Herr Bartels (in Danish)

4. Römer Bar

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Aboulevarden 50 is Aarhus’ most vibrant street featuring most of the city’s top nightclubs and bars. This is also the street where you will find The Römer Bar. As a popular spot during the weekend, Römer Bar is alive with pulsating music and offers affordable drinks.

The Römer Bar

Address: Åboulevarden 50, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

5. St. Pauls Apothek

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Originally a chemist, St. Pauls Apothek is for the traveller with a refined palate as the award-winning bartenders serve up innovative cocktails. Finding inspiration from international cities like New York, London and more, St. Pauls Apothek offer up to 30 varieties of cocktails which can be coupled with a scrumptious meal from the cocktail menu or on its own.

St. Pauls Apothek

Address: Jægergårdsgade 76, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: St. Pauls Apothek (in Danish)

6. Café Viggo

Be welcomed by authentic Danish hospitality at the Italian Café Viggo. This café situated along the river is perfect for the traveller who is in search of a relaxing environment matched with refined dining and their selection of drinks and cocktail options.

Café Viggo

Address: Åboulevarden 52, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Café Viggo (in Danish)

7. Crystal

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Aarhus offers something for everyone, even those willing to play on the fun side. Crystal is an exclusive gentlemen’s clubs offering unique experiences and entertainments to its visitors matched with an exquisite taste in drinks.


Address: Telefonsmøgen 6, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Crystal

8. Globen Flakket

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Globen Flakket is a perfect spot for parties and gatherings for large groups in search of a night of culinary adventure in a trendy atmosphere. This riverside venue consist of two floors of fine dining banqueting rooms serving elegant and tasteful dishes. Every evening from Thursday through till Saturday, Globen Flakket is transformed into an all inclusive hangout spot serving up four delicious dishes coupled with quality wine. Guests can also select from the wide range of drinks and craft beer.

Globen Flakket

Address: Åboulevarden 18, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Globen Flakket (in Danish)

9. The Cockney Pub

Cockney Pub (Aarhus)
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For those looking for a good old night with the boys or in search of a rustic yet vibey spot to spend the night, then The Cockney Pub is the place for you. Open till late on the weekend, The Cockney Pub offers the finest selection of beers, rum, cask real ales and whiskey in Aarhus. The atmosphere of The Cockney Pub is said to allude to a cosy British pub with the odd occasion of live jazz performances playing in the background. Feeling a little quizzical? The Cockney Pub hosts fun-filled quiz nights as well.

The Cockney Pub

Address: Maren Smeds Gyde 8, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: The Cockney Pub

10. NorthSide Music Festival

Northside interpol
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Aarhus not only features a vibrant nightlife but has also been making waves as one of the top destinations in the International music scene for festival-goers. NorthSide is a massive three day festival held yearly, mainly in June featuring international headliner acts like Lana del Ray, Radiohead, Bastille and so much more. The event offers three stages of stellar music with a focus on organic food, local vendors and sustainability. This music festival is held in the city and is perfect for festival goers in search of a mud-free music hype.

NorthSide Music Festival

Dates: Selected weekend in June

Price: from 505 USD

Website: Northside Music Festival in Danish

Find your vibe in Aarhus

Aarhus offers a nightlife for every traveller of differing tastes. Dance to the beat of the stellar music mixes at one of Aarhus’ clubs or connect with locals or friends around a glass of fine wine or craft beer at any of the pubs or restaurants peppered around the city. Whatever your vibe, Aarhus caters for you.

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