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Things To Do At Night In Copenhagen: Creme De La Creme Of Nightlife!

Natalia
Published Apr 09, 2017

Copenhagen’s nightlife scene is diverse and can in many cases accommodate all different tastes and needs. No matter whether you are looking for a dance floor to bust out your best moves, or a cozy bar where you can have a pint and chat with your friends, Copenhagen will always have something to offer. Although clubbing can get a little pricey down in the capital of the world’s happiest nation, it is worth experiencing how the happiest people let loose and relax.

1. Bakken

Starting with one of the most hipster destinations in Copenhagen, found in the hip meat packing district, Bakken is a destination for young, alternative people who are looking for a cool place to have a drink or two and maybe move their hips a little bit. A host of many “Vice” opening parties, Bakken attracts people from the journalistic industry such as photographers, writers as well as artists of various kinds. The place has a raw and cold interior, that was left from the butcheries that used to be active in this part of the city. Usually mistaken for Copenhagen’s - and the world’s - oldest amusement park, Bakken is popular among the youth of Copenhagen and although looking a little sketchy and unpleasant, it increases in popularity not only among the locals but also people from outside of Copenhagen. The place will provide you with a unique, juvenile experience in a raw, tiled interior that is hard to find anywhere else.

Bakken

Address: Flæsketorvet 19, 1711 København

Price: from 15 USD

Opening Hours: Thursday - Saturday 9pm - 5am

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Access: 5 min walk from Copenhagen Central station

Website: Bakken

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2. Culture Box


Next on the list is Culture Box. This modern venue with four different stages offers mainly drum ‘n’ bass, electro and techno music. This underground looking club always offers a line-up of great local and international performances for their audience. If you are looking for a high-energy place to dance your heart out, Culture Box is a place for you. The venue offers a variety of cheap drinks, so a night at this place won’t cost you a kidney as it usually does in most of Copenhagen’s night clubs. The venue requires an entrance fee, though the low bar prices and great music are definitely worth spending some extra bucks at the door.

Culture Box

Address: Kronprinsessegade 54, 1306 Copenhagen K

Price: from 13 USD

Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday 11pm - 8am

Duration: around 5 hours required.

Contact: +45 33325050

Website: Culture Box

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3. Night Fever

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Next up is Night Fever. This 80’s styled venue will welcome anyone who is in the mood to boogie with open arms. This rather small club is one of the best places to avoid sloppy drunk people and being constantly stepped on, on the dance floor. If you wanna go shake your hips a little, but do not want a huge club experience, Night Fever is just the place for you. Not only will the inexpensive drinks at the bar surprise you, but also the entry fee is a lot smaller than at most of Copenhagen’s night clubs. There is an inside smoking area so you do not need to dread going outside in the cold Danish weather. With a mixture of 80’s, 90’s and modern music, light-up tile dance floor and an enormous disco ball, Night Fever will give you the best experience in Copenhagen if all you are looking for is a nice drink and a little room to boogie.

Night Fever

Address: Kattesundet 4, 1458 København K

Price: from 5 USD

Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday 10pm - 5am

Duration: around 5 hours required.

Access: Side street from Strøget

Contact: +45 28938710

Website: Night Fever

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4. Hive


This glamorous party spot is definitely for those who are looking for a luxurious and beautiful place to party all night long. Known for its crazy and wild parties, Hive also is one of the only clubs in Copenhagen that offer just a little extra on top of the usual club experience. As one of the town’s firsts, it provides its audience with 3D laser shows and what they like to call “the state-of-the-art sound perfection”. Hive is currently one of the most popular destinations of Copenhagen’s party scene, so you might end up waiting a little bit in line, but it is all worth it in the end. A revolutionary party experience is here.

Hive

Address: Skindergade 45, 1159 København K

Price: from 12 USD

Opening Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11pm - 5am

Duration: around 5 hours required.

Contact: +45 20629962

Website: Hive

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5. Downtown Hostel and Bar


If you are a young traveler in Copenhagen, you might have already stumbled upon Downtown while looking for a place to sleep at night, but did you know that Downtown is also a great bar destination? Well, now you know. Downtown’s modern interior and constant overflow of foreigners at the bar attracts many locals, thirsty not only for beer, but also for some news from the wide world. Downtown has recently become a popular bar destination in Copenhagen, therefore you might stumble upon some trouble finding a free table on a weekend, even a weeknight. Downtown offers live music every Thursday and seasonal parties for Halloween and Christmas. Downtown is perfect for all you travelers that are looking for a nice place to have a pint, where maybe you can exchange traveling experiences with fellow nomads, or share your experiences with a curious local.

Downtown Bar and Hostel

Address: Vandkunsten 5, 1467 København K

Price: from 8 USD, free entry

Opening Hours: - bar closes around 5am

Access: 10 min from Nørreport station

Contact: +445 70232110

Website: Downtown Bar and Hostel

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Go out like the Danes!

There you go, a small and comprehensive guide to the diverse nightlife of Copenhagen. Do not get scared away by higher prices or long lines, the happy and drunk Danes you will meet inside will more than compensate for the trouble you went through to get in. So enjoy!

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Natalia Joanna Bajor is a current student at one of Copenhagen's universities. She loves big city destinations and her goal is to visit all European capitals, having made a lot of progress towards...Read more

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