WHAT TO EAT, SEE, AND EXPERIENCE IN VESTERBRO

Vesterbro is known as a vibrant cultural scene in the heart of Copenhagen. When visitors from near and far flock to Denmark's capital, it often includes a trip to Vesterbro. Vesterbro is filled with exciting experiences and attractions: Here, for example, you'll find the legendary Carlsberg City, where the old brewery quarter has been transformed into a modern neighborhood with museums, art galleries, and wonderful restaurants. Here you'll also find the brown, green, and white parts of the Meatpacking District, where you can drink world-class coffee and explore the nightlife in one of Copenhagen's most vibrant areas.

 

This guide takes you on a journey of discovery through Vesterbro's diversity and charm. Whether you are an art lover, food enthusiast, or guardian of the night, Vesterbro will undoubtedly meet your expectations and give you an unforgettable experience.

Breakfast and brunch in Vesterbro

Any morning - especially a morning in Vesterbro - naturally starts with a solid cup of coffee and delicious breakfast, and now that you're here, why not kill two birds with one stone and enjoy a delicious brunch? There are plenty of good places to eat and drink while you're in Vesterbro, and we've gathered a few of the best:

1. Delphine

If you're looking for a breakfast with an Instagram-friendly 'touch,' Delphine in Vesterbro is just the place. Here you can get fantastic sourdough buns, croissants, eggs benedict, and many other of the breakfast table's best dishes.

See their menu here

Address: Vesterbrogade 40, 1620 Copenhagen

2. Prolog

No one in Copenhagen can make coffee like Prolog. Stop by and get a world-class cup of coffee, and if there's a need to satisfy a little hunger, they also make excellent savory and sweet pastries.

Address: Høkerboderne 16, 1712 Copenhagen

 

Read more about Prolog here

 

3. Dyrehaven

If you're looking for a trendy place full of charm and a delicious breakfast menu, Dyrehaven is definitely worth considering.

See their menu here
Adresse: Sdr. Boulevard 72, 1720 København V

Restaurants in Vesterbro

There are many reasons to pause as you move around Vesterbro. For example, to experience Vestre Cemetery, which is Denmark's largest, or to experience Enghave Square and Enghave Park, where the two major streets, Enghavevej and Istedgade, meet. If you find yourselves near Enghave Park when it's time for a bite to eat again, there are not far to a number of fantastic and recognized restaurants. We mention a few and of course also include restaurant experiences elsewhere in Vesterbro.

1. Gorda

If you're in the mood for Latin American cuisine, Gorda is an extremely popular choice. It's located on Enghavevej and therefore only a five-minute walk from Enghave Park. The restaurant is an intimate and charming one of its kind with space for just 22 people.

Price: 8-course menu from DKK 385

See their menu here

Address: Enghavevej 5, st, 1674 Copenhagen

 

2. Kiin Kiin Bao Bao

This Asian tapas bar is an experience out of the ordinary. It's just a 10-minute walk from Enghave Park, and here you can collectively enjoy the fantastic small dishes that are continuously sent out from the kitchen.

See their menu here

Address: Vesterbrogade 96, 1620 Copenhagen

 

3. MEATPACKING'S FISH BAR

If you're still in the Meatpacking District or plan to spend your evening there, Meatpacking's Fish Bar is an obvious place to enjoy an evening meal. Here you get all the best from the sea coupled with delicious wines, and the place has a Bib Gourmand in Guide Michelin Nordic Cities, which is an award for quality food at low prices. It doesn't get much better.

See their menu here

Address: Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 Copenhagen V

 

Bars in Vesterbro

There are several reasons why Vesterbro is known as a lively district with high pulse at all hours, and their fantastic bar scene is one of them. It's always a safe choice to party with the locals in the old butcher stalls in the Meatpacking District, but there are also several other bars you should visit while you're in Vesterbro. We mention here both some of the most popular and some of the more local, so you can try a bit of everything from the entire Vesterbro bar scene.

1. Curfew

Curfew is an exciting and intimate speakeasy cocktail bar in Vesterbro. The bar's premises bear the mark of having housed a bookstore some hundred years ago. The bar has maintained a lot of the decor and effects that the store had throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Therefore, it's a very special experience with world-class cocktails. You must not cheat yourself for it.

Prices: Cocktails from kr. 160
See their menu here
Adresse: Vesterbrogade 20, 1620 København V

 

2. Mesteren og Lærlingen

If you're more into the bodega style and an evening in the Meatpacking District, then The Master and Apprentice is the perfect spot to hang out. Here they've opted for a cheap bar, a cozy and informal atmosphere, and not least, great music.

Adress: Flæsketorvet 86, 1711 København

Read more here

 

3. 1656

Just a stone's throw from the Meatpacking District, you'll find the cocktail bar 1656. Here you'll get season-based cocktails while lounging in velvet sofas and old Chesterfields. They offer both classic and innovative cocktails, so there's something for every taste.

Adress: Gasværksvej 33, 1656 København V

 

4. Mc.Kludd

The bar is called 'The Rag' by the locals, and that's exactly what you'll find here: locals with a taste for cheap draft beer. Here, the atmosphere is a salon vibe, with billiards and rock music from the jukebox well into the night.

Read more here

Price: Bottle beer from DKK 35

Address: Istedgade 126, 1650 Copenhagen

Entertainment in Vesterbro

Between the wonderful meals, excellent coffee, and vibrant nightlife, Vesterbro also offers a lot of culture and entertaining attractions. We've gathered some of the most popular places that you definitely should visit while you're on and around Vesterbro:

1. Tivoli

Tivoli is an iconic amusement park, where there is entertainment for all ages. The beautiful lighting and gardens make it a magical place to be both day and night, and therefore it's an obvious attraction for both families and couples who love fun and beautiful surroundings.

Book a ticket here
Adress: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V

 

2. Folkehuset Absalon

Folkehuset Absalon is the heart of Vesterbro's social life: An inclusive meeting place for both visitors and locals, where you can enjoy delicious food, cultural events, and nurture the creative community spirit around Vesterbro.

Check out their event calendar here
Adresse:
 Sønder Blvd. 73, 1720 København

3. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

The New Carlsberg Glyptotek is a treasure trove of art and culture in the middle of Vesterbro. Here you'll find an impressive collection of ancient art and cultures and the botanical garden, which is a space for relaxation and reflection.

Price: entry from DKK. 125
Buy a ticket here
Adress:
 Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København