1. Mikkeller: http://mikkeller.dk/

Most people in Copenhagen know them – Mikkeller and Friends, also simply referred to Mikkeller Bar or Mikkeller. Founded by two friends who started as homebrewers in 2007 and since then, went on to open the original Mikkeller Bar in Viktoriagade, with several following. The Mikkeller brand is about trying something new and simply engaging (and indulging) in) the art of talking about and tasting good beer! Simple as that! At Mikkeller Bar in Viktoriagade you will find 15 different taps from Mikkeller’s own brew and the world’s best breweries, along with cheese snacks and specialized bottled beers. Try the super-fresh house beer or the legendary brews such; the Beer Geek Breakfast, made with ground coffee. Find Mikkeller bars in San Francisco, Stockholm and Seoul, South Korea!

2. Kølsters 12 haner: https://www.facebook.com/tolvhaner/?fref=photo

Geeky, enthusiastic and down-to-earth – the complete unpretentious way – Kølsters Tolv Haner, is a craft beer pub located in Rantzausgade, Nørrebro. It first opened its doors in 2014, mostly serving light beers in small glasses with plenty of opportunity to try several different beers in one visit. A typical hangout for localites, where you will often see friends,  young, old, beer geeks and moderate drinkers sitting by the custom made long tables – and if you decide to stay after hours, you can get a glimpse of the sundown of Brorsons Church free of charge.

3. Ørsted Ølbar: http://oerstedoelbar.dk/

Ørsted Ølbar is a great local bar and a little hidden gem with good people, great staff, sports on TV and not to mention great beer. Being one of the city’s all-round selections of beer, sporting an impressive selection of 200 beers, Ørsted Ølbar does a little bit of everything – in a perfectly good way. Located just across from Ørsted Park, close to the city centre and Nørreport Station, Ørsted is conveniently located for anyone looking for a great vibe, to watch a local soccer match or just have a chat and a beer.

4. Charlies Bar: https://www.facebook.com/charliesbarkbh/

If you’re looking for a highly local bar in Copenhagen, don’t hesitate to pay a visit to Charlie’s Bar in Pilestræde. When owner, Iain Russel first took over the bar, his intention of revolutionising the Copenhagen beer scene, was based on the one thing he missed the most from him homecountry: A decent beer! In 2002, Charlie’s Bar received the Cask Marque award, delegated by the English beer industry, with critics as harsh as Michelin experts, an award hard-earned, but accomplished by the small bar in Pilestræde. According to Russel, there should be something for every taste at his bar and the selections is based on people’s choice!

5. Warpigs

A brainchild love between American brewery 3Floyds and Danish brewery Mikkeller as a tribute to top authentic Texas Barbecue, American-Danish style brews and a completely new style of a beer-loving membership club called WarPigs Troopers. Located in an old slaughterhouse in the middle of the Copenhagen meatpacking district, WarPigs accommodates 180 people inside and 100 outside. Here you will find 22 taps to be poured; 6 permanent house beers, 14 extraordinary experimental beers and 2 draft cocktails. Head brewer Kyle Wolak has been flown in from Three Floyds, with the winner of Mikkeller’s in-house brewing competition Lan-Xin Foo as his assistant. The idea behind warpigs is to host collaborations year-round with guest brewers coming from all over the world to create their own version of a WarPigs beer, along with a small and exclusive, in-house bottle production.