The Unexpected Copenhagen Neighborhood Not to Be Missed

Mikkeller Baghaven

The research facility of Danish craft brewery Mikkeller offers preview tastings of experimental beers. There’s also a 16-tap bar with outdoor seating.

La Banchina

Once a ferry-passenger waiting room, Christer Bredgaard’s intimate cafe offers a prix fixe menu including fresh seafood dishes. Eat inside or lounge with the locals on the jetty.


This former shipyard is now home to 20 studios shared by almost 60 artists. The creative community’s founder, Anette Holmberg, also programs the on-site gallery, Yard PRC Room.


Perfectly positioned for city sunsets, this beach club features a 4,300-square-foot swimming area in the harbor, pétanque and a casual restaurant, Hal(v).

Design Werck & Vinwerck

Scandinavian design guru Birgitte Bjerregaard’s gallery, bar and cafe offers furniture as well as Danish wine and small-batch Nordic liquors.

71 Nyhavn Hotel

This newly renovated 130-room waterfront property is a quick 10-minute bike ride from Refshaleøen, across the new Inderhavnsbroen bridge. It occupies a former warehouse, built in the 19th century, and the best rooms have harbor views.


Housed in a former military complex, this performing arts center is known for its Teater Tapas program, a monthly presentation of 15-minute avant-garde shows.

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