Copenhagen offers tourists some of the best restaurants and nightlife in Denmark. From casual hot dog joints to elegant fine dining restaurants, the city offers a great selection of eating establishments that is sure to please any palate. A vast array of nightclubs in the city promises an evening of quiet relaxation or a lively party atmosphere.
One of top-rated eating establishments in Copenhagen that is a local favorite is DOP, short for Den Okologiski Polsemand. which means "the organic hot dog man." The restaurant is famous for its delicious grilled sausages made from pork and beef and the dogs are served on a traditional Danish sourdough bun topped with linseed. The hot dog stand is located in the center of the city next to the Round Tower.
The best in Danish seafood is served at Fiskebaren. The menu showcases delectable oysters from the Limfjorden Channel along with other delicious selections from the North Sea such as dab and whiting. The beautiful restaurant features an amazing cylindrical fish tank that is teeming with jellyfish.
Visitors who are partial to steak cannot miss Rex Republic. The basement establishment is often mistaken for a dive bar, but serves some of the best cuts of meat in the city. The beef comes from local Danish livestock and the steaks are served with a magnificent helping of vegetables covered in Bearnaise sauce and potato wedges.
A vibrant nightlife thrives in Copenhagen offering tourists a variety of clubs. The Jane is located in the heart of the city and offers an ambiance that is dominated by leather chairs, bookshelves and fireplaces. Cocktails are served and can be enjoyed at the bar or while seated in plush leather furniture. A DJ is available at midnight for patrons who want to dance.
For a more lively experience, visitors to Denmark won't want to miss a night at Jolene. The original club was opened in 2006, but was closed after four months because of noise complaints. The establishment relocated in 2007 to Flaesketorvet. A DJ and vibrant dancing sets the mood at Jolene in its industrial chic ambiance. Occasionally, the DJ is replaced by a live band.
A more exclusive nightclub, HIVE, is centrally located in the city. Each weekend, the décor changes in the club on both Friday and Saturday nights. On Fridays, the ambience is geared toward an energetic crowd with several DJs and a lot of dancing. On Fridays, the club is referred to as "XII." On Saturday evening, the rooms are transformed into an eclectic blend of the Dark Ages and modern times. Different levels and secret rooms are blended with 3D walls and dungeons to create an interesting and unique experience.
Bakken Kbh provides a great party atmosphere with colored lights and both indoor and outdoor seating. The establishment is located in the Meatpacking District and provides entertainment and organized events during most weekends. The mood at Bakken Kbh is relaxed and cheerful and patrons spend the evening enjoying the entertainment and good beer.
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Visit Copenhagen – Copenhagen's official tourism website
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