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The beginning of Nørrebrogade at the lakes, during nighttime

Nørrebro is a district in Copenhagen, and the most multicultural part of the city, with a large concentration of middle eastern immigrants - The area around Nørrebrogade, the districts main artery is sometimes known as "little Arabia", unfortunately instead of being considering a strength and a tourist attraction, as is the case in many North American cities, this term has racist undertones - regardless of this, it makes for a lively excursion, with many clothing, jewelry, grocery and greengrocery stores caring arabian signs and products - not to forget the multitude of cheap Shawarma places offering a cheap bite of middle eastern cuisine. The Muslim attitude to alcohol aside, the multiculturalism is very visible, in that the nightlife here is very vibrant - especially the southern part of the district near the Lakes, around Sankt Hans torv.

The northwestern part of the district across the S-train tracks, sometimes known as Bispebjerg , but more often simply referred to as Nord-Vest (North West), is one of - probably even the - last bastion of working class Copenhageners, don't expect much in the way of sights, fancy cafe's, stores or anything like it here, but if nothing else it offers a peak into what that might entail, in one of the richest and most equal societies in the world. Two of the cheapest accommodation options of Copenhagen are located here

Get in

Map of Nørrebro

By train

While a metro line is on the drawing board, for the moment Nørrebro is poorly served by rail. The S-train system's ring line F runs along the northern border of the district, with two stops Bispebjerg which is not really interesting attraction wise, and the districts namesake station Nørrebro which lies at the northern end of Nørrebrogade. The most common option is to take the train or Metro to Nørreport station, and walk from there, or catch one of the frequent bus lines running along Nørrebrogade.

By bus

  • 3A Sets of at Nordhavn Station on Østerbro and enter Nørrebro on Tagensvej with stops at Sankt Hans Torv, Nørrebrogade and Stengade. From there it continues across to Frederiksberg, doing a loop around the center, before terminating in Sydhavnen.
  • 4A Also does a half loop around the city center, serving the northern part of Nørrebro with serveral stops, from its northern terminus at Svannemøllen station. The most important stops being Nørrebro station and Lundtoftegade, before it too crosses Åboulevarden and enters Frederiksberg. It continues its loop all the way to Amager
  • 5A If your accomodation is on Nørrebro, this line is the best option, as it sets out from the Airport, and runs through the Inner City, stopping at Nørreport station for interchange with the Metro and S-Train lines. It continues through the length of Nørrebrogade, with stops at Elmegade and Ravnsborggade (for shopping), Nørrebro's runddel square, Nørrebro Station (For interchange with S-train line F, and Bellahøj (for the Camping and Youth hostel accommodation). It terminates at Husum torv in the northern suburbs.
  • 6A Has very little use for tourists, it runs between Rødovre and Emdrup through the inner city, with stops at Tagensvej and Bispebjerg station on Nørrebro.
  • 350S Is an express line running between Ballerup in the northern

suburbs, and the lovely village of Dragør on Amager. It is one of the two buslines serving the length of Nørrebrogade, with the same major stops as line 5A

Walk

Nørrebro lies a within a manageable walking distance from Nørreport station, and the northern entry point to Strøget. Walk in North-eastern direction down Frederiksborggade, until you reach the bridge across the lakes, once you've passed it, you're on Nørrebro.

Get around

Most of the interesting places on Nørrebro are concentrated southern part of the district, nearest to the city center, so it is easy to get around to the various sights on foot, or even better, on bike as the locals do. Bus lines 5A and 350S runs the length of Nørrebrogade, the major artery, if your feet gives up on you.

See

Søren Kierkegaard grave
  • Airplay Street gallery, Ravnsborggade 21 (Corner of Sct Hans Gade and Ravnsborggade), [1]. 5PM-10PM. Deceivingly camouflaged as a Basketball court (which it also is), but if you look closely there is a huge projector, displaying photography as well as digital and video art, on the face opposite building. Check their website for schedules. Free. (55.689586,12.563153)
  • Assistens Cemetery (Located between Nørrebrogade, Jagtvej and Kaptelvej.), Kapelvej 4, +45 35 37 19 17, [2]. 8AM-8PM. Is both a cemetery and park. The A-section has big trees, bicycle paths and historical graves, many of famous Danes such as Kierkegaard, H. C. Andersen, and Scherfig. The place has very special atmosphere, in that it also doubles as a park, so you can see people having picnic or tanning in the sun, between the tombstones. Free. (55.687992,12.552588)
  • Barbie Doll Museum, Borups Allé 180, [3]. M-F 10AM-3PM,Sa-Su 10AM-2PM. Insanely large, private collection, of Barbie dolls from 1959 and on. The museum is only open by appointment with the owner, Lene Darlie Pedersen, who will also act as a guide. For appointment, call +45 38 10 30 23. 25 Kr. (55.697155,12.525411)
Grundtvigskirken
  • Grundtvigskirken, På Bjerget 14 B, +45 35 81 54 42, [4]. M-Sa 9AM-4PM,Su noon-4PM. Is a huge brickwork church at Bispebjerg, designed by Peder Klint and finished by his son, famous architect Kaare Klint. It is a peculiar mix of a traditional Danish village church, and bombastic Gothic style. Free. (55.716317,12.534562)
  • Herman Stilling Museum, Kapelvej 2, +45 33 12 18 69, [5]. Sa-Su 2PM-5PM. Herman Stilling was a Danish author and painter (1925-1996), who lived most of his life on Nørrebro. In 2003 a small museum was opened in the old stables by Assistentens cemetery, with many of his paintings of trolls and gnomes. 20 Kr. (55.689874,12.553721)
  • Politihistorisk museum (Museum of police history), Fælledvej 20, +45 35 36 88 88, [6]. Tu,Th & Su:11AM-4PM. Housed next to a prison, in an old police station. This museum has exhibitions portraying both cunning criminal cases, and witty police work, including artifacts from the cases displayed. Adults: 30 Kr, Children: Free. (55.69005,12.56059)
  • VerdensKulturCenteret (The World cultural center), Nørre Allé 7, [7]. M-F:8AM-10PM. Run by the municipal administration, this is house is fittingly located in the most ethnic diverse district of Copenhagen. Houses festivals, lectures, art exhibitions, concerts and film screenings, organized by various ethnic minority associations in the city. Also has a cheap cafe, with a single daily dish of the day (lunch: 45 Kr and dinner: 65 Kr) Free. (55.69158,12.56082)

Do

Station is a local cultural stage and exhibition center
Utterslev Mose
  • Empire Bio, Guldbergsgade 29 F, +45 35 36 00 36, [8]. noon-last show. Independent Cinema, which is often described as the best in Copenhagen, despite - or because of - its modest size. Balances between independent productions and mainstream movies. As is the case with all Danish cinemas, international movies are shown in their original language. from 50 Kr.
  • Folkets Hus (House of the People), Stengade 50, [9]. Along with the newly renovated park in front of the house, the place is a product of the squatting movement from the 80s, and still carries some of the spirit of the old days. Go here for a cup of coffee, discussions, lectures, concerts or parties with left-wing peers. Or simply ooze or have a barbecue in the nice park in front of the house.
  • Grøndal centeret, Hvidkildevej 64, +45 38 34 11 09, [10]. from 6.45AM-midnight. Grøndalscentret is a huge indoor sports complex, one of the largest in Northern Europe. Go for a good game of squash or bowling, do some swings in the gulf simulator or at the fencing operator, or a work out in the fitness center. And wind down in the cafe after wards. It is quite close to the Youth Hostel and Camping grounds. Varies.
  • Kaleidoskop - K1, Nørrebrogade 37, +45 70 26 53 02, [11]. Ticket sales:noon-4PM. Kaleidoskop is stage for modern and experimenting theater performances in the heart of Nørrebro, and has been running for 15 years. 30-165 Kr. (55.688659,12.558582)
  • Litteraturhaus (The house of litterature), Møllegade 7, [12]. Housed in a former church, this is Denmark’s first live venue for literature. Here audiences can experience readings by national and international writers, participate in discussions, or participate in events cent red on music, film and other art forms or on their cross-fertilisation with literature. (55.69067322,12.55572080)
  • Nørrebro Theater, Ravnsborggade 3, +45 35 200 900, [13]. Ticket sales:6AM-6PM. Theatre on Nørrebro, with a focus on being the peoples theater, with down to earth plays, often edging over into Comedy. Mostly spoken, Danish performances, so probably best suited for Scandinavians. 150-350 Kr. (55.68787921,12.56119251)
  • Station, Lygten 2, +45 33 55 66 77, [14]. Opening hours varies. Cultural house and concert venue in a beautiful old disused station building, right by Nørrebro station. The area outdoors has tables and serves beer in the summer, inside there is a stage. Hosts art exhibitions, concerts (jazz and rock), film screenings etc. according to the program posted on their website. Usually free.
  • Ungdomshuset Dortheavej, Dortheavej 61, [15]. When authorities decided to clear out Ungdomshuset (Jagtvej 69) on Nørrebro, it ended up in an Orwellian nightmare, with widespread riots that trashed the whole neighborhood. The movement behind the old house, is rebuilding and relocating to Nord-Vest. The house is home for the far left, anarchist, and punk movements of Copenhagen. Hosts concerts, parties, open kitchens, Yoya classes etc. Also has a bar, workshops, etc.
  • Go for a walk in Utterslev Mose, 2 square kilometers, of lakes, grass, bicycle lanes, walking paths, and streams.
  • Guldberg Byplads, Prinsesse Charlottes Gade/Sjællandsgade/Meinungsgade, 2200 N, Copenhagen (Bus 5A to Sjællandsgade), [16]. Open all hours. Danish urban development and architecture at it's best. Three-in-one: New modern Town Square with multiple functions. At one and the same time a town square, a public playground and a schoolyard for Guldberg Skole. The town square, for example, offers a mountain-like roller coaster, small ring-shaped trampolines, wooden seating furniture when you want to relax and a landscaped climbing area incl. lit work of art - sculpture and climbing tool at the same time. The square also has a large granite surface that will accommodate people, tents and stages for major and minor events that require a bit of "floor space". Addition of raised recreation centre in rusty iron and wood that matches the old buildings. With parkour landscape and wooden arena / ball pitch on top and a challenging slide. The church is build together with the public bath right next to the school, so historically, the focus has been on both mind, body and spirit, as the public buildings were planned at the beginning of the 19th century. This makes the square something very Danish and unique. Nice cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal. Free.


Buy

Ravnsborggade and Elmegade are two side streets to Nørrebro's main artery, Nørrebrograde, and they are packed with small, interesting, stores. Start here at lunch, and grab a bite in one of the many small places dotted around the neighborhood, offering cheap, quality food. Do your shopping in some of the city's most unique stores, and finish the day of with a celebratory drink, on - or around - Sankt Hans Torv, with its excellent nightlife options (check the drink listings below). Just don't get so carried away you that you leave your shopping bags behind. Amazingly, it is all within a 500 meter radius.

Ravnsborggade

Is the 2nd street on your right, after you cross the lakes from the downtown area. It is mostly famous for its large number of Antique stores, covering every price range, and which in the summer months expand their stores out on the sidewalk. But it also has a fair amount if small and interesting fashion stores to breeze through - many of these are the fashion designers own stores. The streets commercial association runs its own website[17], and also arranges flea markets serveral times a year (dates are posted on the website). Please note that only stores with their own websites are listed here, in order of street numbers - there are many more options to choose from, including on the side streets where Antik Hallen (The Antique hall) on Sortedams Dossering by the lakes deserves a special mention.

One of the many antique stores on Ravnsborggade
  • 66°North Iceland (Fashion), Ravnsborg Tværgade 3B, [18]. Tu-Th 11AM-5.30PM,F 11AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-2PM. This store run by an Icelandic company, sells high performance adventure clothing, mainly for cold conditions, and has both a men's and a ladies section.
  • Strand Galleriet (Gallery), Ravnsborggade 5, +45 20 55 58 06, [19]. Th-Sa 11AM-6PM,Sa 11AM-3PM. A nice little gallery run by a couple from Western Jutland, hence the rather odd name (The Beach Gallery). Nice attitudes, and friendly staff - lets locals borrow paintings home, and see if it fits with their home.
  • Bau Antiques, Ravnsborggade 5B, +45 35 35 92 13, [20]. M-F 11AM-5.50PM,Sa 11AM-2PM. Mainly sells smaller items, like lamps, glass and porcelain, but also has a few furniture items.
  • Nees + Schelde (Shoes), Ravnsborggade 6, +45 35 36 11 00, [21]. M-F 11AM-5.30PM,Sa 11AM-2PM. Equips girls with their 2nd best friend (after the diamonds) - shoes, hand picked and imported by the owners from Spain, France and Italy.
  • Antikviteter & Kuriosa (Antiques), Ravnsborggade 10, +45 35 36 62 56, [22]. M-Th 10AM-3PM,F 10AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-2PM. With 45 years in the business, this guy seems to be knowing what he is doing, and his specialty is brass.
  • Veirhanen (Antiques), Ravnsborggade 12, +45 35 35 31 42, [23]. hours pending research. This store has a large catalog and a well developed website - with most of the items for sale posted online.
  • Kim Antons & Co Antique, Ravnsborggade 14A, +45 35 37 06 24, [24]. M-F 09.30AM-5.30PM,Sa 11AM-2PM. One of the more exclusive stores, dealing primarily with furniture from the 19th century, and prices mostly going from 5000 Kr and up (way up)
  • ABC Antiques, Ravnsborggade 15, +45 35 37 01 58, [25]. M-F 11AM-5.30PM,Sa 11AM-2PM. This is one of the more cozy stores on the street, with wide variety from furniture to decor, and pieces going all the way between 18th century and modern classics time wise.
  • Phenix Antiques, Ravnsborggade 16A, +45 35 37 55 33, [26]. M-F 11AM-5.30PM Sa 10AM-1PM. Another Antique store, nicely laid out, with a large section in the basement with Ikea like room sections in the basement.
  • Bungalow (Textiles), Ravnsborggade 17, +45 35 85 40 65, [27]. Tu-F 11AM-5PM,Sa 11AM-2PM. Bungalow has a large collection of home decor and textiles imported directly from India by the owner, but also sells other textiles in a wide variety of patterns and colors.
  • Diamonds & Pearls (Anitques), Ravnsborggade 17, +45 35 39 00 89, [28]. hours pending research. Large selection of both antique, modern and second hand jewelry, a really competent staff, and some very unique pieces around.
  • Riktigt (Fashion), Ravnsborggade 17C, +45 35 36 18 13, [29]. M-F 11AM-6PM,Sa 11AM-3PM. A cozy small woman's fashion store, with the line by the same name as the boutique being hand made in a small room in the back of the store, by owner and designer Rikke Refsbæk.
  • Stig P (Fashion), Ravnsborggade 18, +45 35 35 75 00, [30]. M-Th 11AM-6PM,F 11AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-4PM. Fashion store for women, carrying both Stig P's own brand, and serveral other international brands. As a twist, in spirit with the street, this store also sells antique Kimono's from Japan.
  • Ingerslev Antiques, Ravnsborggade 22, +45 35 37 88 89, [31]. M-F 11.30AM-5.30PM,Sa 11.30AM-3PM. A cozy antique store running on its 17th year, where the dust in the corners and the general mess, are part of the concept - and you can choose wether to have a chat with the owner, or just breeze the store without feeling obliged to buy anything.
  • Birte Magnussen Antiques, Ravnsborggade 22, +45 35 24 16 30, [32]. hours pending research. shop information pending research.

Elmegade

Two streets further up Nørrebrogade, on the same side as Ravnsborggade, is Elmegade. This small street has many small and interesting fashion stores, and many options for quality take away, or a quick bite of sushi, organic bread, bagels or good sandwiches. Again only shops with a web presence are listed here.


Store signs on Elmegade
  • Fünf, Elmegade 2, +45 35 37 13 80, [33]. M-F 11AM-6PM,Sa 11AM-4PM. Five young designers, each running their own brand, is behind this collective on Elmegade. Mainly womens fashion and accessories, but also a few items for the men around, mainly by designer Tolsing.
  • Goggle, Elmegade 3, +45 35 37 50 49, [34]. M-Th 11AM-6PM,F 11AM-7PM,Sa 11AM-4PM. Was one of the first fashion stores to open on the street, run by a Frenchman and an Aussie, who has built an almost fanatical following. Both for men and women, and from the affordable to the exclusive.
  • Carhartt, Elmegade 13, [35]. M-Th 11AM-6PM,F 11AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-4PM. A nice store specialized in the Detroit brand Carhartt (and Burton) producing mens apparel. But actually blends in nicely with the surrounding stores, which mainly offers Danish fasion.
  • Iloveilove, Elmegade 13, +45 35 37 87 01, [36]. M-Th 11AM-6PM,F 11AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-4PM. Streetwear and sneaker store, as well as T-Shirt graphics. Running in symbiosis with the Carhartt store next door.
  • Hooha, Elmegade 14, +45 35 37 60 37, [37]. M-Th 11AM-6PM,F 11AM-7PM,Sa 11AM-3PM. Nice little store, with cool wall paintings, and a friendly staff. Runs their own brand where 10 freelance designers does the prints, but also sells a few other hard-to-get brands.
  • Juice, Elmegade 17, +45 35 35 15 58, [38]. M-F 11AM-6PM,Sa 11AM-3PM. Another one of the early starters of this fashion street. Sells womens apparel and accessories by designers like FCUK, Mads Nørgaard and Gentleman's Affair.
  • Elektrocute, Elmegade 20, +45 35 36 34 41, [39]. hours pending research.. As the fantastic store name could hint, this underground shop sells clothing connected to the Electronica scene. But you can also browse the internet at the computer in the back of the store, buy one of the carefully selected compilation CD's, and even get a hair cut.
  • Elme Børn, Elmegade 21, +45 35 35 60 65, [40]. M-Th 11AM-5.30PM,F 11AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-2PM. Danish fashion for the kids.
  • Bark, Elmegade 26, [41]. Bark closed? research pending

Jægersborggade

Likes to brand itself as the Berliner quarter of Copenhagen, and the small cobbled street has a good variety of speciality shops ranging from small food and coffee joints to ceramics to vintage clothes, and a few galleries to boot - Usually the shops are open late (9pm or later) every first Thursday of the month. Coming from central Nørrebro (by the Lakes), take a stroll through Assistens Cemetary and you'll find Jægersborggade as an extension of this path just across Jagtvej. The street has a website [42], but it's in Danish only.

  • Mademoistella, Jægersborggade 52, +45 50 20 18 91, [43]. M-Th 11AM-6PM, F 11AM-7PM, Sa 11AM-4PM. Carefully selected vintage clothes and a few more well known brands like Carhartt and Pointer. Also often dishes up random concerts you can chill to in the couches.
  • Ruben & Bobby, Jægersborggade 6, +45 36 96 64 31, [44]. M-F 10AM-2PM, W&F 10AM-5.30PM, Th 10AM-8PM. A curious mix of second hand stuff like games and action figures, fashion, their own designs - mainly inspired from the 90ties. And to add the confusion you can even get a haircut
  • Ceramist Inge Vincents, Jægersborggade 27, +45 36 96 68 50, [45]. W&F 10AM-4PM, Th 10AM-6PM,Sa 11AM-1PM. Award winning ceramics
  • Karamelleriet, Jægersborggade 36, +45 70 23 77 77, [46]. M-F 10AM-5.30PM,Sa 10AM-2PM. Wonderful hand made caramels
  • My Favourite Things, Jægersborggade 45, +45 30 30 79 95, [47]. W-F noon-6PM,Sa 11AM-3PM. Organic skin care and other favourite
  • Æter, Jægersborggade 48, [48]. Tu 2PM-7PM,W 1PM-6PM,Th 3PM-8PM,F 2PM-7PM,Sa 11AM-5PM. Record store and DJ events
  • CMYK Kld, Jægersborggade 51, +45 21 62 95 63, [49]. Tu-W 2PM-5.30PM,Th-F noon-5.30PM,Sa 11AM-3PM. Unique and super fine graphics gallery
  • MALL, Jægersborggade 54. Th-F 2PM-6PM,Sa 11AM-4PM. Known and unknown design


  • Elsgaard, Jægersborggade 55, [50]. hand made shoes

Eat

This guide uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget 99 Kr or less
Mid-range 100–250 Kr
Splurge 250 Kr or more


The dining on Nørrebro is dominated by the ethnic diversity of the district. From the dozen of take-away stores dotted along Nørrebrogade and Elmegade, offering everything from middle eastern over Thai to Japanese cousine. The restaurants are just as diverse, and the prices are among the cheapest in town.

Budget

Nørrebrogade is the schawarma street of Copenhagen with a large number of small restaurants competing on especially schawarmas. They start at 15 Kr for a small schawarma in a pita and 20 Kr for a large one in a home-made wrap.

Blågårds Plads
  • Ayuttaya, Griffenfedsgade 39, +45 35 37 38 68, [51]. Tu-Sa noon-11PM, Su 5PM-11PM. No frills Thai food restaurant, serving decent courses in a setting you would expect at this price level, wax table cloth, and tacky Thai decor. Mains from 70 Kr, Menus at 135 Kr.
  • Café Lygten, Lygten 29, +45 35 81 88 90. 11AM-18PM. A really old school Danish working class cafe, as authentic as it gets. with the traditional danish food Smørrebrød (open faced rye bread sandwiches) on the menu. The outdoor garden area is a really cozy place to hang out in the summer, for feasting on another traditional Danish eat; røgede sild (smoked herring) and cold beers on the benches. Although the audience here will probably give any foreigners here a puzzled look, and very atypical of Denmark, don't expect anyone to speak English.
  • Floras Kaffebar, Blågårdsgade 27, +45 35 39 00 18, [52]. M-W 10AM-midnight,Th-Sa 10AM-1AM,Su 10AM-11PM. Serves great coffee and has a little food menu which includes; chili con carne, turkey in coconut, tomato soup as well as burgers and sandwiches. Relaxed atmosphere, sometimes a bit too relaxed as far as the staff go. Mains from 50 Kr.
  • Kashmir, Nørrebrogade 51, +45 35 37 54 71., [53]. Daily 4PM-11PM. Indian restaurant, one of the oldest in town, serves good food on two floors at Nørrebrogade in recently renovated locations. Also has take-away. Mains from 70 Kr.
  • Kates Joint, Blågårdsgade 12, +45 35 37 44 96. 5.30PM-10.30PM. No, you don't get high here, but it is a cozy and intimate place, and a long time favorite of the locals, for its personality and good size portions of food from every corner of the planet. Cheapest dish is 85 Kr.
  • Lá Lúa, Frederikssundsvej 32, +45 38 19 63 63, [54]. 4PM-11PM. Cheap Vietnamese restaurant, surprisingly good food considering the location and the price, but the environs are definitely non pretentious. Mains from 90 Kr.
  • Quattro Fontane (italiensk restaurant), Guldbergsgade 3, +45 35 39 39 31 (), [55]. 4PM-midnight. Decent Italian cousine, cooked up by real Italians - which definitely isn't the norm in this price range. Cheapest main dish go for 64 Kr.

Mid-Range

  • Bodega, Kapelvej 1, +45 35 39 07 07, [56]. Tu-Th 10AM-midnight,F-Sa 10AM-4PM,Su 10AM-6PM. A nice brasserie with cool interiors, and bar with live DJ on the weekends, great food (with a menu of the day Tuesdays and Thursdays at 115 Kr) and good drinks - and beers from a micro brewery. Mains from 169 Kr. (51.119219,4.81678)
  • Front Page, Sortedam Dossering 21, +45 35 37 38 29, [57]. M-W 11AM-1AM,Th-F 11AM-2AM,Sa-Su 11AM-1AM. Nice restaurant and separate cafe at the lakes. Has a non-smoking room. 2 course menu 200 Kr. (51.089971,113.730469)
  • Mama Africa, Griffenfeldsgade 17, +45 35 39 49 89, [58]. 6PM-10PM. One of the only Sub-Saharan African restaurants in the country, crazy chef in the good way, but bring some African patience with you, as the waits can get rather long Mains from 168 Kr.
  • Tribeca NV, Bygmestervej 2, + 45 35 85 10 50, [59]. 11:30AM-11PM. This place is in a old 30'ties factory, and does a fairly good job combining a raw New York style loft - in the spirit of the neighborhood, with an Italian tratoria. And the food is excellent. Mains: 169 Kr.


Splurge

There is exactly one option for splurge dining in the district

  • Kiin Kiin, Guldberggsgade 21, +45 35 35 75 55, [60]. 5.30PM-midnight. Is expensive, but takes Thai food to a whole different level, for which it was awarded its first Michellin star in 2007 - book ahead on weekends as the place quickly fills up. 15 servings, over 7 dishes sets you back 650 Kr.

Drink

Bars

  • Cafe Tjili Pop, Rantzausgade 28 A-B, +45 3535 9020, [61]. M 10AM-midnight, F-Sa 10AM-3AM. Small cozy cafe that gets up and going Fridays and Saturdays with live music and a lively, rocking crowd. Their live music quality is rather high, but is free entry. 25KR for beer.
  • Drone, Nørrebrogade 184, +45 35 85 87 00, [62]. W 9PM-1AM,Th 8PM-3AM,F-Sa 8PM-4AM. A very popular 2 floor bar and nightclub, on the northern end of Nørrebrogade. Dishes out reasonably priced cocktails, with rock music blasting out the speakers, and live music in basement every Thursday. The black on black walls and interiors makes for an interesting setting.
  • Blågårds Apotek, Blågårds Plads 2, +45 35 37 24 42, [63]. noon-2AM (winter from 3PM (winter 15-02). This place is an institution on Nørrebro, and provides good atmosphere, propped up by candlelight and beer. There is Live music going on Thursday-Saturday
  • Café Castro, Nørrebrogade 209, +45 35 85 35 85, [64]. Su-Th 10AM-midnight,F-Sa 10AM-2AM. Large cafe, with a huge outdoor serving area on a square for warm days. The indoor palm trees does its best to provide a tiny bit of Cuban vibe to the place.
  • Gilt, Rantzausgade 39, [65]. Tu 6PM-noon,W-Sa 6PM-2AM. A bit far away from anything else, this is a good cocktail bar in unlikely surroundings. For Copenhagen the coctails here are reasonbly priced, and the servings are quite big.
  • Saxons, Jagtvej 71, +45 35 86 16 03. M-Tu 11AM-midnight,W-Th 11AM-3AM,F-Sa 11AM-5AM,Su 11AM-11PM. Laid back bar, which anonymous and little worn down looks, makes for a surprise when top-notch national and international DJ's starts swinging the decks, in a nice mix of Hip Hop, Electronica and Dance music. Except for Wednesdays which are designated Reggae nights.

Sankt Hans Torv nightlife

Sankt Hans square

Sankt Hans Torv is a square in the southern part of Nørrebro, the square itself, and the surrounding streets, is packed with fantastic bars and clubs - many locals go here to drink, and the close proximity of the bars make it a perfect place for a pub crawl, where you can breeze through the bars drink by drink, till you end up at a place you really enjoy. When it is warm Pussy Galore, Café Sebastopol and Plenum has very popular outdoor seating on the square. If you're cheap, just grab a beer in the 7-11 store on the corner, and hang out with the "poor" students by the fountain.

Sankt Hans Torv quarter Bars:

  • Barcelona, Fælledvej 21, +45 35 35 76 11, [66]. M-W 3PM-02AM Th 3PM 4AM F-Sa 11AM-4AM. A large bar with a dancefloor, which also doubles as a restaurant during the day. It is very popular and gets crowded in the weekends - when the DJ starts spinning records around midnight.
  • Cafeen Funke, Blegdamsvej 2, +45 35 35 17 32. Su-W 2PM-2AM Th-Sa 2PM-5AM. The rather odd name, comes from a pun in Danish, translating into something like "Will the cafe work?". It is a cheap place, popular with the alternative crowd, and more of bar than a cafe. Sometimes there are live performances.
  • Cafe Osbourne, Elmegade 23, +45 35 39 99 17. Su-Th 4PM-2AM,F 4PM-3AM,Sa 2PM-3AM. Are you favourite premier league club playing? this is your place then. Unpretentous to the extreme, and a few expat regulars who come her for a beer, chat and watching football.
  • Cafe Sebastopol, Sankt Hans Torv 32, +45 35 36 30 02, [67]. M-W 8AM-1AM,Th-F 8AM-1AM, Sa 9AM-2AM,Su 9AM-1AM. Huge café, with a large outdoor serving area, that gets very busy during sunshine - also serves decent food, so it is a good place for brunch if the weather is good. Brunch from 78 Kr, Mains from 128 Kr.
  • Mexi bar, Elmegade 27, +45 35 37 77 66. M-Th 7PM-2AM,F-Sa 7PM-3AM. Tequilas anyone? what other place to "get things moving", than probably the only Mexican themed bar in the city, on the corner of Elmegade and the square. It is quite cheap too.
  • Oak room, Birkegade 10, +45 36 60 38 60, [68]. Tu 7PM-midnight,W-Th 7PM-2AM,F-Sa 7PM-3AM. If you're up for some cocktails, head north past Rust, and into this place in the basement. It is often really crammed, but take it as a sign that the cocktails here are good. Although there are a few misses on the drinks menu.
  • Gefährlich, Fælledvej 7, +45 35 24 13 24, [69]. Tu 5PM-1AM,W-Th 5PM-3AM F-Sa 5PM-4.30AM. A seemingly odd mix of restaurant, cocktail bar, nightclub, hairdresser and art gallery, but it works surprisingly well. DJ starts spinning records for the crowd on the dance floor around 11PM Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Nørrebro Bryghus, Ryesgade 3, +45 33 30 05 30, [70]. M-W 11AM-midnight,Th-Sa 11PM-2AM,Su 11AM-10PM. This Brewpub is an excellent option for starting the night, with good food, and great beer, produces right in the tanks you are sitting between
  • Plenum, Skt Hans Torv 3, +45 35 37 02 77, [71]. M-Th 10AM-midnight,F-Sa 10AM-2AM,Su 10AM-10PM. Play it cool with the fashionable Danish students, from the medical faculty of the university. Outdoor seating on the sidewalk opposite the square, and good cakes!
  • Pussy Galore's Flying Circus, Sankt Hans Torv 30, +45 35 24 53 00, [72]. M-F 8AM-2AM,Sa-Su 9AM-2AM. jgljfljfljffuy
  • Temple Bar, Nørrebrogade 48, +45 35 37 44 14. Su-W 1PM-1AM,Th 1PM-3AM,F-Sa 1PM-5AM. A nice down to earth place, with old 2nd hand sofas and lounge chairs on two floors, there is an equally worn out, but workable pool and fuss-ball table upstairs, and the speakers are playing non-mainstream tunes.
  • Understellet, Nørrebrogade 24. Open to 5AM. Fancy a round of pool? this place is a a bit worn down, but not only have two (worn out) pool tables and a game of fussball. It is also cheap, with beers going over the desk for 25 Kr.
  • Ølbaren, Elmegade 2, 45 35 35 45 34, [73]. M 9PM-1AM,Tu-Sa 4PM-1AM. This is a small place, with one of city's largest selections of beers. The menu is huge and very explanatory, and if you're still lost - the clever staff will be able to sort you out. Crammed on weekends.


Sankt Hans Torv quarter Clubs and Venues:

If you get tired of drinking, and want to burn out some calories on a dance floor, head for these two clubs. That also has frequent live acts on their stages.

  • Global Copenhagen, Nørre Alle 7, +45 30 64 00 33, [74]. Underpinning the ethnicity of the neighborhood this nightclub and concert stage opened its doors in 2007. The stage hosts a variety of music from every corner of the globe, and on select evenings (check their website for details) Club Global takes over with DJ's from every corner of the world.
  • Rust, Guldbergsgade 8, +45 35 24 52 00, [75]. W-F 11PM-Late. Rust is where most people head after midnight from the many bars above. It is one of the city's best clubs, but also a music stage for rhythmic music concerts several times per week (check website for program). Cover charge for club: usually 60 Kr.
  • Spillestedet Stengade (Formerly known as Stengade 30), Stengade 18, [76]. Located on Stengade this venue hosts concerts during the week and weekend, featuring a wide variety of genres including metal, rock, electronica, dubstep, jazz and hip hop, and hosts RUBA'DUB Sundays - "Copenhagens only weekly reggae bashment and the cities loudest Sunday party, every damn Sunday for the past 10 years." - every Sunday at 10pm. free - 90kr.

Sleep

Budget

  • Bellahøj Camping, Hvidkildevej 66, +45 38 10 11 50 (), [77]. checkin: 24 hour reception. As cheap as it gets, and as close as it gets to the city center for camping. The camping ground has a small shop, and rents out bikes for 65 Kr/day. Only open in summer (July 1st-August 31st). 65 Kr per person.
  • Bellahøj Youth Hostel, Herbergvejen 8, (), [78]. checkin: 2PM-5PM; checkout: 10AM. Nice clean hostel, with shared kitchen, TV lounge,laundry facilities and a Foosball table available. The outdoor garden area is really nice, with barbecue, a mega size chess game, and benches available. Strict enforcement of no-alcohol policy though. 140 Kr for HI Hostel members.
  • Sleep-in Green, Ravnsborggade 18, +45 35 37 77 77 (), [79]. This place you can crash in the rather spartan bunk beds, and do your bit for the evironment - with 2nd hand furtiture, organic breakfast, and toilets flushing in rainwater etc. Open from May to the end of October. 120 Kr for bed, extra charge for blankets and pillows..
  • Sleep In Heaven Hostel, Struenseegade 7, +45 35 35 46 48 (), [80]. Right around the corner from Tjili Pop - a local bar. Pretty spartan conditions, except for the common area and toilets which are recently renovated, but the only real backpackers style accommodation in town - along with the sidekick Sleep-in Green - with a outdoor beer garden, a pool table, free lockers and free internet. The staff are young and friendly and the place is clean. Alcohol from outside cannot be consumed inside the premises although you can buy beer and wine from the counter. Beds starting from 130 Kr in dorms.

Mid range

  • Hotel Nora, Nørrebrogade 18B, +45 35 37 20 21 (), [81]. Nice location near the lakes and the good shopping and nightlife options in the district. Newly renovated (2002), and it comes with free wireless internet and breakfast buffet. Rooms from 850 Kr.
  • Leda Hotel, Svanevej 6, +45 35 83 12 22 (), [82]. A 44 room hotel on a sidestreet to Frederikssundsvej, close to Nørrebro station, run by 3 very dedicated girls. Decorated as a traditional danish Inn. Rooms from 950 Kr.

Contact

The postal code for Nørrebro is 2200 (København N) and 2400 (København NV) for the North Western part.

  • Nørrebro Library (Nørrebro bibliotek), Bragesgade 8, +45 35 85 68 53, [83]. M-Th 11AM-7PM,F 11AM-5PM. Sa 10AM-2PM. Free.
  • Nørrebro Post office (Nørrebro Posthus), Jagtvej 64, +45 80 20 70 30. M-F 11AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-14PM. Offers the normal range of postal services, as well as Western Union transfer and selling tickets for concerts plays etc.

Cope

  • The Laundromat Cafe, Elmegade 15, +45 35 35 26 72, [85]. Su-Th:8AM-midnight,F-Sa:10AM-2AM. Nothing short of a match made in heaven for any traveler, this is a combined bar/cafe and coin laundry, where you can wash your rags, drink a coffee or cold beer, and read in one of the numerous books, while you are waiting for you laundry to finish. 32 Kr for laundry including detergent.
  • Sjællandsgade Badeanstalt, Sjællandsgade 12A, +45 35 39 06 06, [86]. M:7AM-1PM,Tu-F:9AM-6PM,Sa:8AM-3PM. Communal bath and spa. Get a shower for Kr 15.


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