This tour screams Copenhagen! Experience the true essence of this colorful and progressive city with a trip to the trendy neighborhood of Nørrebro.
- Public Tour
- Adult Ages 18+
- Private Tour
- Group - Up to 10 Travelers Prices From
Vesterbro Beer & Neighborhood Tour
Join us this beerlicious tour with COVID-19 safety protocols in place (that doesn’t require a mask!) and venture into what used to be the roughest neighborhood in Copenhagen: Vesterbro. Once the land of drugs, porn, and prostitution, today it’s one of the city’s trendiest districts — and also one of the best places to find a good beer. Hear the rocky story of this controversial neighborhood and the development of the surrounding area as you share a couple of brews with the locals on the Vesterbro beer tour in Copenhagen.
- Learn the seedy history of Vesterbro and wander streets once frequented by shady locals and travellers.
- Experience where locals live and love to hang out with pit-stops in two beloved and distinctive pubs.
- Experience how gentrification is transforming a shady neighborhood into a hip urban area, while attempting to safeguard the areas feel through various social initiatives
- Discover that beer really makes Vesterbro better.
- The private option is priced for a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
- Local English-speaking guide
- One-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city
- 3 beers
- Additional food and drinks
- Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
- Post-tour dinner
- Tips and gratuities for your guide
Your Copenhagen tour starts at the city’s central station before venturing into what used to be the roughest neighbourhood in town. As the world’s most famous red-light district of the ’60s, Vesterbro quickly made a name for itself, which brought with it drug addicts, street prostitutes, tattoo shops, as well as shady dive bars. Wandering the streets today, though, you see first-hand how gentrification can change a place.
We start the Vesterbro neighbourhood tour with a visit to one of the few traditional bodegas still standing that has not been completely overrun by newcomers to the area. Here, we enjoy a beer in a familiar Danish atmosphere and talk about its importance for the locals who have lived in the neighbourhood all their life.
From there, we make our way up one of the most famous streets in Denmark, where you hear stories of the Vesterbro of the past. This takes us into a quiet street where you hear a drama-filled story of two siblings who had a knack for beer, which they turned into a hugely popular beer brand that resonates so well with the city’s contemporary way of life.
As we move on, you hear about and experience one of the city’s amazing parks and its importance to the neighbourhood, as well as be introduced to one of our local breakfast secrets that you just must try. We end the tour at one of the locals’ favorite additions to the Copenhagen bar scene that mixes the homely and the new golden craft brew, where you’re free to roll the dice if their selection gets too overwhelming. Stay as long as you like, or, if you feel like exploring further, your guide is happy to share dinner recommendations — there are many excellent places just around the corner.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city, and 3 beers.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, post-tour dinner, and tips and gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain.
Your Trip: For your tour, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 10 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Passengers under 18 are not permitted on this Copenhagen tour.
Mr. Brant M. from the United States of America traveled on 26 Nov. 2019:
This tour provides a candid glimpse into the beer culture of the Danes, but also covered much more than I expected, including the history of the area, topics in social welfare/justice and local tips on where to find the best of everything from food to Christmas Gløgg mix. Highly recommend.
Ms. Jenna R. from Canada traveled on 24 Nov. 2019:
Jam was our guide and we had an amazing time. It was super personalized and fun and we learned a lot about an area we wouldn’t have known much about before. Highly recommend for anyone visiting cope, awesome time!
Ms. Jenn W. from the United States of America traveled on 22 Nov. 2019:
Christian is a phenomenal tour guide. From the beginning, we connected and had an amazing time touring Copenhagen and tasting local brews. At one point we told Christian that it felt like we weren’t on a tour but getting drinks with a friend. Thank you so much for our favorite experience in Denmark!
Ms. Meryl F. from the United Kingdom traveled on 20 Nov. 2019:
Really special insight into an area of Copenhagen that is undergoing a transformation. Clearly passionate about the future of this area and its people.
Mrs. Cole S. from the United States of America traveled on 17 Nov. 2019:
This experience was a great way to start our stay in Copenhagen. We learned a bit of history and added a few things to our list for exploring later. Also, the beers were fantastic.
Mr. Matthew D. from the United States of America traveled on 13 Nov. 2019:
All around great experience. Sophie was very knowledgeable and above all extremely personable. The tour felt like it was led by a friend, meanwhile getting to know cool details of Vesterbro.
Ms. Jen H. from the United States of America traveled on 9 Nov. 2019:
Sandra was an amazing hostess. We had a lovely time walking through Vesterbro and sampling local craft beers together. She was incredibly thorough in her explanation of local history and culture and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone traveling through Copenhagen!
Mr. Phillip V. from Australia traveled on 7 Nov. 2019:
I really enjoyed experience. It provided a platform to visit local unique bars (frequented by locals), learn local history, ask questions, and connect with a local and other travelers. This pub crawl beat all others in the area! Thank you!
Mr. Ben H. from the United Kingdom traveled on 3 Nov. 2019:
We had a fantastic time with Kristian as our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Vesterbro neighborhood, its history and Copenhagen. He answered all of our questions and provided some unique stories and insights about his life and experience in Denmark. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about Danish culture and likes sampling local beers!
Mrs. Amber H. from the United States of America traveled on 1 Nov. 2019:
Loved our tour! Sofie was our guide and she gave us lots of recommendations as to other things to do. We learned a lot about the area to the point that we were super sad that we were not staying in Vesterbro. Also the beers and the bars we went to we’re great! Would definitely recommend this to others.
Mr. Mrunal T. from India traveled on 29 Sep. 2019:
Jamshed was a really good host, he had a deep understanding of city and of course beer. It was a great afternoon walk, it was informative plus there was beer. Highly recommend this to anyone who likes beer and wants to know a little more about the city.
Mr. Michael L. from the United Kingdom traveled on 27 Sep. 2019:
The experience was amazing. My wife and I were able to see and learn things that only the locals would know. Kristian was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. Would highly recommend this.
Mr. John J. from Australia traveled on 22 Sep. 2019:
Kristian was such a great guide, proud of his city and a terrific companion to take you through this vibrant and historic district. The beers were tasty and the conversation just flowed – by the end it felt like a group of friends who just happened to meet 2 hours previously. Thank you, Kristian!
Mr. Matt C. from the United Kingdom traveled on 17 Sep. 2019:
Sandra was a great host and made everyone feel welcome. The tour was great fun and it was awesome to find out a bit more area we were drinking in. Would definitely recommend.
Mrs. Michelle A. from United States of America traveled on 14 Sep. 2019:
Loved our beer tour. Felt like a bunch of friends walking around enjoying the city. Kristian was great and shared his passion of Copenhagen. Really glad we got the opportunity for such a nice tour. Small group and intimate!
Ms. Goiuria P. from Belgium traveled on 11 Sep. 2019:
The tour was great! Mie is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the selection of bars and beers was great. It was a small group which made it much more enjoyable and we all had an amazing time. Definitely recommending it for those who enjoy to experience a visit outside of the main tourist spots and enjoy beer and great conversation.
Mr. Miguel D. from Argentina traveled on 9 Sep. 2019:
Christian was a great host. He made everyone in the group feel comfortable and had a lot of knowledge of Copenhagen and the Vesterbro neighborhood. Definitely worth the experience and the beers were great!
Ms. Amber H. from the United States of America traveled on 8 Sep. 2019:
The tour was fun, and we had some really great beer! It was a unique way to see and learn about the city.
Mrs. Rebecca L. from Canada traveled on 5 Sep. 2019:
This experience was awesome and one of the most memorable experiences on my trip to Copenhagen! Vesterbro is an amazing and resilient community in Copenhagen and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to learn more about it on this tour. Jens was our tour guide and he was fantastic! He was engaging, knowledgable, generous, and gave great insight.
Ms. Jessica S. from the United States of America traveled on 3 Sep. 2019:
Jamshed was an amazing guide taking us to some amazing breweries, he was fun and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the history of Vesterbro and the history of beer in this beautiful city. Jamshed brought his personal stories into the group and we all felt like a group of old friends. Highly recommend.
Ms. Victoria R. from Australia traveled on 29 Oct. 2019:
This was perfect for what I wanted to do today. I’m staying nearby where the tour started and was pleasantly surprised at how perfect the tour was for what I wanted to experience. Jam was an excellent guide with a passion for the neighborhoods we wandered and for the bars and beers we tasted. I would do this tour again!
Ms. Emma S. from the United Kingdom traveled on 25 Oct. 2019:
This was such a wonderful and unique introduction to Copenhagen! Jam was the perfect tour guide. There is no way I could have found these places on my own. I went solo but I’m sure it would be great in a group as well. It was nice to feel like I was one of the locals for a couple hours. Thanks Jam!
Mr. Zamorana G. from United States of America traveled on 22 Oct. 2019:
Mie was very friendly. I felt like I was out with friends, it just felt so natural. Very fun experience. She knew a lot about the city and shared a lot of personal stories. She also gave a lot of tips on the best places for food or drinks. I would recommend this to everyone, locals or tourists.