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It’s almost too beautiful a setting in which to get sloshed...
Every Danish town worth its salt has a microbrewery, and Aalborg’s is a cracker...
Skolegade is where to head to when you’re thirsty; it's virtually wall-to-wall bars...
In an old postal warehouse close to the station, Posten presents live music (rock, pop, hip-hop etc) from established and upcoming artists...
An intimate live-music venue, where the music is primarily (but not exclusively) jazz, blues, folk and world, from Danish and international artists. There are jam sessions every Monday (free entry)...
The air is thick with tobacco and intriguing conversation at this unapolegtically old-school drinking den...
Artist-run Under Masken keeps things kooky with its jumble of gilded mirrors, African tribal masks, sailor pictures and glowing fishtanks. Slide in a for a loud, smoky and fun night on the tiles. Note: no food served.
Aarhus’ concert hall is a large, glass-fronted venue that hosts a range of musical events, from Rod Stewart to Rigoletto, performances from Den Kongelige Ballet (the Royal Danish Ballet) or the Aarhus Symphony Orche...
Just off Strøget, this historic theatre from 1913 screens mainly European art-house films. The onsite cafe serves simple bites like quiche and cake, as well as organic, free-trade coffee and top-notch teas.
This is a suitably theatrical building dating from 1900, embellished with gargoyles and other extravagant decor. Performances are largely in Danish, but musical and dance productions are also staged.
VoxHall is a well-established live-music locale (capacity 700) hosting an eclectic range of acts. Attached is the more-intimate Atlas (capacity 300), specialising in jazz and world-music performers.
Trendy, attitude-free and particularly popular with an older male crowd, this themed bar promises plenty of penal action, with uniformed 'guards' and willing guests.
Affordable drinks, DJ-spun disco and rock, and a Meatpacking District address make intimate, gritty Bakken a magnet for attitude-free hipsters.
Inside Bruun’s Galleri shopping centre (connected to the train station); screens blockbusters alongside smaller local films.
Tiny, smoky and often packed to the rafters, Never Mind is a seriously fun spot for shameless pop and late-night flirtation.
East of Tivoli, this is a great spot for blues, with live entertainment nightly and draught beer aplenty.
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