Drinking and nightlife in Aarhus

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    La Cabra

    First-rate bean sourcing and roasting combine with fine barista skills to make La Cabra the city's best coffee spot, and the queue for a takeaway brew attests to that. An airy interior, alfresco seats and delectable housemade pastries and sandwiches help to round out its justified appeal.

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    Løve's Bog- & VinCafé

    This snug 'book and wine cafe' is full of book-lined shelves and old furniture, and reading/laptopping regulars. Occasional poetry readings and live music add to the cultured air, while the short, simple tapas menu nicely fills in any writer's-block moments.

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    Mikkeller Bar

    Copenhagen's renowned nomad brewer has a popular outpost in Frederiksbjerg, and it's a bright, Scandi-streamlined place in which to sample one (or many) of the uniquely crafted beers. Let knowledgeable staff help you narrow down the 20 options on tap.

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    Under Masken

    Artist-run Under Masken keeps things kooky with its jumble of gilded mirrors, African tribal masks, sailor pictures and glowing fish tanks. Slide in for a loud, smoky and fun night on the tiles. Note: no food served.

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    Ris Ras Filliongongong

    The vintage furniture and quirky titbits make Ris Ras (named after a children's nursery rhyme) feel like the living room of a cool local friend. This place is small, intimate and friendly – the essence of hygge. Note: you can smoke inside (which may be a buzzkill for nonsmokers).

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    Sherlock Holmes Pub

    This is a real English-style pub, dim and cosy and with a calendar full of live music, karaoke, quiz nights, jam sessions and televised football. You can pop next door to the Golden Lion for a dose of English pub grub, while a few Irish pubs are further down the road.

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    Great Coffee

    Doing exactly as its name suggests, this industrial-cool space makes top-notch, award-winning brews (limited food). Head through to the courtyard to find it.

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    Cross Cafe

    Location, location, location. You can’t miss this cafe – it’s right on the corner by one of the main bridges over the river. Food is not its strong point, but it’s a prime place to people-watch over an alfresco drink.

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    GBar

    Aarhus' main gay bar and club, open and welcoming to all. See its Facebook page for events and parties.