Palæ Bar

Pub in Strøget & the Latin Quarter
© Caroline Hadamitzky / Lonely Planet

The air may no longer be thick with tobacco, but the intriguing conversations continue at this unapologetically old-school drinking den. A traditional hit with journalists, writers and politicians, it draws an older local crowd, here to catch up, debate, play chess or tap their fingers to free live jazz, the latter usually offered once a month on Sunday (check the website for dates).