Lonely Planet Experiences: Beer Makes Vesterbro Better

Tour Like a Local!

  • Lonely Planet Beer Tour!
Adult (18+)

Join us and venture into Copenhagen's "roughest" neighborhood: Vesterbro - an area that Lonely Planet describes as one of the coolest 'hoods in the world! Once the land of drugs, porn, and prostitution, today it boasts one of the city's trendiest districts—and also one of the best places to find good beer. Here you'll get to tune into seedy stories of this controversial neighborhood and the development of the surrounding area, while you experience a variety of different brews that compliment the stories with locals who have walked the streets most of their life.

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Vesterbro & Beer Tour Highlights

  • Tune into seedy Vesterbro tales of the past through a couple of brews and wander streets once frequented by shady locals and travellers
  • Discover where the locals live and love to hang out with pit-stops in 3 beloved and markedly distinctive pubs, where you of course get to taste the golden and distinctive beers beloved by local
  • Experience how gentrification is transforming a shady neighborhood into a hip urban area without compromising the neighborhoods past identity
  • Discover that beer really makes Vesterbro better!
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining our Beer Makes Vesterbro Better tour:

    • Pay homage to Vesterbro’s current dual identity by hearing about the seedy initiatives being taken to safeguard the neighborhoods former rough identity currently in decay due to gentrification
    • Support a 40 year old traditional Danish pub that still plays a huge role for the residents who have lived and roamed around in the neighborhood for as long as they remember by indulging in a beer with them
    • We will take one euro per attending guest and donate it to the organisation ‘Mændenes Hjem’ – a social and welfare initiative dating back more than 100 years helping homeless, addicts and other disadvantaged people

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 1-on-1 recommendations for further exploring the city, one full beer and beer samplers

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, post-tour dinner, and tips and gratuities for your guide

Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. If you’re the only one booked, we will still do the tour just for you

Cancellation policy: Signed up participants will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation (Copenhagen local time).

Schedule details

    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Meeting point: Central Station, back entrance at Reventlowsgade 7, where it connects with Istedgade. (GPS coordinates: 55.672248, 12.563829). View on Google Maps.
    • Starting time: 3.00 PM
    • Ending point: Meatpacking District