Beer Makes Vesterbro Better
Tour Like a Local!
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.
Copenhagen’s 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!
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining our Beer Makes Vesterbro Better tour:
- Pay homage to Vestebro’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
- 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
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
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 nag 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 mix the homely and the new golden craft brew, where you’re free to roll the dice if their selection get 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, 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
Dress standard: Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 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. Martin T from United States of America traveled on 2 Sep. 2019:
My parents and I took the Beer makes Vesterbro better tour with Sofie and could not have asked for a better tour or guide of the area. We learnt a lot about the history of the area, it’s current role in Copenhagen, and just many other facets of Danish life. The three bars that we visited were all a bit different, giving you a good sense of the different vibes of Vesterbro. My family all had a very easy time talking to Sofie as she provided a lot of interesting conversation besides the tour information and is a very genuine and nice person. Of course the beer was great as well and added to the fun, but enjoying a few hours in Vesterbro with such a personable local was the real highlight. Don’t miss out.
Mr. Miguel N from United States of America traveled on 24 Aug. 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. Victoria S from Australia traveled on 20 Aug. 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 S from Australia traveled on 14 Aug. 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!
Mr. Fabian K from Germany traveled on 8 Aug. 2019:
Die Tour war sehr interessant und man hat Einblick in das Quartier erhalten. Die Bars waren gut gewählt, und er wusste zu jeder eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Super Erlebnis.
Ms. Emma M from Canada traveled on 3 Aug. 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. Zamorano W from United States of America traveled on 28 Jul. 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.
Mr. Jared K. from England traveled on 21 Jul. 2019:
Great time. Really got to know the neighborhood and had some great beer. It was a cool way to experience the city and get to know some other travelers. Super laid back atmosphere but also insightful and gave knowledge about the history and culture of Vesterbro
Mrs. Judith S. from Scotland traveled on 16 Jul. 2019:
Jam our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the mix of beers, establishments and background of Vesterbro. We were the only 2 on the tour and it felt like going out with a friend for a few afternoon sociables. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the city who wants to enhance their knowledge while sampling local beers!
Mr. Chris T. from Canada traveled on 14 Jul. 2019:
I highly highly recommend taking a few hours and having this experience. Such a amazing time, lots of insight into Danish culture and Copenhagen.
Mr. Jordan K. from United States of America traveled on 9 Jul. 2019:
For those do-it-yourselfers who like to explore new places on your own, you must take this tour. You will leave Copenhagen with a unique sense for the city that you could not get on your own. The beer is also great. I highly recommended this experience.
Ms. Sandra P. from United States of America traveled on. 4 Jul. 2019:
Sandra was great! The tour was all the fun, but also gave a great sense as to why things are the way they are today. Plus, beer!
Ms. Molly K. from Canada traveled on 2 Jul. 2019:
The beer tour with Jeppe was awesome! We learned a lot about the Vesterbro area along with the ins and outs of being a local. The bars that we stopped at were super neat with locals, young adults, tourists, etc. Thanks for a great tour, awesome conversation, and good company Jeppe!
Mr. Tony O. from Australia traveled on 28 Jun. 2019:
The experience made my girlfriend an I fall in love with Copenhagen. Jam was an excellent guide that encouraged us all laugh and interact with the tour! We learned a lot about the neighborhood and had some great beer along the way! Highly recommend this tour to anyone considering!
Mrs. Leah R. from United States of America traveled on 15 Jun. 2019:
Jam is AMAZING! He has a very deep knowledge of Vesterbro and Copenhagen, which he shared in detail. It immediately felt like we were meeting up with a friend and that feeling grew throughout the tour. By the end we all were laughing and sharing our own stories with each other. Jam set an incredible atmosphere and taught us a lot about the culture in Vesterbro. We HIGHLY recommend to anyone interested in culture and beer.
Ms. Rachel T. from United States of America traveled on 5 Jun. 2019:
Great experience with beer and learning the history of Vesterbro. Went with a Copenhagen native and she actually learned a lot about the neighborhood too. Every stop was super informative (in an interesting way) and the beer stops were top-notch as well. Highly recommend this tour.
Mr. Benjamin S. from the United Kingdom traveled on 1 Jun. 2019:
We had a great time and were brought to several bars we never would have gone to without the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we got a lot of history and some excellent recommendations for the area.
Ms. Elizabeth K. from United States of America traveled on 28 May. 2019:
Great tour to see parts of Copenhagen outside of the main tourist area. We’d wandered those streets before, without knowing the background stories that go along with it. Well worth doing to find some hidden gems and unique sights.
Mr. Hans G. from Germany traveled on 22 May. 2019:
I had Jeppe as my guide and he was awesome. He was incredibly friendly and informative and was adaptable as well. Our group asked many questions that weren’t strictly related to the topic of the tour but he was about to answer all of them and adapted the tour as we went along based on the overall interests of the group.
Ms. Diana E. from United States of America traveled on 19 May. 2019:
I had a great time with Jeppe, he was really friendly and we had great conversations. The beer was excellent and it was really interesting learning about the neighborhood. Definitely recommend, you’ll have a great time!
Mr. Matt H. from England traveled on 13 May. 2019:
We had Jeppe take us round some really nice bars and pubs in Vesterbro. He had excellent knowledge of what beers were in offer and he showed us some points of interest along the way. The whole experience was very laid back and Jeppe made it feel personal with his own stories of living in and around the area and his laid back and friendly nature. I would really recommend this experience for a behind the scenes look at one of Copenhagen’s coolest districts. Thank you Jeppe!
Mr. Jason T. from United States of America traveled on 2 May. 2019:
Fun walking tour! We found some bars that I definitely wouldn’t have found by myself. I appreciated the food/drink recommendations that Sandra gave too, we found a couple of the places during our week there.
Mr. Peter K. from Canada traveled on 28 Apr. 2019:
Jam was my guide and it was my favorite experience in Copenhagen. I learned a lot of new things about different craft beers as well as tidbits about the local culture and Danish way of life. Jam is eloquent, speaks fluent English, and has terrific taste in music! I look forward to meeting him as a new friend the next time I am able to visit.
Mrs. Danielle K. from United States of America traveled on 11 Mar. 2019:
Jeppe did an excellent job leading the group to fun places and sharing interesting local details that I would not have discovered on my own. I was in town only one night – and I would absolutely make the same decision to do this tour! Highly recommended!
Ms. Briget K from Australia traveled on 27 Feb. 2019:
Excellent walking tour of this neighborhood that I may have not experienced otherwise. Loved the beer provided throughout- never would have checked out these unique bars otherwise!
Ms. Joani C. from United States of America traveled on 16 Feb. 2019:
Awesome experience! Jeppe was a great guide and really gave us a great history and cultural tour of the neighborhood with delicious beers and even gave us plenty of recommendations for what to do/see/eat in Copenhagen. Great experience for anyone who likes beer and wants to do something a little different during their time in the city!
Ms. Tara C. from United States of America traveled on 2 Feb. 2019:
Jeppe was absolutely fantastic. Right from the beginning we had a great time. We felt very comfortable with him. He showed us a very unique perspective of the city and the neighborhood of Vesterbro. Besides the amazing tour and information we also got to taste some great beer in 3 very different pubs. I was on a girls trip so you can imagine how much fun we were having with our host. We really had a fun time bonding and making memories to last long after our trip was over!! We took some great pictures!!!
Ms. Hayley O. from Australia traveled on 12 Jan. 2019:
Extremely informative and enjoyable day! Our host (Jans) was very welcoming and told us all we needed to know about the local neighbourhood! We would highly recommend!
Mrs. Caroline N. from Australia traveled on 21 Dec. 2018:
Jeppe was a great guide! He presented an interesting background of Vesterbro from a historical and present day perspective, and the beer stops were a similarly eclectic mix. I definitely recommend this experience!
Ms. Erin D. from England traveled on 17 Dec. 2018:
This experience was the highlight of our trip to Copenhagen! Jam was super knowledgeable about the area – we did a ton of research on the area but this experience, being hosted by a local, is really just something you can’t get without doing something like this. He took us through a beer journey of Copenhagen – starting with a bar that’s been around for ages, another a staple of the city, and the last a new one that was doing cool things that no other brewery was quite doing yet. Conversation was great – would definitely recommend to anyone coming into town!
Mrs. Madalyn C. from Canada traveled on 29 Nov. 2018:
This tour is must if you want to receive a deeper understanding of Copenhagen and the Vesterbo neighborhood while having a fantastic time. Jam was the ideal guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable and cared about making the tour a meaningful experience for everyone involved. Can’t recommend this tour enough!
Mr. Raphael O. from USA travelled on 4 Nov 2018:
If you like learning about a city from a local, some street art and beer, that is different from the normal tours in the city. this is what you are looking for.
Mr. Eric P. from USA travelled on 28 Oct 2018:
What a great way to learn about one of the more interesting neighborhoods in Copenhagen! The beers were delicious, but our guide Jam was the reason the tour was so excellent. He is incredibly knowledgable, was willing to entertain our questions, and was really just a pleasant person to spend a few hours with. One of the highlights of our trip for sure!
Mr. Charles S. from USA traveled on 12 Oct 2018:
The best tour one could imagine. Jens’s knowledge and experience of the neighborhood was excellent. His stories about the history added such a dimension to our tour. Each corner and street showed us so many interesting places that we surely would have missed without him and his immense knowledge. It was art, history, personal antidotes oh and beer in favorite spots and restaurant choices we picked too. The best!!!! Thanks Jens.
Ms. Dana S. from Romania travelled on 17 Sept 2018:
We landed in Copenhagen looking to explore and understand as much as possible in a very short time. Me and my husband really love urban culture, street art and…well beeer! Having Jam as our guide was the highlight of our stay, he took us to the most amazing spots in Copenhagen, zig-zagging the city to discover and experience what is all about! It really felt like walking with one of our best friends, strolling the streets and debating about everything, plus getting the most accurate opinions and local knowledge right from the source! This was more than we ever expected, so, Thank You Jam and Copenhagen Urban Adventures for an unforgettable day!
Ms. Maneck N from Denmark travelled on 11 Sept. 2018:
Living in Copenhagen i rarely actually tour my own city. A colleague and I participated in the Vesterbro beer tour after work and it was a wonderful experience. We both learned new things and places, had interesting conversations with the other guests and enjoyed delicious craft beer. Our guide even stayed for another one at the last stop. Highly recommended!
Ms. Alaina H. from Netherland travelled on 24 Aug 2017:
Mie was great and we really enjoyed the tour, her knowledge, and recommendations for additional places to visit/eat during our stay in Copenhagen. Thank you!
Ms. Samantha R. from USA travelled on 09 Aug 2017:
Mie was an amazing guide! It wound up being just her and me on the tour, but it was so great. It was like having a cool friend show me around her city, with lots of interesting facts and information and several stops at fun local bars. It was really the perfect way to spend my first afternoon in Copenhagen. Thank you Mie!
Ms. Jess C. from Australia travelled on 27 Jul 2017:
I highly recommend the Vice & Vesterbro tour as something different from the usual touristy sites that you can cover in a city. It was great to have the hot spots pointed out of great watering holes and eateries with the background stories that only a local knows. My guide Lars was knowledgeable of the local area and shared many danish tales and stories that made the time fly by. It was a great way to spend the afternoon in a new city.