Copenhagen Beer and Vice Small Group Tour in Vesterbro District

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Visit the Vesterbro district in Copenhagen, once a neighborhood known for its unsavory reputation and now one of the city's trendy areas where good beer can be found. Listen to gritty tales of Copenhagen's past as you share a brew with the locals!


  • Learn the seedy history of Vesterbro and wander streets once frequented by shady locals and travellers

  • Experience where locals live and love to hang out

  • Experience the city’s meatpacking district that has one function by day - and totally another by night


Tours in Copenhagen
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Central Station, back entrance at Reventlowsgade 7
3 hours
daily except Sunday at 3:00 PM
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The Copenhagen tour starts at the city's central station before venturing into what used to be the roughest neighborhood in town. This was the world's most famous red light district in the 1960's when Denmark was the first country to legalize pornography, attracting curious visitors from around the globe. A few of those original shops still exist today, so no surprise that Vesterbro not only was, but still is, the center of street prostitution in Denmark. In the 1970's and 80's, drug addicts, street prostitutes, tattoo shops, and shady dive bars dominated the neighborhood. But wandering the streets today, travelers can see first-hand how gentrification can change a place.

Start the tour with a visit to one of the few bodegas still standing, that has not been completely overrun by newcomers to the area. Here we will 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, proceed to one of the most famous streets in Denmark and hear stories of the Vesterbro of yesteryear. This will take us to a quiet street where you will hear a drama-filled story of two siblings who had a nag for beer, which they turned into a popular beer brand that resonates so well with the city's contemporary way of life.

As we move on, you will hear about and experience one of the city's amazing parks and its importance to the neighbourhood. You will also be introduced to one of our local must-try breakfast secrets. We will end the tour at one of the abovementioned brothers' newest additions to the Copenhagen bar scene: a Danish-Texan brewpub and restaurant that has taken Copenhagen by storm. Stay as long as you like, or, if you feel like exploring further, your guide will be happy to share dinner recommendations - there are many excellent places just around the corner.


  • Local English-speaking guide

  • 1 full beer and beer sample

  • One-on-one recommendation for further exploring the city


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 18 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour operates rain or shine. Please wear suitable footwear for walking and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rainy weather.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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