Gay Bars in Copenhagen

Gay Bars in Copenhagen, Denmark | The Essential LGBT Travel Guide

Hey there, fabulous travelers! Are you ready for a journey through the vibrant LGBTQI+ scene in the Danish capital? Welcome to the ultimate guide to the best gay bars in Copenhagen where you can dance, mingle, and share your rainbow spirit.

Looking to explore Copenhagen’s top attractions and must-see sights as well? In a nutshell, here’s our list of the top things to do in Copenhagen in a day!

Let’s dive into the fabulous world of gay nightlife in Copenhagen


🌈 The hottest gay bars in Copenhagen 

#1 Jailhouse CPH 

Ready to break free, in Freddie-Mercurie style, and have a great night? Located in an actual former prison, Jailhouse CPH is far from your ordinary gay bar. With its edgy atmosphere and quirky prison-themed decor, this spot serves up strong cocktails and electrifying energy. Party the night away, meet new friends, and DANCE. 

Jailhouse CPH
Jailhouse CPH

#2 G-A-Y Copenhagen 

This iconic gay bar is a queer paradise offering you a lively and welcoming environment with fantastic drag performances and a top-notch dance floor. Get ready to free your inner diva!   

#3 Masken Ba

Seeking a cozy and intimate ambiance? Masken Bar is your go-to spot. Nestled in the heart of Copenhagen’s trendy district, this warm and welcoming bar is known for its fabulous cocktails and friendly staff. Whether you’re looking for a quiet chat with friends or a romantic rendezvous, you’ll love Masken Bar. 

Masken Bar Copenhagen
Masken Bar Copenhagen

#4 Cosy Bar 

If you’re up for a relaxed evening, great chats THE place to be. This laid-back bar is the perfect spot for mingling and enjoying a wide selection of beers and spirits. Step in, make yourself comfortable, and prepare for a night of laughter and fresh memories. 

#5 Never Mind 

Visit Never Mind and prepare for a night of pure exhilaration. This lively gay bar offers a mix of pulsating beats, energetic dance floors, and an inclusive atmosphere that welcomes everyone with open arms. Put on your favorite outfit and prepare to start voguing like there’s no tomorrow! 

#6 Centralhjørnet 

Get ready to step back in time at Centralhjørnet, Copenhagen’s oldest gay bar. Established in 1917, this legendary spot has witnessed generations of LGBTQI+ history. This iconic establishment is renowned for its extravagant decor and dazzling shows featuring drag queens and jazz performances. At the same time, you can also enjoy a cozy evening in this rustic, charming venue, sipping on classic cocktails and socializing with locals and other travelers.️  

Centralhjørnet Copenhagen

#7 Kafé KNUD 

This is a unique place that serves more than just delightful drinks, desserts, and vegetarian dishes. It also fosters a strong sense of community. Operated by HIV-Denmark, this welcoming café is a meeting place and community center for those affected by HIV. While its doors open only a few days a week, Kafé KNUD goes beyond culinary delights. It serves as an invaluable source of information, offering support and resources related to the LGBTQI+ community and HIV. Come on in, savor the yummy treats, and find solace in a space that embraces you wholeheartedly. 

#8 Oscar Bar Café 

This is one of Copenhagen’s beloved destinations for the LGBTQI+ community. This popular spot effortlessly combines the best of both worlds: a cozy bar and a delightful café. Try classic homemade dishes, yummy cakes, and perfectly brewed coffee, refreshing cocktails, or a cold beer straight from the tap. With a seasonal menu that never fails to impress, daily specials to keep things exciting, and free WiFi to stay connected, Oscar Bar Café becomes your go-to spot for both delicious food and friendly, inclusive vibes. 

#9 Men’s Bar 

This classic gay club attracts a diverse crowd while warmly welcoming everyone. It has a simple and sleek black décor and an unpretentious atmosphere. You’ll find no strict dress code here—just an open invitation to be yourself. Make sure to join the happy hour from 3 to 9 PM and try the monthly Sunday brunch, offering you a lovely feast. 

#10 Café Intime 

Stepping into Café Intime is like taking a nostalgic trip back to 1922. This historical spot gives you vintage charm with its stained-glass windows, flickering candles, and gaslight lamps. Treat yourself to a classic cocktail while admiring the cozy interior that comes alive with the tunes of live piano music. 

#11 Vela Gay Club 

This fabulous lesbian bar and disco is a haven of fun and excitement where you’ll find more than iconic painted glass windows with fierce Japanese-kimono ladies. As you step inside, the subtle lighting, the shots with crazy names and the playful vibes will thrill you. While Vela’s clientele is mainly gay women, this welcoming space knows that love has zero bounds, so everyone’s more than welcome to visit. 

Best Gay Bars in Copenhagen: FAQs

What are some of the best gay bars in Copenhagen?

There are several popular gay bars in Copenhagen. Some of the favorites include: Never Mind Night Club, Oscar Bar and Cafe, Centralhjørnet, Men's Bar, and more!

Where is Never Mind Night Club located?

Never Mind Night Club is located at Nørre Voldgade 2, 1358 København, Denmark.

Does Oscar Bar and Cafe serve food?

Yes, Oscar Bar and Cafe serves a variety of food including sandwiches, salads, and burgers. They also offer a great brunch on weekends.

What are the opening hours for Centralhjørnet?

Centralhjørnet typically opens at 12 PM and closes around midnight or 1 AM. However, hours may vary, so it's best to check their official website or call ahead.

Does Men's Bar have a dress code?

Men's Bar does not have a formal dress code, but patrons are encouraged to dress comfortably and express themselves freely.

Do these bars have special events or themed nights?

Yes, many of these bars host special events or themed nights. For example, Oscar Bar and Cafe often has quiz nights, and Centralhjørnet is known for its drag shows. It's recommended to check each bar's website or social media channels for the most current events schedule.

Are all of these bars welcoming to all genders and orientations?

While these bars are a part of the LGBTQ+ scene and primarily cater to gay men, everyone is generally welcome. However, it's always best to check with the specific venue if you have any concerns.

Can I make a reservation at these bars?

Some bars, like Oscar Bar and Cafe, do accept reservations, especially for larger groups or special occasions. Other bars operate on a first-come, first-served basis. It's always a good idea to check with the specific bar for their reservation policies.

Do these bars serve non-alcoholic drinks?

Yes, these bars typically offer a range of beverages, including non-alcoholic options such as soda, coffee, and mocktails.

Is there an age restriction to enter these bars?

Yes, as with most bars, you must be at least 18 years old to enter. Some bars may have a higher age limit, so it's recommended to check with the specific venue.

🛎️ Your gay-friendly hotels in Copenhagen 

One of the top gay hotels in Copenhagen is the Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER in the city’s pulsating Vesterbro neighborhood, close to the Copenhagen Central Station, cultural attractions and Copenhagen’s gay-friendly hotspots. Once you stay with us, you’ll never want to… sashay away!  

Address: Colbjørnsensgade 5-11, 1652 København, Denmark 

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MEININGER Urban House Copenhagen is located in the trendiest district Vesterbro – only 200 meters away from the central station. From here you can explore countless cafes, restaurants and bars on foot or by bicycle.

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