Meatpacking District, photo Claus Randrup

Trendy Meatpacking District

The Meatpacking District, a district of Vesterbro, has been an area which housed businesses relating to the meat industry for several decades. It consists of three separate areas, referred to as the White, Grey and Brown "Meat City" for the dominant colour of their buildings. In the early 2000’s, when the City of Copenhagen realised, that the functionalist buildings from the 1930s in the white area could be interesting to people other than butchers, a vision of a new cultural melting pot began to take form.

Today, it has changed into a new creative cluster with a trendy nightlife, such as Jolene, Mesteren & Lærlingen and Bakken, galleries, such as V1, Bo Bjerggaard, Gallery Poulsen and Butcher's Lab - a combined gym and gallery, and a broad range of high quality restaurants. Try the organic BioMio, some of the city's best burgers and pizza, wine and dine at Paté Paté or enjoy fresh seafood at Fiskebaren. The buildings are listed for conservation and many of them are still serving their original purpose of housing the meat industry. Today the Meatpacking District is one of Copenhagen’s most popular places to go out.

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