Guide to The Meatpacking District
Originally home to Copenhagen meat industry businesses, “Kødbyen” has changed into a new and creative cluster with galleries, nightlife and restaurants.
The Meatpacking District consists of two parts: The Brown and The White from 1878 and 1934, respectively, and is a part of Copenhagen’s Vesterbro neighbourhood. The once industrial and gritty part of town, has become fashionable and popular with its central location and wide-spanning cultural offerings, including a buzzing nightlife. Today, you can still meet a few food companies in the area, where the original, industrial vibes still exist alongside partygoers and local hangouts.
Where to eat and drink
Kødbyens Fiskebar was among the first restaurants to break the ground and help transform the Meatpacking District to a foodie haven, and is today accompanied by a vide variety of eateries. These are some of our favourite picks.
At Fiskebaren it is all about fish and seafood, fresh, healthy, and delicious food and good wines. The atmosphere is informal and the interior is quite rough.
Fiskebaren has a Bib Gourmand in Guide Mic...
Tommi's Burger Joint
Tommi's Burger Joint in the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen serves you homemade burgers from DKK 69 with crisp fries and cheap drinks.
Tommi's real name is Tomas Tómasson, and it is the guy in the ...
Prolog Coffee Bar
Only a few coffee bars take the Copenhagen coffee scene to the next level, and Prolog is one of those places. Roastery, café and all-time awesome hang-out in the heart of the bustling Meatpacking Dist...
Bars and nightclubs
The Meatpacking District is without a doubt one of Copenhagen's hotspots when it comes to nightlife. On the long, bright summer nights young crowds hang out and have fun outside, in between going from one club to the next.
Music-focused, attitude-free bar and club where you’ll meet a low-key, eclectic and LGBTQI+ friendly crowd who have one thing on their minds – dancing the night away and getting sweaty while they do i...
Mesteren & Lærlingen
One of the Meatpacking District’s oldest and cosiest drinking holes. Sit up close with locals and enjoy draft beer and down-to-earth food, with a daily programme of music and DJs open all week except ...
Where to get your culture fix
The industrial, historic and slightly rough-feeling premises is the perfect backdrop for the contemporary art galleries that made Kødbyen their home when the butchers moved out. Here is a handful you should check out.
V1 Gallery represents a select group of established and emerging artists in a hip location within Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District. You’ll find a range of artworks in all mediums including painting, ...
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard is located in magnificent, spacious premises in the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen’s Vesterbro area. The space is perfect for exhibiting paintings, which is the gallery’s mai...
Centre of Photography
Located in Copenhagen’s “brown” Meatpacking District the gallery curates contemporary Nordic photography and camera-based media including the annual event “Young Danish Photography”.
A major Copenhagen gallery is housed in an abandoned slaughterhouse on the cobbled streets of the brown Meatpacking District. The gallery focuses on artists with a disciplined figurative approach to a...