Istedgade in Vesterbro

Street guide: Authentic Vesterbro vibes in Istedgade

Photo: Astrid Maria Rasmussen

The Vesterbro area’s main street Istedgade exudes diversity. Between porn shops and strip bars are some of the city's best boutiques, restaurants and bars.

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For many years, Istedgade was dominated by drugs, porn and prostitutes, but today the famous street has transformed to something else – especially in the end opposite Copenhagen Central Station, while still maintaining some of its authentic vibes in the other. These are some of the places in Istedgade we recommend. But the lists is far from comprehensive, so we suggest you go visit for yourself. If you want to stay out until the early hours, The Meatpacking District is close by and is a true party hub.