WarPigs in Copenhagen's Meatpacking District
Neighbourhood guide
Warpigs beer and barbecue in Copenhagen's Meatpacking District

Get acquainted with Vesterbro

Once, Vesterbro’s claim to fame was its status as the red-light district of Copenhagen. Today, the popular neighbourhood is equally cool and authentic while mixing family living with hip nightlife, fashion boutiques, sex shops and old school gritty vibes.

Where to shop in Vesterbro

Forget the major chains and flagship stores. Shopping in Vesterbro is for the discerning looking for carefully selected designs, indie fashion, interior, beauty and much more.

Eat your way through Vesterbro

Vesterbro has something for everyone, when it comes to dining out and is often on the forefront with new culinary trends. Regardless your budget, the time of day, or the style of food you are looking for, you will find it here.

Where to drink and party in Vesterbro

Explore Vesterbro’s coveted nightlife and experience the down-to-earth and local approach. Party out in  Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District  and enjoy the big bubble of bars and parties among the young and hip crowds of Copenhagen.

These are our favourite streets of Vesterbro

Hang out with the locals and make the most of your time in Vesterbro with these curated highlights from the neighbourhood's most beloved streets.  

Street guide: Authentic Vesterbro vibes in Istedgade

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

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 restaurant...

Street guide: Sophisticated Værnedamsvej

Kid-friendly, cozy, relaxed and very much French. Værnedamsvej is a small, busy shopping street situated between Vesterbro and Frederiksberg .

Street guide: Casually cool Sønder Boulevard

Since a complete makeover in 2007, Sønder Boulevard has been a popular stretch of green in Vesterbro used for relaxation and hang outs by people of ...

Things to see and do in Vesterbro

Unlock this fantastic neighbourhood with some of these experiences for young and old. A classic top attraction in Copenhagen and a couple of lesser-known gems.

Know your 'bro - Digital Walking Tour on Vesterbro

Go off the beaten track and become a temporary Vesterbro local with the digital self-guided walking tour. The “Know your ‘bro” walking tour offer...


Kihoskh is a modern grocery store with a wide selection of groceries, specialties and organic products. You'll find the hip hangout Kihoskh on Vest...

Community dinner and events with the locals

The community house Absalon is a hit among locals and hosts daily dinners and countless activities and events. Absalon is a modern and laid-back place...


A fusion of culture, history and sustainability makes one great Enghaveparken. Room to breathe. That was what Enghaveparken originally was meant ...

Suggested walking (or biking) route

Spend a couple of hours or half a day sampling some of the goods Vesterbro has to offer. Sønder Boulevard is a green stretch of laidback locals, shops, cafés and some unique Vesterbro gems like Absalon community house.