Aalborg has a great nightlife with plenty of bars and pubs open everyday throughout the week, some of which never close their doors before the early morning hours. Here are 10 of Aalborg’s top bars and each of them has its own style and atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a place to have a relaxed drink or prefer to spend the night on the dance floor, we bet you’ll find something that’s for you in this list.
Bar, Pub Grub, Beer, $$$
The Wharf | Courtesy of The Wharf
Beer lovers look no further because this bar is for you! The Wharf not only has a great collection of more than 70 tab and bottle beers but has also been awarded with the Cask Masque, a prize that is given to independent pubs that serve high quality beer. Grab a chair at its long wooden bar and taste some of the best local and international beers.
Ice-chilled cocktails, beers from Hawaii and pineapples, flamingos and palm trees decorating the place. Welcome to The Drunken Flamingo, Aalborg’s exotic bar. Open from 6pm to 6am every Friday and Saturday the popular bar gets packed with the city’s millennials who start their night with a drink on the terrace and after midnight step on the dance floor and sweat it out until the wee hours.
Basement Beer Bar is the first bar in Aalborg with all of its 20 tap beers made in microbreweries in Denmark and other countries around the world. In addition to an already great variety, every week guests have the chance to taste three new beers of different type. Its relaxed atmosphere and great selection of board games make Basement Beer Bar an ideal place for some early evening drinks.
Open every day from afternoon till the early morning hours L.A Bar is the place for those who don’t want to wait for the weekend for a proper night out. Located on Jomfru Ane Gade, Aalborg’s long street with dozens of bars and clubs, L.A Bar is in the heart of the city’s nightlife.
John Bull Pub is a real favourite among locals who know how to appreciate an ice-cold beer and a glass of high quality whiskey. Every Saturday, Danish and international bands step on stage and play their tunes till late in the night. Moreover, the last Monday of the month is the pub quiz day and the place is usually packed with locals.
Viggo’s værtshuse is another renowned bar that gets packed with locals every Friday and Saturday. As the place is divided into two rooms, guests at Viggo’s Vaertshus can choose between the quiet relaxed space with the dice games and beer bong or the crowded dance floor.
Indulge into a glass of authentic Spanish wine and taste an original tapas plate in D’Wine Bar in the heart of Aalborg’s city center. The decoration, the music and of course the menu in D’Wine Bar are all inspired by the Spanish culture. The stylish bar has a great variety of wines and each one of the bottles has has been carefully selected from distributors in 15 regions from all over Spain.
Smedekroen is a small bodega style bar located in the city centre and like in every typical Danish bodega beers are cheap, the habitues are of every age and style, smoke lingers in the air and the music comes from the Jukebox. If you’re looking for a warm place with authentic atmosphere and you don’t mind get your clothes smokey then you should definitely pass by Smedekroen and taste Aalborg’s local beer.
Zwei Grosse Bier Bar | Courtesy of Zwei Grosse Bier Bar
Zwei Grosse Bier Bar is known for its low prices, good music, crowded weekend concerts and the various events that take place throughout the week like the beer pong tournament or the quiz nights. Mingle with locals at the bar’s terrace while indulging in a beer and feeling the pulse of Jomfru Ane street.
Fabrikken has a wide range of high-quality drinks and beers and it is said that the Fabrikken’s experienced bartenders know how to make a real Irish Coffee. The bar has two floors which are usually packed during most weekends.