Lord Nelson Bar
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 4
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5
3.77/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
We had been warned. Lord Nelson Bar is a smoky bar, even early the place exudes a nicotine fueled stench in the below sidewalk level bar. Dark and seedy and seemingly full of locals who seemed to know each other, the thirteen taps of the Fadøl (draft) Menu are filled with Danish beers. I felt our presence had been noticed by the generally older crowd in this late afternoon stop, but it was merely a note that was never anything but friendly.
In fact, in spite of the warning, the focus on local beer was the reason for giving it a try. We had well served drafts of Beer Here's Kama Citra and Wookie IPA from Amager (pronounced ah-mah), the latter coming with an uncanny Chewbacca imitation by my drinking mate Ian. We would have stayed for more based on the beer selection, but the one, two punch of both us fighting upper respiratory congestion and a winter stuffiness of a shut up bar conspired against having another. A bright summer day, the tapping of a hyped beer or an invitation by a friend could all get me into the Lord Nelson again. Website says they are smoke free on Monday and Friday from opening until 10 pm, so we happened to be there on a smokeless night. I heard bartenders and locals at other pubs mention Lord Nelson several times during the weekend, so it clearly has a positive rep among those that know beer.
01-12-2013 22:12:30 | More by FightingEntropy
District of Columbia
3.91/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I gotta say that I dig this place. Certainly not the best beer bar that I visited while in Copenhagen, but I managed to enjoy a couple of visits and really appreciated the time spent here.
The atmosphere in this place is definitely a little dingy, meaning that it's pretty dark, smoke-filled (which doesn't bother me), and not all that relaxing during the times that I went. So those things don't bug me as much, but it does provide a mixed review for me.
With that said, the service couldn't have been any better as the gentleman tending bar knew a lot about good beer and engaged my questions with enthused dialogue. Which, coupled with prompt and courteous service, gives this place high marks for me.
The selection is pretty good, with the focus almost solely on Danish micros, which was great IMO. Had a chance to try a number of really outstanding brews. Not really a bottle selection to speak of, but didn't care with all the great stuff on draught. Also, there was a cask brew on while I was there.
Definitely worth a visit for the Danish micro selection.
04-15-2009 20:12:02 | More by Nickls
3.15/5 rDev -14.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This small place, located close to the shopping street Strøget in Copenhagen, is not your typical beer bar. Located in the cellar with quite a low ceiling and a premises that reminds you more of an independent record store it's not that cozy.
What it lacks in ambiance it makes up for in selection, sporting up to 14 different Danish micro brews on tap. Unfortunately the beer is not always well kept, and you can experience stinkers if you're unlucky.
Despite this it's a place I make sure to visit every time I'm in Copenhagen, since you will find beers here that you probably won't find elsewhere.
11-27-2008 14:10:26 | More by BeerTank
United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Hidden behind a bike rack and down a few stairs this litle gem is easy to miss. Basic wooden bar and furniture this is a bit like a 'dive bar' I used to frequent in my youth.
At the rear is a free PC for internet browsing, otherwise there is not much to see, apart from a picture of 'The 1st Sea Lord' himself (Lord Nelson).
All the beers on tap were Danish and as far as I could tell in good order. A lot of the regulars seemed to be drinking the cask (gravity fed) cider, there were two and both were to sour and dry for me or my good lady.
I understand it is owned by a British guy, the young lady behind the bar was Danish I think, but everyones English is so good in Denmark it is difficult to tell. Anyway she was knowledgable and helpful on our visit.
09-27-2008 20:58:27 | More by BlackHaddock
3.54/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I have been to this place a couple time traveling through Copenhagen for work and I have had a good time there every time. One time, I had such a good time I took the wrong train back to the airport and ended up in Roskilde! (They now have a metro that goes straight to the airport).
The Staff is friendly, informative and the regulars are entertaining. They have 10 or so local Danish microbrews on tap and number of special bottled beers too.
They are willing to give you a small sample taste of the tap beers prior to buying a pint. I will make it a point of going there every time I end up in Copenhagen.
10-20-2007 17:27:18 | More by erkaneva
Lord Nelson Bar in København, Denmark
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.