Mikkeller Bar

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Bar, Eatery

Viktoriagade 8
København, 1655

+45 33 31 04 15 | map

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FightingEntropy from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

12/29/12 and 12/30/12

An Italian home brew shop owner, a SABMiller rep and two Minnesotans walk into a bar. No joke--that's just the sort of beer geek pull that is the Mikkeller Bar. Hampus of the Malmo Bryyghus sent us on our merry way to this exquisite find in the Vesterbro section of Copenhagen. On our first visit, we were literally standing on the corner across a narrow street, map in hand, saying "It must be here!" The trick is to look on the outside of the street's bend to the subterranean Mikkeller. Or, check for a slew of bicycles parked irregularly but away from neighbors (a sign kindly asks bikers to park appropriately).

Packed on a Saturday night, we left for dinner and our first foray to Fermentoren. Returning on Sunday, it wasn't much less crowded. It thinned enough later that we scored two seats at the small bar with the tap list in full view. Primarily an outet for Mikkeller beers, we drank our fill of the house brew. The fresh hop Green Gold and an IPA called Tiger Baby were my favorites. But I also had excellent offerings from To Øl, Stillwater and a fantastic collaboration ale by Amager, Kissmeyer and Mikkeller.

While at the bar, one patron excitedly exclaimed that "We can't get beer like this in our country!" He was from Italy and we chatted briefly about drinking Rome before his beers arrived. He was either a bottle shop or brew shop owner, hard to understand, but clearly knew and appreciated beer. Literally, it was better than Christmas morning for this Italian.

Then came trouble: we looked at the extensive and well curated bottle list. And, yes, I said curated: a wide range of select specialty beers, including but not restricted to Mikkeller brews. Brew Dog's Tactical Nuclear Penguin was daring us for just 600 Kroners (about $120 US). I was about to take the plunge when I did some last minute research on BeerAdvocate (again, love free WiFi), which changed my mind. I didn't mind the price (cheaper than at Delirium last summer), but repeated reviews were from disappointed drinkers. Then I turned to the very front of the bottle list and looked at the staff recommendations. A bit more research and we ordered a more reasonable splurge of 225 Kroners: Mikkeller's 2012 Nelson Sauvingnon. Exquisite.

A young Swedish couple at the end of the bar ordered the same beer but the 2009 version. Daniel, Agnes and us became quick friends sharing sips of our respective bottles while chatting about the Scandinavian brewing world, Daniel being an SABMiller rep with a fine taste for beer. For me, our night epitomized a peak moment of beer questing: old and new friends laughing and learning in an environment of beer respect while drinking the art.


Jan 12, 2013
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emincems from Turkey

4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jul 19, 2019
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Noelito76 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Jul 17, 2019
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blisscent from Rhode Island

4.82/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Oct 26, 2018
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Csolsen from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Aug 27, 2018
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Keananmichael5 from California

4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jun 11, 2018
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Soloveitchik from New York

4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Mar 11, 2018
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jbfarris from Georgia

4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Aug 23, 2017
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Nice vibe in the basement. Small number of seats at the bar but the service was very friendly and prompt. Gigantic selection of beers, some of which are extremely difficult to find. BUT, quite expensive which is a big downside that I cannot reflect in the score. Didn't order any food so I cannot comment on it. Would definitely recommend this place, but be weary of the price tag if you're looking to drink on the cheap.

Jul 25, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

May 21, 2017
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Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A good bar to drink try some Mikkeller beers before moving onto other Danish brewers. We went early so was able to get seats, as it gets very crowded. A very good draft selection, 10 from Mikkeller & a number from De Dolle in Belgium. You can get 200 & 400ml glasses. Prices are very expensive even for Denmark. 400ml draft glasses of Mikkeller priced from 65kr to 95kr. The vibe is very good & the service reasonable.

Jan 03, 2017
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aRedLetterLife from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 02, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

3.39/5  rDev -26.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Pretty much identical to the Mikkeller and Friends bar. Way too expensive. I get that it's Denmark, but still. There are far better options in the city. Super small pours. Lots of Mikkeller beers on tap. Just wasn't my thing.

Aug 05, 2016
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SebastianMandeville from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Jul 31, 2016
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Jul 04, 2016
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toscanoigor from Brazil

4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Visit: Mar/2016

One of the best beer bars to go: it's a small basement, and it gets crowded, so arrive early if you plan to sit down. Also, it's VERY loud, with music playing (good selection, though) and bad accoustics, I guess. But all the rest, just amazing: they have a vast selection of beers on tap (20, mostly Mikkeller, but some nice alternatives), for a fair price. The staff is very nice and talkative (as far as danish people go) and very knowledgeable. They also have a huge selection of bottles, from all around, although most are on the expensive side. Remarkable evening.

Jun 14, 2016
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christinelovesbeer from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 31, 2016
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I try to come here every time I am in Copenhagen. It is small and cozy, the service is prompt/efficient but could cheer up a little, but they stand out by far in their beer selections. 20 great craft beer selections. I had some awesome samples from their spontan.... series here. The location is perfect. Downtown Copenhagen not far from the central station (Copenhagen H) and Tivoli. Therefore it is very easy to get here and back from almost anywhere including the airport.

Jan 11, 2016
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jonj from Faroe Islands

4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Nov 25, 2015
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22Blue from Kansas

4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Excellent bar with a decent location. 20 beers on tap and a huge bottle list. Was near my hotel so stopped in a few times. Service was great every time. At one visit every stool at the bar had an American sitting. Prices in line with everyone else. Does get very busy in the evening. A must visit.

Oct 02, 2015
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barleywin from Missouri

5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Beautiful street and atmosphere. Terrific bottle selection.

Sep 21, 2015
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Mplsbrew from Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jun 25, 2015
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Bung from Michigan

4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

A little small, but outstanding selection especially of bottles. $$$ though.

Jun 14, 2015
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 14, 2015
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dgilks from Australia

4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

May 05, 2015
Mikkeller Bar in København, Denmark
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