Cafe Sommersted


We stumbled into this place at 4am when nowhere else was open, having partied all night in the Meatpacking District. It was basically our half drunk and hazy knight in shining armor, or at least that’s how it felt at the time. They serve cheese toasties, which is exactly what you need at that time in the morning.

This is one of the city’s bodegas (Danish pubs), where smoking indoors and cheap beer has been keeping blue-collar workers happy for generations. In more recent years these bodegas have been adopted by young arty types, students, hipsters or anyone a bit cash-strapped, lured by the cheapest beer in town (25KR here).

It’s nicotine-stained, badly lit, frequently lairy or at least unpredictable and beautifully rough and ready. Play pool, play on the jukebox, play the piano, play with each other and whatever you do, say hi to the bar staff – they rock and keep the bleary-eyed incoherent regulars completely under control with one stern look. If you want to see some serious bar tending, go check out the chick behind the bar on a busy night, it's not pretty but it sure is effective! We got embroiled in an educational conversation about S&M with the bar lady, before stumbling back out into the morning. It was most definitely the last stop on the party train. All aboard.

Photo credit: Orf3us



Sønder Blvd. 39, 1720 København, Denmark Tel: +45 33 21 01 60


Thursday 20:00 - 02:00
Friday 17:00 - 05:00
Saturday 17:00 - 05:00
Sunday closed
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed



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