This brewpub takes their beer seriously, and by seriously, we mean famed and adored by beer geeks across the globe. It all began when maths and physics teacher Mikkel Borg Bjergsø took up home-brewing as a hobby in his kitchen. Eight years later he is like the rockstar of the brewing world - a bit like Heisenberg without the crystal meth (their beer mats even give a nod to the Breaking Bad big man).
Although he brews worldwide as a "phantom brewer", Mikkeller Bar in Vesterbro is his HQ, where you’ll find a changing menu of 20 microbrews on tap, ten of which are Mikkeler’s own. You can get anything from dark brooding hoppy hits to hardcore ales that will floor you after a few. Try before you buy. They have a solid food menu as well, including tasty sausages, which are served on a board with gherkins and a knife for DIY chopping.
This is not your traditional beer hall. It’s modern and low key but homey, with white walls, wooden tables, gold lamps, kooky décor in the drawers, gold knobs and mirrors hanging on the walls. The Danish design is cute and cosy in a masculine way – somewhere to hole up in winter and work through the menu. In summer though, it’s the outdoor picnic tables that are the big hit, filling up as soon as the sun comes out.
They also have much bigger venue, Mikeller and Friends, with an adjoining bottle shop, as well as spots in San Francisco and Bangkok.