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What Are the Best Bars in Copenhagen for Students?

What do you think of when you picture going to university? We think of meeting new people, socialising with friends, living your best life…and studying, of course. Whether you’re living with new people, meeting course mates or joining a university society, there are countless opportunities to make friends for life. The real question is, what are some of the best ways to socialise with friends when you move to Copenhagen to study?

Copenhagen is vibrant, full of life and has a fantastic student community. With plenty of bars, restaurants and exciting things to do in the city, you’ll never be short of new ways to enjoy uni life with your new friends. To help you navigate life in Copenhagen, at Nido we’re sharing our top 5 best bars in Copenhagen for students with you:

  • Gensyn Amager
  • Huset KBH
  • Studenterhuset
  • Eiffel bar
  • The Old Irish Pub

From classic pubs and trendy cocktail bars to incredible entertainment venues, there are so many gems in Copenhagen to discover so sit back, and let us take you on a whistlestop tour of the best bars in Copenhagen for students.

Gensyn Amager

Our first choice of the best bars in Copenhagen for students is a trendy cocktail bar that you can chill out with friends in after a long week of lectures. Gensyn Amager is a favourite among students, and with its delicious crafted cocktails, we can see why!

Open Tuesday-Saturday, you can sip on tasty cocktails with friends until the early hours of the morning. On the weekend, Gensyn Amager even stays open until 2am! They have an extensive menu of amazing drinks, including:

  • Frozen Passion Fruit Margarita
  • Classic Negroni
  • Mai Tai
  • Skull Island (rum blend, banana liqueur, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit juice, crème de cacao, absinthe
  • Whiskey Sour

With over 20 sensational cocktails to try, including a range of low and no alcohol options, you’re in for a treat! The best part? They have a Happy Hour between 4-5pm every Tuesday-Saturday, meaning you can enjoy an evening with friends on a budget. This is why Gensyn Amager is one of our favourite cocktail bars in Copenhagen as you don’t need to break the bank to have a great evening!

It only takes 11 minutes to cycle from the University of Copenhagen’s City Campus to Gensyn Amager and you can also enjoy a selection of bar snacks if you and your friends get peckish between cocktails. Sounds like heaven to us!

Huset KBH

When you move to Copenhagen to study, one of the first things you’ll want to know is the best places to go during Fresher’s Week to meet new people and live your best life. Whatever your interests, you can rest assured that Huset KBH is one of the best student bars in Copenhagen for you!

HUSET is the ultimate student venue, offering students a wonderfully unique experience as it hosts events every day across 5 stages. You can go to as many or as little events as you want throughout the year, making it one of the best things to do for students in the whole of Denmark. Events change frequently but they can include:

  • Fun quiz nights
  • Stand up comedy
  • Live music events
  • Open mic nights
  • Bingo

It also has a cinema, restaurant and board game café so there is truly something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of films, literature, music or anything else. Huset KBH is a fantastic place to visit with a large group of friends because there’s so much on offer, no matter what your interests and hobbies are. Some of you can join a quiz night, while others watch a stand up comedy gig!

It only takes 7 minutes to walk from the University of Copenhagen to HUSET KBH so you can meet with your friends to chill out and watch a live music event or play board games after a long day of lectures! If you want to learn about other brilliant things to do in Copenhagen, read our blog.


From one world class student bar to another, the next place on our list of the best bars in Copenhagen for students is Studenterhuset, a café/bar designed specifically for students! Open every single day of the week, we couldn’t think of a better place to chill out and unwind with friends after lectures.

Studenterhuset provides spaces for studying and socialising, making it the ideal place to hang out as a student. This is great if you need a change of scenery when studying. You’ll also find a mixture of live entertainment events, concerts, game nights and so much more. While events change throughout the year, past events have included:

  • DJ sets
  • Community Kitchen
  • Swing Dance sessions
  • Book club
  • Flea Market
  • Quiz Night
  • Language Café (that’s right, you can learn a language while hanging out with friends!)

At Nido, we understand how important it is to stick to your budget and have fun without overspending, which is why Studenthuset is the perfect student bar. As it has been created for students, you’ll find discounts on food and drinks while you’re there, meaning you can have a great time on a budget!

Studenterhuset is only a 3 minute walk away from the University of Copenhagen, making it the perfect place to stop with friends between lectures or after a long week of studying! What event will you sign up to first?

Eiffel Bar

Are you looking for a chilled night out with friends at a classic Danish bar? Maybe you’re not a fan of clubbing or just want a couple of drinks after a week of lectures. Whatever your reasons, we’re certain you’ll love Eiffel Bar

Eiffel Bar is a staple of Copenhagen nightlife that will always be full to the brim with locals, students and anyone who wants a cheap drink! All drinks are very affordable and they sell a wide range of beers, spirits and soft drinks, so you can enjoy your night out even if you’re not a big drinker.

The bar is only a 3 minute walk away from the Church of our Saviour, one of Copenhagen’s most iconic cultural landmarks. You can spend your afternoon embracing the history and culture of the church and admiring its breathtaking architecture before heading to Eiffel Bar to chill and hang out with friends. It’s open until 3am most nights, ideal for a fun weekend with friends!

With friendly staff, a buzzing but laid back atmosphere and drink prices that won’t break the bank, there’s truly no better place for students than the Eiffel Bar!

The Old Irish Pub

Last but certainly not least, the last venue on our list of the best student bars in Copenhagen brings a taste of Ireland to the city. The Old Irish Pub is one of the largest pubs in the whole of Scandinavia and is very popular among students because of its vibrant atmosphere. Classic, very affordable and a fun night out…what more could you ask for?

With 3 floors of fun, live music, special events such as football showings, and so much more, it’s one of the most brilliant places to go with friends. In fact, The Old Irish Pub is open every day of the week and stays open until 6am which makes it the ultimate bar for students who want to enjoy a late night out with friends!

Did you know, the pub is right in the heart of the city, very close to Tivoli which means you can enjoy your afternoon wandering around the glorious gardens before popping into the Old Irish Pub for a drink. Learn more about the sensational Tivoli Gardens in our guide to the best things to do in Denmark.

Enjoy your best student life in Copenhagen with Nido Living

Delicious drinks, fun events, incredible atmosphere, great prices…we’re excited just thinking about these brilliant student bars in Copenhagen! Whether you’re looking for new places to try during Fresher’s Week, a bar to celebrate the end of exams, or somewhere to enjoy a casual Friday night drink, these bars are some of the best in the whole of Copenhagen.

As you get ready to move to Copenhagen and start your new adventure as a student, you might still be looking for your ideal accommodation. If you are, let us introduce ourselves! We’re Nido Denmark and our flagship accommodation in Copenhagen has everything you need to thrive during your studies.

Nido Bryggen is spacious, stylish and fully equipped to ensure your student life is smooth sailing. Prioritising your wellbeing is really important to us which is why you’ll benefit from a yoga and wellness room, contemporary study spaces and wonderful social areas where you can unwind with friends after a long day. We even have a delightful rooftop terrace where you can watch the sunrise and sunset everyday.

If you love the sound of Nido Bryggen but aren’t moving to Denmark, don’t worry! We also have other Nido locations around Europe, including:

So, what are you waiting for? Come and join the Nido family today and live your best uni life with us! If you’ve got any questions for us, get in touch today and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help