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Copenhagen Gay Bars

The capital of Denmark, with around 600,000 residents, Copenhagen is a welcoming and tolerant city with a surprisingly large selection of gay bars. Copenhagen was proud to be the home to World Pride in 2021, in partnership with neighbouring Malmø. See which gay events are coming up and read all about Copenhagen's gay nightlife. If you're looking for a place to stay, then check our recommended hotels for gay travellers.



Gay Friendly, Young Crowd, Dancing

Gay friendly dance bar in the meat packing district, Bakken attracts a younger crowd and can get very busy on weekends. Fun music and good vibes.

Cafe Intime

Cosy, Smoking

Old school speakeasy type bar, with live music on some days. Cafe Intime is very cosy and friendly, with a broad age range of customers. the Sunday Jazz night is particularly popular, so get a seat early.


Older Crowd, Cosy, Smoking

Copenhagen's oldest gay bar, popular with a mixed crowd. Often hosting shows or entertainment, check with the bar. If you're visiting around Easter or Christmas, it's worth a visit to see their impressive decorations. Can get very crowded at the weekends, not a great choice if you're a non-smoker.

Cosy Bar

Young Crowd, Cosy, Cocktails

Cosy Bar has been a Gay bar since 1941. Wide selection of Cocktails, modern jukebox and now No Smoking. Small dancefloor and Selfie booth. Totally renovated in 2019.

GAY Copenhagen

Young Crowd, Dancing

CLOSED - GAY is a fun and friendly dance bar, popular with the younger crowd. One of the few gay venues in Copenhagen with a dance floor. Check to see if there are any events or drag shows.

Jailhouse CPH

Bear, Older Crowd, Smoking

Prison-themed basement bar with a friendly vibe and uniformed bar tenders. Can get busy on weekend nights, and check if there are any events.

Jolene Bar

Gay Friendly, Young Crowd, Dancing

Jolene is a relaxed bar in the meat packing district of Copenhagen and attracts a mixed crowd. Often has events at weekends and is very gay friendly.

Kiss Kiss

Young Crowd, Cosy, Smoking

Small and friendly bar along the main gay street in Copenhagen. Often one of the last gay bars to close, so check it out if you are partying late.

Masken Bar

Young Crowd, Pub Vibes, Smoking

Masken is a popular gay bar on two levels in the main gay area of Copenhagen. One of the oldest gay bars in town with a fun and lively atmosphere. Downstairs tends to have a younger crowd than upstairs.

Men's Bar

Men Only, Bear, Older Crowd, Crusing

A men only bar, one of Copenhagen's oldest gay bars. Tends to be an older and sometimes fetish crowd, but generally welcoming and friendly. Now Non Smoking!

Never Mind

Dancing, Smoking

Fun disco bar with dance floor and DJ. The main gay night club in Copenhagen that is open regularly. Never Mind can get very busy later on, popular as last stop before heading home in the small hours.

Oscar Bar Cafe

Cosy, Cocktails, Food, Outdoor Seating

Large bar with outdoor terrace. Especially popular in summer and with the after work crowd. Oscar is one of the most popular non-smoking venue for gays, lesbians, their friends and family in Copenhagen. Here you can get homemade food, delicious cakes and coffee, cocktails, long drinks and cold beers from the tap.

SLM Copenhagen

Older Crowd, Fetish, Cruising

SLM - Scandinavian Leather Men - is a large gay fetish club. Membership required, available on the door. Open weekends only, often with theme nights. it is best to check the website for any dress code when you plan to visit.

Tap 21 Craft Beer

Gay Friendly, Cosy, Pub Vibes

Craft beer bar with 10 taps, located in the Frederiksberg neighbourhood. Gay owned and operated.


Dancing, Drag, Young Crowd, Cocktails

Trixie is Copenhagen's newest gay bar and nightclub, offering multiple dancefloors and a dedicated cocktail bar. The bar is proving very popular, has a separate smoking section and is located in the heart of the gay district on Studiestrade, so it's easy to slot into your Copenhagen gay bar crawl.

Vela Gay Club

Lesbian, Cocktails, Dancing

Vela is a cosy lesbian bar in Vesterbro with great cocktails and fussball. Vela also hosts several cultural events such as poetry and literature evenings, live music, speed-dating and much more.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Copenhagen

As an LGBTQ+ traveller, it's important to stay somewhere welcoming, with great value and maybe near to gay venues. Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for gay friendly hotel deals in Copenhagen. Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!

Tours & Experiences in Copenhagen

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