Friday, May 27, 2016

Copenhagen 2016: part 1 of...

After spending a few days in Berlin, we flew to Copenhagen. Immediately upon checking into the hotel, we headed to the train station so we could visit Malmö, Sweden. The train ride is super short- but because of the migration crisis, we had to switch trains and show our passports. Even with this delay, it only took around 45 minutes total to get across the Baltic Sea to Sweden. We walked 2 miles from the train station to the center of town and couldn't stop commenting on how clean everything was.

We had lunch at Smak- I had found it online prior to our trip and was excited to eat there. When we arrived, we asked if they spoke English- and we got an "of course" with a smile in return. I had a cod fillet in a cream sauce with roasted carrots. It was so amazingly delicious and fresh. I'm still thinking about that meal. We walked around for a while and saw the Turning Torso building before getting an Uber back to the train station. The return trip to Copenhagen took about 25 minutes since we didn't need to switch trains upon entering Denmark.

We walked around Copenhagen and went to Warpigs before having dinner at the newest Ramen to Biru by Mikkeller. Amazing ramen in Copenhagen!

Another day we started walking around and went to one of my favorite spots, Nyhavn.

After working up an appetite walking all over Copenhagen, we had a huge plate of Shawarma for lunch- never mind that we had the Mikkeller Beer run 5k a few hours later.

With bellies full of shawarma, we went over to Warpigs for the Mikkeller Beer Run 5k. We had a blast running through the streets of Copenhagen and enjoyed beer with friends afterwards.

We started another day in Copenhagen with a Dark Lord Variant tap takeover at the Mikkeller bar. It's so funny that we have to travel halfway around the world to get beer that is practically in our back yard! (Yet impossible to get)

Post Dark Lord beer, we walked over to Banskia Bar for the Omnipollo tap takeover. We went to Copenhagen for the Copenhagen Beer Celebration which was on Friday and Saturday- but during the week there were tons of events which we went to.

Later on we went to another cool bar- Fermentoren for more beer.

And then walked back to Banskia at night for one last Omnipollo beer, a blueberry cheesecake stout which was as delicious as it sounds.

We went to the Hill Farmstead tap takeover at Warpigs. We got there early and split 3 beers between us thinking the line would die down, unfortunately it never did, so we went to get lunch.

We had lunch at Hija de Sanchez- some amazingly delicious authentic tacos in Copenhagen. I heard the owner is from Chicago- but we didn't get to meet her.

And then we went back to Fermentoren for another tap takeover. It's a great bar with a Wonderful outdoor space.

We walked over to Mikropolis and enjoyed cocktails with our friends.

And then went to the original Ramen to Biru to get ramen. They have a beer vending machine stocked with some fantastic craft beer!

I had yuzu ramen this time and it was so good.

Post ramen, we took a walk and saw Hans Christian Andersen's grave.

And took a nice photo on a tree lined sidewalk in a park.

And then we finished the night at Koelschip- Mikkel's new lambic and sour themed bar. It is in this bar that we made friends with some cool guys from Norway whom we debated politics and the absurdity of Trump with in the most polite way and then proceeded to run into them multiple times during the remainder of the trip. Best. Bar. Ever.

And now this has gotten too long... Looks like there's a need for a part dos.


  1. Your pictures are all so colorful. It's cool that Sweden is a short train trip away. Someday I'd love to tour Scandinavia and do some biking, hiking and boat trips! :)

  2. I believe you ment to say you crossed Øresund, to get to Sweden ;-) Baltic Sea is between Sweden and Finland and takes a little longer than 45 minutes to cross :-)

    1. Oh! I thought Øresund was the name of the bridge for some reason! Thank you for the clarification on it :)

  3. Did you get to take the schweet train from Copenhangen to Malmo that comes up through the water? So cool :)

    Ha! That is funny that you kept running in to the Norwegian guys! We had something funny like that happen to us in Italy :)