This one’s easy: skål (pronounced “skoal”) is Danish for “cheers” and a term you are likely to hear frequently in the bars of Copenhagen. The Nyhavn Canal lined with waterfront bars is a popular and central starting point, though there are many other options when you are ready to venture a little farther. The Meatpacking District of Vesterbro consists of three large buildings that were long meat processing plants—the “brown,” “gray,” and “white” buildings. The white one (seen here) now houses a number of different options—you can bar-hop without leaving the building. A new addition is a weekly market every Saturday and the first Sunday of each month with 70 food stalls selling meals you can eat at communal tables. Another neighborhood that competes with Vesterbro for the title of the city’s trendiest area is Nørrebro, to the northwest of the city center. Head to Nørrebrogade and Jaegersbroggade to check out the bars—and restaurants, cafés, and boutiques as well.
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