As most of Copenhagen's excellent cafés serve alcohol, regular bars are not as common as in other cities. The traditional Danish pub is known as a bodega, and you will find these cosy local bars, often in cellars, across the city. In complete contrast, recent years have seen several cool stylish bars open, perfect for pre-club drinks or a lively evening. The Ideal Bar of the Vega night club complex is a good example, Stereo Bar another. In both you will find a fashionable young Copenhagen crowd. Vesterbro also has plenty to offer a young crowd, including Bang and Jensen, a café housed in a converted pharmacy. If you like live music, you can be sure to find a venue to suit you somewhere in the city.
Jazz is very popular here. Copenhagen is home to numerous world class jazz musicians who can often be heard in the famous Copenhagen Jazz House, just off Strøget. There are also strong blues and folk scenes to be found in dedicated venues, such as Mojo, and in the city's cafés and bars.