I like cafés and bars at surprising places. So when I first heard about the beach bar at Redmolen, I was thrilled. Redmolen is the name of a small area in Nordhavn, one of Copenhagen’s most expensive and boring parts of town. It’s full of newly built buildings and to be totally honest - no soul at all. It feels like one of those parts of town where famous architects have built big glass buildings that only other architects like.

But! Now there’s an exception - and it’s the best exception I can think of. Because before they build yet another expensive glass building at the tip of Redmolen, it has become a beach bar. I was there yesterday afternoon laying in a sun chair with my toes in the sand, a aperol spritz in my hand, listening to a DJ playing music. People came and went, had a few drinks, talked, ate street food and enjoyed the sunshine.

Redmolen is open every day when it’s not raining until the summer is over. Sometimes there is a DJ playing and sometimes there are food trucks serving you delicious small meals. It’s pure magic, if you ask me. So go and check it out (before it’s gone and replaced by yet another expensive and boring building with no soul).

ADDRESS: Redmolen, Nordhavn
PRICE: 60 dkk for a drink or a glas of wine, 40 dkk for a beer
NEAREST STOP: The easiest way to get to Redmolen is to take the S-train to Nordhavn and walk

Linn Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food photography. She also writes the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.