A classic in historical setting, what might be the best cocktail bar in Copenhagen – welcome to the Library Bar.

In our hotel Copenhagen Plaza you will find a classic Copenhagen institution: The Library bar. A fantastic setting that will remind you of times gone by. Sit down in a comfortable Chesterfield armchair and enjoy the best drinks in Copenhagen. The old noblemen on the oil paintings will have to confine themselves to looking – at you, and the book shelves along the walls, filled with leather-backs and first editions.

In the bar, there is also a big Wall of fame, telling stories of the notorious jetsetters of the past, and their grad and spectacular parties.


Music has always been at the heart of The Library Bar, even if this is not to be considered a music scene. The greatest love is the love for jazz, and on selected Saturday evenings the bar is filled with tunes from jazz bands. Small, intimate concerts with a few selected and devoted jazz lovers.

Musiken alltid spelat en central roll på The Library Bar, även om detta i första hand inte är ett musiketablissemang. Störst är kärleken till jazzen, och under utvalda lördagskvällar fylls lokalen av härliga jazztoner från olika jazzband. Små, intima konserter för några få utvalda och hängivna jazzälskare.

The well-known Danish musician Thomas Blachman and his orchestra Ginman  – Blachman  – Dahl recorded their album At the Plaza – The Library Bar Concerts here. This album is the first in Danish music history to be published at the legendary jazz label Verve.

Live music is still a vital part of life in our bar, so keep your eyes open!


Champagne, cognac, whisky and cigars have been the hallmark of the bar since it first opened in the 70s. Before the smoking ban was imposed in 2007, the bar was known as the best cigar lounge in Copenhagen. Today, the cigars are gone, but single malts and champagne are still on the drinks list together with our main focus today – drinks and cocktails.

Come and enjoyr our popular Mojitos, Singapore Slings with Danish Cherry Herring and of course: The Plaza Champagne Cocktail, the signature drink of the hotel.

Contact us

The Library Bar

Bernstorffsgade 4, Copenhagen

Tel +45 (0)33-14 92 62

Fax +45 (0)33-93 93 62


Opening hours

Monday – Thursday 16.00 – 00.00
Friday – Saturday 16.00 – 01.00
Sundays closed