First of all, I love when Copenhagen buzzes of life in the summer. Instead of following the tourist flow down the main shopping street Strøget, I highly recommend to visit the side street to the shopping street called Strædet. Strædet is a pleasant street filled with cafes, florists and vintage shops. I love to find unique home decorationg items with a delicious iced coffee from Cafe Kys in my hand.
Two of my favourite cocktail bars are located not far from Strædet; Fugu Cocktail Bar and Ruby's.
In the back of Fugu you’ll find is a small courtyard. With a cocktail in your hand, this courtyard is the perfect surrounding for pleasant summer evening. Only a few minutes walk from Fugu you’ll find Ruby's, which has the best cocktails in the city. Ruby's is hidden along Gammel Strand and the entry is marked with a flag instead of a sign. So the next time you walk along Gammel Strand, look for a white flag with a red cross, and you're guaranteed a wonderful evening with great cocktails!
For me it's not really summer without a trip with the canal tour boats! Jump on the boats at Gammel Strand or Nyhavn, sit back and enjoy Copenhagen's main sights from the water.