Starting just behind the Central Station the working class area Vesterbro is dominated by the parallel streets Istedgade and Vesterbrogade. Vesterbro is one of the city’s most racially mixed neighborhoods and is known for its vibrant nightlife and left-of-centre “hipster” culture. Today Vesterbro is as hip as ever, and we love what the city area has become, and hopefully you will do too.
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Let us show you three of the best craftsmen the city area of Vesterbro has to offer! We start off at Dybbølsgade where you will find a small bike shop called Recycles. As you may have heard in the media we LOVE our bikes here in Copenhagen and 55 % of all Copenhageners bike to work or school every day.
Recycles is a small bike workshop that – as the name reveals – is all about RECYCLING old bikes. At the Recycles shop you will find old, broken bikes that all have gone through a large restoration process, turning them into sparkly, functional and reliable bikes ready for the road!
After the visit at Recycles, we will to Mattæusgade where you will find Customs from Jamesville. Situated in an underground car park, and with a passion for old-school motorbikes, Mr. James Roper-Caldbeck runs a small shop where he builds custom-motorbikes.
Finally we will walk to Viktoriagade, where you will find the brewery Mikkeller. Mikkeller is one of the more successful micro breweries and has gained quite a lot of success around the world. Mikkeller is known to be a brewery that is constantly exploring new tastes in beer and to have a mind-set focused on quality before quantity.