vaerft cocktail bar

Aalborg's local cocktail bar

The shipyard Aalborg Vaerft A/S was founded in 1912. The shipyard Aalborg Vaerft A/S was located just east of Pier 5 Hotel, and the hotel’s bar has been named VAERFT in honour of the shipyard’s and the old port’s history. VAERFT is much more than a hotel bar. VAERFT is Aalborg’s new local cocktail bar, the place to relax with your colleagues after a long day, the place to meet before a concert, and the place where innovative cocktails and fantastic surroundings add a new dimension to your evening out.

The aim is clear: VAERFT Cocktail Bar wants to create spectacular cocktails that will appeal to all senses. And we do this using molecular methods and international themes never before seen on Aalborg’s bar scene.

Welcome to VAERFT.

an explosive sensory experience

Molecular methods

You’ll soon find that a cocktail from the VAERFT Cocktail Bar is more than just a cocktail – it’s a spectacular experience that appeals to all your senses. It’s the combination of the balanced flavours you only get from quality Danish-produced spirits, the fresh scent of organic citrus fruits, the festive sound of jazz from the old vinyl record player, the beautiful sight of colourful and carefully prepared garnishes and the angular feel of the handmade ceramic cocktail glass that makes this a truly sensory experience.

When it all comes together in the same moment, you will suddenly discover why VAERFT is not just an ordinary hotel bar – but a completely unique meeting place where different people come together for a spectacular cocktail experience.

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VAERFT Tastings

At VAERFT Cocktail Bar, it’s possible to join exciting cocktail classes and tastings with a special focus on a particular spirit. Together with our bar manager we’ll put together an exciting day that includes a tasting of different types of flavours and a brief history of the spirit in question.

Want to know more about the different options available? Contact our bar manager to learn more about how we can customize an amazing cocktail tasting or a fun class together – find more details in the brochure below.

cocktails with a view OF THE FJORD

The pier is a part of the experience

VAERFT draws the waterfront inside the bar, making it a key part of the overall experience. In the hotel’s warm lounge, you can explore different zones from different eras. Let yourself sink into a soft armchair and enjoy the soft music playing on the turntable, sample drinks from VAERFT Cocktail Bar’s innovative cocktail menu with its exciting interpretations of cocktails from around the world, or enjoy the tranquillity in front of the fireplace with a view of the fjord.

In the summer, you can take your cocktail out on the cozy terrace and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and beautiful fjord views.

At VAERFT, the focus is on exclusivity, an international vibe and elements of surprise. We make spectacular cocktails that stimulate all the senses - and we draw on international cocktails and molecular methods never before experienced in Aalborg's bar scene

Friday bar at VAERFT

A new tradition at the port

Every Friday, VAERFT Cocktail Bar invites you to a brand new tradition on Aalborg’s waterfront – a Friday bar with festive jazz tunes from around 4 PM to 6:30 PM. 

The whole team looks forward to offering spectacular Friday cocktails, wonderful jazz music and of course the always beautiful fjord views. You can see all upcoming events on our Instagram profile. 

Stay updated on Facebook or give us a call to book a table if you want to make sure there’s space, especially if you’re a larger group!

Come along

Go behind the scenes when VAERFT Cocktail Bar
make exclusive cocktails.

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Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Sunday & Monday: Closed

The bar is open for serving water, beer, wine, etc. every day, while the above hours are our Cocktail Hours – we look forward to seeing you at the bar!