Hvide Kødby, Copenhagen
Part of the meatpacking district in the Vesterbro neighborhood has come alive with galleries, boutiques, and bars. Leading the way is Karriere, a weekends-only café/gallery masterminded by artist Jeppe Hein and his sister Lærke (karrierebar.com). Nearby, ArtRebels stocks indie music and clothes from Danish designers (artrebels.com). And at Kødbyens Fiskebar, sample the jellyfish salad in front of a five-foot-tall fish tank (fiskebaren.dk).
—David Paul Appell, from the September 2009 issue of Budget Travel