Restrictions relaxed: Bars and cafes can stay open after midnight

by Megan McPhee Christensen

Aalborg’s nightlife has been hard hit by the Corona restrictions this past one and a half years – but now there is light ahead.

From today, Thursday, bars and cafes are allowed to stay open 2 hours longer than the previous restrictions, which meant that everything had to close at midnight.

This means, for example, that bars in Jomfru Ane Gade will likewise be able to remain open until 2am – though still on the proviso that all guests can show a Corona pass.

In addition, from today, Thursday, gas stations and kiosks will also be allowed to sell alcohol until 2am.

“The extension of opening hours will maybe also mean that there won’t be so much noise around the streets from people holding their own parties,” says Henrik Foget Jensen, Director of the bar chain Zwei Grosse Bier Bar, to B.T. 

These new rules in addition to the old restrictions continue to apply until the 1st of September, after which people will no longer need to have a Corona pass.

However, this restriction will continue to apply at discos and nightclubs until the 30th of September, after which this will also be removed.


On that note, remember a new vaccination center opened in AKKC (Aalborg Kongres- og Kulturcenter) this week to use up the many incoming Pfizer doses.

Now that all residents over 16 years of age have been called in for a vaccine, this will be a big help in accelerating the vaccination efforts so that the final target group, 12-15 year olds can be invited for their first dose in a few weeks.

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