Start your morning at the bright and sexy Hotel Skt. Petri, a stylish retreat in the center of the Latin Quarter, and close to both shopping and a large number of nightlife spots both gay and mainstream. You may want to stop and speak with the concierge on your way out, to have your name put down on the list for any parties at the hotel's nightclub; guests get first priority.
If you've slept in then, it's the perfect time for a late brunch at Oscar Bar Cafe, a ten-minute walk from the hotel. This location is a staple in the local gay scene, and the outdoor terrace is perfect for people-watching. The cafe isn't really known for its food, but the menu offers some good basics, and they have a nice varied drinks list. Settle in outside and soak up a little of the neighborhood's ambiance. This close to the University, the crowd tends to be young and handsome.
From Oscar Bar, it's a fifteen-minute walk to Tivoli Gardens, a 19th-century pleasure palace with enough rides and attractions to while away a hundred afternoons. Choose from over 30 rides, both sedate and thrilling, and take in the live music acts performing at all hours on multiple stages. There are beer gardens, restaurants, and cafes spread throughout, so if you get parched, there's always somewhere to sit for a while.
Once you've had your fill of the fairy tale lights of Tivoli, join a walking tour of Vesterbro, the former red light district of Copenhagen. Though it's gone through a cultural renaissance and is now crowded with art galleries and chic bistros, the neighborhood still retains a louche attitude that makes it one of the most exciting spots in the city. A guided tour covers the drug-and-prostitution past that used to make these streets dangerous, and many combine the walk with a pub crawl, so guests can taste a variety of local beers.
At dinnertime grab a seat at Cock's and Cows, a fun little restaurant with a diner-style atmosphere and a menu of burgers, wings, and fries, the kind of food that will keep you fueled for a night of dancing. The walk here from Vesterbro will take you along Stroget, where the shops and market stalls make for good browsing opportunities.
As night falls take in the naughty scene at Jailhouse CPH, Copenhagen's themed gay bar where the staff dress in police uniforms and the drinks come with handcuffs. Despite the raunchy subtext, this is not a cruisy bar, but rather a chill spot to enjoy happy hour, with a friendly staff and good music. For a different scene head to Vela in Vesterbro, a ladies-only bar run by local character Mama Vela, where guests can dance, play pool, or chill on the back patio.
When you feel like dancing walk over to Never Mind Bar and cut loose to disco classics with a mixed crowd of students and young professionals. The dance floor is small but people will pack onto it anyway, so you're likely to get very friendly very quickly. On the weekends things don't really get going until after midnight, so plan accordingly.
For after-hours, you can either walk over to Cosy Bar, a cruisy spot reserved for the most hardcore of Copenhagen's revelers, or head back to your hotel Skt. Petri, where the Bar Rouge keeps a sophisticated gay and straight crowd happy until the wee hours of the morning. You should have no problem getting past the door crew here, as hotel guests go to the head of the line. Drink your last glass of champagne, and then head upstairs to bed.