Its role as Bornholm's largest settlement forces Rønne into the sometimes unwanted role as nightlife capital of the island. But don't expect too much glitter, as things on Bornholm tend to stay quiet.
For high-energy members of the under-30 generation, the most visible and popular dance club on the island is Red Barone, Skt. Mortensgade 48, in Rønne (tel. 56-95-06-88). Victim to oft-changing ownership within the past decade, it offers high-volume mania that's associated with nightlife in bigger cities. The venue is a dark-painted, much-used environment with prominent bars, battered sofas and chairs, and a dance floor lit by colored lights that just might tempt you to get up and dance. A DKK40 ($6.80/£4) cover charge is imposed on Friday and Saturday; other times, entrance is free. If you're less interested in hanging out with the young crowd, consider a pint of Guinness at O'Malley's Irish Pub, Store Torvegade, in Rønne (tel. 56-95-00-16), where clients older than 30 appreciate the Celtic conviviality and the recorded music.
Calm, cool, and mellow, Dr. Jazz, Snelle Mark 26 (tel. 56-95-50-26), is Bornholm's leading emporium of jazz, which is produced by local combos as well as groups imported from other parts of Europe. Expect a crowd of drinkers and smokers over 25, and a spontaneity that can be rather charming. It's open daily 11pm to 5am. There's usually no cover charge.
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