Bars and faux pubs line busy downtown Østergade, with generous opening hours. The Fox & Hounds offers over a dozen draught beers and occasional live music while Murphy’s goes big on large-screen TV sports, showing all Champions League and Danish Superliga games. The Old Irish Pub is neither old nor Irish but the Herning branch of a nationwide chain set up in bar hubs across Denmark.

Also on Østergade, Gadespejlet refers to itself as a ‘bodega’, with nearly 40 years’ experience in keeping locals happily fed and watered. Baren appeals to a younger, more party-minded clientele. The Café Pitstop on Nørregade is primarily a betting bar with TV sports and drinks to match.