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              <!-- Static navbar -->
<nav class="navbar navbar-default">
  <div class="container-fluid">
    <div class="navbar-header">
      <button type="button" class="navbar-toggle collapsed" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbar" aria-expanded="false" aria-controls="navbar">
              <span class="sr-only">Toggle navigation</span>
              <span class="icon-bar"></span>
              <span class="icon-bar"></span>
              <span class="icon-bar"></span>
      <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Project name</a>
    <div id="navbar" class="navbar-collapse collapse">
      <ul class="nav navbar-nav">
        <li class="active"><a href="#">Home</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
        <li class="dropdown">
          <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" role="button" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">Dropdown <span class="caret"></span></a>
          <ul class="dropdown-menu">
            <li><a href="#">Action</a></li>
            <li><a href="#">Another action</a></li>
            <li><a href="#">Something else here</a></li>
            <li role="separator" class="divider"></li>
            <li class="dropdown-header">Nav header</li>
            <li><a href="#">Separated link</a></li>
            <li><a href="#">One more separated link</a></li>

    <!--/.nav-collapse -->
  <!--/.container-fluid -->
<div class="container-fluid">
  <p class="text-muted">This Codepen is part of a short tutorial on Bootstrapious.com - <a href="https://bootstrapious.com/p/how-to-change-bootstrap-navbar-height" target="_blank">https://bootstrapious.com/p/how-to-change-bootstrap-navbar-height</a>.</p>
  <p class="text-muted">Do you like this pen? Check out also my <a href="https://codepen.io/ondrejsvestka/pen/yXJjLj">Shrinking Navbar pen</a>.</p>

I will show you how to change a height of a standard Bootstrap navbar.


.navbar {
  min-height: 80px;

.navbar-brand {
  padding: 0 15px;
  height: 80px;
  line-height: 80px;

.navbar-toggle {
  /* (80px - button height 34px) / 2 = 23px */
  margin-top: 23px;
  padding: 9px 10px !important;

@media (min-width: 768px) {
  .navbar-nav > li > a {
    /* (80px - line-height of 27px) / 2 = 26.5px */
    padding-top: 26.5px;
    padding-bottom: 26.5px;
    line-height: 27px;
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