Bars in Stockholm

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Swedes love their beer and wine. In the summertime, the city seems to run on rosé, ideally enjoyed at an outdoor café-bar beside the water. The local... Read More

Swedes love their beer and wine. In the summertime, the city seems to run on rosé, ideally enjoyed at an outdoor café-bar beside the water. The locals tend to stay home during the week and hit the city on Friday and Saturday nights. That said, there’s always a crowd drinking at city-center restaurants such as Riche and Sturehof, especially as local offices close. A glass of French wine at Gaston in the Old Town is always a delight. Despite the high taxes on spirits, the city’s cocktail scene is thriving, with wonderful drinks being shaken and stirred at Marie Laveau and the bar at Teatergrillen.

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  • AG

    You'd never expect to find one of the city's most hopping bars in such a quiet district. That's because you have to go up two flights of stairs into a... Read More

  • Berns

    Berns has been a hub for Stockholm nightlife ever since it opened in 1863. Swedish literary giant August Strindberg even used it as a locale in one of... Read More

  • Cadierbaren

    The bar inside one of Stockholm’s smartest hotels. You'd be smart to nab a table by the windows with views across the water to the Royal Palace. It’s a... Read More

  • Erlands

    There’s nowhere else in the city quite like Erlands. It opened in 2013, but takes its inspiration from the mid 20th century. The décor and the music are... Read More

  • Gaston

    A small and exceptionally pleasant wine bar in the Old Town run by the same owners behind the excellent Flying Elk and Restaurant Frantzén. The majority... Read More

  • Mälarpaviljongen

    If you’re in Stockholm on a warm evening, there really is nowhere better to be. This waterside café-bar extends onto three floating pontoons that afford... Read More

  • Marie Laveau

    This Södermalm bar and restaurant is named after an infamous voodoo practitioner from New Orleans, an apt choice for a place that excels at conjuring up... Read More

  • Nosh & Chow

    At this sleek bar, choose between enjoying a drink outside in the courtyard or inside at the bar, which adjoins one of the Stockholm’s most stylish... Read More

  • Riche

    Open since 1893, Riche is part of the fabric of the city. The bar is buzzing after 5 p.m., when the locals who work nearby stop in for what Swedes call,... Read More

  • Teatergrillen

    Mathin Lundgren is one of the most well-known bartenders in Stockholm, making Teaterbaren—the bar space within Teatergrillen—a must for anyone who... Read More

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