If you want to join the stylish Swedes on a night out in Stockholm, you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere to start as the city boasts a great variety of bars. Stockholm offers a scene that really lives, seven nights a week, year in, year out. In this respect, Stockholm has very little competition from anywhere north of Paris and London.
Icebar Stockholm by Icehotel
The planet’s first permanent ice bar, made of ice from the world-famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Lapland. Everything except the liquids in the drinks is made of ice, and the temperature is kept at a constant 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
Vasaplan 4 11120 Stockholm
Telephone number: +46(0)8-505 635 20
Website URL: www.absoluticebar.com
The bar at the stylish 1900 restaurant is the epitome of Scandinavian chic. Located in the very centre of Stockholm, on Regeringsgatan, both bar and restaurant celebrates the flavours of the region. Flavors are clean and fresh with a distinctly Swedish tilt with pine, elderflower, grass and apple all used as key ingredients. In addition to cocktails they also serve a great selection of Swedish organic beers to a sophisticated and style-minded crowd.
Address: Regeringsgatan 66, Stockholm.
Telephone: 0046 8 20 60 10
In your fancy Count Dracula, check out this bar which serves up a huge selection of cocktails including the abovementioned Count and others with names like Vampire’s Blood, Crossfire, At Stake and Vlad the Impaler. Non-alcoholic tipples are also available. On top of its cool collection of cocktails and awesome underground interior, Vampire Lounge also provides plenty of entertainment including live DJs.
Location: Östgötagatan 41.
Akkurat is Sweden’s most famous, and arguably best, specialist beer bar. It’s to be found in the Södermalm district, south of the Gamla Stan. Inside, it’s pretty spacious and there have been some noble attempts to make it cozy and pub-like, but disguising the architecture totally is an impossible task. What is really important though much more so than the slightly dodgy décor is the beer selection to be found in this pub.
Location: Hornsgatan 18,118 20 Stockholm
Tel. 08 – 644 0015
Whether you’re yearning for a cocktail in a relaxed piano bar, cold schnapps in a glass of ice or an authentic Swedish beer in an authentic Swedish pub, the atmosphere here in Stockholm is great.