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The 10 Best Bars in Malmö, Sweden

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Despite its industrial history, Malmö is a lively city brimming with tourist attractions and an exciting nightlife scene. The cafés and bars congregate around the main squares, with Lilla Torg standing in the center of the action. Discover the best places to dance the night away, enjoy a pint of beer on a quiz night or chill with a glass of wine with our guide on the 10 best bars in Malmö.
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Étage

Located on Malmö’s main square, Étage is in the heart of the city’s nightlife. Étage is a large entertainment venue, combining a nightclub with two dance floors and a casino with four tables. Among the six bars, one is dedicated solely to karaoke. Their events are targeted for slightly older crowds and are often age limited. If you stop by before midnight, you will beat the crowds and maybe even get in for free.

Étage, Stortorget 6, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 23 20 60

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Fagans

An authentic Irish pub, Fagans has a relaxed atmosphere and rustic interior. The walls and floor are open brick with small light bulbs expertly placed around the space, giving it a very trendy and chic yet homely feel. Get comfortable on high chairs along the bar and enjoy a pint of great beer. There is a wide selection of tap beers and ciders which locals love to indulge in, judging by the crowded bar.

Fagans, Per Weijersgatan 4, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 97 09 90

Guds gåva! 🙏

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Moosehead Bar

Moosehead Bar is located on the Lilla Torg Square, which is brimming with cafés, restaurants and bars. Lilla Torg is one of the hotspot areas for Malmö residents to gather and enjoy a cup of coffee in the afternoon or relax with a glass of wine in the evening as Moosehead offers a bit of both. The bar has a large and bright terrace, perfect for warm and sunny days, and an interesting food menu. Besides original pub food, there’s a Moose burger and some Pad Thai dishes.

Moosehead Bar, Lilla torg 1, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 12 04 23

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KB

One of the big names among concert organizers in Malmö and in the wider area, Kulturbolaget, or KB for short, which is a famous rock club. Since its opening, KB has hosted more than 2000 concerts featuring local and international bands. The club first opened in 1982 but reached worldwide acclaim after moving to a picturesque red bricked building in 1993. When there are no concerts, KB transforms into a sleek dance club.

Kulturbolaget, Friisgatan 26, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 30 20 11

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Slagthuset

Slagthuset in the biggest nightclub in Malmö and is without a doubt one of the most famous ones as well. The entertainment venue combines a restaurant, theatre and nightclub, hosted in a former slaughter house from which the name originates. The building is characterized by its industrial feel, with a high ceiling and basic rustic interior. The seating area outside is smartly created by piling wooden pallets atop one another. A perfect example of modern, minimalist design, Slagthuset is incredibly cool.

Slagthuset, Jörgen Kocksgatan 7A, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 611 80 90

Helt ok… #abbalicious #slagthuset #julbord

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Babel

Against a cool background, situated in an old free church, Babel is a relative newcomer on Malmö’s party scene. Opened freshly renovated in 2008, the club has quickly become a popular local hangout. The party church, as the place is being called, combines a bar, restaurant, club and concert venue. The area is well used, highlighting the natural sound and lighting conditions to create the best conditions. Babel’s drink menu offers a selection of cocktails, beers, ciders and wines, all of the highest quality.

Babel, Spångatan 38, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 57 98 96

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Malmö Brewing Co. & Taproom

Visit the only microbrewery in the city and taste their products on the spot. Malmö Brewing Co. & Taproom is a paradise for beer lovers. Their drink menu includes around 42 drinks on tap, including two which are mead or cider, while 15-18 taps are brewing company’s own beers. Browse through the extensive collection of ales, pilsners, cacao-porters and sour beers to find a perfect one for the night. Every Friday you can join in a tour of the brewery ending with a tasting of house beers.

Malmö Brygghus, Bergsgatan 33, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 20 96 85

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© Courtesy Malmö Brewing Co. & Taproom

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Rosen Bar

Rosen Bar is one of the best known cocktail bars in Malmö. The interior is a modernly designed lounge area, with simple but stylish décor and dimmed lighting. Enjoy the elegant yet relaxed atmosphere of the bar while sipping on a delicious cocktail. The skilled bartenders adapt classic cocktail drinks to modern standards. Try violet Vixen, made with dark rum, violets, lemon and sugar; or Halfway There, with tequila, elderflower liquor, lemon and agave.

Rosen Bar, Mäster Johansgatan 15, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40-248524

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Bastard

Delicious food, fruity drinks and great atmosphere make Bastard a popular local hideout. Stop by in the early evening and order a glass of wine or beer along with an appetizer, and watch as the bar slowly fills up. Try Bastard platter, a famous snack featuring paté, sausages, rillete and a house specialty of sourdough bread. The interior is industrial, with white tiles on the walls and a chessboard black and white floor. The food menu changes daily, while drinks include a selection of cocktails, beers, wines and bubbles.

Bastard, Mäster Johansgatan 11, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 12 13 18

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Pickwick Pub

An old-school British pub, Pickwick is a great bar with a tavern-like interior. There is an open brick fireplace, half wooden paneled and half green painted walls, and mismatched knick-knacks exhibited on random shelves. The chairs are comfortably cushioned and the lighting is dimmed, creating a warm and welcoming environment. Spend a great evening with a pint of beer in your hand in great company of Pickwick’s regulars. The drinks list includes a wide selection of ales, beers and spirits.

Pickwick Pub, Malmborgsgatan 5, Malmö, Sweden, +46 40 23 32 66

Bästa puben i Malmö – av flera skäl!

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