Opening hours: Mon 11am – 12am; Tues – Sat 11am – 2am; Sun 11am – 12am
As one of the coolest cities in northern Europe, it’s no surprise that Stockholm is home to a variety of atmospheric bars. Plush, grand, hip, or with a view, as a visitor, you’re spoilt for choice. Read on to find our top 10 picks.
Exquisitely reminiscent of the lush decadence of turn-of-the-century Paris, Le Bar Rouge is fraught with excitement, opulence, and delicious cocktails. The interiors are made up in red velvet, chandeliers, and gold touches. The experience of drinking in this establishment is almost cinematic, especially with the subtle lighting and the plush setting: straight out of a vintage noir movie. The bar is attached to a fine-dining restaurant, Brasserie Le Rouge, which is an experience in itself.
Opening hours: Mon & Tues 11.30am – 11pm; Wed & Thurs 11.30am – 12am; Fri 11.30am – 1am; Sat 5pm – 1am; Sun closed
Opening hours: Mon 11.30am – 11pm; Tues – Fri 11.30am – 1am; Sat 4pm – 1am
Grill prides itself on being stylish, and rightly so, with each room decorated in a different style with different themes. There are eight different themes at any one time; some of the current highlights include the Moulin Rouge and the Orient Express. The restaurant menu is all delicious grilled fare, and the bartenders are happy to suggest and mix your cocktails as you wish. There’s live music on Tuesdays and Sundays— be sure to get there in time for it.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri from 5pm; Sat from 4pm; Sun from 3pm
Drottninggatan 89, 113 60 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 31 45 30
Judit & Bertil offers a hip, trendy atmosphere. Named after the owner’s grandparents, it now caters to the younger crowd, for the most part, and serves a range of dishes as well as drinks. The waiters and bartenders are swift and the service is good. The DJs at Judit & Bertil are quite popular, as they play a mix of eclectic EDM and hip-hop music, current Swedish favourites.
Opening hours: Mon & Tues 5pm – 12am; Wed – Sat 5pm – 1am; Sun 5pm – 12am
Bergsunds strand 38, 117 38 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 669 31 31
Catering to a hip and stylish crowd, Hotellet’s list of classic cocktails is a draw for Stockholm’s young and trendy elite. The space is large, and there is a club downstairs in the “cellar”. It’s often crowded, so be sure to get there early for a table, and then slowly head downstairs to the dancing.
Opening hours: Tues 5pm – 12am; Wed & Thurs 5pm – 1am; Fri & Sat 5pm – 2am
Linnégatan 18, 114 47 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 442 89 00