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, clubs and pubs. To find out about some of the top nightspots in the Swedish capital, we asked you to tell us about your favourite bars in Stockholm over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...
Alexandra Kovacova says:
My fave bar in Stockholm is definitely Absolut Ice Bar, I just loved it there. Great atmosphere, you look like from other world in that huge blue jacket they give you. Have your drink very fast as it's freezing there. Love the icy colours of the bar and those of the drinks as well. And it's the best place to take some funny pictures :)
Lukas Mistina says:
I can also recommend Ice bar in Stockholm
Cyndi Sperry says:
It's touristy, but you meet so many "cool" travellers...so I also say the Ice bar.
Ronnie Young says:
The Ice bar
Junius Carter says:
The ice bar for sure!
Ice harvested from the River Torne is used to create the icy wonderland that is the Absolut Icebar where the temperature is -5ºC all year round. Book your visit and you’ll be treated to a 40-minute visit which includes gloves and a cape to keep you warm, along with a cocktail of your choice. Drinks here are served up in ice glasses, with seats and tables also made from ice.
Location: Nordic Sea Hotel, Vasaplan 4.
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Eimear MacHale says:
Debaser Slussen, located in Stockholm’s popular Södermalm district, is the original of these venues with Debaser clubs now also found at four other locations around the city. This is the place to go if you’re into rock music as it plays host to a stream of top Swedish and international rock acts. Along with great music, it also boasts a funky vibe and a good variety of drinks.
Location: Karl Johans Torg 1.
The Soap Bar
Francesco Paolo Titta says:
Soap bar, nearby Stureplan... nice place where u can listen to good music and meet nice people...
Initially opened back in 1997, the Soap Bar is a popular spot with a young, trendy crowd who come here to drink and listen to a wide variety of music. On busy nights be prepared to queue.
Location: Nybrogatan 1.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-3am, Sat noon-3am, Sun 10pm-3am.
IRma LeKlerk says:
If you’re looking for something outside of the pub and club scene, why not check out this cosy little café on Gamla Stan. This gay-friendly spot has a great atmosphere and is frequently packed full of people who come to enjoy the delicious hot chocolate drinks, desserts and more.
Location: Stortorget 18.
Opening hours: Daily 9am-11pm.
Juan Cifrian says:
La Isla! The salsa dancing night that brings Swedes and Latin-American immigrants together is all types of awesome. And the Swedes can hold their own! Bizarro World.
Marketing itself as the best Latin club in town, La Isla hosts hopping club nights along with salsa dance classes. Step out onto the dance floor here and you’ll meet a mix of both locals and visitors who’ve come to shake it to first-rate Latin music.
Location: Sankt Eriksgaten 51.
Opening hours: Wed 7pm-1am, Fri 7pm-3am, Sat 8pm-3am, closed Sun-Tues & Thurs.
Craig Costine says:
Being a bit of a metalhead, I'd have to go for Pub Anchor. Always worth a visit with live bands, and rock karaoke. Food there's pretty good and the staff are awesome. Pop in if you're in the area :)
Rock fans will love this popular bar in the Vasastan district of the city. Along with top-notch tunes, Pub Anchor provides plenty of entertainment including everything from music quizzes to karaoke nights. Live bands and DJs also feature here regularly.
Location: Sveavägen 90.
Cenk Özkan says:
Of course Engelen:))
Both bar, restaurant and club, Engelen is somewhere you could spend your entire night. After enjoying a steak in the restaurant, you can listen to live music in the bar area and then head into the club and dance the night away.
Location: Kornhamnstorg 59B.
Simon Rozes says:
Located in the Östermalm district, Spy Bar is a glitzy spot frequented by a glamorous crowd. The music here tends to be of the house and R&B varieties.
Location: Birger Jarlsgatan 20.
Zorana Jagodic says:
Fancy a Count Dracula? If so, check out this bar which serves up a huge selection of cocktails including the aforementioned 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.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-1am, Sat-Sun 7pm-1am.
And many more...
Morbror Patrik Hjalmarsson says:
Hornstull Strand & Debaser Slussen
Lizz Swan says:
Which one to choose?! Chokladkoppen has the best hot chocolate in town and the ice bar is certainly something one has to visit. But my favourite has to be 'Och himlen därtill' in the skatteskrapam building on Söder. It has the best views out over Stockholm. :-)
Andrea Seven says:
Anchor and Debaser for sure
Nicholas Dawson says:
Indigo Bar. Or Büno. Both on Götgatan. Best street ever.
Threehouse BednBreakfast says:
Bröderna Olson garlic and shots on Folkungagatan at Södermalm - great vibe, good music, nice interior, 50s style, great drink list, here you can even order a beer with garlic(!!) Carmen at Tjärhovsgatan - The place for a beer, talking and spot the "söder" people. Klubb Gås at Bar 122 at Folkungagatan - Great music a la punk, rock....