Stockholm Bars: Five of the best happy hour joints
Alex Dudley rounds up some of his favourite Stockholm bars for cheap beer and happy hour cocktails.
Some of the trendiest and unique Stockholm bars are a great place to get cheap drinks right after work. The best time to usually go for a beer is normally during the ‘After work’ happy hour. Prices are typically lower and you can get cheap beer during these times, normally between 16:00 and 19:00. Note, this can be subject to change depending on the bar.
We have done the hard work for you as we have selected the five of the best Stockholm bars to enjoy cheap beer and a cold alcoholic beverage after a long and hard day in the capital.
Urban Deli Rooftop Bar
Urban Deli started at the trendy Nytorget in Södermalm, a hipster all-in-one facility with the vision of contributing to a better and happier food life. They later opened another branch in Hammarby Sjöstad and finally on Sveavägen 44—their third and biggest project to date.
Here, you will have an experience similar to drinking at a rooftop bar in New York. You can sip cheap beer while taking in Stockholm’s beautiful skyline. All you need to do is take the elevator up to the ninth floor and your breath will be taken away from the idyllic views. There is nowhere better to enjoy a drink on a summer night.
Josefina is where Stockholm’s cool crowd hangs out to watch the sun go down. While you’ll find chinos and blazers as the apparent dress code, the champagne is always flowing. This remains a relaxed venue in a city famed for its modesty and lack of excess.
Situated just behind Stockholm’s Nordic Museum, it boasts superb views of the Djurgården canal, where you’ll likely spot some large boats to match the bank balances of this jetset haunt’s stylish clientele.
Whether it is a glass of water or a bottle of champagne, Josefina has everything you need for memorable after work drinks. Enjoy their large terrace, sun loungers or colourful interior during winter months.
Södra Teatern and Mosebacke, Södermalm
These days, the oldest theatre in Stockholm is a major club and gig venue, and plays host to three of the hippest terraces in the city during summer. Based in the Slussen district, Södra offers stunning views over the capital’s old town, Gamla stan, as well as the iconic Gröna Lund theme park on Djurgården.
The smaller roof garden attached to the main yellow theatre building provides the highest vantage point and a more intimate atmosphere, while the biggest crowds can be found in the cobble-stoned Mosebacke area, which has a separate, buzzing outdoor bar with pitchers of cheap beer. Situated in the heart of the hipster Södermalm neighbourhood, this is without doubt our favourite spot for people-watching when the sun is shining.
Tweed, Lilla Nygatan 5
Tweed is an extremely comfortable bar. Inside the dining rooms of Djuret is the cosy drinking oasis like a much padded inner pocket. In this tweed comfort parlour, you can sink into stuffed Chesterfield armchairs and indulge in a moment (or an entire evening) of alcohol romance.
At Tweed, you are always welcome to drop in for a glass or two, but some of their armchairs are also bookable, so with a little preparation, you can always be sure to have a very comfortable armchair and time ahead. In other words, you can book seats on all beverage related occasions. Tweed works with utterly innovative cocktails, a dynamic range of wines from the classic wine districts, craft beer from far and wide, and a plethora of digestive-spirits.
In addition to this, Tweed also has an extensively large wine cellar- boasting over 15,000 bottles. Remember, it’s always twice as good to drink comfortably.
Akkurat, Hornsgatan 18
If you are a big beer drinker, Akkurat is the place for you. They stock over 28 beers on tap- that is by no means the largest available on tap in one bar in Sweden, but they believe it is more than enough and helps to keep the high standard in all their beers. They do however have around 600 beers on their vintage menu, just in case you were looking for even more choice.
There is always something going on. Sunday nights are a personal favourite as there is live music all night. Best of all, there is never a cover charge and you are free to just pop in for a beer and enjoy some great music. You can catch anything from local bands and old legends to up-and-coming stars.
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