The guide to Malmö's best bars
Updated 2 Jun 2020
Time to unwind with a glass of wine, an ice-cold beer or a fabulous cocktail at a really great bar in Malmö? It's not always easy to find your way to the hidden gems, particularly if you're new to the city, so we've done the groundwork for you and uncovered the top players on the Malmö bar scene. This guide will lead you to bars to suit all tastes and occasions, from hipster hangouts to city-centre favourites. Skål!
BastardMäster Johansgatan 11
Front-row seats at the zinc bar
Food critics, Malmö locals and Michelin inspectors alike all wax lyrical about the food at Bastard, and the team behind the zinc bar also know how to mix a seriously good cocktail. Whether you're in the mood for a glass of natural wine, a cold craft beer or one of Bastard's creative cocktails, you'll be guided right by the knowledgeable staff. Sit tight at the bar if you want to watch the chefs work their culinary magic behind the open kitchen.
Casino Cosmopol MalmöSlottsgatan 33
Classic Las Vegas vibes
Inspired by the classic casinos of Las Vegas, Casino Cosmopol offers gaming, a restaurant, bar and entertainment. The atmosphere is particularly lively at weekends when DJs spin nice tunes in the bar.
Kitchen & TableDag Hammarskjölds torg 2
Right at the top of Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live, Kitchen & Table boasts a skybar where you can enjoy a fruity cocktail, cold beer or soft drink. The bar has become a popular meeting place for Malmö locals and international guests alike and the Manhattan-style views are spectacular.
RiketErik Dahlbergsgatan 5
Fantastic bar scene in Davidshall
A fantastic range of wine, delicious craft beer and spirits such as mezcal are served up by the knowledgeable staff at Riket. Throw in a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the charming Davidshall district and a small selection of simple yet tasty seasonal dishes and the result is, quite simply, a really great bar.
MJ'sMäster Johansgatan 13
Is there any occasion that doesn't warrant a visit to MJ's? Highly doubtful. As well as being a stylish, modern hotel, it's one of Malmö's hottest meeting places for both locals and visitors passing through. The bar is open every day of the week and beer, wine and creative cocktails flow freely along with the music.
Mrs BrownStorgatan 26
Hanging with Mrs Brown
As the numerous wine glasses on the tables suggest, a wide range of carefully selected European wines are served here, but the drinks options don't end there. The bar delivers on all fronts with Leffe on tap, Mrs Brown's own ale and gorgeous cocktails mixed by skilled bartenders, among other alternatives. Hang out in the mingle-friendly bar area or the al fresco area on Davidshallstorg.
Moriska Paviljongens BistroNorra Parkgatan 2, Möllan
Drinks at the palace
The large, eye-catching palace in the middle of Folkets Park regularly hosts parties and events, but also houses a spacious bistro and bar perfect for a nice post-work drink. Champagne, beer, wine, cocktails - there's a drink to suit almost everyone. If you come in good time you'll also find a selection of food and drinks at special prices during their 'Moorish Hour'.
Far i hattenAmiralsgatan 35, Möllan
Party in the park
Quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger at this charming, quirky little wooden cabin in the middle of Folkets Park. There's an extensive and constantly updated selection of wines, bubbles and beer to choose from - either to enjoy with a meal or hanging out at the bar. Far i hatten also hosts regular live music performances.
MineralS:t Knuts väg 13
Trendy and cosy
High ceilings, rustic furniture, candlelight and a fantastic drinks selection are the name of the game at this charming bar on Sankt Knuts väg. Locals often pop by for a glass (or bottle) of natural wine, a craft beer, a perfectly blended gin & tonic or some other interesting guest drink they might be serving. Accompany with a selection of their seasonal plant-based small dishes.
Restaurang MetroÄngelholmsgatan 14, Möllan
DJs and drinks
Laid-back Metro is a Möllan institution, and their extensive list of great beers can cause agonies of indecision. If a Brooklyn Lager or Mikkeller isn't your thing, the bar also serves a small selection of wines. DJ performances are a regular event at Metro.
Grand Öl & MatMonbijougatan 17, Möllan
Manhattan in Malmö
Grand Öl & Mat has distinct hipster-hang New York vibes, not least because it's accessed via a metal fire escape staircase from an unprepossessing courtyard. Throw in a crowd of culture vultures and other Möllan regulars enjoying fantastic beers and other well-selected and varied drinks and you have a little taste of Manhattan in Malmö.