Guide to the best pubs in Stockholm
Updated 13 May 2019
Pubs - a classic British phenomenon - have also become an intricate part of the Swedish social scene. Whether you're looking for a quiet local, a connoisseur on the prowl for Stockholm's best craft beer, ale or lager, or just in need of a couple of pints and traditional pub grub we've got you covered. Our guide to the best pubs in Stockholm includes German beer halls, gastropubs and distinguished British joints.
Man in the Moon
Tegnérgatan 2C, City/Vasastan
Best beer restaurant in the world, according to Ratebeer
This gastropub has a classic pub feel, 650 different kinds of beer and more than 100 single malts. Man in the Moon opened in 1994 and has been rated number one in the "Top Places To Have A Beer In The World" by the world's largest beer website, Ratebeer. Not too shabby!
Västerlånggatan 68, Old Town
Award-winning whisky pub with large selection of micro-brewed beers
Ardbeg Embassy is a unique restaurant and pub concept in the Old Town which has made itself a name for its huge selection of whiskies and beers, as well as game on the menu. In 2015 it was named Sweden's best whisky bar and they also hold regular whisky tastings.
The Churchill Arms
Tulegatan 21, Vasastan
For beer and whiskey lovers
This quintessentially British pub boasts an ambitious cuisine and well stocked bar. The Churchill Arms exudes charming authenticity with leather armchairs and bookcases. Choose between 28 tap beers and an outstanding assortment of IPA, wheat beer and Mexican brew.
Vasagatan 50, Norrmalm/City
For beer connoisseur
Pressklubben is melting pot for beer enthusiasts. This charming restaurant and bar is famous for its impressive assortment of beer - over 750 kinds of artisanal beer from 115 breweries.
The Queens Head
Drottninggatan 108, City/Vasastan
A British gastropub
This charming gastropub offers a culinary trip to London, serving classic pub food. Thirsty guests with a penchant for draft beer are given a choice of over 40 different types.
The Flying Elk
Mälartorget 15, Old Town
An ambitious gastropub
The Flying Elk gastropub is an innovative spin off on a classic British pub. The ambitious cuisine is signed Björn Frantzén - a Michelin star restaurateur. Proper pub grub is served on rustic wooden planks. Corner Club round the corner is also part of the family.
Wallingatan 38, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Brewery, bar and restaurant
Waza offers a little something extra - they brew their own beer and always have a selection of their own beers on tap, from light lagers to stouts. Pop in for a post-work pint or book dinner if you're hungry. The beer and wine lists are extensive and you'll find fish, meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu.
The Auld Dub
Holländargatan 1, Norrmalm/City
Sweden's oldest Irish pub
Forget cocktails with paper parasols and tiny portions. At The Dubliners you can expect hefty plates of food in true pub style and some forty different kinds of beer. Naturally, they recommend Guinness.
Grevgatan 31, Östermalm
The oldest British pub in Stockholm
This traditional joint has been around since 1969 and exudes genuine Union Jack-charm. In 2010 Tudor Arms was nominated the world's best British pub outside of the UK by the Daily Telegraph and British Airways. Grab a pint and watch the latest Premier League game.
Rosenlundsgatan 23, Södermalm
Popular Södermalm haunt
Handily located next door to Södra station, this restaurant/pub serves Swedish and Balkan-inspired homecooking. Hang out at the bar, take a load off in one of the leather sofas or have a drink and a bite to eat outside when the weather allows.
The Bull and Bear Inn
Birger Jarlsgatan 16, City/Östermalm
For the whiskey connoisseur
Stureplan is typically associated with it’s offering of nightclubs and fancy restaurants. However The Bull and Bear Inn breaks this trend, boasting 23 different kinds of draft beer and over 230 types of whiskey as well as classic pub grub. The living room-style decor adds to the ambiance.
Hornsgatan 18, Södermalm
Beer and whiskey for everyone
Rustic Akkurat stocks about 400 malt whiskeys and 200 different kinds of beer. This classic establishment has been around since the 90's and caters to a wide audience. They are particularly famous for their mussels – a cold pint and a pot of seafood makes for the perfect combination.
Folkungagatan 128, Södermalm
Charming beer hall-style
Södermalm houses an abundance of pubs and Bistro Humlehof is a popular alternative. The menu features classic bratwurst, schnitzel and goulash. Their generous assortment of beer includes German and Czech varieties such as the bitter Becherovka. During the summer the outdoor terrace is a popular haunt.
Östgötagatan 35, Södermalm
Eastern European vibes
This charmingly rustic tavern serves traditional Eastern European food such as schnitzel and sauerkraut. The Czech-style venue offers beer in plenty, such as Bernard and Primator. In the mood for a pub-crawl? Bistro Humlehof and Harvest Home are just a few minutes away.
Bondegatan 50, Södermalm
Your second living room
Harvest Home isn't your quintessential pub - this neighbourhood restaurant is a bit more like a second living room. The ambiance is relaxed; the slightly haphazard decor is charming and rustic. Apart from an extensive assortment of beer the à la Carte menu appeals to hungry diners.
The Flying Horse
Odengatan 44, Vasastan
Over 100 kinds of beer and whiskey
This quintessential pub-cum-sports bar boasts bustling atmosphere and old-school vibes. The Flying Horse serves classic pub food and the bar's repertoire includes 16 different types of draft beer and more than 100 kinds of bottled beer and single malt whiskeys.
Sveavägen 60, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
The wild, wild west
Crazy Horse pays tribute to the Wild West and to a somewhat crazy horse belonging to a certain Nebraska chieftain. The Americana-influences are blatantly obvious from the decor to the menu. With emphasis on quality the extensive menu appeals to a wide audience. The bustling bar is a popular haunt after hours.
Stora Nygatan 40, Old Town
Luck of the Irish
Among the charming cobblestone alleyways in Gamla Stan, lies The Liffey. A genuine Irish pub that boasts three different bars, an extensive whiskey collection, classic pub food and live music - what more could you wish for?
Götgatan 33, Södermalm
Relaxed and unpretentious
This quaint pub is a popular destination due to its welcoming ambiance and generous beer assortment. The premises offer both rustic cubbyholes with vaulted ceilings and modern minimalism. The affordable menu is perfect for a casual night on the town.
Stora Nygatan 43, Old Town
Back in the ol' days
Hop on a time machine and head back to the Middles Ages. This rustic restaurant serves traditional Swedish fare à la 1435 along with abundance of homebrewed mead and over 100 kinds of artisanal beer.
Fleminggatan 85, Kungsholmen
A Scottish highlander
This traditional pub pays homage to its Scottish heritage with abundance of beer and over 80 single malt whiskey varieties. The menu features pub classics such as fish 'n' chips, Croque Monsieur and bangers. Particularly popular during the weekends, this beer joint appeals to a wide audience.
Stora Nygatan 13, Old Town
A genuine Irishman
This quaint Irish joint is the only Irish-owned pub in Stockholm and is a popular haunt for local anglophiles. Wide screen TVs show the latest football and rugby matches. The bar specialises in whiskey - why not book a tasting? Live music is a much-appreciated feature as well.
Galway's Irish Pub
Kungsgatan 24, Norrmalm/City
A genuine Irish pub right next to the Rigoletto cinema on Kungsgatan in the city centre. Galway's has been around since 1994 and they serve whiskey and beer as well as bar snacks and hot food. The mainly Irish staff contribute to the authentic atmosphere.
Rörstrandsgatan 21 , Vasastan
A wee bit Scottish
Bagpiper's, as the name implies, embodies Scottish charm to the fullest. Expect flowing whiskey and beer along with ambitious pub food, camaraderie and authentic decor. The pub also organises quiz-nights and shows the latest games.
Karlavägen 52-54, Östermalm
Football, beer and whiskey
If you like football, enjoy a good ol' pint or maybe a tumbler of whiskey you've come to the right place. Classics such as fish 'n' chips and burgers are served in an unpretentious atmosphere. The beer offerings are predominantly British.
Drop by The Bishop's Arms for a proper pub-burger topped with cheddar cheese and wash it down with a cold pint. This classic pub is loved for its casual accessibility with multiple venues around the city.
The Bishop's Arms Sankt Eriksgatan
The Bishop's Arms Vasagatan
The Bishop's Arms Linnégatan
Söderhallarna 309, Södermalm
In the heart of Medborgarplatsen
A distinctive pub right in the centre of Södermalm's Medborgarplatsen where you can combine classic pub grub with something to drink. You can also watch sports matches on the screen and have a drink or meal al fresco in the summer months.