Nightlife for a more mature crowd
Updated 22 May 2019
Clubbing and living it up isn't just for the under forties. You'll find a broad target audience at most restaurants and bars in Stockholm, both age and interest-wise. There are, however, a range of places around town whose style, music and menus appeal to a slightly older demographic and that's where we come into the picture. We lead the way to the best bars and clubs in Stockholm for an older and delightfully mature crowd.
Cocktails in the sky bar
It doesn't get much more sophisticated than cocktails in a glass-walled sky bar. On the top floor of Himlen the unbeatable view over Stockholm is combined with a fabulous drinks menu and well-mixed cocktails 100 metres from the ground. The perfect bar scene for a more mature crowd.
- Himlen, Götgatan 78 (Skrapan), Södermalm
Be a star for the evening
Golden Hits' packed nightclub consists of four different bars, all with a lively atmosphere. You'll often find an older crowd here, but they sure know how to party. You can even take to the stage, if the fancy takes you, and sing your heart out, or book dinner and stay the whole evening.
- Golden Hits, Kungsgatan 29, Norrmalm/City
Boqueria within the MOOD Stockholm shopping arcade welcomes everyone and anyone. A great meeting spot where you can nibble Spanish tapas, drink sangria and celebrate with cava. The "torget" (square) area has a lively atmosphere at weekends, with DJs and plenty of guests in a party mood. Centrally located, Boqueria is the kind of place you can drop into for a glass of wine and stay for the entire evening.
- Boqueria, Jakobsbergsgatan 17, Norrmalm/City
Stylish nightlife for all ages
A stylish spot which attracts all ages. The outdoor seating area is particularly popular and, whether it's winter, spring, summer or autumn, you'll find guests sitting out with front row seats over Stureplan. Stay and have a drink and see where the evening takes you or book a celebratory meal. If you suddenly feel young at heart, you can head upstairs to Obaren, which draws a younger crowd.
- Sturehof, Stureplan 2, City/Östermalm
Swanky hangout from dinner to the early hours
Riche is a glamorous spot to come for a bite to eat and a fabulous cocktail in the bar and then stay on until the small hours. The tempo of the music and crowd gradually increases throughout the evening and towards closing time there's usually a really great atmosphere. The al fresco seating on Birger Jarlsgatan is always packed when the sun's out.
- Riche, Birger Jarlsgatan 4, City/Östermalm
Party atmosphere in the Old Town
Numerous regulars make the pilgrimage to Engelen, either at the start of the evening or after a few drinks. The old cellar vault one floor down houses two bars and the evening's DJ. The atmosphere's very friendly, so get up and ask someone for a dance!
- Engelen, Kornhamnstorg 59 B, Old Town
All aboard the disco train
With its inexhaustible supplies of soul, funk and disco, Soul Train has become a real dance favourite in Stockholm. It all began with sold-out parties at Nalen in 2010, and since then the disco train has chugged on to Café Opera with packed after-work club nights (sometimes at venues including Anglais, Hasselbacken and M/s Gerda). Keep an eye out for the next event on Soul Train's website.
- Café Opera, Karl XII:s Torg, Norrmalm/City
Everone welcome aboard
All kinds of people find their way to Patricia's nightclub, housed in the boat's original hold. This party boat rocks to the beat of both new and old music well into the early hours. Let Patricia decide how your evening should end.
- Patricia, Söder Mälarstrand Kajplats 19, Södermalm
For a sophisticated night at the bar
From this historic, classic restaurant you can slip next door to the sister bar Kristallen, to sit and enjoy chilled music late into the evening. Perfect if you're after a sophisticated evening in a bar, where you can accompany deep and meaningful conversations with a few drinks and order traditional Swedish dishes in the restaurant if you get peckish. Pelikan is in SoFo (South of Folkungagatan), close to lots of other restaurants and bars.
- Pelikan, Blekingegatan 40, Södermalm
Lounge vibes into the small hours
Exit, near Medborgarplatsen, is open until late and you can hang out here and enjoy the modern lounge vibes all week. There's a restaurant, lounge and two bars for eating, drinking and socialising all evening, until 3am at weekends. Cocktails, mocktails and other drinks are served.
- Exit Lounge & Bar, Götgatan 53, Södermalm
Party at the pub
Big Ben is more of an English pub than a nightclub but that won't stop you from partying hard to the pub's live music. You can also try out more than 50 different kinds of beer if the mood should take you. Keep an eye out on their website for live performances, stand-up comedy nights and party cover bands.
- The Big Ben, Folkungagatan 97, Södermalm