Stockholm's best out-of-town bars

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Have you become a little too comfortable with the same old regular haunts and want to try something new beyond Stockholm's well-trodded paths? Then it's high time you took a little jaunt outside the city centre. Stockholm has some really great bars just outside the central part of town but still easy to get to. Several of these boast fantastic locations near the water, panoramic views or unusual settings. Follow our guide to the Stockholm bars worth a detour.

 

Bars in each part of town:

Poké Burger

Gustavlundsvägen 149E, Bromma

Pacific flavours

"Sweensons Gin Tonka", "The Squids Ink" and "The Big Fishes Pine-Line" - if these are cocktail names that speak to you, you'll feel right at home at Poké Burger in Alvik. You'll find Polynesian poké bowls alongside burgers on the menu and the drinks list is also inspired by the same tropical climes.

Två små svin

Årstavägen 49, Årsta

Smörrebröd and snaps

If you're in the mood for Danish-style open sandwiches, snaps and Czech beers, get yourself along to Årsta, south of Stockholm, and Två små svin. They combine the Danish delicacy with aquavit and brännvin from their own micro-distillery, as well as beers and spirits from other parts of Europe. Their passion for drinks is as extensive as their selection.

SQ

Saltsjöqvarns Kaj 25, Nacka

Rustic in Saltsjöqvarn

The Elite Hotel Marina Tower is housed in a former mill and the building's industrial charm has been retained with exposed brick walls and cosy furniture. Have a drink in the hotel bar and listen to live music just a few steps from the waterfront and the entrance to Stockholm harbour. Take the ferry across from Nybroplan for the complete experience.

The Winery Hotel

Rosenborgsgatan 20, Solna

A must for oenophiles

The Winery Hotel in Solna has its own winery and a winebar in the lobby where you can explore both their own-produced wines and other exciting wines from all over the world. Don't miss the rooftop bar which Forbes Magazine named one of the world's best hotel roofbars.

Norobata

Landsvägen 30, Sundbyberg/Solna

Japanese influences

The elegant fusion restaurant that's part of the design hotel Grow Hotel in Solna also has a bar serving innovative cocktails and exciting Japanese spirits, including one made from sweet potatoes. Come for both the flavours and the stunningly designed surroundings.

Slakthuset

Slakthusgatan 6, Johanneshov

Roof terrace south of Södermalm

Stockholm isn't exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to rooftop bars, but there are a few. You'll find one of them above the club venue Slakthuset, south of the city near Globen. Their rooftop terrace covers 600 square metres and is decorated with palm trees and sun loungers - the bar serves delicious cocktails best enjoyed to the bass lines of the terrace's club music.