Stockholm's best rooftop bars
Updated 19 Aug 2021
Sipping a cocktail high up above the rooftops with views for miles is pretty hard to beat. Stockholm's a relatively low-built city, but there are still plenty of tall buildings, and charming rooftops, green areas and waterways to look out over. Take the lift up to tiny, tucked-away terraces or well-known hotel bars for a skybar experience with spectacular views over Stockholm.
Takpark by Urban DeliSveavägen 44, City/Norrmalm
Roof park in the heart of the city
Since 2015, Urban Deli's "roof park" - a large, open-air area with a glass pavilion - on the ninth floor has been the place to go to hang out and look out over the city centre. Have something to eat or drink in one of the three bars, listen to music, eat tapas from Urban Deli's food hall and check out the 360 degree views - whatever the weather.
IMA & Tak2 addresses
Japanese flavours and unbeatable views
A few buildings away along Malmskillnadsgatan lies Brunkebergs torg, where the hotels Hotel At Six and Hobo Stockholm share a rooftop bar with the restaurant TAK. The cuisine is Japanese-Swedish fusion and the drinks menu also includes Asian flavours such as shiso, ginger and tea.
The Nest Cocktail LoungeBrunkebergstorg 9, City/Norrmalm
Would you like to have a sauna, swim, relax and drink cocktails all in the same place? Then get yourself along to Scandic Camper on Brunkebergstorg. Right at the top of the hotel building you'll find the wellness area, The Nest, which serves cocktails, mocktails and healthy food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with magnificent views.
Scandic ContinentalVasagatan 22, City/Norrmalm
Open late seven days a week
The Capital hotel bar has views over Riddarfjärden and guests can sit both inside and outside on the terrace. The bar menu includes just about any drink you can think of, as well as bar food, and you can stay well into the small hours seven days a week.
ArcGävlegatan 18, Vasastan
Beautiful views over the city
You'll find this á la carte restaurant on the rooftop of the Blique by Nobis hotel. Enjoy a dinner inspired by European and Asian cuisines on the restaurant's terrace under the stars. They also serve fish and shellfish from Scandinavian waters as starters and main courses are largely Korean-inspired.
- Season: Summer
SpessoMalmskillnadsgatan 38, City/Norrmalm
From the Stureplan group
The Stureplan group opened their Italian rooftop restaurant 18 floors up on Malmskillnadsgatan in 2020. You can eat and have a glass of wine as you admire the views over the rooftops. The bar offerings include signature cocktails and a snack menu.
NaboterrassenRegeringsgatan 47, City/Norrmalm
Open from morning until evening
On the rooftop of the central NK Parkaden building, this outdoor dining area and bar is open all day. Naboterrassen is next to the building's padel courts, making it the ideal spot for a drink and bite to eat after a game of padel. The menu includes everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner to cocktails, bubbles and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Season: Summer
The Winery HotelRosenborgsgatan 20, Solna
The world's first wine hotel with its very own winery can be found next to Haga Park in Solna. Sit on the roof terrace in the summer and enjoy delicious wines, produced from grapes grown in Tuscany. The Winery Hotel also organises masses of wine-related courses, tastings and other events.
- Season: Summer
Södra TeaternMosebacke Torg 1–3, Södermalm
You'll find Södra Teatern's little hidden gem, Champagnebaren, a few flights up. This slightly "forgotten" terrace is bathed in golden light on clear evenings and the bubbles flow freely. The terrace is usually part of the venue's function rooms but is open to the public in the summer.
Scandic Anglais TerrassbarenHumlegårdsgatan 23, Östermalm
With views over the rooftops surrounding Stureplan, Scandic Anglais' tucked-away terrace on the seventh floor is a sunny place to enjoy a few drinks. There are often live DJs during the summer months.
Lighthouse BarKatarinavägen 26, Södermalm
Nautical but nice
Sjöfartshotellet's roof bar Sailor is a real rooftop bar classic. The place is decorated along the hotel's marine lines and boasts unbeatable views over the entrance to Stockholm harbour.
HimlenGötgatan 78 (Skrapan), Södermalm
At the top of a skyscraper
From right up at the top of the iconic old Skatteskrapan high-rise tower there are views over Södermalm and right out to the very edges of the city. 104 metres above ground you'll find the restaurant Himlen and the skybar with the same name. Quench your thirst with fabulous cocktails in the latter and eat light dishes from their lounge menu.
Stockholm under stjärnornaBrunkebergstorg 2-4, City/Norrmalm
"Park" on the roof
One of the latest additions to Stockholm's rooftop scene is SUS, short for Stockholm Under the Stars. From summer 2018 you can enjoy everything from food and drinks to an outdoor cinema, gym and live sports events streaming on a 1200 square metre large terrace, 47 metres above ground. The inspiration for this multi destination is thriving big city parks, but transported a few floors up.
Le HibouArsenalgatan 6, City/Norrmalm
You'll find Le Hibou, a cocktail bar and roof terrace, right at the top of the Bank Hotel. The decor is inspired by glamorous Parisian apartments and the views from the two terraces are hard to beat. The bar serves a wide range of carefully selected beers andwines, along with innovative cocktails.