The best bars in Kungsholmen
Updated 20 Aug 2019
Since the millennium, a whole new generation has moved into the Kungsholmen district - and the ever-expanding range of bars and restaurants is an obvious result of the shift. These days you'll find well-established gems alongside hip upstarts that draw in Kungsholmen locals and visitors, as well as Stockholmers who usually move in other parts of the city. We've rounded up the best bars in Kungsholmen for a mid-week glass of wine, an after-work beer with friends or a weekend cocktail.
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Cocktails on tap
When the Clarion Hotel Amaranten was given a facelift recently it included the addition of the cocktail bar Tap Room, where cocktails are served on tap. The decor flirts with the hotel's original Sixties roots and the cocktail concept inspiration comes from the metropolis of metropolises, New York. If your tummy starts rumbling, you can order tasty medium-sized dishes to go with your drinks.
- Tap Room, Kungsholmsgatan 31, Kungsholmen
This former silversmiths' workshop on Kronbergsgatan houses not only an award-winning meat restaurant, but also a tapas bar. Sip a glass of wine and browse the cocktail menu consisting of spritzers, G&Ts and tart, refreshing combinations of seasonal ingredients.
- Restaurang AG, Kronobergsgatan 37, Kungsholmen
An Izakaya is the Japanese equivalent of a bar or pub - that is, a simple drinking spot. At Lokal Izakaya both the food and drinks have strong Japanese overtones; you can order cocktails with flavours such as ginger, yuzu or lemongrass.
- Lokal Izakaya, Scheelegatan 8, Kungsholmen
Streetfood and cocktails
Innovative cocktails meet streetfood from all over the world at The Seven, sister restaurant to Poké Burger on Fleminggatan. A creative bar and streetfood restaurant where you can pair your food with drinks with the same international influences. Look out for their DJs nights and other live performances.
- The Seven, Fleminggatan 39, Kungsholmen
French wines and post-work drinks
You'll find this French bistro at the busy crossroads of Fleminggatan and Sankt Eriksgatan, by the entrance to the Västermalmsgallerian shopping arcade. Drop in for a boozy lunch, a post-work drink with friends or a special celebration dinner. You can order cocktails, French wines and beers from the bar and on Fridays they have happy hour with cava and live DJs.
- Le Bistro, Sankt Eriksgatan 45, Kungsholmen
Friendly neighbourhood bar
Feel like having a drink in cosy and familiar yet elegant surroundings? Then this neighbourhood restaurant and bar is the place to go. Food is available most of the day and the bar serves classic cocktails, selected wines, beer and alcohol-free drinks.
- Eriks Basar, Hantverkargatan 71, Kungsholmen
Wine, cocktails and meze
This Lebanese restaurant serves meze and grilled dishes in intimate surroundings and you can enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine in the stylish little bar area, perfect for a romantic rendez vous. Hungry? Share one of the traditional Lebanese small dishes prepared with a modern twist.
- Almaza, Scheelegatan 3, Kungsholmen
Would you like to have a cocktail looking out over Riddarfjärden? Then Orangeriet is the place to go. Get comfy in an armchair or on a sofa and order something to sip on before a meal at Trattorian next door, or just stay put and settle in for the evening. In the summer months you can drink al fresco and when it's chillier you can warm up next to the open fire indoors.
- Orangeriet, Norrmälarstrand kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
Continental Styrelsen on Kungsholms torg is all about wine. The labels reveal a particular preference for Southern Europe, but other parts of the world also get a look in. Enjoy a glass in the relaxed, buzzy local bistro atmosphere, or order a cocktail if you prefer.
- Styrelsen Bar & Bistro, Hantverkargatan 31, Kungsholmen
The name says it all
"Breakfast & Wine" describes exactly what this is - a place to hang out from morning until evening. If you find yourself in the area around Sankt Eriksbron on the Kungsholmen side this is a great spot to slide into for a glass of wine, a cocktail at the bar or (in the summer) a glass of rosé al fresco.
- Breakfast & Wine, Inedalsgatan 15, Kungsholmen