The best bars in the Old Town
Updated 10 Apr 2019
Stockholm's Old Town used to have a reputation as a bit of a tourist trap but in recent years it's become one of the city's culinary meccas - not least on the bar front. Some of the absolute best cocktail bars in town can be found here, serving up everything from innovative and ambitious creations to timeless classics. Use this guide as a map to the best bars hidden away among the narrow cobbled alleyways of the Old Town.
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Classic club feel
If traditional English gentlemen's clubs are up your street, we recommend a visit to Tweed. Cocktails, wine and craft beers are served among Chesterfield armchairs, plush velvet and vintage suitcases. A humidor with hand-rolled Cuban cigars is the icing on the cake.
Lilla Nygatan 5, Old Town
Magic and medicine
In a former apothecary on Stortorget, Pharmarium has become a melting pot for all cocktail fanatics who love the mysteries of mixology. Cocktails consist of healing herbs, top-notch spirits and much more, from classics to crazy combos. The presentation is often spectacular, too, with smoke, foam and incredible attention to detail.
Stortorget 7, Old Town
Corner Club's name often appears on lists of Stockholm's best bars. The joint is part of the award-winning Frantzén group and its niche is artisanal cocktails. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff highly skilled and the menu regularly updated using seasonal ingredients.
Lilla Nygatan 16, Old Town
Great Gatsby glamour
Like walking into the pages of The Great Gatsby - that's the feeling you get when you enter the art deco-inspired restaurant and bar Mister French on Skeppsbron. In the centre of the room is the glamorous cocktail bar where bartenders mix up classic cocktails with a unique twist.
Tullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town
Emphasis on handcrafts
Right next door to Pharmarium on Stortorget you'll find their sister restaurant Ebenist. During the 18th century the premises housed a carpentry - hence the name, after the French ébéniste, "master carpenter", and the emphasis on hand-crafted cocktails and drinks. Cocktail fanatics can buy everything from tools of the trade and glasses to vintage paraphenalia at the on-site "Bartender's Second Hand Shop".
Stortorget 7, Old Town
Tapas and cava
Cultur has become the neighbourhood continental-style living room. Guests mingle in the charming atmosphere and enjoy great company and innovative tapas, cava, wine and beer. On Monday to Friday they have after-work happy hours with special prices in the bar.
Österlånggatan 34, Old Town
The wines served at 19 Glas are carefully selected and come from vineyards all over the world. You can expect a constantly updated selection and the finest quality produce. This tiny winebar on Stora Nygatan has won several prizes and is famous for its excellent wine and food pairings.
Stora Nygatan 19, Old Town
All about craft beer
This part of the Old Town has a long history of beer brewing, and Tritonia Ölverkstad builds on this heritage. From classic brews to crazy hybrids - you'll find all kinds of craft beers here.
Stora Nygatan 20, Old Town
Traditional pub with restaurant
If you're looking for a traditional pub atmosphere with an updated feel, Engelen is an obvious choice. There's nearly always somewhere to sit whether you want to eat or just have a drink, and during the summer months you can soak up the sun on the outside seating area.
Kornhamnstorg 59 B, Old Town
America in Stockholm
Geronimos is a little bit of Southwestern America in amongst the winding alleyways of the Old Town. Quench your thirst with beer, Mexican mules or margaritas, and if you're hungry there's "grub" on the menu. Live music performances and other events regularly pop up.
Stora Nygatan 5, Old Town