The best hotel bars in Stockholm
Updated 13 Feb 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
A night of luxury, wrapped in a fluffy terrycloth bathrobe and room service aren't the only reasons to covet a night at a hotel. Hotel bars were previously more of an afterthought; however today it seems a hotel is not complete without a sophisticated bar. Stockholm boasts an abundance of hotel bars, ranging from classic institutions to innovative cocktail bars and casual lounges. These hotel bars don't just cater to guests, but in-the-know locals as well. We've cut through the noise to bring you this list of the best hotel bars in Stockholm.
DiplomatStrandvägen 7 C, Östermalm
T/Bar is housed in the luxurious Hotel Diplomat and is synonymous with its elegant Art Nouveau aesthetics. Recline in the sophisticated library-style lounge with a glass of your favourite poison. The hotel bar is ideal for people watching and during the summer months the outdoor terrace is a popular haunt with impressive views over Nybrokajen.
RivalMariatorget 3, Södermalm
Decadent Art Deco vibes
Rival exudes opulent Art Deco glamour with red velvet sofas and brass trimmings. This hotel bar serves as a cultural hub with a stage and shows all year round. Enjoy a cocktail or two (no judgement) and soak up the lively atmosphere.
BjörkRålambshovsleden 50, Kungsholmen
Well worth a detour
Courtyard's in-house bar and restaurant is well worth a detour to Kungsholmen. Hotel guests and urbanites alike eagerly frequent the large lounge area. Björk differentiates itself from its peers with DJs and various guest appearances throughout the week.
Le HibouArsenalgatan 6, Norrmalm/City
Swanky with a French feel
The rooftop bar at exclusive boutique Bank Hotel feels like a luxurious suite at a smart Parisian home, with comfortable sofas and armchairs. During the summer months you can sip cocktails on the roof terrace with gorgeous views over Stockholm.
Nobis Guldbaren & LoungenNorrmalmstorg 2-4, Norrmalm/City
Nobis' marble-floored hotel bar is aptly named the "Gold Bar" with gilted mirrors adorning the wall. Expect an extensive cocktail menu and talented bartenders behind the counter. The lounge is particularly impressive; the courtyard-style area boasts a ceiling height of a staggering 28 meters.
Story HotelRiddargatan 6, Östermalm
Laid-back bar scene
Story Hotel's cool bar specialises in cocktails created with great attention to detail. Guests of all ages hang out by the bar and mingle in the moodily-lit, intimate surroundings. During the summer months, they open up the New York-style inner courtyard.
SQSaltsjöqvarns Kaj 25, Nacka
Take a boat to the bar
Add an little extra element to your drink by visiting SQ Bar & Restaurang at the Elite Hotel in Nacka. Just a short boat trip from Nybrokajen or Frihamnen and you'll find yourself in Marinstaden, where you can order something delicious to drink in the bar with views of the entrance to Stockholm harbour right outside. They serve wine, sparkling wine, beer and cocktails and if you're peckish you can just head on through to the retaurant.