The best hotel bars in Stockholm
Updated 11 Dec 2018
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.
Strandvägen 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.
Ringvägen 98, Skanstull/Södermalm
South America meets Södermalm
Latin American influences permeate this sociable restaurant at the Clarion. The spacious bar stocks a wide range of spirits, which naturally includes mezcal and tequila, but they also do a refreshing line in beer cocktails, the result of a partnership with craft brewers Stockholm Brewing Co.
Mariatorget 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.
Kungsgatan 70, Norrmalm/City
With its super central location, Grand Central is a popular alternative for business travellers and locals alike. The bar pays homage to NYC and Paris with a distinct metropolitan feel. DJs and artisanal cocktails - what's not to love?
Rålambshovsleden 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.
Lilla Hotellbaren & Malmen
For relaxed hangouts
Lilla Hotellbaren in Scandic Malmen boasts bustling atmosphere, international street food alongside perfectly shaken - not stirred - cocktails and one of the longest bar counters in the city. The hotel bar frequently hosts gigs as well. For a more relaxed sojourn choose Malmen's lounge area.
Nobis Guldbaren & Loungen
Norrmalmstorg 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.
Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 13, Södermalm
Industrial chic at boutique hotel
In a former factory on Mariatorget, you'll find Hellstens Glashus tucked away behind a specially-designed, narrow glass facade. The ground floor bar has a hip New York feel to it, with exposed brick walls, patterned rugs, cocktails and regular live music.
Saltsjöqvarns 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.