The best places in Stockholm for after-work drinks and fun
Updated 24 Jun 2021
Stockholm is full of great places to go for a post-work drink after a hectic working week. Perhaps a drink in a local bar, a beer on the other side of town or why not a game of boules or a bit of round-robin ping pong? Follow our guide to the best after-work joints in town, for work colleagues and groups of friends alike, with options for all tastes. In our guide to the best after-work places in Stockholm you'll find fab bars, drinking spots and pubs perfect for hanging out at once the working day's done.
NalenRegeringsgatan 74, City/Norrmalm
The historic, organic-certified Nalen restaurant is inspired by the classic Italian aperitivo and they serve snacks, bubbles and reduced-price drinks every weekday from 4-7pm.
StorstadOdengatan 41, Vasastan
Regulars' haunt in Vasastan
This classic Nineties hangout has recently undergone a serious facelift and, with its long bar counter and cosy lounge area, it's a perfect spot for a post-work drink or two. Sip creative cocktails with your work buddies and take in the laid-back atmosphere as you recharge for the weekend.
XarcuteriaHantverkargatan 40, Kungsholmen
Just like an aperitivo in Milano
This place oozes with the relaxed atmosphere and food culture of bars in Spain and Italy. Charcuterie, tapas, wine and micro-brewed beer are the main events. Round off your working week with a drink or dinner.
Urban Deli2 addresses
Popular meeting place
Urban Deli is a popular meeting place with a restaurant, bar and deli all under the same roof. In the evenings it's full of people gathering over something to eat or drink. During the summer months, the al fresco dining area on Nytorget is naturally a major draw, as is their huge rooftop terrace on Sveavägen.
Taverna BrilloSturegatan 6, Östermalm
Italian bar scene
For an Italian-style post-work hangout, just head along to Taverna Brillo on Stureplan. As well as the large dining room, there are three bars and an espresso bar where you can meet up for a glass of wine, cocktails and snacks. Don't miss the alfresco dining area opposite Humlegården park in the summer months.
BleckKatarina Bangata 68, Södermalm
You'll find Bleck, which opened in 2015, next to Lilla Blecktornsparken in Skanstull. The place has been a huge hit since it opened thanks to its inviting al fresco area with DJs and cold beers in the sun. They also have a glassed-in room now where you can eat and hang out at the bar all year round. Everyone is welcome, including four-legged friends.
For cocktail fans
Nobis Guldbaren & LoungenNorrmalmstorg 2-4, City/Norrmalm
Grown-up and swanky
With one of Stockholm's most glamorous lounges, the Nobis Hotel's bar is a popular option after work. Perfect for anyone craving a stylish cocktail - or anyone who has been sitting working in the lounge and feels like it's time to round off the working day with a drink and some mingling.
TakBrunkebergstorg 4, City/Norrmalm
If you fancy drinking Nordic/Japanese fusion cocktails while admiring the views over the city, just get yourself up to Tak Bar, Izakaya and Tak Terrassen on the fourteenth floor above Brunkebergstorg. Food and drink has a sustainable ethos. Don't miss their club nights and exhibitions.
GemmaGrev Turegatan 30, Östermalm
This ambitious cocktail bar within Helio, a co-working building on Grev Turegatan, is run by award-winning bartender Johan Evers along with rising star Oscar Drigoris. Drop by for a beer after work, a craft cocktail or an alcohol-free drink to combine with a light meal or a few snacks.
NaboTegnérgatan 34, City/Vasastan
Cocktails next to the park
This Scandinavian neighbourhood restaurant right next door to Tegnérlunden park is popular with locals, and you can either have something to eat here or just drop by for a drink in the bar. The decor is modern, and discerning post-work drinkers can choose between cocktails with unusual flavour combinations and selected wines.
Brasserie BalzacOdengatan 26, Vasastan
Soak up an atmosphere that combines the big city vibes of Paris and New York. The bar serves cocktails and fizz, among other drinks, for a nice post-work drink in buzzy surroundings. Why not order a few oysters to go with your bubbles?
LYKKEVasaplan 7, City/Norrmalm
This Nordic restaurant within the Nordic Light Hotel in the city centre serves serves wine, beer, bubbles and great food. They have special prices for wine and DJ performances and you can book a table for your post-work gathering.
TjogetHornsbruksgatan 24, Södermalm/Hornstull
With their award-winning cocktail bar, Tjoget in Hornstull is a real Södermalm favourite. Groups of friends flock here to round off the day with a cocktail or something to eat. Tjoget also has a wine bar and beer café under the same roof.
Pubs and beer bars
AkkuratHornsgatan 18, Södermalm
Masses of beer and whisky
Browse among 200 types of beer and 400 malt whiskies. Beer comes from both small breweries and their own production and is definitely something for the beer connoisseurs. Their famous mussels are another reason this place could easily become a regular haunt.
Beer at Bara
The Bara family includes several different joints on Södermalm which attract a large after-work crowd. Relaxed pubs which suit everyone keen for a beer after work, to stay on in town and maybe have something to eat.
BallBreakerLindhagensgatan 114, Kungsholmen
The city's largest activity centre
A wide-ranging activity centre for adventure-hungry gangs of friends and psyched-up business groups. Here, you can take part in everything from neon-lit bowling alleys to state-of-the-art golf, hunting and football simulators. Or why not chill out in the private spa area with sauna and jacuzzi? There's also a restaurant.
Boule for everyone
Combine a game of boule with some rustic French food and hire an instructor if you need one. Boulebar is great fun for novices and pros alike, and it's a popular place for both corporate fun and groups of friends.
O'Learys & Tolv2 addresses
One-stop activities destination
You'll find everything here, from activities to food and masses of beer. Invite your colleagues along to O'Learys and challenge them to a pentathlon including bowling, racing simulators and "adventure golf", for example. At the next door Boston Grill you can also drink craft beer, relax in front of the huge screens showing sports or have a bite to eat. Bambino's is also right next door.
Minigolf and a dip
Golfbaren in Kristineberg and Aspudden is a real summer oasis with green minigolf courses, leafy surroundings and places to get something to eat and/or drink. Both courses are close to bathing spots - perfect for when you want to round off your post-work drink with a refreshing dip. The sister spot Swing by Golfbaren in Vasastan has a Twenties-inspired indoor course, food and cocktails and is open all year round.
MälarpaviljongenNorr Mälarstrand 64, Kungsholmen
Open-minded beach hangout
Make like the rest of Stockholm and end your working day on the loveliest pontoon in town on Norr Mälarstrand. An idyllic summer spot and very gay-friendly. They sell their very own rosé wine here, part of the profits of which go to HBTQ rights charities around the world. Only open during the summer months.
HumlanHumlegårdsgatan 24, Östermalm
This outdoor restaurant opens up in the heart of Humlegården park each summer. An oasis for anyone who fancies a drink and perhaps something to eat in leafy surroundings. The past few years it's been run by Surfers, who specialise in fruity cocktails and Sichuan-inspired food.
Stureplan 1Stureplan, City/Östermalm/Norrmalm
In the heart of Stureplan
Take a seat in the middle of Stureplan - literally - and have a drink at this seasonal outdoor bar. Open all day, from breakfast to cocktails and dinner. The atmosphere is gorgeously summery, with flowers and plants covering the bar.
Out of Office
Network and party at the same time
Out of Office started in 2015 and it draws in thousands of visitors each pay-day Friday. The concept, a mix of networking, festival, concert and club, takes place in various places around Stockholm and serveral other cities. Entry is free, but you have to download their app to join (see their website).