The best wine bars in Stockholm
Red, white or sparkling - grape aficionados have plenty of bars serving great wine in Stockholm to choose from. The rise of artisanal cocktails and craft beer hasn't stolen wine's thunder, far from it - the traditional wine bar has been reinvented, skipping the pretence with curated collections and affordable lists featuring far-flung bottles and biodynamic and organic wine by the glass. The guide to the best wine bars in Stockholm features connoisseur haunts, speakeasy-style joints and classic wine cellars where you can swirl and sip like a pro.
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As the areas first wine bar, Hornstulls Bodega, focuses on an excellent and varied wine list from Europe. The intimate joint is located in uber-trendy Tjoget and run by two renowned sommeliers (previously Djuret and Pubologi). Industrial-chic vibes and NYC-cool aesthetics dominate the space.
Hornsbruksgatan 24, Hornstull/Södermalm
19 Glas has wholeheartedly embraced its wine bar-concept and the outdoor-seating area even features stools resembling wine corks. The ambiance is relaxed and welcoming, boasting an ambitious wine collection and servers educated in the art of fine wine. 19 Glas is one of the best wine bars in the city, apart from its excellent wine offering, 19 Glas offers a fine-dining experience at an affordable price.
Stora Nygatan 19, Old Town
Med en känsla av hemmafest
Vägg i vägg med Le Rouge i Gamla Stan hittar du detta hängvänliga syskon med gediget vinintresse. Vinerna sträcker sig från tunga klassiker till viner från nytänkande gårdar, och de funkar lika bra oavsett om du bara vill ta ettt glas eller om du planerar att stanna länge och dela på flera flaskor. Hela konceptet bygger på samma känsla som när hemmafesten hamnar i köket.
Brunnsgränd 2-4, Old Town
Spanish wines and cava
Bar Nombre serves fantastic food but is probably more famous for its vibrant bar scene. In addition to artful cocktails, the Spanish influences are apparent with an extensive assortment of cava and wine, many of which can be sampled by the glass - so as to expand your gustatory horizon. The continental vibes and relaxed ambiance heighten the experience.
Odengatan 36, Vasastan
Tapas and wine
Xarcuteria fuses inspiration from Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. Combine curated wines by the glass or bottle with savoury charcuteries and tapas. The idea is that guests can enjoy a lengthier sojourn or just drop by for a glass of wine - the offering is constantly updated. White subway tiles, minimalistic furniture and industrial-style lamps lend a sleek aesthetic to the space, which is punctuated by pops of cherry red.
Hantverkargatan 40, Kungsholmen
A distinguished classic
Choose Grodan for its bustling atmosphere, heavily frequented by regulars. This distinguished restaurant has been around for over 30 years; hence its wine bar is a safe bet for a sophisticated rendezvous. Despite its size, the space feels intimate and familiar.
Grev Turegatan 16, Östermalm
Urban living room
Riche is a popular haunt regardless of time of day or season. With its generous opening hours, regulars drop by from breakfast to dinner to soak up the atmosphere. Head over to the bar and they'll help you pick out a grape to suit your fancy.
Birger Jarlsgatan 4, City/Östermalm
A major player
As one of the best restaurants in the city, there are many reasons to visit Rolfs Kök. Traditional Swedish fare is served with an edge, but the bar itself is noteworthy. Wine buffs will feel right at home, the drink list is extensive and the bartenders know their trade.
Tegnérgatan 41, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Monk's Wine Room is housed in a historic building that dates back to the 1600's. This charmingly rustic tavern boasts over 150 different kinds of wine and champagne from all around the world - many of which are organic. There's no need to get the whole bottle, order a wine tray to sample five different flavours.
Lilla Nygatan 2, Old Town
French wine cellar vibes
Turn-of-the-century Parisian glamour reigns at Le Rouge. The decor is punctuated with rich red velvet à la the Moulin Rouge and makes for the perfect intimate rendezvous. The bar stocks excellent bottles at a fair price, which appeals to a wide audience.
Västmannagatan 54, Vasastan
An Italian wine bar in Gamla Stan
This narrow enoteca, marked by a long bar with industrial pendants and red leather chairs, offers Italian dishes and charcuteries to go with the international wine list. Swirl and sip wine by the glass or bottle, humane prices and abundance of choice makes Corvina Enoteca a popular alternative. The outdoor terrace is ideal for lazy summer days.
Kornhamnstorg 47, Old Town
Wine and dine
AG is widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in the city, a carnivorous dream. The bar however, is as equally impressive with an extensive cocktail and wine offering. The sleek industrial-style bar exudes chic bistro-vibes with brass detailing and leather accents.
Kronobergsgatan 37, Kungsholmen
Fair trade wine
Do not underestimate this uber-trendy deli-cum-café, despite its health-orientated approach The Green Queen offers a well-stocked bar. Serving a carefully curated collection of fair trade wine, gluten-free beer and pitchers spiked with organic vodka. The waterfront location and whole food options make this Kungsholmen joint vastly popular during summer months.
Norr Mälarstrand 64, Kungsholmen