The best wine bars in Stockholm
Updated 30 Apr 2020
Stockholm's nightlife has so many options the choice can feel a bit overwhelming - particularly when you want to be spontaneous. Perhap a visit to a restaurant feels too ambitious, beer too boring and cocktails a bit extra. In that case, there's a perfect alternative - one of the city's sophisticated wine bars. Stockholm has become a real treasure trove for wine lovers, with numerous fantastic wine bars that focus on everything from trendy natural wines to more traditional Old World options. Whether you're a die-hard oenophile or a keen novice, there's plenty of choice. We guide you to Stockholm's best wine bars.
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TjogetHornsbruksgatan 24, Hornstull/Södermalm
Bar NombreOdengatan 36, Vasastan
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.
XarcuteriaHantverkargatan 40, Kungsholmen
Tapas and wine
Combine carefully curated wines by the glass or bottle with top-notch charcuterie and tapas dishes. The idea is that guests can enjoy a lengthier sojourn or just drop by for a glass of wine - the offering is constantly updated.
Savant BarTegnérgatan 4, City/Vasastan
Updated wine list
This minimalist bar starts the day as a coffee bar and transforms by night into a wine bar with an emphasis on natural wines from small, selected vineyards. The wine list changes almost every day, so count on having plenty of new options to choose from and taste. They also serve bar food inspired by the cuisine of southern Europe.
Restaurang W by WijnjasScheelegatan 3, Kungsholmen
Oenophilic romance since 1979
You'll find one of the city's most charming wine bars and restaurants in a rustic cellar in Kungsholmen. Wijnjas has been around since 1979 and since then they've been serving serving hundreds of different wines to explore alongside cheese and other food. You can count on great advice from the knowledgeable staff.
The Sparrow Wine Bar & BistroBirger Jarlsgatan 24, City/Östermalm
By Mathias Dahlgren
This French bistro and winebar run by star chefs Mathias Dahlgren and Staffan Naess is part of the boutique hotel The Sparrow close to Stureplan. The bistro oozes Parisian vibes and the selection of wines is extensive. Combine a glass with some cheese and charcuterie in the bar, or continue your evening in the bistro.
Brasserie BalzacOdengatan 26, Vasastan
Celebrated in Vasastan
This French-inspired brasserie is a must for anyone interested in wine. The wine list is as dependable as it is broad and though it includes primarily French wines, Italian, Spanish, Argentinian and American wines are also represented. Not surprisingly, there are also plenty of champagnes to choose from on the drinks menu.
19 GlasStora Nygatan 19, Old Town
Open all day
This much-lauded wine bar and neighbourhood restaurant in the Old Town is perfect for visiting in a group or solo. 19 Glas reopened in spring 2020 as a wine bar, soup kitchen and café. Drop by for a glass or two of wine from carefully selected producers, at reasonable prices.
VinfolketScheelegatan 2, Kungsholmen
Own wine store
Passionate wine bar on Kungsholmstorg with an online wine wine store. Their selection consists solely of wines which the owners handpick from producers they've visited themselves and they serve dishes that complement the wines perfectly. They also organise regular wine tastings.
Rolfs KökTegnérgatan 41, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Good selection by the glass
As one of the best restaurants in the city, there are many reasons to visit Rolfs Kök. Traditional Swedish fare with an edge is served, but the bar itself is also noteworthy. Wine buffs will feel right at home, the reasonably-priced drink list is extensive and includes plenty of wines by the glass and the bartenders know their trade.
FoliiErstagatan 21, Södermalm
Much-lauded in Södermalm
Believe the hype about this Södermalm bar run by two experienced sommeliers, Jonas Sandberg and Béatriche Becher. Since it opened it's received rave reviews and become a favourite haunt of anyone interested in wine. But even if you don't know your chablis from your chardonnay, you'll end up with something delicious in your glass. Combine your drinks with a bite to eat.
GastonMälartorget 15, Old Town
Serious about wine
Stylish Gaston is a must for all wine aficionados. The wine list is extensive and dynamic - and everything on it is delicious and top quality. Their intimate bar in the Old Town shares a kitchen with The Flying Elk gastropub.
Combo VinbarenOdengatan 52, Vasastan
AmbarTomtebogatan 22, Vasastan
If you want to try something new, get down to Tomtebogatan and the super-niche wine bar Ambar. They serve amber-coloured and unusual drinks, such as sherry, cognac and orange wine, accompanied by Japanese small dishes. Sakiko Jin and Damon Young are the highly experienced and passionate duo behind the bar.
Dryck VinbarSwedenborgsgatan 1, Södermalm
At Dryck winebar on Mariatorget the emphasis is on sustainably produced wines; you can sip on a glass of organic or biodynamic wine and pair your drink with something to eat. The bar is run by food and wine enthusiast Caroline Tallving, who previously ran an organic food store on the same premises and, with Dryck, has created an inviting meeting place for novices and wine enthusiasts alike.
GrodanGrev Turegatan 16, Östermalm
A distinguished classic
Choose Grodan for its bustling atmosphere, heavily frequented by regulars. This distinguished restaurant has been around for over 30 years and its wine bar is always safe bet for a sophisticated rendezvous. Despite its size, the space feels intimate and familiar.
VinaSofiagatan 1, Södermalm
Wonderful and honest
This ambitious wine bar has its roots in Europe and serves wines that are "honest". Combine with a few pintxos in the afternoon or evening, and don't miss enjoying a glass of wine al fresco on Greta Garbos Torg when the sun's shining.
Bar ÉtableKammakargatan 9, Norrmalm/City
Well versed in wine
Danyel Couet's French bar on Kammakargatan works as a little sister restaurant to Allegrine, just across the street. Drop by for a glass or two of wine - the knowledgeable staff can recommend something to suit from their carefully-chosen selection.
RicheBirger Jarlsgatan 4, City/Östermalm
Urban living room
Riche is a popular haunt regardless of time of day or season. With its generous opening hours, in-crowd 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 taste and mood.
Italian Wine Bar StockholmVästmannagatan 54, Vasastan
Garage del Gusto is an Italian restaurant, wine bar and deli under the same roof. Drop by the bar after work for an aperitivo - Italian post-work drink - and combine with a cheese or charcuterie plate.
O'PizzicatoSwedenborgsgatan 23, Södermalm
Over 100 varieties
This family-run restaurant next to Södra station doesn't just serve authentic Italian food, they also stock a wide selection of wines from various Italian regions. The stylish dining room is full of wine bottles and, if you fancy something to nibble on while you enjoy a glass of wine, order a plate of their thinly sliced charcuterie to share.
AGKronobergsgatan 37, Kungsholmen
Wine and dine
AG is widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in the city, a carnivorous dream. The bar however, is equally impressive with an extensive cocktail and wine offering. The sleek industrial-style bar exudes chic bistro-vibes with brass detailing and leather accents. Explore a wide range of wines by the glass, from Californian to French.
VinverketNorrtullsgatan 24, Vasastan
Extensive wine list
If you're planning an evening out in Vasastan, Vinverket is an option well worth considering. From the same stable as Brasserie Elverket, this wine bar serves wine along with Mediterranean-inspired small and medium sized dishes. They offer an extensive wine list from all over the world and you can book wine tastings.
Ica Kvantum LiljeholmenLiljeholmstorget 3, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
How many supermarkets have their own wine bar? The wine bar in Ica Kvantum in Liljeholmstorgets Galleria shopping centre is as unexpected as it is popular. They even serve snacks to go with their wines by the glass - the bar is right next to the deli counter.
The Green QueenNorr Mälarstrand 64, Kungsholmen
Don't 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 wholefood options make this Kungsholmen joint vastly popular during summer months.