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
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.
Scheelegatan 3, Kungsholmen
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
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. Choose between their intimate bar in the Old Town, which shares a kitchen with The Flying Elk gastropub, or their sister bar on the fourth floor of NK department store.
Mälartorget 15, 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
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.
Tomtebogatan 22, Vasastan
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.
Swedenborgsgatan 1, Södermalm
Wonderful and honest
This ambitious wine bar has its roots in Europe and serves wines that are "honest". Combine with a few pinchos 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.
Sofiagatan 1, Södermalm
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
Knowledgeable in Kungsholmen
Combine your wine with lots of exciting small dishes - the staff at Breakfast & Wine know both their food and grapes. There are plenty of wines available by the glass.
Inedalsgatan 15, Kungsholmen
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
Wine cellar for all
Right next door to celebrated cocktail bar Pharmarium in the Old Town you'll find this sister bar Ebenist, a restaurant whose wine cellar is filled with wines from both the old and new worlds. With decent prices and a relaxed attitude, the aim is to make good wine accessible to all.
Stortorget 7, 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
Right next door to the Royal Opera House you'll find Stockholm Wine Bar, which serves top-notch wines in historic surroundings with a homey feel. The selection is extensive and if you want to delve deeper into the world of wine, they also arrange wine tastings.
Gustav Adolfs torg, Norrmalm/City
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