The guide to a big night out in Stockholm
Updated 9 Apr 2019
Are you planning a major evening out in Stockholm? Then this is the guide for you. We suggest a range of spots to hit up on a night out in Stockholm, from post-work drinks and dinner to cocktails and places to go dancing. From the first toast of the night to tasty tidbits to cocktails at the bar and partying into the small hours - this is our guide to a complete night out in Stockholm
A regal start to the evening
Slink into the bar at the Hotel Kung Carl and kick off the evening with a delicious cocktail or a glass of champagne. If you're lucky you'll turn up on one of their jazz nights. Set the tone for the evening, whether you choose to hang out on their velvet sofas, roof terrace or outdoor area.
Norrlandsgatan 28, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Cocktail with a view
With one of the best views in town, Gondolen on Slussen is an excellent place to enjoy the first drink of the evening. Sit at the bar or along the windows with their panoramic views over Stockholm. In the summer they open up the roof if the weather allows.
Stadsgården 6, Södermalm
Lively in Södermalm
This Asian restaurant on Götgatsbacken has become a popular meeting place for anyone on their way to or from Södermalm. Sip delicious cocktails in the bar or sip a glass of fizz along with a few oysters. When the weather allows, they open up their roof terrace where you can hang out under the stars.
Götgatan 36, Södermalm
New York-style Italian
Is there any better food to line your stomach with before a big night out than Italian? Cheese, pasta, red wine and seafood are just some of the options at this New York-inspired Italian restaurant. There's a party atmosphere here, with cheery waiters, singing and music. Round off your meal with a little limoncello and pannacotta before you move on.
Nybrogatan 21, Östermalm
Flavour-packed South American
In modern, yet warm and intimate, surroundings, you can enjoy dinner with Spanish and South American influences. Tapas, grilled meat and seafood and other flavour-packed dishes are the order of the day, accompanied by good wines and beers. The restaurant is just a short walk from the city centre, close to other popular spots such as Brasserie Balzac and Babette.
Roslagsgatan 6, Vasastan
Southern European and intimate
As the name suggests, this restaurant is passionate about wine and if you happen to share this interest, Vina is well worth a visit. The two-floor space is warm and welcoming and usually packed with guests who have popped in for a glass of wine and ended up staying. The menu consists of seasonal dishes in various sizes inspired by Southern European cuisine.
Sofiagatan 1, Södermalm
World class gastronomy
Big things are happening in the basement of the Nobis Hotel. Renowned chef Stefano Catenacci takes guests on an gustatory journey through Europe, with extraordinary flavours. A lively atmosphere prevails as the evening progresses, and as the clock nears twelve a proper party vibe takes over.
Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Norrmalm/City
New York-inspired gastrobar
At Penny & Bill the team is passionate about cocktails and creating a complete experience. You'll find some of the world's best bartenders working at this gastrobar, and they're as happy to mix you a classic cocktail as they are to compose something according to your preferences. The bar is just a stone's throw from the nightlife, so it's easy to head on afterwards.
Brahegatan 4, Östermalm
Busy and always on trend
A much-loved Stockholm institution, Riche is always packed with regulars and the odd celebrity. This is a place many visitors find themselves returning to time after time, whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine - a typical French bistro, in other words. The buzz and music volume both increase as the evening progresses.
Birger Jarlsgatan 4, City/Östermalm
Playful and laid-back
This urban bar (with a restaurant right next door) has a laid-back, cheerful atmosphere. Bartenders create innovative and playful cocktails, but the beer is popular too. The clientele consists of parties of all ages looking for a good time.
Timmermansgatan 24, Södermalm
Up on the rooftops
Get along to Tak at Hotel At Six on Brunkebergstorg. Their roof terrace is one of Stockholm's most popular during the summer months but it's also open in the winter. Locals and tourists flock here to experience one of Norwegian hotel magnate Petter Stordalen's latest creations. The spectacular views provide inspiration and energy for the evening ahead.
Brunkebergstorg 4, Norrmalm/City
Raise the roof
Cava and dancing
This restaurant, bar and club in the heart of the city on Jakobergsgatan is a perfect stopping-off point during the evening. Start here with a post-work drink, stop for a cocktail or dance your socks off to the DJ's tunes until 2am.
Jakobsbergsgatan 17, Norrmalm/City
Berns is a real Stockholm institution, and a safe bet every time, with its combination of hotel, restaurant, bar, event venue and club. There are endless different spaces and possibilities here, whether you feel like eating Asian food, hanging out at the bar, enjoying live performances or dancing in the cellar. Check out their current programme to see what's going on.
Berzelii Park, Norrmalm/City
If you want to party like there's no tomorrow, Oxid on Birger Jarlsgatan is the place to go. Sparklers, hits played at top volume and a crowd that knows how to have fun. It's often packed but not usually a problem to get in.
Birger Jarlsgatan 33, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
This distinctive glass building in Hornstull houses Cebicheria Barranco, Laika, Enzo's and the roof terrace Barrio, open in the summer months. There are club nights on two out of the four floors into the small hours, with different themes. Choose from hits and Spanish fiesta or techno and house.
Långholmsgatan 15B, Hornstull/Södermalm