The guide to the best nightclubs in Stockholm
Updated 19 Dec 2019
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Fancy a night out with friends, great music and drinks? Despite Sweden's strict alchohol laws, Stockholm is famous for its bustling nightlife scene. The city hosts numerous watering holes, upscale clubs and industrial-style venues for some serious dance floor action. So as to help to decide where to go we have created this guide to the best nightclubs in Stockholm.
Berns & Neu
A lil' something for everyone
Berns is a contemporary lifestyle concept featuring hotel, restaurant, bar and nightclub. Famous for their artisanal cocktails and penchant for great music, Berns appeals for a wide audience. Lots of clubs in the building feature the latest music systems and cater to a conscious crowd of electronic and underground music fans.
Slakthusgatan 6, Johanneshov
New York meets Berlin
This mega-hyped club is housed in a former slaughterhouse outside the city and this is the place to come to party to electronic music in a raw industrial environment. As well as several dance floors, Slakthuset has a huge roof terrace perfect for hanging out on sunny summer evenings.
Oxid & The Spitfire
Stureplan club focusing on ambience and free entry
Oxid and The Spitfire, located just off Stureplan next door to Vassa Eggen, are popular haunts with a varied crowd. During the day Oxid is tapas bar and The Spitfire a classic pub - a nightly transformation takes place, the music is cranked up a notch and the drinks start flowing. Free admission and reasonably priced booze is a winning concept for those looking a more casual alternative to Stureplan.
The Soap Bar
Nybrogatan 1, City/Östermalm
Free party all week long
The Stureplan club Soap Bar is open until 3am seven days a week, and has free admission. The place has been around since 1997 and is famous for its generous opening hours. Friday nights are for letting your hair down after work with DJs and special offers in the bar.
Karl XII:s Torg, Norrmalm/City
A distinguished classic
Since the 80's Café Opera has been the melting pot of choice for enthusiastic clubbers. Is continues to live up to its renowned reputation, opulent decor, well-stocked bar and packed dance floor and lounge area. Celebrities often frequent the club’s VIP area. Hungry clubbers are offered their choice from the nightly menu.
Lästmakargatan 3, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
A sense of solidarity
Solidaritet - solidarity - is a seemingly appropriate choice of name for what this club stands for, the ambition is to create a sense of community. The music genre is predominantly electronic; the venue frequently hosts international and Swedish DJ's. This nightclub also boasts an outdoor terrace - perfect for summer months.
Hornstulls Strand 4, Hornstull/Södermalm
Good times and music galore
You can always count on Debaser - whether it's hanging out at the bar, partying or live music you're after. Just follow the waterside walking path in Hornstull until you get to where the party's at.
Vartoftagatan 49, Södermalm
Djs and drinks until 3am
This is the place to dance 'til you drop until the early hours, several days a week. The club is on two different levels in the basement of the Skrapan skyscraper - check out the current DJ lineup and get ready for a proper night out in the heart of Söder. Why not kick off the evening with a cocktail and charcuterie in the bar?
Stureplan 13, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Fusion and fun
The Stureplan stalwart East has been one of Stockholm's favourite clubs since the Nineties and they're also open until 3am every day of the week. Cocktails combine with DJs in both the bar and the restaurant and it's a fun, mixed crowd.
Kungsgatan 63, Norrmalm/City
Vibrant jazz vibes
Fasching on Kungsgatan has been a popular alternative since opening in 1977. With its dedication to jazz and soul, the club appeals to a varied audience and the dance floor is always packed. The nightclub is open several days a week with concerts, gigs and live performances.
Stureplan 2, City/Östermalm
Alternative club at Stureplan
Sturehof is a both a popular seafood restaurant and bar, perfect for casual hangouts. If you're in the mood for a slightly more boisterous club setting the adjoining Obaren is a safe bet. An energetic crowd, pulsing music and classic party-vibes, the music varies between rock, soul and electro.
Mosebacke Torg 1–3, Södermalm
Club mecca in Södermalm
"Södran" is a veteran on the Stockholm club scene, with popular clubs throughout the building. Whether you want to rock out to indiepop, listen to hiphop or go to great live performaces, this is the place to come. In the summer, Mosebacketerrassen, their large terrace bar, opens up with a party atmosphere and spectacular views of the city.
Under Bron & Trädgården
Trädgården is a popular summer club, during the autumn and winter months it is transformed into Under Bron. The club and event venue is a musical melting point, with emphasis on electronic and underground music and performances. The relaxed ambiance and laid-back vibe appeals to locals and an ensemble of artsy hipsters. The outdoor courtyard is decorated with fairy lights and mismatched furniture with numerous bars, food trucks and activities such as Ping-Pong.
Västgötagatan 4, Södermalm
In the middle of Södermalm
This restaurant and bar close to Medborgarplatsen turns into a nightclub with a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. Mingle or hit the dancefloor until 3am.
Rose & Fou Club
A central watering hole
After midnight a large boisterous crowd of club-savvy urbanites gathers outside of Rose and Fou Club. Rose offers a classic nightclub setting with a vibrant mix of commercial music. Fou Club is a more intimate alternative, combining a French bistro with speakeasy-vibes.
Kasai / Ochaya
Linnégatan 18, Östermalm
Japanese dinner and nightclub
Stockholm's first Japanese dinner club on Linnégatan becomes Ochaya nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights, with a mixture of dinner, dancing and entertainment - from dancers to international DJs, magicians to burlesque.
Ingmar Bergmans Gata 2, City/Östermalm
Miami-influenced members club
This popular VIP club on Stureplan is packed at weekends and there's only room for 250 people. If you want to bag your own corner and stretch your legs, book your own table well in advance.
Nosh and Chow
Norrlandsgatan 24, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Party on the second floor
One floor up at Nosh and Chow you'll find Mono - a cosy, intimate nightclub with DJs, cocktails and an open fire. Mono happens a few evenings a week - check the website.
Birger Jarlsgatan 20, City/Östermalm
Free party all week long
Another Stureplan joint is the famous Spy Bar, which has changed direction in recent years and is now frequented by everyone from media types to music fans. Come early to ensure you get in!
The Stureplan group
Stockholm's nightlife is synonymous with Stureplansgruppen. With multiple venues, the concept appeals to a wide audience. Sturecompagniet is one of Stureplan's oldest and most popular clubs, the venue itself houses multiple concepts specialising in different music genres. Hell's Kitchen, just next door caters to an audience that doesn't want to go home after 3am. The Spy Bar fuses commercial hits with hip-hop beats, be sure to check out Gubbrummet - the VIP club-in-club. The White Room is another after-3am-haunt packed with a younger audience eager to party.