Where to Drink + Dance in Stockholm, Sweden

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The bar at Mister French

Stockholm, Sweden

Located on the expansive Skeppsbron promenade, the chic maritime decor, sink-in sofas and open terrace at Mister French are perfect for wild summer nights. When the heat hits, it’ll be busy from lunch until very late, with a real party atmosphere thanks to live DJ sets. Fuel up for the madness in the restaurant, which serves up elegant French-inspired comfort food. If you’re feeling adventurous afterwards, hop on one of the nearby boats and head to another island.

Address

Tullhus 2 111 30

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Bernie's

Stockholm, Sweden

The coolest place to go in Stockolm, Bernie’s has its own courtyard and open fireplace. This is where the ‘it’ crowd goes to dance until the early morning. It’s not easy to get in, so have dinner at Nosh & Chow and ask for a drinks table upstairs later.

Address

Norrlandsgatan 24, 11 143

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Riche

Stockholm, Sweden

Riche first opened as an upscale restaurant in 1893, but in the last few decades it has transformed into more of an institution for the local crowd.

Address

Birger Jarlsgatan 4 11 434

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Café Opera

Stockholm, Sweden

With a similar vibe to Casino de Monte-Carlo, who wouldn’t want to sip on champagne in the company of the grand white columns and gold embellishments of Stockholm’s grand opera? Come Saturday night, the crowd spills out onto the street and the music booms, making it one of the most popular spots in town. If you’re feeling flush and fancy a break from the music, meander further inside and try your luck in the casino.

Address

Stromgatan 111 47 Stockholm

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V at Sturecompagniet

Stockholm, Sweden

Almost like a private club, this is a VIP room inside a spectacular nightclub. Behave like you own the place and you might be lucky enough to get in. No signs – just a massive line in the lobby – but this is where the good-looking party crowd go to dance until their looks are long gone. After 1am people go crazy and start climbing on the tables.

Address

Humlegårdsgatan 17 etage 3 11483

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Laveau's Little Quarter

Stockholm, Sweden

A creative cocktail bar that stays open until 3am. No one says it better than the owner Marie: “Our ambition with Little Quarter was to create a craft cocktail bar where we would serve high-proof, no-shortcut cocktails and over impeccable service in a relaxed atmosphere. To put it briefly, we wanted to create our own favourite bar.”

Address

Hornsgatan 66 118 21

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Pharmarium

Stockholm, Sweden

Inspired by the area’s first pharmacy, Pharmarium is positioned right on Stortorget in the Old Town. Dark-wood walls, chinoiserie carpets and antique tincture bottles combine to create the ultimate drinking den. Serving some of the best tipples in Stockholm, a changing roster of creative drinks infused with herbs, spices and pop rocks are available from the green marble bar. If you’re feeling peckish, ask about the snack pairings, specifically designed to complement individual cocktails. A DJ keeps the party going late into the night.

Address

Stortorget 7 111 29

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Morfar Ginko

Stockholm, Sweden

This industrial-chic bar and restaurant is a bit of a Gemini. The more formal restaurant features white-clothed tables offset by vintage chairs with scrumptious swerves and a chilled atmosphere. Downstairs, a hip crowd hang out, play ping-pong and dance to DJ sets in a cavernous white-tiled space.

Address

Swedenborgsgatan 13 118 48

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TAK Baren

Stockholm, Sweden

Located in the reformed Brunkebergstorg district, TAK has been buzzing since it opened in the summer 2017. The restaurant on the 13th floor, is decked out in Nordic-Japanese design – a fusion that crosses over to the food, and the 14th floor rooftop bar. Order Eurasian cocktails, served in delicate ochoko (sake cups) and set up camp on the rooftop terrace for the day. Open from 3pm, it’s all sprouting greenery, fairy lights strewn from corner to corner, furnishings worthy of a Pinterest board and live music. Come morning, there’s yoga on the roof for early risers (or those never got home from the night before).

Address

Brunkebergstorg 2-4 111 51

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Lilla Baren

Stockholm, Sweden

Open until 2am most nights, Lilla Baren is a crowded, rowdy bar and one that we’d far rather queue for hours to get into than sit nextdoor, drink in hand, wishing we’d stuck out the queue. The crowd is young and creative – namely artists, musicians and the fashion set. With it’s whimsical interiors, Lilla Baren’s 1950s style stucco walls give off a Gaudi-meets-Marie-Antoinette vibe. Glasses tinker on chandelier-style driers and that seem to be calling out for their next margarita pour. Just be sure you’re not tampering with an artwork by up-and-coming artists at the bar’s monthly exhibitions.

Address

Birger Jarlsgatan 4 114 34

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Bernie & Mono

Stockholm, Sweden

On the second floor at Nosh and Chow, Bernies & Mono is a late-night club from Wednesday to Saturday. It’s inner courtyard comprises of several bars – perfect for the fickle among you. Part of a townhouse designed by Spanish architect Lázaro Rosa-Violán (Les Chouettes, Paris and Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona) expect parquet floors, dramatic lighting and a touch of Parisian glamour.

Address

Norrlandsgatan 24 111 43