Bernie's Stockholm interior

Tak Parken

Everyone has their “favourite” rooftop in Stockholm, with Takparken always topping the list. Enjoy local DJs and live music sets nine stories up. If the roof is crowded, take a drink in the downstairs Urban Deli bar, which is always lively. Our go-to drinks order includes the Picking Strawberries cocktail, a glass of Macon chardonnay or one of the local beers from the draft.

The Bar at Publico

Though Publico is a restaurant serving Latin-American-inspired dishes, its real talent is for tapas and tipples. The menu is compact, but the bar staff can mix you pretty much anything you fancy. Located close to the city centre, the bar area and outdoor patio are often filled with a lively crowd. For those who like to snack while they sip, we recommend the havsabborre (sea bass), ceviche and pork-belly tacos.

The Bar at Hallywylska Museet

Located in the interior courtyard of a palace-turned-museum, this spot has a casual but refined feel. It’s worth noting that every place that serves alcohol in Sweden must also serve food and with a menu as delectable as Hallwylska’s, there’s no reason to make dinner reservations anywhere else.

Trädgården

A massive space underneath the Skanstull bridge in Södermalm, this is a worth-the-wait kind of experience. In the summer, it’s easy to spend all day and all night here, listening to live music, watching movies, playing ping pong – you name it. In winter, the space transforms into a subterranean club called Under Bron which stays open until 5AM.

The Bar at Fotografiska

Open until 1AM, come for a night fuelled by Latin, 80s, hip hop and deep-house tracks spun by local DJs. Must try drinks include The Royalist and Mexico Calling Around the Corner. At the weekend, head to the upstairs area around 4PM for late-afternoon shenanigans.

Laika

On the second floor of a three-storey complex (four, if you include the summer terrace), Laika is quirky, fun and the kind of bar that you’ll always want to stay at for “just one more”. The DJs usually play a mix of disco, house and techno making it great option for friends with varying music taste. Crowded at the weekends, head to lower level early – it transforms into a hip-hop party as night blurs into day.

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Tak Parken/Urban Deli

The Bar at Publico

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Laika

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The Bar at Hallywylska Museet

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