Stockholm Nightlife

Most of Stockholm's nightlife is scattered to two different areas of the city. Birger Jarlsgatan, Stureplan, and the city end of Kungsträdgården are more upscale and trendy, and thus more expensive. Be sure to go to Stureplan, a few blocks up from the waterfront on any given weekend night, and you'll see crowds of sophisticated people gathering around Svampen (the Mushroom), the meeting

place for people getting ready to go out in this upscale area. To the south, in Södermalm, things are a bit wilder and more bohemian, but no less hip. It's a more relaxed, casual scene where you'll find all types rubbing shoulders in the lively bars and clubs.

Many establishments will post and enforce a minimum-age requirement, which could be anywhere from 18 to 30, depending on the clientele they wish to serve, and they may frown on jeans and sneakers. Anywhere, a safe bet is wearing black, Stockholm's hue of choice. Things wind down around 3 am. Wherever you end up, a night of barhopping in Stockholm (and all of Sweden) includes fresher air now, because smoking has been banned since 2005 in all bars, clubs, and restaurants.

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Café Opera

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This popular meeting place at the waterfront end of Kungsträdgården has fantastic 19th-century decor, including painted ceilings and...


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Named for a song by the 1990s band the Pixies, Debaser is the epicenter of Stockholm's rock music scene, Denim-clad legions come to shake...


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A concert venue, nightclub, and restaurant, Fasching is the best and most popular place for jazz and world music in town. International...

Le Rouge

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Le Rouge takes its cue from Le Moulin Rouge. Sit back in sumptuous surroundings of red velvet and heavy drapes and indulge in one of...


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This classic club, one of Stockholm's hottest night spots from the 1930s through the 1960s, stills holds major performances throughout...


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Patricia is a floating restaurant, disco, and bar along the Södermalm waterfront. And don't worry—the boat doesn't rock enough to...

Pub Anchor

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Located on Sveavägen's main drag, the Pub Anchor is the city's downtown hard-rock and heavy metal bar. ...


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The hangout of choice for Stockholm's wealthy elite. Sit at the bar, sip champagne and wonder at the glamour of it all. ...

Spy Bar

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As one of Stockholm's most exclusive clubs, Spy Bar is often filled with local celebrities and lots of glitz and glamour. ...


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Down on Stureplan is this galleried, multifloor club where the crowd is young, the dance music is loud, and the lines are long. Check...


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