Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

Kåken
Kåken is a bar, club and - to some degrees - a restaurant (which serves a mean BBQ) found at the back of Restaurant Niklas in Stockholm.
V Cocktail
A cocktail bar within a club at one of Stockholm’s most exciting nightclub complexes, V Cocktail is known for its sleek surrounds and creative drinks.
Och Himlen Därtill
Stockholm is also known as 'the Venice of the north', spread out across islands, surrounded by water; it's stunning, so get up high, pour yourself a drink, and take a look around...
Mården
Visitors to the city often overlook Vasastan, so it's a good place to head if you want food and drink surrounded by locals. Mården is a great place to start. Food, drink and atmosphere all top notch.
Häktet Vänster
Häktet Vänster works the speakeasy angle with style: this cosy craft cocktail bar provides thirsty Stockholmers with some of the city's finest tipples.
Allmänna Galleriet 925
The spacious venue means that there is always a lot going on in this bar, while its round-about, slightly hidden location means that it only pulls in the more selective crowds, who come to see exhibitions, listen to live music, or have a little somet
Corner Club
The project of Heather Yau, Madeleine Rapp, and Per Thorngren, three of Stockholm's top bartenders, Corner Club aims to attract cocktail lovers as well as those who are new to mixology.
Story Bar
Awarded “Best Atmosphere” in the 2012 Bartender’s Choice Awards, Story’s main draw, in addition to its guest DJs, just-so interior, and spacious surrounds, is its menu.
Purple Room
Purple Room is snug with only 20 seats, but also features some of the city's best cocktails, featuring throwback cocktails and dessert drinks, and a top ice programme.
Storstad
The name is a little tongue in cheek ‰ÛÒStorstad means big city, which Stockholm is emphatically not, but this feels like one of the most international bars in the city. Busy, friendly, and a great launch pad for a night out.
Soap Bar
Grab a seat in the window for excellent people watching: You can see the theatre crowd heading to nearby Dramaten. A good choice if you want to avoid the high-fashion crowds of nearby Grev Turegatan.
Pontus!
More affordable than Pontus in the Greenhouse, this place is at its best on a warm evening when you can watch the Djurgården ferry chugging back and forth. Food and service are both excellent. Attracts a varied crowd, from tourists to locals to
Pelikan
High ceilings and large windows make this bar seem elegant and wise, with its lack of pretension, and decidedly mature aesthetic. This is the kind of place where you can duck in out of the rain, or meet for an afternoon drink ‰ÛÒ the candles on the tab
Inferno
Do you know Strindberg used to live here? You don't say...who was he again? Let's have another cocktail...
Hotellet
A perfect example of modern Swedish style. It does what it does with a confidence and flair, and of course attracts a particularly well-dressed and style-conscious clientele. The open garden makes it particularly popular in the summer.
Grodan
Grev Turegatan is one of the city's most fashionable streets, and Grodan is a perennial favourite for fashionable Stockholmers.
Gondolen
The view is the thing here, but the food is perfectly fine too. The crowd is largely businessmen or tourists, both drawn by the novely of the setting and staggering panorama. Gondolen is one of the few places in town where you can order good cocktail
Brasserie Godot
The patrons at Brasserie Godot tend to be a young professional crowd who appreciate the well-made drinks and French menu. When you want to avoid the very young Östermalm crowd, this is a good place to head.
Cadier Bar
The Cadier Bar is unlikely to ever become your local, decked out as it is with plush velvet and ornate chandeliers, however, it's exactly what you want for a treat. Combine this with an incredibly friendly staff and crowd and...hang about, maybe we w
Absolut Ice Bar
The Absolut Ice Bar serves vodka in glasses made of ice to patrons in big warm winter coats. Only a limited number of people can enter, so phone ahead to make sure you can get in. It's a gimmick, of course, but an extremely popular one.
Tranan
This Odenplan favourite is crowded all weekend with everyone from students to retirees. For herring or meatballs, it's a good choice. In sharp countrast to the bistro upstairs, the bar downstairs is fiercely fashionable, and pulls in a younger crowd
Riche
If you want to eat here on a Friday or Saturday, you'd be well-advised to book. The place can be so busy that it's impossible to even get in, let alone secure a table. The crowd tends to be affluent and exuberant.
Nox
Seen from the outside Nox looks wonderfully dark and decadent. Inside the black-and-green colour scheme creates an atmosphere that's both fasionable and faintly sinister. Attracts a curious mixture of guests from pre-clubbers getting a cocktail to of
Kungsholmen
Away from the crowds and swathes of generic shopping in Ostermalm and Norrmalm Kungsholmen may be just the ticket.
East
A core part of the East Asian culture is based on simplicity and the hard chairs and floor seating provide the pure and proper way to eat the typical food.

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