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.
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.
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.
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
Inferno
Do you know Strindberg used to live here? You don't say...who was he again? Let's have another cocktail...
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.
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
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.

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