Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

Curman Lounge
Found within the sumptuous Sturebadet, the spa in the Sturegallerian, the Curman Lounge offers healthy snacks and meals throughout the day.
Hillenberg
Hillenberg, part of the Stureplansgruppen stable of venues, is a sophisticated restaurant that offers Scandinavian-European cuisine in a chic setting.
Restaurant Niklas
Restaurant Niklas serves up dishes that blend international influences and high-quality Swedish ingredients from acclaimed chef, Niklas Ekstedt.
Golf
Bukowskis auction house
Going once going twice... don't miss out on the sensational items and exciting atmosphere of this elite auction house. Sold to the highest bidder!
Saturnas
Saturnas has a vintage, trendy sensibility, with its neon sign hanging outside over the door, striped walls, and mosaic floor, but the food is anything but retro sourcing all the latest blends of coffee and organic, luxurious foods from around the
Solidaritet
Solidaritet was brought to the Stockholm nightlife scene by the expert party people behind other popular ventures such as Halv Trappa Plus Gard.
Skiing
J Sealodge Gashaga
This sibling property to the Hotel J at Nacka Strand can be reached by car, ferry, or a charming narrow-gauge railway that leads almost to its door. Perfect for people who want to be out of town and on the edge of the archipelago.
Markets
Royal Opera House
If you've been living it up at the Royal Palace through the day then keep theme of prestige by taking the evening at the Opera House, if not for the performances, at least for the bars, restaurants and clubs...
Sturehof
Pontus!
Lisa på Udden
There are now three Lisas in Stockholm: A trio of well-known seafood restaurants that are invariably busy with the locals who come for traditional Swedish food good service and stylish decor.
Gondolen
Fåfängan
Hilltop cafe overlooking Södermalm that's a great spot for brunch or sunset drinks.
East
Skepparholmen
Villa Källhagen
It's only minutes from the centre by cab, but you feel like you are in the countryside at this pleasant and modern hotel. Due to its conference facilities and location it's popular with business travelers.
Smådalarö Gård
This manor house dates from the early 19th century and has reinvented itself as a 62-room retreat for conference groups or Stockholmers wanting a long weekend in the archipelago. It has its own 9 hole golf course.
Mälarpaviljongen
The best place to come for a snack right by the water. It's only open in the summertime and on warm days it can be mobbed. Nominally a gay place it's totally mixed during the daytime but as it gets later it gets gayer.
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.
Allmanna Galleriet 925
With the minimalist white walls and bare floors as a backdrop the fashion-conscious Stockholm crowd that comes here in the evenings is a sight to be watched from the inviting sofas.
Ljunggrens
Södermalm has a reputation as the most happening island in Stockholm though its restaurants often fail to support this. Thankfully Ljunggrens delivers. During the day it's full of people taking a break from shopping but comes into its own when t
Portofino
Three venues in one, this restaurant-cum-salon-cum-bar is sure to delight.
Sightseeing Boats
Stunning natural beauty and the wonders of civilisations old and new are yours to behold, enhanced by interpretive tours or for you to enjoy at your leisure on a ferry. Either way do your water trip early on as it will give you a good idea of where e
Sailing
With no cars to run distracted tourists over taking to the water has to be one of the safest ways of seeing a city. So hire a yacht P Diddy-style and cruise the shimmering waters of Stockholm we say.
Ballooning
With its great church steeples reaching high into the sky Stockholm has a fascinating skyline and there is no better place to appreciate it than from a bird's eye view.
Norrmalm
You will get more distance out of your kr in Norrmalm than in Östermalm, which can comes in handy when you have so much choice on which to spend your hard-earned cash.
Department Stores
With a number of large department stores on offer, Stockholm caters to all tastes and budgets. Have a rummage, and come home weighed down by gorgeous goodies.
Dramaten
The Royal Dramatic Theatre has a grand history and runs seasons of shows comprising of well known favourites as well as cutting edge new work from new voices...
Spy Bar
At night, this area buzzes with frenetic activity and the streets are lit with the neon light emanating from cinemas and bars. Principally a fabulous shopping district, Norrmalm lack the exclusivity of Ostermalm, however provides some truly fabulous
Obaren
There's always something a little special about hidden clubs, something underground and a little off the radar. Upstairs at Sturehof is O Baren, a club dedicated more to the music policy than it is to the punter's shopping policies. Entering though t
F12 Terrassen
Stockholm specializes in these wonderful places that manage to combine excellent restaurants, bars, and clubs all in the same place, with a rare level of all-round sophistication and style...
Debaser
Debaser has a laid-back, yet musically knowledgeable crowd and line-up. The place of the moment for established acts and up and coming future stars...
Xoko
Dream-like cafe for a quick fika (the Swedish word for a coffee) and a small cake from their vast selection.
Tvillingarnas
Yes, the location is great: By the bridge to Djurgården, floating on the water so you can watch boats chug by. But be warned that on a warm day it can be very, very busy.
T Bar
One of the few places that serves a good weekend brunch, and also afternoon tea. The view from the front, over the water, is great. A mixed crowd of visitors and locals. Sadly, service can be patchy.
Chokladkoppen & Kaffekoppen
Chokladkoppen and Kaffekoppen have become little Stockholm institutions, serving those staples of coffee and hot chocolate that keep everyone going through the bleak mid-winter.

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