A night at the Sturecompagniet is like stepping through the looking glass. This nightclub complex in the Östermalm district of Stockholm is packed with clubs and bars – some leading to others, some hidden within others – all offering an unparalleled Friday or Saturday night experience. Both historic and elegant, the Sturecompagniet’s ceilings are high and the decor is fin de siècle, but that’s just the complex; each of the venues within it has a spirit of its own. Just take V Cocktail; this brand new cocktail bar is secreted within V*****, the exclusive club on the top floor of the Sturecompagniet, drawing in the city’s most beautiful and devoted cocktail drinkers.
V Cocktail may seem more subdued than its blue velvet and crystal chandeliered parent club, V*****, but that’s just at first glance. Here, the sleek countertops gleam as brightly as the stemware and multitude of exotic bottles behind the bar; the wooden accents are dark and rich, and the menu reveals a whole host of carefully crafted drinks. V Cocktail wears its sumptuousness lightly, instead letting the creative cocktails, and much-lauded house-infused spirits, take the centre stage.