Olssons Skor name has changed to Olssons Video and seems to be styled like a porn emporium – in fact it is still a rather cool bar. Not ideal for summer as it`s rather dark inside, especially for those long summer nights. Rather unassuming and named, quite literally, after the ‘Olssons Shoes’ shop that was here before it, this Vasastan venue may be one of the most hidden yet popular places to party this side of town.
rnWhen the co-owned Storstad next door became overrun with fashionistas wanting to use its well-equipped bar as much as sample its delicacies, the management expanded into the adjacent shoe shop. Now you will find no trace of any cobbling activities; instead, there’s a neon sign, a huge aquarium and high leather-covered bar stools surrounding a double levelled bar.
rnTiny, this place crams in more people than must be good for it on weekends, and with the sound-proofed interior bar, muted lighting and only a fish tank offering a distorted view of the outside world, you could lose your sense of time and location. Projections of nameless cities light up walls above red leather banquettes, perfect on which to sip vanilla vodka before dancing, independent of a formal dance-floor, to everything from ABBA to drum’n’bass.