Despite Storstad’s excellent food, it’s usually thought of as a watering-hole rather than a dining-spot. With its sleek interior (dark wood, brown leather, pale walls), it has a clean and sophisticated look. And on weekdays, the after-work crowd in their dark suits reinforce this impression. It’s one of the main hubs of social life in Vasastan, though as the week progresses you can expect more variety as the alternative Södermalm crowd and fashionable Östermalm drinkers venture further from home for a night on the town.
rnThe long room quickly becomes packed and guests overflow to the upstairs bar or the outdoor tables during the summer. The name ‘Big City’ is presumably intended to be tongue in cheek. The owners also run neighbouring Olssons Video (Odengatan 41), which looks from the outside like a sleazy sex den but is, in fact, a dimly lit but perfectly respectable bar known for its music.