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Things we love:

Swedes treat alcohol like a plant does water.

They love to eat “surströmming”. That’s fermented herring to you and I.

They hate conflict and avoid it at all costs – the only thing they are guaranteed to rise to is if you board the T-Bana (their underground) without letting them off first, livid!

Abba. Nuff said.

Ikea… debatable, but sometimes you cannot beat it.

Things we wish we’d known:

St Lucia is a nationally celebrated saint, and despite the fact that she is a saint because she tore out her own eyes to avoid being seduced by a man, little children dress up like her every winter. BarChick’s next Halloween outfit sorted!

Your card is working, you’re not that drunk (bankcards go in the cashpoints upside down)

Those in need can call a “condom ambulance” and a van will deliver a 10-pack of condoms to your door.. safety first.

Best bars in Stockholm
Best bars in Stockholm
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AG
AG

It may look like an office building, but climb two levels and come face to face with a wall of freezers stocked with steak ready for the grilling. Not one for the veggies amongst you, this is like Stockholm’s Promised Read More

Bauer
Bauer

Like Jake Bugg, we thought we’d seen it all. And then we landed in Bauer. A sushi restaurant with a serious fetish for Japanese anime, as soon as you open the door you’re hit by a mass of bubblegum colours and Read More

Bierhaus
Bierhaus

The most recent offering from the team that brought you Linje Tio, Bierhaus is everything you would expect, and then some. Dark wood, candles, long tables, 18 beers on tap (a cunning combo of mega breweries and small houses) and Read More

Boqueria
Boqueria

Hidden in plain sight amongst the busy shopping spot of MOOD in downtown, Boqueria is the perfect spot to breathe after a day of heavy credit card blitzing. Even though this place can get seriously packed, the high ceilinged industrial Read More

Corner Club
Corner Club

You’ll find this small, unassuming, neighborhood bar around the corner from the strip of clubs that still think it’s 2003 on the edge of Gamla Stan. It shines like a beacon of hope into the cobblestones streets. It’s not quite Read More

Gold Bar at the Nobis Hotel
Gold Bar at the Nobis Hotel

This place is Sweden’s answer to The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar. Designed by a Japanese artist and based on the universe of lights, there’s fancy furniture everywhere, mirrors and gold dripping from every corner. Drinks are expertly made and the most popular Read More

Grill
Grill

Being greeted by a life size great white hanging above the bar is how to get BarChick in the mood for fun! It’s fair to say they’ve gone for the wow factor here. If you want a calm and cosy Read More

Hotellet
Hotellet

This place will sort you out day or night. Start off with a drink and some good food upstairs, then work your way down to the “cellar” and check out which DJs are playing. Oh yes, this is a restaurant, Read More

Le Rouge
Le Rouge

Think Moulin Rouge on steroids; this place is plush and extravagant with velvet, velvet and more velvet. You’ll feel like you’ve walked into a painting by Toulouse Lautrec. Dress to impress and take your pick from one of their many cocktails. Read More

Linje Tio
Linje Tio

Named after the tramline that once linked this bustling area to the north and south of Hornstull Strand, it is a destination in its own right. A bit of an all-round performer, Linje Tio has a restaurant, a barber (because Read More

Little Quarter
Little Quarter

Tucked inside the already awesome Marie Laveau is something pretty special. Work your way past the drunken party in the front, ignore the grungy scene downstairs and nestle into the tiny space called Little Quarter where they bang out some Read More

Lydmar Hotel
Lydmar Hotel

This isn’t the building you initially think it is… BarChick walked into a random office, but they acted like they get that a lot. Go round the corner to the smaller entrance and you’re there! This is the perfect place to Read More

Mälarpaviljong
Mälarpaviljong

A bit of a mouthful to pronounce, give the taxi driver your best shot and prey you end up here. A summertime pop-up-bar-come-garden-centre; because who doesn’t want pines and flowers with their booze? Extended from a cutesy garden bar on the Read More

Marie Laveau
Marie Laveau

Bright pink neon lettering stands out like a guiding star, drawing you into this den of awesomeness. During normal daylight people hours the We Love Food Café specialises in American style burgers that are mega personalizable. Roll on to the Read More

Morfar Ginko & Pappa Ray Ray
Morfar Ginko & Pappa Ray Ray

This place has a brilliant case of multiple personalities. You may think Mortar Ginko is just a tiny bar when you first walk in, but the real action is further back where it opens up into a massive, high ceilinged, Read More

Niklas & Kåken
Niklas & Kåken

Riding high above a tunnel in the City is Niklas. With a celebrity chef at the helm (give you one guess at his name) come with high hopes for the food, you’ll not leave disappointed. The perfect place to put away Read More

Nosh and Chow
Nosh and Chow

Oh my, if only BarChick could live here… and with hotel suites by Berns opening in the same building in 2014, it may happen yet. A well-heeled hop up from Birger Jarlsgatan or down from Stockholm’s business centre, as soon Read More

Nybrogatan 38
Nybrogatan 38

It’s no surprise that this all day affair was nominated in the Bartenders’ Choice Awards. It gets you up in the morning with a banging breakfast, keeps you going with an easy lunch, a solid dinner, and takes you straight Read More

Obaren
Obaren

On a multi-street intersection where there are several mega clubs, you’ll find the uber upscale restaurant called Sturehof (the smoked salmon is to die for). Make your way past the suits and designer dresses, and you’ll find a trail of Read More

Orangeriet Bar
Orangeriet Bar

This place is beautiful inside and out. Perched right on the river, its conservatory style glass walls mean you can see all sorts as you relax. With a nice big fire in winter and lots of comfy chairs and sofas Read More

Pharmarium
Pharmarium

This is the place to go when you need something to cure what ails you. Located on the square that housed Sweden’s first pharmacy back in 1575, these guys have a real eye cast out for the small details. Cosy Read More

Purple Room
Purple Room

Walk past the Purple Room on a day when it’s not open and you’ll miss it completely. All you would see is a quaint, refined flower shop called Landet Järna connected to the ever awesome Linje Tio, filled Read More

Reisen Bar at the First Hotel
Reisen Bar at the First Hotel

This ain’t your average hotel bar; you won’t find slippery strippers or ogling businessmen here. Instead it’s all hot-kids and cool-cats and we’re into it. It’s the kind of place that makes BarChick glad she hung onto the beat-up converse Read More

Riche
Riche

Step off Birger Jarlsgatan, Stockholm’s equivalent to the Champs de Elysée, and into Riche. This place is so ‘je ne sais quoi’ and ‘va-va-voom’ that BarChick almost forgot we were in the centre of Stockholm, sacré bleu! This bustling restaurant and Read More

Story Hotel Bar
Story Hotel Bar

Don’t let the multi coloured kids style menus put you off, the drinks here exceed the quality of the design tenfold. BarChick developed a little crush for the award winning barman, who was both young and eager to please. Nothing Read More

Svartengrens
Svartengrens

These guys take their craft very seriously; meat is sourced directly from small farms and butchers with a focus on unusual, delicious cuts that you might not have heard of before. Veggies are all grown in farms they know, or Read More

T Bar at Hotel Diplomat
T Bar at Hotel Diplomat

BarChick likes a sightseeing mish as much as the next tourist in heels, but sometimes it can all get a bit much, ya know. Duck out of the hustle and bustle of Strandvägen, stick that long-lens in your bag, make Read More

Taverna Brillo
Taverna Brillo

Restaurant? Check! Cocktail bar? Check! Pizzeria, market, and DJs? We’re in. This multi-purpose space is a bangin’ network of restaurants, bars, live music, bakeries and ice cream cafés. Basically, keep moving and you’ll find whatever you want. Open from 7am, they Read More

Tweed
Tweed

Muddle your way through a bit of a maze and find yourself in the The Victory Hotel, a temple of all things booze. These ‘diehard alcohol romantics’ will wow you with an awe-inspiring wine list (we’re talking over 14,000 bottles), Read More

Vassa Eggen
Vassa Eggen

This long-standing favourite has received a bit of a face lift and once again attracts the hot young things of Stockholm. ‘Licentious, crazy, intimate, secret, euphoric, sweaty, calm and dignified – all at the same’ is how they describe themselves. Read More