Stockholm's best after work bars

After a busy day of work or sightseeing in Stockholm what better to do than grab a friend and unwind with a drink and maybe a bite to eat? Stockholm is a city with plenty of after work options that suit any style or budget. Here is View Stockholm’s top ten.

Last updated: March 9, 2021


Il Tempo

Il Tempo Stockholm

Il Tempo – Photo: © Anders E. Skånberg

Located in the heart of trendy Södermalm Il Tempo is Italian at its finest. Pasta is the star here but don’t rule out the drinks. The wines are delicious and the cocktail menu unexpected.


Högbergsgatan 40, Södermalm



Urban Deli

Urban Deli Stockholm

Urban Deli – Photo: © Urban Orzolek

With three locations, Urban Deli is a firm favourite with locals. If you’re on Södermalm head to Nytorget and grab a drink while enjoying a deli platter. If you’re in the heart of the city the Sveavägen location is a new hotspot, with the rooftop bar a particular favourite.

Nytorget 4, Södermalm
Sveavägen 44, Norrmalm/City
Centralstationen, Centralplan 25, Norrmalm/City
Hesselmans Torg 12, Sickla



Riche Stockholm

Riche – Photo: © Niklas Alexandersson

Posh and eternally popular Riche is where you grab a glass of champagne before sitting back to enjoy the parade of some of Stockholm’s most moneyed insiders. The food is excellent, as is the service.


Birger Jarlsgatan 4, Östermalm



Grand Escalier

Grand Escalier Stockholm

Grand Escalier – Photo: © Mathias Nordgren

Located inside one of Stockholm’s top shopping malls, Sturegallerian, the French-inspired Grand Escalier attracts the business crowd who work around Stureplan when they’re in the mood for an after work. Always buzzing, both the indoor and outdoor areas are open year round.


Sturegallerian, Östermalm




Packed with locals Surfers has a spectacular drinks menu, with the Bloody Sichuan and Zai Jan just two examples of how you can wet your whistle. Very laid back with a great vibe.


Norrlandsgatan 24, Norrmalm/City




Sushi Stockholm

Try the sushi at Ljunggrens

Fancy some after work sushi? Or maybe a perfectly chilled beer? Head to Ljunggren, where summer is all about the rooftop bar and winter is about a cozy room filled with young, hip professionals.


Götgatan 36, Södermalm



Orangeriet Bar & Café

It’s on the water, it reminds you of the English countryside, and it has some of the best bartenders in the city. Cosy and with fantastic views, it’s the perfect place to kick off your evening – or maybe where you want to spend your entire evening, because you may not ever want to leave.


Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, Kungsholmen




Lydmar bar Stockholm

Sip on a cocktail in the sun at Lydmar – Photo: © Lydmar

A Stockholm institution that continues to set the bar for understated perfection, Lydmar attracts all crowds, from young hipsters to the mature businessperson. With several bars to choose from and killer food, you might forget to go home.


Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Norrmalm/City




Pressklubben Stockholm

Pressklubben offers Northern Europe’s largest selection of Belgian beers – Photo: © Pressklubben

Journalists have a reputation for drinking and Pressklubben doesn’t do much to dispel that image. With more than 750 types of beer and an excellent selection of wine this old-world club quenches your thirst in perfect style.


Vasagatan 50, Norrmalm/City



Scandic Malmen

Scandic Malmen bar

Scandic Malmen – Photo: © Elin Strömberg

There are two bars to choose from at Scandic Malmen hotel: the main bar, where the vibe is a bit more proper, or Lilla Hotellbaren, where the crowd is younger and more laid back. With a great mix of locals and tourists, Malmen is always jumping and it’s also known for a great live music scene.

Main bar: Götgatan 49-51, Södermalm
Lilla Hotellbaren: Folkungagatan 47, Södermalm

We wish you a great after work in Stockholm!

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