Stockholm’s best rooftop bars

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Summer, sun, delicious drinks, and magnificent views. If that’s your thing, few places match the nice rooftop bars in Stockholm. Enjoying a glass of wine or a good dinner with your favorite company high above the ground on a sunny summer evening and seeing the world’s most beautiful city spread out below you is an unbeatable experience. And if you like to have a drink on the Swedish capital’s rooftops, you have a lot of excellent roof terraces in Stockholm to explore.

Last updated: October 13, 2023
A cold craft beer or a glass of rosé wine in the warm afternoon sun. A cozy dinner with Italian delicacies while watching the sunset. A great start to a night out with your best friends. Or why not a wonderful dip in a rooftop pool. Hanging out on rooftop terraces really gives you opportunities to enjoy the good things in life. And visiting a rooftop bar adds an extra dimension you’ll miss if you stick to outdoor seating on the ground.

Enjoy food and drink at Stockholm’s rooftop bars

Do you want to visit a bar with a view in Stockholm? Then you’ve come to the right city – the number of rooftop terraces has exploded in recent years. Some are more talked about and familiar to most, while others are more unknown gems ready to be discovered. The city offers rooftop bars both outdoors and indoors, so even if the weather is bad, you can always visit a sky bar indoors if you want to enjoy a good drink with outstanding views.

From city to Vasastan, from Södermalm to Östermalm. And even outside the central areas. In Sweden’s capital, there are many fantastic rooftop bars and rooftop restaurants for those who love good food and drink at a high altitude. To help you find your favorite, we’ve made a guide to the best rooftop bars in Stockholm. Look up, take the elevator, and enjoy life!


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TAK Bar & Terrass

TAK Bar & Terrass is located 52 meters up in the air above the square Brunkebergstorg in the middle of the city. Stockholmers and tourists come here to enjoy the fantastic views and wonderful atmosphere. The bar’s delicious cocktails are dominated by Nordic and Japanese flavors. The high-class food from their Izakaya also has Japanese influences, and they serve sushi, sashimi, cold dishes, main courses, and a luxurious chef’s menu. In combination with world-class music and art, TAK has created one of Stockholm’s best rooftop bars.

TAK Bar & Terrass is not only a high-altitude experience during the summer season but also an excellent alternative if you want to visit a rooftop bar in Stockholm in the winter or autumn. Then the party and vibe move indoors, turning up the music and art with various exhibitions and vernissages. TAK is also a perfect place for celebrity spotting, and if you want to continue your Stockholm evening elsewhere, the super-central location gives you all the possibilities – theaters, nightclubs, and everything else in entertainment is within a short distance.

Brunkebergstorg 4, Norrmalm/City


Basta’s terrace faces Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg

Your favorite beer or a fresh cocktail in hand. Fantastic Italian food on the plate. And on top, one of Stockholm’s absolute best locations with amazing views of the city’s rooftops. Does that sound tempting? Then you should head to Basta, which you’ll find at the top of the Åhléns City building. Four floors up, they’ve created a rooftop bar in Stockholm that’s one of the absolute best. The terrace has a wonderful Capri feeling and is a perfect pit stop whether you want to take a break during the shopping tour, have lunch or an after-work with colleagues, a lovely evening with your partner, or the perfect starting point for a night out with friends. And since you can sit both outside and inside, you can visit Basta all year round.

The menu focuses on Italian food, and you can enjoy everything from antipasti (Italian street food) to main courses – Neapolitan pizza, pasta, salads, and risotto. You can match your food with an excellent selection of red wines, white wines, rosé wines, prosecco, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. And, of course, they also serve tasty cocktails (and mocktails) with exciting flavors. Why not try the guests’ favorite Summer Spritz? A first-class rooftop hangout, delicious food, good drinks, friendly company, and beautiful views – what more could you ask for? Basta is a given summer destination in Stockholm.

Klarabergsgatan 50, Norrmalm/City

Takpark by Urban Deli

The view is spectacular from Takpark by Urban Deli

In the middle of Sveavägen, in one of the city’s most vibrant areas, you’ll find the popular Urban Deli with a restaurant, grocery store, and food market in one. And if you take the elevator to the 9th floor, you’ll end up in their rooftop bar Takpark by Urban Deli. It’s one of Stockholm’s largest rooftop terraces that occupies the entire roof of the large building, and as the name reveals, it’s a green oasis with a pleasant park feeling. Wooden walkways, vegetation, greenery, and an airy and open environment – everything you can ask for from a real rooftop park. Plus a glazed pavilion. Takbar by Urban Deli also offers one of the city’s best bar hangouts with two bars in the open air and, as a bonus – a hard-to-beat 360-degree view of Stockholm.

The atmosphere is always great, it’s sunny, and it’s warm – in more ways than one – so don’t be surprised if the relaxed afternoon hangout easily slides over to a fun party night. With live music, DJs, and many happenings on the schedule, you have all the prerequisites. The modern cocktail bar with the suitable name Höjden (“The Height”) is high class and serves ambitious drinks with an edge. For those of you who prefer wine, there’s an extensive wine list with both classic and more exotic choices depending on your mood. Of course, there are also beer and non-alcoholic options. With your drink, you can eat smaller dishes from the menu. And since there are bars both outside and inside, the party can continue indoors if it gets cold when the sun goes down. No wonder Takbar by Urban Deli is high on many people’s favorite list.

Sveavägen 44, Norrmalm/City



Scandic Anglais Terrassbaren

Are you looking for a bar with a view near Stureplan in Östermalm? Then you should head to the Terrassbaren at the hotel Scandic Anglais – which describes itself as Stureplan’s most secret rooftop bar. This hidden and intimate terrace bar, located in the middle of the city’s hottest entertainment district, can be found on the hotel’s seventh floor. Follow the signs, and you’ll soon end up on one of the city’s best bar hangouts with comfortable sofas and plenty of standing room. Simple, relaxed, and festive – just as it should be. Choose something good to eat from the menu along with a glass of wine, beer, sparkling wine, or a cocktail, and get ready for a great evening.

And don’t forget the sunglasses because there’s sun almost all evening. Add a DJ who plays nice music plus beautiful views of Humlegården and Östermalm’s rooftops, and you have a successful concept that is highly valued in the Stockholm summer. But remember to get here early because this is where Stockholmers who work in the city want to have an after-work when their workday ends. The bar is open to everyone during the summer months, from the end of May to September, and the rest of the time, it can be rented by private parties.

Humlegårdsgatan 23, Östermalm

Le Hibou

In the heart of the city between Nybrokajen and Kungsträdgården, with proximity to everything – the water, shopping, nightlife, and cultural experiences – is the luxurious boutique hotel Bank Hotel. And on the hotel’s top floor is their elegant cocktail bar and terrace Le Hibou. It’s a gem of 265 square meters with room for 150 people and a hotel bar made to mingle, socialize, and live la dolce vita. Take a pleasant break in your shopping or sightseeing tour, a pre-drink before the night out, or an entire evening of drinks. The service is top class and the stunning view of Stockholm – towards the city, Nybrokajen, Strandvägen, and Djurgården – is worth a visit in itself.

An exclusive Paris floor inspires the indoor bar with a lounge, so here you really drink with style and glamor. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, and with Le Hibou’s specially composed and unique cocktails, you have a magical drinking experience to look forward to. In addition, there’s a large selection of non-alcoholic drinks, wine, beer, and champagne. When it comes to food, you’re offered a lot of tasty snacks. If you come here on a warm and sunny day, the outdoor terrace is also open. And it’s not just one but two terraces! One with comfortable lounge furniture and one with regular chairs and tables. Only drop-in applies, so whenever you’re in the mood, just take the elevator up and enjoy the good life. It’s not the cheapest place in town, but exclusive, relaxed, and absolutely wonderful.

Arsenalsgatan 6, Norrmalm/City

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Capital at Scandic Continental

How about an unbeatable location in the middle of the city, a stone’s throw from the central station, and a breathtaking view of Riddarfjärden, Södermalm, Kungsholmen, and the City Hall? Then take the elevator up to the 8th floor of Scandic Continental and visit Capital. The bar opened in 2016, and since then, it’s been a favorite among rooftop bars in Stockholm for both Stockholmers and international travelers. And the many loyal fans are no surprise – here you get a modern rooftop bar with elegant design and an international atmosphere. The rooftop terrace has a wooden deck, and its comfortable lounge furniture offers a perfect setting for relaxing in the sun on a summer day. And the sun shines from morning to evening, so bring your sunglasses.

With room for 100 people, there’s plenty of space to sip on a high-class signature cocktail with exciting flavors and perhaps munch something from the bar menu. Arrive in the afternoon for an after-work and then stay. Later in the evening, especially on the weekends, both the volume and the mood turn up a couple of levels and create a wonderfully festive atmosphere that lasts until the late hours. During the colder seasons, the terrace is complemented by a nice indoor sky bar with plenty of room, which makes Capital a year-round rooftop bar. And if you stay at the hotel, there’s also a separate terrace for guests only.

Vasagatan 22, Norrmalm/City

SUS – Stockholm Under Stjärnorna

50 meters above the streets of Stockholm is a paradise for those who want to mingle, drink, eat, dance, and have a really good time in the open air. SUS, which stands for Stockholm Under Stjärnorna (“Stockholm Under The Stars”), is one of Stockholm’s best rooftop bars – and one of the largest. This large roof park of 1,200 square meters is on top of the five-star hotel At Six at Brunkebergstorg and offers a wide range of exciting experiences and activities. Listen to DJs playing good music, watch a rooftop cinema or sporting event, be enchanted by a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, or look at skilled bartenders in action in one of the three bars.

In addition to fantastic drinks and other beverages, Stockholm Under Stjärnorna serves street food from all corners of the world, including a delicious sausage menu (!) with quality sausages and tasty accessories. Vegetarian options are also available. You don’t need to book to hang out in this bustling high-altitude city park, so just show up whenever you want and hope there’s room. An after-work with colleagues, a Tinder date, hanging out with friends on a Saturday night – this rooftop park always delivers. It’s spacious, colorful, exciting, and always has something fun going on – SUS is really aiming for the stars. Just take the elevator!

Brunkebergstorg 2–4, Norrmalm/City



The Winery Hotel

A pool with a view – at The Winery Hotel

You might think that Stockholm’s rooftop bar scene is only tied to the city’s central areas? Then you haven’t been to The Winery Hotel in Solna. Their Winery Rooftop Terrace has been described as one of the world’s best rooftop bars, according to well-known international press such as Forbes and Vogue. Here we’re talking world-class rooftop and a given summer spot for the open-air terrace fan. The Winery Hotel roof offers not only a fantastic view of Hagaparken but also a heated pool where you can take a dip between drinks.

In addition, there are comfortable sun loungers where you can watch the sunset while drinking wine from the hotel’s own vineyard and eating lighter Italy-inspired finger food. Add some nice music (don’t miss the soul sessions on Fridays with great DJs), and a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere – Winery Rooftop Terrace really deserves its good reputation. Keep in mind that residents of the hotel have priority, so get here in time!

Rosenborgsgatan 20, Solna

The Nest

The Nest’s infinity pool looking inviting

The square Brunkebergstorg has become Stockholm’s rooftop bar cluster, and the hotel Downtown Camper also offers an excellent sky bar – The Nest Cocktail Lounge. This indoor bar is open to everyone and serves good signature cocktails in a cozy and quiet environment with magnificent views of Södermalm and Riddarfjärden. Outdoors there’s both a bar area and a spa with a heated pool that can be used all year round. Here, however, you need to book and pay a fee, but then you get access to one of the best rooftop pools at our latitudes. So, if you’re looking for a hotel with a pool in Stockholm, Downtown Camper is a natural choice.

Brunkebergstorg 9, Norrmalm/City

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Sjöstaden Skybar

102 meters up in the air in Hammarby Sjöstad, you’ll find the rooftop bar Sjöstaden Skybar. It’s located in the newly built landmark Sthlm 01, and here, a stone’s throw from the bridge Skanstullsbron, you have a mile-wide view of Årstaviken and the rest of Stockholm. The pleasant rooftop terrace invites you to socialize from lunch until late at night, and since it faces west, there’s a great chance for an Instagram-friendly sunset. On the terrace, you sip on a spritz (here’s a large selection) and enjoy small dishes inspired by the Mediterranean.

Hammarby Allé 12B, Hammarby sjöstad

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Arc Rooftop

At the top of the modern design hotel Blique by Nobis, on the 11th floor, you’ll find Arc Rooftop. It’s a rooftop bar located in Vasastan, which makes it quite unique among rooftop bars in Stockholm. And Arc is definitely worth a visit if you’re craving delicious drinks in the sun, an urban atmosphere, and an outstanding 360-degree view of both Vasastan’s rooftops and the rest of the city.

The terrace and outdoor bar are open during the summer months, but the indoor restaurant is available all year round. Here you can enjoy a Korean sharing menu and à la carte dishes from different parts of Asia. The drinks menu also delivers; enjoy high-quality signature cocktails, beer, wine, and sparkling wine. And take the opportunity to try Arc Rooftop’s selection of Sake, traditional rice wine from Japan.

Gävlegatan 18, Vasastan

Spesso & Tetto

In a top location, 12 floors up on Malmskillnadsgatan, is the fantastic Italian restaurant Spesso, which is run by Stureplansgruppen. This spacious rooftop restaurant combines the best Italian cuisine with an international feeling a la New York and magnificent 360-degree views of the capital through panoramic windows surrounding the entire room. The menu at Spesso offers modern Italian food that follows the seasons, including handmade pasta, as well as exciting wines.

During the summer months, Spesso is joined by the green and lovely rooftop bar Tetto (which means rooftop in Italian). It’s a perfect summer destination if you want a good drink and simple food such as snacks, pizza, and charcuterie while you admire the city below you. You can spot everything from Djurgården’s beautiful nature to the classic NK clock. The fact that Tetto has DJs playing nice music every summer evening makes it even better. At Spesso, it’s recommended to book a table while Tetto has drop-in.

Malmskillnadsgatan 38B, Norrmalm/City

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Champagnebaren at Södra Teatern

Södra Teatern at the square Mosebacke Torg in Södermalm is one of Stockholm’s iconic entertainment venues. During the summer they open their banquet hall on the 7th floor, called the Champagnebaren, to the public with room for 120 people.

This somewhat hidden gem has both an indoor part and a veranda that offers plenty of sunshine when the weather is good, together with breathtaking views in three directions – check out Stockholm’s beautiful inlet, Old Town (Gamla stan), and the historical Mosebacke Torg. As the name reveals, Champagnebaren offers a wide range of champagne and champagne drinks. Perfect for everything from a date with your partner to an evening with friends.

Mosebacke torg 1-3, Södermalm


Since 2015, Stockholmers and visiting tourists have been hanging out on Slakthustaket during summer. The Slakthuset area, Stockholm’s meatpacking district, close to the Globe, Tele2 Arena, and Gullmarsplan, is one of the city’s most exciting areas right now. An old industrial area is transformed into an urban district, and Slakthustaket (also called TAK), located on top of an old abattoir, fits in perfectly.

The large terrace with a wooden deck is 600 square meters and has plenty of seating, palm trees, charcoal grill dishes, a good selection of cocktails, beer, and wine, plus everything else you may need. Very hang-out friendly, in other words. Music is an essential part of the experience at Slakthustaket, and here you can enjoy live DJs, electronic dance music, and summer sessions, among other things. The icing on the cake is an amazing view of Södermalm. So just hop on the public transport and head south!

Slakthusgatan 6, Johanneshov

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Visit Stockholm’s rooftop bars and experience the good things in life up in the air

There you have our guide to rooftop terraces in Stockholm. We hope you’ll find a place that suits you, regardless of whether you’re craving your favorite beer on a Tuesday night, want to have a cozy date with your partner or a fun evening with a group of friends. It is well-known that drinks taste a little better up high, so don’t miss Stockholm’s best rooftop bars

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