You can never tire of the views in Stockholm and after a long day of sightseeing it’s never a bad idea to sip a cocktail while drinking in a glorious view.

Here are ViewStockholm’s handpicked top five favorite bars from which you can gaze out of the beauty of our fabulous city with a refreshing cocktail in hand.

1. Gondolen

It may look a bit industrial from the outside but once the elevator delivers you 38 meters above the water you’ll be treated to astounding panoramic views of the city, which some say are the best in Sweden. The cocktail list is extensive but don’t miss out on the food: top Swedish chef Erik Lallerstedt is the man behind the menu, so make sure to reserve a table in the dining room.

Address: Stadsgården 6 (subway: Slussen)

2. Himlen (Och Himlen Därtill)

Another top contender for best view in Stockholm, you’ll find Himlen’s lounge and cocktail bar on the 26th floor of Skrapan – the former headquarters of the city’s tax office. With a comprehensive drinks menu you’re spoiled for choice, and if you get hungry, just scoot down to the 25th floor, where you’ll find a fusion of Swedish and French fare.

Address: Götgatan 78 (subway: Skanstull)

3. Sky Bar

The name says it all, doesn’t it? Sky Bar is found on the 9th floor of the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, located right next to the central station, and once you do find it you might find it difficult to choose a cocktail from it’s extensive drinks menu. Light food and snacks are also available – as is the chance to rub shoulders with some of Stockholm’s trendiest inhabitants.

Address: Vasagatan 1 (subway: T-centralen)

4. Kaknästornet

Located at the top of a TV and radio tower (155 meters high!), Kaknästornet offers such amazing 360-degree views that will make what you’re drinking seem like an after thought. Located out in the wilds of Djurgården it can be something of a challenge to reach but is well worth the effort. Do not forget your camera when visiting this one!

Address: Mörka Kroken 28-30

We wish you a wonderful time at the best bars in Stockholm. Enjoy the view – and your cocktail!