Stockholm’s best hotel bars

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Stockholm is a city bursting with hotels, from glamorous outposts like Grand and Nobis to more the more casual and hip, such as Malmen and Story. What every great hotel has is a great hotel bar – and we’ve got the best of the best for you, where you can grab an after work drink, have a business meeting, or just sit back and people watch to your heart’s content. Let’s get started.

Last updated: April 17, 2024


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Story Hotel Riddargatan

Story hotel bar in Stockholm

Enjoy your favorite drink in the hotel bar at Story Hotel

Story Hotel Riddargatan is a modern boutique hotel where the environment is inspired by art, music, and design. And, of course, they have a cool and cozy hotel bar. The location in Östermalm is perfect. Here you’re in the middle of the vibrant city life – ideal for a drink after work or on a Saturday night. Sit down and order a glass of bubbly, wine, or beer. Or why not a delicious cocktail – the bar’s skilled bartenders mix up magical drinks.

The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed, with a mix of people of all ages – you’ll see both couples, groups of friends, and tourists at the tables. Add friendly staff and stylish decor, and you have everything you could want from a good hotel bar. In summer, there’s also the popular outdoor seating Backyard with a New York feel. And if you’re hungry, the hotel also has an excellent Asian restaurant, Ling Long, where you can enjoy tasty small Asian dishes.

Riddargatan 6, Östermalm

Downtown Camper

The Nest Cocktail Lounge

The Nest Cocktail Bar at Downtown Camper

The Nest Cocktail Lounge is the rooftop bar at Downtown Camper, a hotel in Stockholm located in the middle of the city at Brunkebergstorg. Here you can settle down in a convenient way to get a glass of wine or a cocktail and enjoy Stockholm’s perhaps best view. Perfect for relaxing after a day on the town with sightseeing and shopping, have an after work with your colleagues or a job meeting. Besides good signature cocktails and fresh mocktails, The Nest Cocktail Lounge also serves lighter bar snacks. The bar is open from afternoon to late evening.

Brunkebergstorg 9, Norrmalm

Scandic Malmen

Scandic Malmen hotel bar

The bar at Scandic Malmen – Photo: © Elin Strömberg

Nestled on the edge of Stockholm’s trendy Sofo district Malmen has not just one but two bars for your pleasure. The main bar, on Götgatan, just across from Medborgarplatsen, is a bit more upscale and subdued than the second bar, Lilla Hotellbaren, which is just around the corner on Folkkungagatan. Here is where it’s more relaxed, with a hipster vibe and plenty of music, both live and dj. Both are popular haunts with Stockholmers so you’ll find plenty of people to mingle with, if you can get a seat.

Götgatan 49-51, Södermalm



Scandic Anglais

The bar at Anglais is busy every day and night of the week, hosting a mixed crowd of young and not so young, with business deals being conducted alongside friends having a laugh. There’s a great mix of comfortable seating, as well as small outside area, and if you grab a seat at the bar, you’ll find the very friendly staff more than willing to have a chat. A great location in the heart of the city, with a Jamie Oliver restaurant right next door, means this one is a perennial winner.

Humlegårdsgatan 23, Östermalm


Lydmar hotel bar

The bar at Lydmar – Photo: © Lydmar

It’s one of the coolest hotels in town, with award-winning interior design, so no surprises that this lifestyle hotel is a very popular hangout, particularly for after work drinks. In the warmer months you can enjoy the terrace bar and the waterfront bar but don’t count out the interior bar, which exudes casual, relaxed luxury any time of the year. The cosy, comfy armchairs and sofas, alongside the bookshelf lined walls envelope you in a sense of calm and ease, while the top-of-the-line staff and drinks menu cater to your every need.

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Norrmalm

Hotel Rival

Hotel Rival bar in Stockholm

Hotel Rival – Photo: © Vicky Brock/Flickr

Yet another of Benny Andersson’s ventures around Stockholm but while ABBA did once reunite on the balcony when Mamma Mia premiered this place is not an homage to Sweden’s greatest pop musical export – although shows are always on the menu. Instead, Rival is one of the coolest places in town and the bar is best described as rock n roll elegance. Many a famous Swedish face frequents Rival so you never know who you might be sipping a drink next to.

Mariatorget 3, Södermalm


Nobis, smack dab in the middle of town, is all about charm, comfort, and service. It’s also where you’ll find Stockholm’s famed Gold Bar, which features a 28 meter high ceiling, an ever-changing and quite spectacular cocktail menu, and old-style ambience mixed with modern amenities. Trendy and affluent describes the crowd, which runs the gamut from businesspeople to models.

Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Norrmalm




Berns hotel bar Stockholm

Berns – Photo: © Bengt Nyman/Wikimedia Commons

Great drinks, great bartenders, great location. What more could you ask for? Berns exudes modernity while offering a cracking whiskey, wine, and champagne selection. It’s known for catering to a higher end crowd – which isn’t surprising given where it’s situated – but who doesn’t need a bit of glamour in their life? While you’re glamorously sipping your champagne you might want sample something from the straightforward menu, which delivers with style.

Näckströmsgatan 8, Norrmalm/City

Hotel Reisen

Located on the water in Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) just a stone’s throw from the Royal Palace, Hotel Reisen’s bar is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail after seeing the sights. It exudes old-world charm in a building that dates back to the 1700s. There is a wide array of cocktails, wine, and beer on offer, as well as great bar menu if you’re feeling peckish.

Skeppsbron 12, Old Town

Hotel Diplomat

Hotel Diplomat Stockholm

Hotel Diplomat – Photo: © Popova Valeriya/

Hotel Diplomat’s T/Bar not only boasts absolutely stunning views, it also hosts one of the best after works in town. Wednesday through Friday the house DJ spins the best mix around, while bar staff attends to the heaving crowd’s every need. T/Bar gets the details right, perfect for the upscale crowd that flocks here.

Strandvägen 7C, Östermalm

Clarion Hotel

At Clarion there are three bars to choose from: Eatery Social specialises in South and Central American fare, with probably the best Margarita in the city. Vatos is a Mexican bar, with focus on tequila and mescal. And finally, there is the Living Room, which is pretty much like it sounds: a very chill place to sip a drink and maybe catch up on the day’s papers. The views are pretty fantastic at this hotel and the crowd very hip.

Ringvägen 98, Södermalm

Have a fabulous time at the best hotel bars in Stockholm!

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