Stockholm is a city that boasts astounding views, so what better way to take in those views than sipping a delicious cocktail from far above street level?
In recent years, Stockholm has seen an explosion in rooftop bars. Some are fairly well known, while others remain secret to all but a few of those in the know. Here are ViewStockholm’s favourite rooftop bars.
Located a breath away from Stockholm’s Stureplan, this intimate rooftop bar is sun-drenched and lively, with some pretty eye-watering views. Take the elevator up to the 7th floor and follow the signs – but make sure you get there early as this is where Stockholmers working in the city like to grab an after work.
Where: Humlegårdsgatan 23
When: Wed-Thu 17-midnight: Fri & Sat 15-midnight.
Capital at Scandic Hotel Continental
Newly opened in the spring of 2016, Capital is already grabbing fans from around Stockholm and beyond with it’s sleek, modern styling and views across Södermalm and Kungsholmen, included direct views of Stockholm’s iconic City Hall. With room for 100 people you’ll find plenty of space to sip a cocktail and perhaps nibble off the bar menu. P.S. If you’re staying at the hotel there is a separate ‘guest only’ terrace.
Where: Vasagatan 22
When: Mon-Thu 17-01; Fri 15-02; Sat 12-02; Sun 14-01
The Winery Hotel
The paint is barely dry on this very new entry to Stockholm’s rooftop bar scene. The Winery Hotel offers not just fantastic views over Haga Park, it also offers a heated pool and sunbeds, where you can watch the sun set as you sip wine direct from the hotel’s own winery in the lobby. Opening hours are currently limited but expected to expand.
Where: Rosenborgsgatan 20, Solna
When: Fri 18-20; Sat-Sun 10-18
Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre is where the ghosts of legends are rumoured to still linger, and why not when there is a gorgeous roof terrace that allows you to watch the ferries come in and out of Nybrokajen or a bird’s eye view of glamorous Strandvägen? This is where some of Stockholm’s most stylish like to congregate.
When: Mon 11.30-16; Tue & Wed 11.30-23; Thu-Sat 11.30-01
Urban Deli 9th Floor
Nine floors up is where you’ll find art, drinks and a very green oasis, right in the middle of one of Stockholm’s busiest areas. Called the Absolutely Art Bar, the rooftop is a sculpture park with 360-degree views across Stockholm. It’s sunny and it’s hot – in more ways than one.
Where: Sveavägen 44
When: Daily 17-23 (weather permitting)
It’s a well known fact that the drinks taste just a little bit better up in the sky, so don’t miss the best rooftop bars in Stockholm!