Your visit to Stockholm probably didn’t include watching sports on the telly –then again, this is a sports-mad city and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are most definitely a talking point. In fact, watching the Olympics amongst like-minded Swedes might even help break through that sometimes cool Scandinavian exterior.
Here are the best places to catch the Olympic action in Stockholm – and enjoy a pint or two while you do it.
Tucked away deep in the Östermalm district of Stockholm the Tudor Arms caters to a mixed crowd of locals and internationally minded Stockholmers. There are TVs scattered around the rooms and it’s the kind of place where you can squeeze in at a table when no other seats are available. Friendly, with great beer and good pub grub, this pub will cheer for whomever brings home gold, no matter their nationality.
Where: Grevgatan 31
Perfectly located in Gamla Stan (Old Town) The Liffey loves its sports. Loads of ex-pats frequent this pub, as well as plenty of tourists – and every TV is tuned to sports, no matter what time of the day or night. The atmosphere is lively and bustling, the food is standard pub fare, and the beer is always flowing.
Where: Stora Nygatan 40/42
You couldn’t ask for a better location, although it’s easy to walk by and not notice this little pub, which has been part of the Stockholm scene for decades. Located upstairs above the hum of Kungsgatan, Galways packs a punch when it comes to food, drink, service – and a true love of sports. The Olympics will be playing, have no doubt, so stop by, grab a pint, and catch up on the latest results before heading out to explore more of the beautiful city of Stockholm.
Where: Kungsgatan 24
Have fun watching the Olympics in Stockholm!