Stockholm Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar
Due to the Corona crisis, this list is again nearly not updated. Places visited later than 2020 03 07 have visiting month detailed in red.
All places closes earlier than usual certain days during these times, 8 pm at the latest for places serving beverages with alcohol more than 3,5%.
However, “Beer Events” known and “Some recent Major news” are continuously updated. Any information in the list may show to be altered very suddenly.
Also you are no longer allowed to sit at the bar counter and order beer, drinks or food, you have to have a table and order from there. And keep 2 meters distance to other people.
Please stay at home if you are not feeling well – and wash your hands often!
Stockholm is an amazing Craft Beer city – not only the Akkurat place, but pretty many other great places as well, create that picture. Also some really classic institutions connected to beer, that is worth to know, are mentioned.
With reservations for any (sudden) alterations made at the places.
C Some explanations – certain attributes are clickable to more easily find these places
Some recent major news, alterations or additions
– Ölstugan Tullen Hornstull and Ölstugan Tullen Kungsholmen has at last opened again.
– Folk & Friends Kungsholmen is closed until further notice
– Älghjärtat in Gamla Stan has closed down.
– The Old Brewer – Public House & Dining Room, with “local and international beers”, has opened at CT – Luntmakargatan 98
– Livs raises to 15 points, due to high ambition and very nice beers.
– Stigbergets Fot raises to 18 points due to very fine beer selection on tap.
– Brödernas by Hopsan has entered the list at 12 points.
– Patty’s at Hornsgatan 154, in an old Bishops Arms place, has opened and enter the list at 9 points.
– Zum Franziskzner raises to 18 points due to fantastic quality and amazing beer events.
– Ölstugan Tullen third place in Stockholm at Sveavägen 62 has entered the list at 15 points.
– Stockholm Brewing Tap Room will be open Fridays and Saturdays from October 9th.
– Bishops Arms Hornsgatan has closed down.
– Omaka, a new brewpub, opened by Hedda Spendrup at has entered the list at 13 points.
– Bottl3 5hop rises to 13 points – bigger premises next door, brewery Underjord in the cellar, and – washing machines!
– Omnipollo Brewery has started to brew in their own brewery facility, in the premises of old Sundbybergs Köksbryggeri, Sundbyberg – in the “church” at Sturegatan 41. They will open the tap room at the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Most Thursdays: “Skrubbetorsdag” – when Jens Skrubbe brings lots of fine and interesting Belgian beers on tap – – – Internationella Pressclubben, CT – Vasagatan 50
March 4th, 5th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th: 20 Years Jubilee – – – Bishops Arms, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12.
March 17th: S:t Patrick’s Day – – – Bishops Arms, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12.
April 24th: 20 Years Jubilee – – – Bishops Arms, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12.
May 6th, 7th, 8th: 20 Years Jubilee – – – Bishops Arms, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12.
This pub guide on Stockholm Top Beer Places, is compiled and updated from how fun Beertil think it is to visit these places from a Craft Beer point of view. Places with lower ratings can naturally be very good from other points of views.
Neither Food, Whiskey, Wine nor Drink selections are included in the ratings. Ratings are considered over time, some places vary, some don’t. If not otherwise stated, references are made to beers coming from Craft Beer breweries.
Highest rating is 20. Rating stated before the name of the place.
OS = Outdoor seating summertime or when the weather allows. (This is however no guarantee all places are open all the time)
AC = Air Conditioning
3,5 % PLACE = Indicates this is a place with beers containing maximum 3,5% alcohol only. Click to easily find these places.
BREWPUB = Pub including a brewery.
CONCEPT = The place has a certain concept – not just good beers and/or good food
RA = Real Ale are being served. Click to easily find these places.
☀ = Places with especially nice outdoor seating summertime
GAME = Game hall places. Click to easily find these places.
♫ = Places with live music, in some cases DJ music only as stated. Click to easily find these places.
W = Also specializes in a great Whisky selection. (Other places may very well have a fine Whisky selection too).
= Dogs welcome.
Area code given prior to the street adress indicates the place has the location in Stockholm:
CT – The place is located in Stockholm City
GS – Gamla Stan island
HO – Hornstull area at western part of Södermalm island.
KH – Kungsholmen island
SÖ – Södermalm island, except the western part.
VS – Vasastan area.
ÖM – Östermalm area.
Full area name instead of an area code indicates the place is located in suburban Stockholm.
- Rather common places are closed Sundays and/or Mondays.
- During the summer (June, July and August) some places have a bit more limited selection on tap and bottle.
- At more and more places you are welcome to have smaller glasses (15cl, 20 cl or “half glasses”) – in order to be able to try some more beers.
- When referred to the amount of bottles, these amounts also include cans, not specified below.
Stockholm Top Beer Places
19 Akkurat – Visited October 2020
SÖ – Hornsgatan 18 OS RA W ♫
Top-rated – Number 1 – beer place in the world, on ratebeer.com from July 2014 until early 2017! (Now the place is number 2). Whenever I’ve entered through the years I get a feeling this is in a class of its own. Amazing selection of Craft Beers on tap. Also 3-4 Real Ales on tap, and for the way they handle them, the place has received the Cask Marque Award for many years. They have also an impressive selection of beers on bottle – around 700, including Vintage bottles. Runs sometimes different themes like Franken weeks and the famous Péché Day. The place also runs different kind of beer tastings, for instance October 2018 an amazing Rodenbach tasting with brewmaster Rudi Ghequire. Around 450 different Whiskys. Live music last Sunday every month. Open until 12 pm Sundays – Tuesdays and 1 am Wednesdays – Saturdays. (Opened 1995)
Corona times: Reduced with 3 beer taps and one Real Ale
19 Internationella Pressklubben – Visited October 2020
CT – Vasagatan 50 OS AC CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Reliable place. Formerly a hangout mainly dedicated to the press people. A lot of artists on pictures from stage and screen on the walls in the restaurant rooms close to the bar counter. Very impressive selection of Belgian beers – only – not just from the classic Belgian breweries, but also from newer start-up Craft Beer breweries. Usually 10-15 nice Belgian beers on tap and around 500 Belgian bottles, or, if you count all the different vintage years, the amount counts at least to 700, or maybe 800 bottles. Thursdays are most often special, run by Jens Skrubbe. Dogs are welcome in the first room close to the street.
BEER EVENT: Most Thursdays: “Skrubbetorsdag” – when Jens Skrubbe brings lots of fine and interesting Belgian beers on tap
18 Man In The Moon – Visited October 2020
CT – Tegnérgatan 2 OS AC
Classic very nice ‘Gastro Pub’ with 30 beer taps. The beer selection on tap may, according to season, sometimes vary down to around 18 Craft Beers, but most often provide a couple of fine or rare beers. Also for instance now and then beers from Malmö Brewing – not very common elsewhere in Stockholm. Very inventive with different high quality seasonal events. For instance Oktoberfest with 30 German beers altering on the taps, 30 Hawaiian Craft Beers on tap, a great 8 Tap Takeover with Cigar City, in January 2018 an amazing OHIO Tap Takeover with Hoppin’ Frog, Jackie O’s, Listermann, January 2019 New York Tap Takeover, August 2019 an outstanding Evil Twin tap takeover with 30 beers on tap flown in from The USA and January 2020 a great Florida Tap Takeover with 80 beers altering on the 30 taps. Impressive 240 bottle selection, including around 80 Belgian, 85 US and 30 Swedish bottles. Among the US bottles there were (April 2019) for instance 5 different Alesmith, 13 different Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout and 8 Listermann. Also extensive vintage cellar with 350 different kind of aged beers. (Opened 1994).
Corona times: A few taps not used.
As usual – a high class beer list – the 30 beers starting the Florida Beer Weeks January 2020.
18 Mikkeller Bar – Visited October 2020
ÖM – Brahegatan 5 OS
A great place with a second room a few steps up. There are 24 Craft Beers on tap, usually maybe half of them are Mikkeller beers. Around 100 beers on bottle, of them around 60 Mikkeller and the rest from other breweries, including some meads. Nice Danish ‘Smørrebröd’ to eat and some other dishes as well. (Opened 2017)
18 Omnipollos Hatt – Visited October 2020
SÖ – Hökens gata 3 OS AC
Small very popular Omnipollo brewery venue. On Ratebeer (spring 2018) considered number 6 in the world among breweries. Not a “Pub” – not a “Restaurant” – great design – certain ceiling lamps shines, while other shines as well! Amazing beers! Often around 8 of their own beers on the 10 taps – nearly always fabulous ones like their own AON (NOA) or Armageddon and a lot of other great beers. Now and then interesting tap takeovers, for instance Tired Hands and in February 2018 O/O Brewing and Mikrofonbryggeriet. They also sometimes run oven takeovers with guest chefs from fabulous restaurants making pizzas! Very nice non-Italian pizzas. Open to 1 am every night. (Opened 2015)
From the fantastic Omnipolloscope event
18 Sorbon – Visited October 2020
Bromma – Kvarnbacksvägen 135 at Brommaplan OS
Very nice place – very unusual with such a great beer place in suburban Stockholm. Reliable place, mostly with some for me surprising and interesting beers on the 20 Craft Beer taps. They tap 1 house IPA, Sorbon X, brewed by Mohawk. Some beers are served in the correct company glasses, for instance beers from Founders. Good selection on the around 50 bottles as well. Sometimes a fantastic selection on tap!
18 Stigbergets Fot – Visited October 2020
SÖ – Götgatan 5 OS
Somewhat sophisticated and very nicely decorated beer hangout. Started by the Göteborg brewery Stigbergets and the Barrel Burgers & Beer Company. 24 taps naturally serving a lot of Stigbergets’ Beers and around 10 beers from other breweries. An inner room with 5 extra taps will now and then hold special beer events. Bottles include initially mainly non-alcoholic beers. (Opened 2020)
18 Zum Franziskaner – Visited September 2020
GS – Skeppsbron 44 OS ♫ CONCEPT: German style beers
Incredible old classic Beer Hall. The place started in 1889. However a new house was built on the site in 1910, and had then the present interior imported from Germany. The bar has 13 taps with around 7 German beers. The other taps contain beers from Swedish Nynäshamn and Skebo in the German lager tradition. Normally around 40 bottles, some interesting German ones, some Swedish and some Cantillon ones. In an inner room is a fine refurbished bar called Bakfickan – often serving beers from 1 or 2 gravity pulled kegs, 1 Cantillon and most beers available at the main bar. Bakfickan is closed Sundays and Mondays. However, on certain Sundays Bakfickan offers live music, see Facebook and their website. In all an excellent place. Sometimes fantastic beer events like last winter German Bock beers never before seen in Sweden. Not to mention the magnificent Zwanze Day 2020 with a lot of seldom seen beers. New owner in 2017. (Opened 1889)
A very special extra beer list during Zwanze Day 2020. Still a few bottles available as by Oct 20th, but none by 10 cl glass.
17 Brewdog Bar Kungsholmen – Visited October 2020
KH – S:t Eriksgatan 56
Nicely refurbished October 2019, now with a pretty much better white beer board. Most often very good selection on tap – around 9 Brewdog beers and around 9 other nice beers as well. Around 40 Craft Beer bottles. Maintains a sort of style giving impressions from the Punk era. Upstairs room also very pleasant with table and card games to be played while having a beer or two. (Opened 2013)
Corona times: Reduced to around 30 Craft Beer bottles.
17 Brewdog Bar Södermalm – Visited October 2020
SÖ – Ringvägen 149 OS
Nicely refurbished October 2019, now with a pretty good white beer board, but not as personal and artistic as their previous one. Most often very good selection on tap, around 9 Brewdog beers and around 9 other nice beers as well. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles. Maintains a sort of style giving impressions from the Punk era. Some table and card games to be played while having a beer or two. (Opened 2015).
Corona times: Reduced amount of bottles, around 15.
17 Lådan – Visited October 2020
CT – Luntmakargatan 63 CONCEPT: Swedish beers
Nice pretty big place with a fun and a bit rustic style. 17-20 Swedish Craft Beers on tap. Often 2 locally produced soft drinks on tap. Has started with around 10 beer cans which varies – the list contains what interesting beers they succeed to obtain every time they acquire. Different sliders and some other dishes. Tap-takeovers now and then, June 2019 a great Dugges tap-takeover. Also sometimes oven takeover by restaurants. (Opened 2017)
Small part of the decoration at Lådan (Swedish for “The Box”)
17 Oliver Twist – Visited September 2020
SÖ – Repslagargatan 6 OS RA
Genuine and really steady, maintaining its standard! 20 beers on tap and 3 Real Ales. For their handling of the Real Ales, they have received the Cask Marque Award for many years. A varying but always interesting selection of around 200 bottles. This pub kind of started the Craft Beer boom in Stockholm already in 1993. Dogs welcome close to the main entrance. (Opened 1993)
Corona times: Around 15 beers on tap
16 Beer n’ Play – Visited October 2020
HO – Hornsgatan 138 OS GAME
A nice place with warm brick walls, black sofas, shuffleboards, pool tables and lots of other games. 25 Craft Beer taps and around 70 Craft Beer bottles. (Opened 2019).
Corona times: Around 21 beers on tap and 55 bottles
CT – Bryggargatan 12 OS CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Very classic place with Belgian beers mainly – has survived the Craft Beer explosion. 18 taps and more than 300 bottles. The beers on tap seems now to be back to their fine classic Belgian standard.(Opened 1990).
16 Bishops Arms Sundbyberg – Visited October 2020
Sundbyberg – Landsvägen 49 OS
Very nice and cozy classic Bishops Arms place with tram stop outside. Around 16 Craft Beers on the 28 taps. Also one Real Ale on tap around every other week. Around 100 beers on bottle. Great Christmas decoration 2017 – just like a fairy world – and even finer 2018. Now and then they run Beer Events. (Also Metro and Commuter trains close by).
Corona times: Maybe a few Craft Beer taps fewer.
BEER EVENT: Februari 15th – 21st: Belgian Beer Week
16 Bishops Arms Vasagatan – Visited October 2020
CT – Vasagatan 7 OS
Nice place and also the most central of the 5 different Bishops Arms in Stockholm. Pretty good selection on around 14 Craft Beer taps, but sometimes maybe do not vary too often. Very good selection of bottles, around 180. One of very few Craft Beer places open until 3 am Wednesday-Saturday, 1 am Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 pm Sundays. (Opened 2007).
Corona times: Reduced to around 5 Craft Beers on tap and 110 bottles.
BEER EVENT: Februari 15th – 21st: Belgian Beer Week
16 Omnipollo Flora & Omnipollo Ice Cream
ÖM – Kungliga Humlegården 1 OS ☀ Closed. Opens again April or May 2021
Magnificent summer place in the pretty central and very green garden Humlegården. Outdoor seating only. One stall for beers and one stall for Ice Cream. 8 Craft Beer taps. Food has focus on sea food dishes. (Opened 2019).
16 Stockholm Brewing
Frihamnen – Frihamnsgatan 28 OS BREWPUB ☀ Tap room will be open Fridays and Saturdays from October 9th.
Formerly located at Södermalm, the brewery moved 2018 to bigger premises in Frihamnen. A simple but yet elegant tap room, from where you have a fine view into the brewery. 20 taps serving usually around 12 of their own beers and 6 guest beers. Around 20 bottles, some more seldom seen. Located slightly out of town, but still easy to get there with bus 1 from Hötorget or Stureplan, or by bus 76 from Slussen or Nybroplan. (The old pub opened 2015, on this location 2018).
16 Tritonia Ölverkstad – Barrel, Burgers & Beer – Visited October 2020
GS – Stora Nygatan 20 OS AC Tritonia is closed, due to being a too small place in Corona times, but a few of Tritonia’s beers available at Barrel, Burgers & Beer.
Great Hamburgers with beers in both rooms. The smaller room, the Craft Beer bar Tritonia, with not so many, but very very well chosen, and often very interesting beers on both the most often 8 taps and among the around 25 craft beer bottles – among them some more exclusive. Sometimes Beer Events, for example with Pohjala and Stigbergets. Very good service as well as good knowledge. Barrel, Burgers & Beer has another 20 more common Craft Beer bottles. (Opened 2015)
15 Ardbeg Embassy – Visited October 2020
GS – Västerlånggatan 68 CONCEPT: Swedish beers RA W
Very nicely decorated place on the whisky theme. 6 taps with beers from Gotland and 18 taps with Swedish Craft Beer breweries including one House IPA from Frequency, altering with Strömsholm. Also 1 Real Ale from Wärmdö brewery. Around 5 Swedish bottles, adding to the Swedish taps. Around 380 different whiskys. (Renamed some years ago from Glenfiddich).
Corona times: Around 4 taps fewer and nearly no bottles
15 Babajan – Visited October 2020
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 75 OS
Interior mix from fine dining room to cozy decadence with Arabian influences in the bar. Around 13 Craft Beers on the 15 taps. Around 50 Craft Beer bottles. There are also maybe 30 different vintages and more odd beers not listed. There have been amazing beers on tap, for instance December 2017/January 2018 Alesmith IPA, Alesmith Speedway Stout and De Dolle Stille Nacht. (Opened 1996, this address since 2009)
15 Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan – Visited September 2020
SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12 OS RA ☀ AC
Maybe the coziest Bishops Arms in Stockholm up in a beautiful historic area close to Slussen. 12 – 15 Craft Beers on tap, including one tap Real Ale. Has one tap especially devoted to Porter or Stout Around 160 bottles, including 40 bigger ones suitable for sharing. Creative with different beer events, for instance a bacon dinner with smokey beers and a Collective Art tap takeover with suitable cheeses for each beer. (Opened 2000).
Corona times: Reduced to around half of the normal amount of Craft Beer taps. Around 110 bottles.
BEER EVENT: March 4th, 5th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th: 20 Years Jubilee
BEER EVENT: March 17th: S:t Patrick’s Day
BEER EVENT: April 24th: 20 Years Jubilee
BEER EVENT: May 6th, 7th, 8th: 20 Years Jubilee
15 Bishops Arms Gamla Stan – Visited September 2020
GS – Tyska Brinken 36 RA
High ambition in a grand Bishops Arms place – but still pretty cozy with for instance a real old time fireplace. Around 14 Craft Beers on tap and around 135 beers on bottle. Good location close to Gamla Stan metro station. (Opened 2013)
Corona times: Reduced to around half of the normal amount of Craft Beer taps and fewer bottles.
BEER EVENT: Februari 15th – 21st: Belgian Beer Week
15 Brisket & Friends – Visited October 2020
CT – Upplandsgatan 7 OS BREWPUB CONCEPT: Swedish Beers
A BBQ place close to Norra Bantorget square, which actually also is a Brewpub, though the Brewery PKLK is located in Suburban Stockholm. Very nice interesting atmosphere giving thoughts of a finely refurbished machine shop. 12 taps pouring Craft Beers from PKLK brewery and their brand Big Bone Brews, including a varying number of guest taps. Around 15 bottles but maybe more will turn up by the time. Now and then running very nice Stockholm Brewers United Tap Takeovers with 12 breweries visiting. (Opened 2019)
15 Bryggeri Munkbron – Brasseri & Bar – Visited October 2020
GS – Lilla Nygatan 2 OS BREWPUB Own brews being served.
Finally, these great beer premises now reopened in new finely refurbished shape in a house from 1643. 12 taps with a varied selection Craft Beers. Their own beers are brewed in the brewery in the same house. Nearly no beers on bottle. Downstairs a restaurant in old historic cellar vaults. (Opened 2019).
Corona times: The restaurant downstairs is open, but in smaller extent than planned.
15 Industrigatan 2 – Visited October 2020
KH – Industrigatan 2 CONCEPT: Very fresh local beers on tap
A nice place with a Mexican wall-painting harmonizing with the Mexican food. Started by the Swedish brewery Dunder & Krut. 10 taps including their own house lager called Heartbeat, brewed by Dunder & Krut. They are about to brew a new own beer as well. Other beers from for instance Fjäderholmarna and Stockholm Brewing. Intending to start with around 70 bottles when they have conditioned enough, maybe in December or early in the new year. (Opened 2020).
15 Katarina Ölkafé – Visited September 2020
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 27 OS AC
Very nice and popular small venue – not a pub, not a restaurant, but a true “Sofo” bohemian café. 7 – 10 taps including 2 Katarina “house brews” brewed by Tempel in Uppsala. Around 25 Craft Beer bottles, some beers comes and goes. Very often crowded. Owner intend to start again with the Katarina Kegger Beer Festival, previously in the Orion theater. (Opened 2014)
Corona times: Maybe a few beers fewer.
15 Livs – Visited October 2020
SÖ – Bjurholmsgatan 18
A fine ‘water hole’ in true ‘Södermalmish’ slightly bohemian interior style. 10 often great Craft Beer taps. In the refrigerator now and then 2-3 special cardboard casks with classic Belgian beers altering with a couple of Cantillon bottles. (Opened 2018)
A good and not very common beer in Stockholm – a Strawberry Skies Sour from Vault City Brewery in Edinburgh – December 2019.
15 Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Nynäshamn – Lövlundsgatan 2-4 OS BREWPUB Pub closed, opens again summer 2021.
One of the very first and now classic Craft Beer breweries in Sweden, started 1997. The very nice pub is mainly open on special occasions. However, they are usually open summertime specific weeks and days. Usually 8 beers on tap and around 20 bottles. Some bottles are also available from different vintage years. (Their own beers on bottle only). Pretty cozy archipelago atmosphere in interesting brewery surroundings.
15 Svenska Hamburgerköket
Midsommarkransen – Tellusborgsvägen 78 OS
Very good hamburgers and located in a suburban area. Impressive selection of around 140 different beers on bottle. Selection varies and include around 120 Craft Beers. 10 very different beers on tap, varying from perhaps Stigbergets to non-Craft Beers and own house-brews.
15 WAZA Restaurang & Bryggeri – Visited October 2020
CT – Wallingatan 38 OS BREWPUB
Opened in the old Monks Café’s premises, now very nicely refurbished. 16 beers on tap, so far including around 9 own WAZA beers, but by the time own beers will take over more taps. Other taps are only Craft Beers. Around 110 beers on bottle, some very nice bigger bottles suitable for sharing. (Opened 2018)
15 Ölstugan Tullen Hornstull
HO – Hornsgatan 143 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers Opened again in december 2020!
First opening in Stockholm of this old Göteborg beer place chain – in this now highly trendy beer area Hornstull. 10 Craft Beers on tap and around 60 Craft Beer bottles. There is also 10 non-Craft beer taps. Special Craft Beer brew on tap for this place is Hornstull IPA from Ocean in Göteborg. Open to 01 am all nights. (Opened 2018)
Lots of nice tap labels for beers finished…
15 Ölstugan Tullen Kungsholmen
KH – Hantverkargatan 26 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers Opened again in December 2020!
Second opening in Stockholm of this nice old Göteborg beer place chain in an area where there are not many Craft Beer places. 10 Craft Beer taps and 12 non-Craft taps. Around 75 Craft Beer bottles. Special Craft Beer brew on tap for this place is Kungsholmen IPA from Ocean in Göteborg. Open to 12 pm except Friday and Saturday until 3 am. (Opened 2018)
15 Ölstugan Tullen Sveavägen – Visited September 2020
CT – Sveavägen 64 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers
Pretty crowded. The third opening in Stockholm of this old Göteborg beer place chain – right now the only Ölstugan Tullen open in Stockholm. 10 Craft Beers on tap and around 70 Craft Beer bottles. There is also 12 non-Craft beer taps. Open to 03 am all nights. (Opened 2020)
14 Bishops Arms S:t Eriksgatan – Visited October 2020
VS – S:t Eriksgatan 115 OS
Pretty big classic Bishops Arms place with a nice restaurant in the next room behind the bar counter. 26 taps with around 13-16 Craft Beers, Around 40 bottles which are altered pretty frequently, including a few bigger ones suitable for sharing. Now and then Beer Events, for instance there was one with a newer Swedish brewery Brewify, and one Evil Twin Tap Takeover.
Corona times: Rather many Craft Beer taps not used.
BEER EVENT: Februari 15th – 21st: Belgian Beer Week
14 The Flying Dog – Beer Palace
CT – Vasagatan 52 OS AC
One of very few places serving Craft Beers combined with showing football and other sports. Around 14 Craft Beers on tap in addition to 7 from Sigtuna, S:t Erik and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 25 bottles, including around 7 from Russia. A bit confusing name as it has no connection to the US brewery Flying Dog. Open until 3 am all nights. (Opened 2014)
14 MacKinlay’s Inn
KH – Fleminggatan 85 OS
Very nice Scottish pub. Around 13 Craft Beers on tap. Around 40 beers on bottle. Also a special list of around 50 vintage bottles, including for instance 7 different 50/50 Eclipse Imperial Stout. Many suitable for sharing.
13 Bottl3 5hop – Visited September 2020
SÖ – Kocksgatan 19 OS BREWPUB 3,5 % PLACE
Popular place with 4 taps and a good selection of around 100 bottles. They’re having at least one own brewed beer now, but they intend to have 3 own beers, brewed in their cellar, a brewery called Underjord. Has August 2020 moved to bigger premises next door. Nice rustic “Södermalmish” interior in Graffiti style. You can bring your laundry and use their washing machines while having a beer or two. Also a shop where you can buy beer bottles and cans to bring home. (Opened 2016)
Corona times: Around 80 beers on bottles
13 The Churchill Arms
CT – Tulegatan 21 OS RA
Very nice popular British style pub with 35 taps. Around 15 taps are Craft Beers including S:t Eriks, Sigtuna, Lagunitas, Uppsala, 1 House Beer and 4 rotating Craft Beers. Around 40 bottles. Sometimes a Real Ale from Fullers or maybe Boss Brewing. New pub chief August 2019. (No connection to Churchill Arms in Uppsala). (Opened 2013)
13 Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri
Fjäderholmarna (30 min Boat trip from Slussen or Nybroplan) BREWPUB ☀ Pub opens again May 2021.
Very fine location by the water at the ferry’s ship-quay. Brewery with up to 8 of their beers on tap. For instance the Bitter and most recently a very nice Barley Wine called “Heavy Fuel”. Also a few bottles. Different dishes available in the pub. Pub open May- early September.
13 Folk & Friends Hornstull – Visited October 2020
HO – Hornsgatan 180 OS 3,5 % PLACE
A new beautiful place, very finely decorated, serving 3,5 % beers maximum. Located close to Hornstull Strand by the water, in a presently very trendy area. 5 beers on tap and around 60 bottles. While enjoying a beer you can also have fun playing table and Card Games. (Opened 2018)
13 Folk & Friends Kungsholmen – Visited October 2020
KH – Norr Mälarstrand 32 OS 3,5 % PLACE
One of the coziest “3,5” place in town. You can sit down at the bar, find a place upstairs at the balcony, or in the nice inner room, where there is a large painting on one wall showing how beer is brewed. Or have a nice outdoor seating sunny days with a fine view over the water towards Södermalm. 3 beers on tap and around 60 on bottle. Sometimes Beer Events with tap takeovers. While enjoying a beer you can also have fun playing table and Card Games. (Opened 2016)
SÖ – Åsögatan 176 OS
An ambitious restaurant with a corresponding bar. 4 taps – Estrella, Primator, Brewdog Clockwork Tangerine and one rotating tap. Around almost 50 Craft Beer bottles of a nice and varied selection – half of them are rotating continuously with new nice beers, for instance including Dieu De Ciel and big bottles Rodenbach. Good knowledge of Craft Beers.
13 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet
Hammarby Sjöstad – Ljusslingan 15 OS BREWPUB RA ☀
A brewery with a Restaurant. The interior has developed into more coziness. Mainly their own beers on the 10 taps, including some of their smaller test brews, and sometimes 1 or 2 guest taps. On most Wednesdays also one of their Real Ales. Around 60 nice beers on bottle – some more unusual, like for instance vintage porters. Great outdoor seating summertime – conveniently close to the ferry to Södermalm stopping every 20 minutes . (Opened 2014)
The added small experimental brewery visible from the restaurant
13 Omaka – Visited October 2020
ÖM – Uggelviksgatan 2 OS BREWPUB
Pretty big place in the block where the KTH School of Architecture is located, in a bit sleepy area of Östermalm. A bit simple interior, partly with a view into the brewery. Omaka, with its 9 home brewed beers on tap, has a bit unusual but interesting approach – the beers do not have the traditional labels like Pale Ale, IPA, Neipa, Stout etcetera, but are described from the intended taste experience. No beers on bottle. (Opened 2020).
13 Sprithistoriska Muséet, Ölbryggan
Djurgården – Djurgårdsvägen 38 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers RA ☀ Opens again in May
Museum of the history of spirits with a restaurant. Very fine outdoor seating summertime at the dock with a great view over the water and the small Marina. The outdoor seating is designed by Karl Grandin, owner of Omnipollo. 12 Craft Beers on tap including 2 Casks Värmdö Brewery. Around 5 Craft Beer bottles. During the winter the beer selection in the restaurant inside is more limited. 3 Craft Beer taps (Nynäshamn and Närke) and maybe 2 bottles. Outdoor seating open from some day in May until late August or early September. Opening hours: Opens at noon all days. Closing Sunday – Tuesday 6 pm and Wednesday – Saturday 10 pm, but in case it is not crowded enough it may be closing 8 pm. However, in the early summer and in the late summer it may be open only in the weekends. Please call the place to be sure +46 (0)8-1213 1300.
12 Barrel Burgers & Beer City
CT – Smålandsgatan 22 OS
Nice place in the city center close to Kungsträdgården park. Around 6 Craft Beers on tap, rotating from from different breweries like Cigar City, Spikes, Polly’s, Dugges, Lagunitas etcetera. Also one Goose Island and Pilsner Urquell. Around 23 Craft beer bottles of which 11 alter more quickly – and in addition some even more temporary bottles for instance Stout from Spike and Stigbergets, only listed on a glass door and on the wall. Now and then Beer events, last February for instance Stigbergets Tap Takeover. Also running Stockholm Beer Fest in August each year at the square outside. (Opened 2017)
12 Brödernas by Hopsan – Visited October 2020
HO – Hornsgatan 180
Nice Hamburger hangout in the premises of an old Texas Longhorn place. 8 Craft Beers on tap and around 30 bottles. Sometimes they run Tap Takeovers, for instance with PKLK in October 2020. (Opened 2020)
12 Flying Scotsman Inn
KH – Fleminggatan 28 OS
Nice pub with a theme from the old legendary British train “The Flying Scotsman” in classic British atmosphere. Around 10 Craft beers on tap and 30 on bottle. The downstairs pub open most Fridays with a smaller selection of beers.
12 Löwenbräu – Visited October 2020
KH – Fridhemsplan 29 OS CONCEPT: German beers.
Something of a true German atmosphere. Initially located in Klara in the center of Stockholm (An old time Stockholm Institution). 6-7 beers on tap and around 30-40 German bottles. However, the amount can vary a lot. Often there may be around 15 non-German bottles. Once a year in Feb/Mar a German beer festival with a great selection of German beers (2020 festival 110 bbers), with live German music on Saturdays. Runs also classic Oktoberfest. (Opened 1910, this address since 1969).
Corona times: Nearly 30 German bottles and a few others like Gotlands Bryggeri and Old Speckled Hen.
12 Restaurang W by Winjas
KH – Schelegatan 3 OS CONCEPT: Cheese and Wine – and Beer !
Very nice high quality Cheese and Wine place in cellar rooms. The beer selection varies but can include beers from for example Samuel Smith, 3 Fonteinen, Harviestoun, To Öl and St Bernardus. Bottles only, and varies somewhat according to season from 30 to 50. Mostly 40 – 50 cheeses ready to be served. Nice place if you want to combine better cheeses with Craft Beers. (Opened 2013, previously known as Winjas Ost- och Vinkällare)
12 Soldaten Svejk
SÖ – Östgötagatan 35 OS CONCEPT: Czech beers
True genuine Czech place, with seven Czech beers on tap (no bottles). Not too much variation in the beer selection, however, nowadays one tap more – a guest tap serving one of all other Czech beers. Very good prices on Czech food. Can be crowded. In 2016 enlarged with downstairs cellar rooms, however not yet quite the genuine coziness as upstairs. 3 of the beer taps also downstairs.
ÖM – Tulegatan 24
An exclusive restaurant, where booking can be essential, but with a bar as well. 4 beer taps including Sigtuna, S:t Eriks and 1 rotating tap which may serve for instance Hopsan Brewing. Around 25 very well chosen Craft Beer bottles to harmonize with the food. Very good knowledge of the beers being served. (Opened 2010)
Decoration on their menu.
12 Whippet Lab
SÖ – Rutger Fuchsgatan 5 OS BREWPUB
Nice, somewhat sophisticated and pretty big restaurant. Around 7 – 11 Craft Beers on tap from Nordic and Baltic breweries, mainly local breweries. Sometimes, not too often, one own brew is served. Around 6 Craft Beers on bottle. It is, apart from 2 seafood dishes, also a vegetarian restaurant, serving wines and drinks as well, including “Cocktail Beers”. (Opened 2017)
12 Wirström’s Pub
GS – Stora Nygatan 13 OS ♫
Very nice pub in two floors. Old time historic cellar vaults from the 1600s, where there are a lot of small rooms to sit down and relax with a beer or two. Around 14 Craft Beers on tap, often including a few not very common English ones and 2 classic Belgium. Also a few bottles. Live music Mondays-Saturdays from 9pm.
11 Belgobaren Lilla Rådmannen
CT – Rådmansgatan 67-69 OS CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Small and pretty nice place in a Frey’s Hotel Foyer. Strictly Belgian selection in the true Belgobaren manner. 4 taps – may include for instance one from De Struisse and in December Gouden Carolus Christmas beer. Around 80 bottles including maybe 20 bigger ones sutable for sharing. (Opened 2016)
11 Gamla Enskede Bryggeri
Johanneshov – Bolidenvägen 8 BREWPUB
Not a pub in the common sense – open only on a specific dates, mainly at the end of the month and often as a warm up or after party for a coinciding sports or music event nearby. Their own brews on up to 4 taps and some bottles. (Opened 2019).
11 ICA Supermarket
SÖ – Folkungagatan 56 OS
Quite OK bar in a kind of food store tradition. Well-chosen Craft Beer selection to very nice prices. 5 nice beers on tap and around 40 on bottle – some more exclusive bottles. (Opened 2015)
11 Restaurant China
KH – Arbetargatan 33 OS BREWPUB
Very nice Chinese restaurant with an own brewery producing beers suitable with the food. 3 own beers on tap and 3 taps with non-Craft beers. Also around 4 beers on bottle, however, most are brewed at Asia in Uppsala. (Opened 2019)
11 Söderhallen Biljard
SÖ – Hornsgatan 61 GAME
This is a game hall with Pool tables. Around 85 Craft Beers on bottle, including around 17 more exclusive ones. The 10 taps are not very interesting, despite a few Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn.
10 Barrel Burgers & Beer
SÖ – Bysistorget 4 OS
Nice place in the middle of Södermam. 6 Craft Beers on tap, seems like always Pilsner Urquell and often one from Brooklyn and 4 Guest tap. Around 30 Craft beer bottles of which 12 alter more quickly. (Opened 2018)
SÖ – Magnus Ladulåsgatan 29 OS
Nice rustic barbecue place, also serving pizzas. Around 3 Craft Beer taps and some 40 bottles.
10 Flippin’ Burgers
VS – Observatoriegatan 8 OS
One of the very first craft burger places in Stockholm. 6 Craft Beers on tap and 20 on bottle – 8 of them rotating. Very good burgers but sometimes a bit overcrowded with a long queue. Certain days in the week and certain times of the day you may have to wait an hour if you want to eat. Booking not possible. (Opened 2012, this address since 2013).
10 Loch Ness Tavern
SÖ – Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 5B
Small, ambitious and charming independent pub with around 30, sometimes maybe 40 bottles. 5 or 6 Craft Beers on tap, often Södra Maltfabriken. When I entered at first I actually asked myself – ‘Suddenly Scotland?’. Dogs are welcome unless the place is not too crowded.
HO – Bergsunds Strand 35 OS
Indescribable modern bar atmosphere. Nice selection of around 60 bottles with focus on beers from mainly Dugges, Mikkeller, Omnipollo, and To Öl. Not many interesting on tap – only one guest Craft Beer, maybe from Electric Nurse or Omnipollo etcetera.
10 Pub Anchor
CT – Sveavägen 90 OS ♫
Genuine classic rock pub keeping the spirit of Hard Rock culture alive. Around 70 nice Craft Beers on bottle. Not so interesting beers on tap. But there is also a new bar in an inner room at the left of the stage. Taps are not so interesting, but this bar has around 100 Craft Beer bottles. This is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm – 10 pm and all night on Fridays and Satyrdays. Live music usually Wednesdays – Saturdays.
10 Sjätte Tunnan – Visited September 2020
GS – Stora Nygatan 43 OS
A very cozy old vaults cellar place in Gamla Stan running 1700’s parties with a certain focus on Mead – they have maybe 15 different. There is a bar at the ground floor and one more cozy downstairs. There are around 45 Craft Beer bottles of which 10 rotate – the most popular are provided upstairs. However, not very interesting beers on tap. Very small outdoor seating.
Corona times: Bottle selection is rather limited.
SÖ – Närkesgatan 6 CONCEPT: Brewdog beers GAME
Walk through the Boule and Game hall. Far inside is a small bar dedicated nearly to Brewdog beers only! Mostly 4 Brewdog beers on tap and around 22 Brewdog bottles including 10 sour beers from Brewdog OverWorks. This February also 8 bottles from Collective Arts. The outer bar has 1 Brewdog on tap and 8 Craft Beer bottles. Open only Fridays and Saturdays. Closed summer.
9 Bar Central
CT – Birger Jarlsgatan 41 OS CONCEPT: Central European
Nice restaurant with inspiration from the old Central Europe tradition. They have a big focus on unfiltered Pilsner Urquell on tap, which you can get in the 3 different manners Hladinka, Mliko or Snyt. Also 2 other Czech taps and 1 guest tap, for instance from Stockholm Brewing. Around 1 Czech and 7 German beers on bottle, like Bernard, Brlo and Weihenstephan – and also 3 bottles from Stockholm Brewing guesting. Dogs allowed in the bar area.
Not a sea monster – but one of the Pilsner Urquell kegs
CT – Tegnérgatan 10 OS CONCEPT: German Beers
Nice German Bierhaus pastiche with bratwurst and German Beers on tap. There are 29 taps, containing 8 German standard beers and 5 guest taps with mainly German beers but sometimes for instance Oppigårds beer in the German tradition. Often Köstritzer and Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Also 4 non-German beers American Firestone Walker. The “German taps” now also seems to contain for instance Sälens Fjällbryggeri. Around 8 German bottles. (Opened 2013)
9 Black & Brown Inn – Visited September 2020
SÖ – Hornsgatan 50B OS
A British style pub that has been around for more than 30 years. Around 10 Craft Beers on tap, most often 3 from Nynäshamn. Around 35 bottles, some are altering. Cozy place with 2 nice inner rooms as well. (Opened 1987)
Corona times: Some Craft Beer taps fewer.
9 The Blues Pub
Sundbyberg – Järnvägsgatan 38 OS
Small personal ”bluesy” pub with some nice bottles, around 45. No interesting beers on tap. Shades of Rock’N’Roll feeling with photos of rock stars and a real guitar included in a wall as decoration!
9 The Bull & Beer Inn
ÖM – Birger Jarlsgatan 16A OS
Pretty nice pub run by Åbro brewery. 29 taps in all with around 12 Craft Beers, for instance this October 3 beers from Geflebockens Brygghus. Around 30 bottles.
SÖ – Folkungagatan 128 OS CONCEPT: Czech Beer Hall
Very nice Czech place with around 4 genuine Czech beers on tap in a pleasant atmosphere. Around 4 Czech bottles and 3 German. Good service. Nice indeed they hang on to their concept. Some beers served in correct glasses like Master III.
Blåsut – Nynäsvägen 287 OS
Nice restaurant with a bar serving most often 2 Craft Beers on tap and around 18 Craft Beer bottles of various kind. Maintaining a quality concept of both food and drinks, including beers.
9 ICA Kvantum Station
Liljeholmen – Liljeholmstorget 3
2 Craft Beers on tap and around 45 bottles. Very nice prices. Ambitious with sometimes tap takeovers like from Örebro Brygghus with brewers participating. Store includes also an extensive selection of maximum 3,5% alcohol beers for sale. (Opened 2012)
9 Patty’s – Visited October 2020
HO – Hornsgatan 154 OS
A British style pub opened in the premises of one of the old Bishops Arms places. A lot of the interior has been kept. Not yet so many Craft Beers on the 20 taps, but they intend to get more. Around 35 bottles. (Opened 2020)
8 Eight Friends Inn
Nynäshamn – Järnvägsgatan 1 OS ♫
Very nice English pub in an old railway station house decorated with a lot of pop music and film star pictures. Around 5 Craft Beers on tap – 3 of them from the Nynäshamn Ångbryggeri. Around 35 Craft Beer bottles. Summertime live music outdoors most Fridays and Sundays.
8 Halfway Inn
SÖ – Swedenborgsgatan 6 OS
Nice independent cozy local pub, British style. Around 40 beers on bottle with (September 2018) a few from Dugges and pretty many others, including some from Organic Smash. However, all bottles are altering pretty much. Often 4 Craft Beers on tap like for instance Dugges, Electric Nurse and Södra Maltfabriken. Some beers in correct glasses like Tongerlo
8 Hospodske Dvere
SÖ – Tjärhovsgatan 4 (Use the entrance of Kvarnen) CONCEPT: Czech beer hall
Great initiative of a Czech beer hall. 2-3 different Staropramen and around 3 other Czech beers on tap. Also on tap around 3 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 1 Brooklyn and a few non-craft beers. Around 10 bottles, including 2 Czech beers and 2 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 2 Södra Maltfabriken. (Opened 2013)
8 Häktet Ölbaren
SÖ – Hornsgatan 82
This place you will find if you skip the first bar, close to the entrance, and continue a pretty long way into the house (beyond kitchen and toilets area). Somewhat basic atmosphere – but very very trendy in the late hours. 1 Craft Beer on tap, like Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 20 Craft Beer bottles. Open only Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and until 3 am.
8 The Picts Bar
Hammarby Sjöstad – Lugnets Allé 125 OS
15 taps usually running 3 beers from Nynäshamn, 1 Lagunitas, 2 Brooklyn, 1 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 2 guest taps. Around 40 Craft Beers on bottle, maybe 20 are rotating in temporary quantities. They show often different sports on TV screens. Dogs are welcome in the bar counter area.
8 Queens Head
CT – Drottninggatan 108 OS RA
A very nice and big Åbro place. Lots of taps but including around 7 Craft Beers and also 2 Real Ales, for instance from Nynäshamn and Dark Star. Around 80 beers on bottle including for instance some Brekeriet, Dugges, Fjäderholmarna, Omnipollo and Stone. Relax in the Library – one of the most ‘British’ rooms in town! (Opened 2010)
8 Snotty Seaside
HO – Lindvallsgatan 11-13 OS ♫
Nice new place with live music downstairs. 8 Craft Beer taps including for instance Gamla Enskede, Sigtuna, Dugges, Brekeriet, Södra Maltfabriken and Poppels. Around 20 Craft Beer bottles. (Opened 2019).
7 Brother Tuck – Visited October 2020
SÖ – Götgatan 85 OS
A sort of classic pleasant place at southern Södermalm with very nice interior. Maybe 4 Craft Beer taps including Lagunitas, S:t Eriks, and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 30 bottles, for instance Goos Islands and O’Hara’s. Dogs are welcome in the area close to the entrance and if other guests don’t mind. (Opened 1991).
7 The Doors
CT – Odengatan 35 OS
Cozy pub, especially the old half at the right. Not so many interesting beers on tap, but still D’Achouffe, Westmalle, Great Divide IPA and Lagunitas. Around 25 Craft Beer bottles including some Dugges or Oppigårds and Belgian ones. Some beers are served in the correct brewery glasses – for instance the Belgium St Stefanus, Westmalle and D’Achouffe.
7 Franky’s Burger
CT – Tegnergatan 16 OS
Nice basic but somewhat American style of Burger place. 3 Craft Beers on tap, like Bronx, Lagunitas and Sigtuna. Around 18 Craft Beer bottles. Closes 9 pm.
7 Lily’s Burger
KH – Hornsbergs strand 47 OS ☀
Nice American style Hamburger hangout. 3 Kona Brewing, Hawaii on tap. Around 30 bottles.
7 Lily’s Burger
SÖ – Södermannagatan 27
Nice American style Hamburger hangout. 5 taps serving for instance 1 Dugges and the rest Kona and Brooklyn. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles.
SÖ – Mariatorget 1A OS
Big place with maybe 50 Craft Beers on bottle. Apart from a few of Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn beers there is 1 rotating Craft Beer on tap, for instance from Electric Nurse or Apex. You can also watch football and other sports. (Opened 2013)
7 The Roo And Elk
SÖ – Folkungagatan 81 CONCEPT: Australian Beers
Australian place with nice but simple atmosphere. Around 13 Australian beers on bottle. No Australian beers on tap, but one Craft Beer Bronx. (Opened 2018)
SÖ – Hammarby Slussväg 17 OS ☀
Very nice Summer place with view over the water Årstaviken. Around 10 Craft Beer bottles – 7 from Nynäshamn, but not many other interesting. Open around May – end of September.
7 Snotty Sound Bar
SÖ – Skånegatan 90 OS ♫
Small cool place with lots of music played by a DJ. 10 taps including 2 rotating Craft Beers, 2 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 2-3 Brooklyn. Around 25 varying Craft Beers on bottle.
Places Bubbling Under or Nice To Know
VS – Rörstrandsgatan 21 OS
Pretty nice and genuine Scottish pub. The cellar Boomerang, with a hint of Australian touch, open Wednesdays-Saturdays. No interesting beers on tap, but around 15 Craft Beer bottles, among them 5 Australian.
Stureby – Bastuhagsvägen 41 3,5 % PLACE
Very nice bohemic personal drawing-room atmosphere. You can sit down with a couple of nice Craft Beers, low alcohol, and/or having coffee or other craft sodas. Trying to keep around 10 beers, more so during the summer period. Also serving some Pastries.
SÖ – Bondegatan 50 OS
Very nice and interesting bohemian place. 10 not very interesting beers on tap, except for 1 guest tap pouring for instance S:t Eriks. Around 13 Craft Beer bottles including 3 Gamla Enskede. Some beers are served in correct glasses for instance Samuel Adams Rebel IPA and La Trappe.
VS – Rörstrandsgatan 19 OS CONCEPT: Czech beers
Smaller ‘Brother’ to Humlehof at Folkungagatan. 4-5 Czech beers on tap. 3 Czech beers on bottle and 2 others. Dogs usually welcome – depending on the amount of guests.
Made In Sweden
SÖ – Folkungagatan 102 OS
Pretty big place with some inner rooms with nice different atmospheres. 10 taps with Spendrups-owned Gotland Brewery beers and 3 taps with Swedish Nils Oscar beers. Around 10 Craft Beer bottles, among them 3 Oppigårds.
Miss Behave Bar
GS – Skeppsbron, Tullhus 2 OS ☀
At the Skeppsbron quay with a fantastic outdoor seating with a great view over the water. 3 Höganäs brewery beers on tap and around 3 Höganäs on bottle. Also beers on tap varying among Firestone Walker, Beavertown, Brutal and Gotland.
SÖ – Mosebacke Torg 1 OS ☀
Outdoor seating only. Fantastic view over Stockholm. Around 16 Craft Beer bottles.
Old George Inn
KH – Scheelegatan 2 OS
Nice English pub with Brewdog Punk IPA on tap and around 15 Craft Beer bottles. Most interesting may be the 3 South African bottles from Cape, the Victory and the Titan from Great Divide bottles from USA. Outdoor seating both on the street and at a pleasant inner garden.
Hökarängen, Stadsbudsvägen 1,
Not a pub open as usual; only at special occasions. Book at 0046(0)760 160 123 or at Silver@PangPangBrewery.se
KH – Moa Martinsons Torg 12 OS
Two floor place with very nice view over the sea at Hornsberg. Not so interesting beers on tap except for maybe Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Kozel. Around 20 Craft Beer bottles. Dogs are welcome, but not on the floor areas with carpets.
CT – Regeringsgatan 113 OS
Very big Pitcher’s place, much focused on showing sports on TV. Also some shuffle boards in inner rooms. Around 50 bottles including maybe 25 Craft Beer bottles. Not so interesting beers on tap – despite 2 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 2 Brooklyn. (Opened 2017).
Old Time Classic Institutions
SÖ – Tjärhovsgatan 4 RA
Classic Beer hall. 20 non-Craft Beer taps. However, 5 more taps from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn are the most interesting and certainly 1 Real Ale from Wärmdö brewery. 20 bottles including around 15 Craft Beers like Mikkeller, Omnipollo and Södra Maltfabriken. (Opened 1908).
KH – Fridhemsplan 29 OS
See main list above.
SÖ – Blekingegatan 40
Classic Beer hall at the right of the entrance. 4 taps Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 3 taps from Brooklyn are the most interesting..
S:ta Clara Bierhaus
GS – Lilla Nygatan 17
Somewhat German style of place up to 1960s located in Klara in the center of Stockholm. 15 not very interesting beers on tap including only 1 or 2 very common German beers and maybe one from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 5 bottles New owner 2018. (Opened 1867 in Klara).
VS – Dalagatan 50 OS
In the 1960’s this place moved from the Klara blocks in the center of Stockholm. A lot of the old interior was brought, especially in the dining room. 3 Craft Beer taps (Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn), and around 10 bottles. One own bottle “Tennstopets Original”, an ale brewed by Qvänum. (Opened 1897 at Fredsgatan 9 as a pool table salon).
17 Zum Franziskaner
GS – Skeppsbron 44 OS CONCEPT: German style beers
See main list above.
Places Closed Down
17 Bishops Arms Hornstull
HO – Hornsgatan 154 OS RA W Has sadly closed down.
One of the best Bishops Arms places in Stockholm. Most often 20 Craft Beers on tap. Also 1 tap Real Ale. Has been running very nice beer events as tap-takeovers now and then with 20-25 taps, like Ballast Point, Stockholm Brewing, Founders, Stone and now in June 2019 a fantastic Gothenburg Phenomenon tap takeover with 26 beers. Around 100 beers on bottle and 240 different whiskies. (Opened 2013, closed 2020)
16 Bishops Arms Folkungagatan
Folkungagatan 105 OS
Always an impressive beer selection on tap and bottle. Now and then really great Beermaker’s Dinner with brewers – in Feb 2015 an excellent one with Närke brewery. Sometimes Fri and Sat distributor Brill run special selection of beers upstairs. (Opened 2007, closed 2017)
16 Mikkeller Bar
Great bar with 20 craft beer taps (Opened 2014, closed 2015)
15 Bishops Arms Linnégatan
ÖM – Linnégatan 1 OS AC
Very pleasant Bishops Arms close to the Humlegården park. Rather steady, around 15 Craft Beers on tap, including usually around 6 Swedish Craft Beers. Around 90 bottles. (Closed 2019)
15 Low And Slow Smokehouse
CT – Luntmakargatan 98 OS CONCEPT: American beers.
Great concept place – a BBQ restaurant with American beers harmonizing with true BBQ dishes and music from The South. One tap with Samuel Adams as standard and 2-3 varying American guest taps. Around 35 nice American bottles, for instance, Melvin, Stillwater, Sweetwater and many others. Sometimes some a bit more unusual selections. Also around 4 very local Swedish Craft Beer bottles. Food is done in a true BBQ tradition. Closed Mondays. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. Very small outdoor seating. (Opened 2017, closed 2019)
15 NK Ölbar
Nice interior, despite being a department store. Very good selection of around 130 bottles, sometimes more than 150. And to very reasonable prices. 4 – 6 beers on tap. Now and then Beer Events, for instance this February they had Founders Brewing Co on taps and bottles. Very good service with also water being served as standard. (Closed 2018)
Sundbyberg, Nybergs Torg 4
A new ‘brother’ to Oliver Twist. in a suburban place with nice special atmosphere. Around 28 beers on tap and 60 beers on bottles. (Opened 2016, closed 2017)
14 Frequency Beer Works Tap Room
CT – Tegnérgatan 10 (Entrance through Bierhaus) OS
Mostly 8 beers on tap, mainly their own Frequency beers, but often 1-4 they fancy. Around 35 bottles. Nice decadent atmosphere. Lots of vinyls and CDs to be played by customers. Food include wraps, sausages and Bierhaus’ burgers. (Opened 2017, closed 2019)
14 Monks Porter House
Munkbron 11 OS W
A fantastic and very cozy old historic cellar! Located slightly off the main amusement streets in Gamla Stan. Not just beers from some great breweries, but also beers brewed by Monks. 19 beers on tap. Good selection on bottle. (Opened 2010, closed 2017)
14 Monks American Bar
Sveavägen 39 OS
Has had a lot of American beers – often 8 American, 4 own and 3 others on tap – now mixed up with some others as well. Also a lot of bottles, both American and others. Restaurant upstairs. The only of the old Monks places still around. However, the place is in July getting a new owner – let’s see what happens. (Closed 2018)
Lilla Nygatan 6 CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Great personal selection of Belgian beers. Good knowledge and located in somewhat spectacular museum surroundings. 2 or 3 beers on tap (for instance last Dec/Jan De Dolle Stille Nacht) and around 70 on bottle. (Closed 2018)
13 Monks Café & Brewery
Wallingatan 38 BREWPUB
First Monks established. More than 1400 beers on bottle from more than 70 countries! Some great own brews – certain home brew collaborations can be fantastic. Lots of events you find in their news e-mails, like brewing classes, beer tasting classes etcetera. (Opened 2008, closed 2017)
13 Sundbybergs Köksbryggeri
Sundbyberg – Sturegatan 41 BREWPUB Maybe they will reappear somewhere, when or where not known.
Brewery located in a nice old church. The brewing equipment on the ground floor, while the pub is upstairs at the balcony surrounding the big room. Around 6 beers of theirs on tap, sometimes including a Guest beer. Usually around 12 beers on bottle including 6 of their own bottles, but the amount can vary. You can have dinner. Open Wednesday – Saturday.
12 World Of Beers
Lilla Bantorget 3 OS
Nice place in dark blue tiles, close to the railway tracks by the start of Torsgatan. Around 130 bottles including 90 Craft Beers. Taps are maybe not so interesting except for Cuvee Van De Kaizer, Lagunitas Sigtuna and one Beavertown (January). Dogs are allowed if there aren’t too many people. (Opened 2018, closed 2019)
GS – Mälartorget 15
Nice Old Town cellar venue, which has replaced The Flying Elk pub. 7 beer taps of which 5 are from the Spendrups selection like Paulaner, S:t Hans, Beavertown, Fourpure and Firestone Walker. Only two taps are free for any surprise. Around 45 Craft Beers on bottle. Often runs beer tastings with different brewers. (Opened 2020, Closed 2020)
11 Big Country
20 mainly Swedish craft beers on tap. Some bottles. (Opened 2015, closed 2016)
11 Chicken Bar
Pretty nice modern Wicked Wine bar. 2-4 beers on tap and around 70 bottles from Swedish Wicked Wine distributor including beers from Mohawk, Founders, Dieu De Ciel, Sierra Nevada and Ölvisholt. (Opened 2016, closed 2018)
11 Taylor & Jones With A Twist
Hornstull, Långholmsgatan 17
Nice small place with a junkyard feeling. 7 beers on tap and 35 on bottle. Food is focused on different nice sausages.. (Opened 2013, closed 2016).
Hornsgatan 42 3,5 % PLACE
Scandinavian beers, maximum 3,5 % alcohol. Around 70 bottles and 2-3 beers on tap. Interior is pretty basic and mainly a shop, but you are welcome to sit down having a beer or two. (Opened 2016, closed 2018)
10 Monks Whiskey Paradise
Munkbron 15 W
Struisse beers on tap. (Closed 2016)
The hotel is open – only the craft beers in the lobby is gone.
CT – Luntmakargatan 63
A new nicely decorated Dogfood in new premises next door to the Lådan place. 5 Craft Beer taps including an own brew together with Stockholm Brewing called Hop Dog. Around 15 Craft Beers on bottle. The place has a focus on Hot Dogs and Hot Chicken. (Opened 2017, closed 2020).
9 Ponton 28 Italia
KH – Pontonjärgatan 28 OS
A restaurant with a pretty nice selection of Craft Beers. Often one Japanese Craft Beer on tap from the brewery Baird, one Goose Island IPA and Leffe on tap. Around 55 Craft Beer bottles including for example Harpoon beers, around 10 Japanese bottles, 11 different bottles from Nils Oscar brewery and a few Liefmans. (Opened 2018, closed 2019).
9 Printz Ölhall
Solna, Mall Of Scandinavia
Modern premises in Scandinavia’s biggest shopping center. Around 18 beers on taps – best maybe the 8 from Brooklyn and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. The around 85 bottles include pretty many craft beer breweries. (Opened 2015, closed 2017).
9 Swedish Brewing Bar & Showroom
Regeringsgatan 71 OS
Nice decadent flash-light music place with stickers and posters. 5-6 beers on tap, sometimes including 1 or 2 from Coppersmith brewery. Around 5 bottles. Pretty often the place turns into a late night Disco. A few smaller dishes available. (Opened 2016, closed 2018).
9 Whitman’s Deli
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 21 OS
Nice Food Café with some Craft Beers – 6 on tap and around 8 on bottle. No non-Craft Beers. (Closed 2019)
9 Ölbistron No. 50
SÖ – Tjärhovsgatan 50 OS CONCEPT: Local beers
Rather small quite OK place. Most often 6-8 Craft Beer taps from local breweries like Qvarnen, Nacka and Gamla Enskede and sometimes Oppigårds and 2 non-Swedish beers. Usually around 15 Craft Beer bottles sometimes including some more odd ones like 4 Russian. (Initially carrying the name Ölerian) (Opened 2017, closed 2019).
8 19 Glas
GS – Stora Nygatan 19 OS
7 nice beers on tap. Most often Närke Örebro Bitter, De Molen Hel & Verdemnis and 3 Nils-Oscar. 2 Craft Beer bottles. This is actually a restaurant, but you may just sit down with a beer or two in cozy surroundings. (Closed 2019)
8 Proviant Kungsholmen
Arbetargatan 33 OS BREWPUB
Modern agriculture style. The place brew own beer nearly every Sunday in part of the premises. Often around 6 beers on tap of which 3-5 of their own. Some of their own beers and around 5 others are available on bottle. The place is only open for lunch. (Opened 2014, closed 2018)
7 Printz Mathall
Globen, Arenavägen 71
Very big beer hall. Interesting beers on bottle only – the taps are not so interesting. (Opened 2013, closed 2015)
6 Printz Ölhall
Globen, Arenavägen 71
Additional hall focusing on beers from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. (Opened 2014, closed 2015).
SÖ – Mosebacke Torg 1 This old small building is gone, but new place opened at Mosebacketerassen, see bubbling under.
Outdoor seating only. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays from April to September when the weather allows. A very grand view over Stockholm certainly adding to the beer tasting. Sadly, this place has summer 2017 turned into a pretty standard Spendrups place. 13 Craft Beers of which 4 are from Firestone and the remaining 22 from the Spendrups distribution Kallholmen, Höganäs, Rådanäs and Södra Maltfabriken. 22 more non-Craft Beers from the Spendrups variations Pistonhead, Brutal Brewing and Gotland. (Demolished 2018)
Aarts Mat & Dryck
A good place focusing on craft beers from small Swedish breweries. Closed 2013.
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