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Stockholm Top Beer Places

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2017 10 25    17:34
Redaktion

Updated 2018 02 23 (

Stockholm is an amazing beer city from a craft beer point of view – 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.

This pub guide on Stockholm, 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 rating 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. 

This guide is continuously updated.

 

Contents:

Some explanations

Stockholm Top Beer Places

Places Bubbling Under

Places Closed Down

Nice to know: Places with Beer and Different Themes

Contact

 

Some explanations

Highest rating is 20. Rating 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)

3,5 % PLACE = Indicates this is a place with beers containing maximum 3,5% alcohol only.

BREWPUB = Pub including a brewery.

CONCEPT = The place has a certain concept – not just good beers and/or good food

Underlined areas are located in suburban Stockholm

Food is judged independently from the quality of these places as beer venues. And only if I think “This meal had something extra so it ought to be mentioned”. This is just a random information as it happens, why it is possible to find good food at any place. If nothing is stated it is possible to have dinner. In case of only small dishes, this is stated.
Food levels are either none (can still be very OK), +, ++, +++.

W = Also specializes in a great Whisky selection. (Other places may very well have a fine Whisky selection too).

 


 

Stockholm Top Beer Places

 

19      Akkurat  
Hornsgatan 18      OS      Food: ++      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). Amazing selection of craft beers on tap, Real Ales, bottles and Vintage bottles. The place also runs different kind of beer tastings. Whenever I’ve entered through the years I get a feeling this is in a class of its own. More than 900 different Whiskeys. Most Sundays live music. (Opened 1995)

This picture, on a part of their 900 different whisky bottles, says something about the quality of the place.

 

18      Bishops Arms Hornstull   
Hornsgatan 154      OS      Food: ++
Amazingly good selection of beers. More than 21 craft beers on tap. Runs very nice beer events as tap-takeovers now and then, like Ballast Point, Stockholm Brewing, Founders, Midtfyns etcetera, and this November an amazing 25 tap takeover with beers from Stone Berlin and Stone Escondido. Besides full dinner, you can also choose a smaller dish like ‘Micro’ hamburgers for instance! (Opened 2013)

BEER EVENT: April 16th-April 22nd: Belgian Week (Belgisk Vecka)

BEER EVENT: June 4th-June 10th: Swedish Week (Svensk Vecka)

BEER EVENT: July 2nd-July 8th: American Week (Amerikansk Vecka)

 

18      Man In The Moon
Tegnérgatan 2      OS      
30 beer taps. Very inventive with different seasonal events. For instance Oktoberfest with 40 German beers altering on the taps, 30 Hawaiian craft beers on tap or November 2017 an great 8 tap takeover with Cigar City. And this January an amazing OHIO Tap Takeover with Hoppin’ Frog, Jackie O’s, Listermann and other breweries in Ohio. Nearly 300 bottles, among them recently around 80 Belgian, 75 US and 30 Swedish. Also extensive vintage cellar with 350 different kind of aged beers. (Opened 1994).

 

18      Mikkeller Bar   
Brahegatan 3-5      OS      Food: small dishes
New fantastic place with 24 craft beers on tap. Around half of them are Mikkeller beers. More than 90 beers on bottle, mainly Mikkeller’s including some vintage ones. Nice Danish ‘Smørrebröd’ to eat and some other dishes as well. Bigger than their previous place – this has a second room a few steps up. (Opened 2017)

On an additional tap they have the classic Mikkeller special Cherry Wine

 

18      Omnipollos Hatt
Hökens gata 3      OS
Small very popular Omnipollo brewery venue. On Ratebeer 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 8 of their own beers on their 10 taps. Now and then interesting tap takeovers, for instance Tired Hands and this February O/O Brewing and Mikrofonbryggeriet. They also run oven takeovers with guest chefs from fabulous restaurants! Very nice non-Italian pizzas. (Opened 2015)

 

17      Babajan
Katarina Bangata 75      OS
Amazing selection of more than 160 craft beer bottles. 15 great ones on tap, for instance recently (December/January) Alesmith IPA, Alesmith Speedway Stout and De Dolle Stille Nacht. Interior mix from fine dining room to cozy decadence with Arabian influences in the bar. (Opened 1996, this address since 2009)

 

17      Internationella Pressklubben
Vasagatan 50      OS      Food: +      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. Around 475 Belgian bottles and usually 10-15 nice Belgian beers on tap. Thursdays are most often special.

 

17      Sorbon
Bromma, Kvarnbacksvägen 135 at Brommaplan      OS      Food: +
Reliable, mostly with some for me surprising and interesting beers on the 18 taps. Nice selection on the around 60 bottles as well. Sometimes a fantastic selection on tap!

 

16      Bishops Arms Vasagatan
Vasagatan 7      OS
Nice place and also the most central of the 7 different Bishops Arms in Stockholm. Mostly very good selection on the 16 craft beer taps, but sometimes maybe do not vary too often. A very good selection of bottles, around 200. One of very few Craft beer places open until 3 am Wednesday-Saturday. (Opened 2007).

 

16      Brewdog Bar Kungsholmen
S:t Eriksgatan 56
Most often very good selection on tap – around 9 Brewdog beers and around 9 other nice beers as well. Around 60 craft beer bottles. Maintains a sort of style giving impressions from the Punk era. Restaurant upstairs transferred into pub with nice armchairs. Sad both Brewdog bars now have the same menu. Slightly rebuilt January 2017 – the new beer board seems however somewhat out of style. (Opened 2013)

 

16      Brewdog Bar Södermalm
Ringvägen 149      OS
Pleasant Brewdog Bar. Very good selection on tap, around 9 great Brewdog beers and around 9 other great beers as well. Also a lot of very nice bottles. Sad both Brewdog bars now have the same standard menu. (Opened 2015).

 

16      Oliver Twist
Repslagargatan 6      OS      Food: +
Genuine and really steady, maintaining its standard! 20 beers on tap and 3 Real Ales. A varying but always interesting selection of more than 220 bottles. This pub kind of started the craft beer boom in Stockholm already in 1993. (Opened 1993)

BEER EVENT: May 7th-May 13th: 25 Years Jubilee

 

15      Belgobaren
Bryggargatan 12      OS      CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Belgian beers only. 18 taps and more than 300 bottles. Very steady classic Stockholm beer place – has survived the Craft beer explosion. However, beers on tap sometimes do not seem to vary too often.

 

15      Bishops Arms Sundbyberg
Sundbyberg, Landsvägen 49      OS
Cozy classic Bishops Arms place with tram stop outside. 28 beers on tap – around 12 of them less interesting standard beers. Around 140 beers on bottle. Great Christmas decoration 2017 – just like a fairy world. (Also Metro and Commuter trains close by).

 

15      Lådan
Luntmakargatan 63      CONCEPT: Swedish beers
Nice pretty big place with a fun and a bit rustic style. 17 Swedish craft beers on tap. 2 locally produced soft drinks on tap. No beer bottles. Different sliders and some other dishes. Tap-takeovers now and then, recently a great Dugges tap-takeover. Also oven takeover by a star restaurant recently. (Opened 2017)

Small part of the decoration at Lådan (Swedish for “The Box”)

 

15      Monks American Bar
Sveavägen 39      OS      CONCEPT: American beers

A lot of mainly American beers, mainly on bottle. Also other nice beers both on tap and bottle. Restaurant upstairs.

 

15      NK Kök & Bar
Hamngatan 18-20      Food: +
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.

 

15      Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Nynäshamn, Lövlundsgatan 2-4      OS      BREWPUB

Very nice brewery with a pub mainly open on special occasions. However, summer 2017 open also Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 2 pm and 6 pm. A great selection of Nynäshamn beers in pretty cozy and interesting brewery surroundings.

 

15      Tritonia Ölverkstad – Barrel, Burgers & Beer
Stora Nygatan 20      OS      Food: +
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 6 taps and among the around 25 craft beer bottles – among them some more exclusive. Sometimes Beer Events, for example with Captain Lawrence and recently Stigbergets. Very good service as well as good knowledge. Closed Mondays-Tuesdays (Burger place open). (Opened 2015)

 

14      Frequency Beer Works Tap Room
Tegnérgatan 10 (Entrance through Bierhaus)
Ratstly 8 beers on tap, mainly their own Frequency beers, but often 2-4 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. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. (Opened 2017)

BEER EVENTFebruary 15th: “The Great Relaunch”

BEER EVENTFebruary 21st: Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri guesting.

 

14      Katarina Ölkafé
Katarina Bangata 27      OS      Food: Small dishes     
Very nice and popular small venue – not a pub, not a restaurant but a true “Sofo” bohemian café. 5 taps and around 25 beers on bottle. Half of the beers are from local Stockholm breweries. Very often crowded. (Opened 2014)

 

14      Svenska Hamburgerköket
Midsommarkransen, Tellusborgsvägen 78      OS      Food: ++
Very good hamburgers in a suburban area. Impressive selection of often more than 130 different beers on bottle. Selection varies and also include nice bigger bottles suitable for sharing, for instance from Lost Abbey. Around 10 nice beers on tap. 

 

14      Treskillingen
Lilla Nygatan 6      CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Geat personal selection of Belgian beers. Good knowledge and located in somewhat spectacular museum surroundings. 2 or 3 beers on tap (for instance Dec/Jan De Dolle Stille Nacht) and around 70 on bottle. Closes 4 pm except Wednesdays 7 pm, but not during May-August

 

13      Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan
Bellmansgatan 12      OS      Food: +
Maybe the coziest Bishops Arms in Stockholm. Around 10 craft beers on tap. Around 190 bottles, including 60 bigger bottles suitable for sharing. Slightly less cozy when the fireplace with armchairs disappeared. (Opened 2000).

 

13      Bishops Arms Gamla Stan
Tyska Brinken 36
High ambition, big, nice and pretty cozy premises with for instance a real old time fireplace. Very good view over the water in fine weather. Around 12 craft beers on tap and 130 beers on bottle. (Opened 2013)

 

13      Bishops Arms Linnégatan
Linnégatan 1       OS
Rather steady, 9-12 craft beers on tap – they keep around 5 Swedish craft beers. Aaround 90 nice bottles. Very pleasant Bishops close to the  Humlegården park.

 

13      Bishops Arms S:t Eriksgatan
S:t Eriksgatan 115      OS
Now started with an increasing amount of more interesting beers. Around 10 craft beers on the 26 taps and around 65 bottles. Now and then Beer Events, last time with new Swedish brewery Brewify. Pretty big place with a nice restaurant in the next room behind the bar counter.

BEER EVENT: March 1st: Stigbergets Bryggeri Tap Takover

 

13      MacKinlay’s Inn
Fleminggatan 85      OS
Very nice Scottish pub. Around 14 craft beers on tap and 11 others. Around 30 beers on bottle and also a cellar list of 30 more exclusive bottles.

 

13      Sjätte Tunnan
Stora Nygatan 43   
A cozy old vaults cellar place in Gamla Stan, which has run 1700’s parties with a certain focus on Mead. But – there is a bar at the ground floor with around 20 craft beer bottles. AND – another bar downstairs in the cellar holding another 40 craft beer bottles! Last time I had one from Canadian Dieu De Ciel. However, not so interesting beers on tap.

 

13      Sundbybergs Köksbryggeri
Sundbyberg, Sturegatan 41      BREWPUB

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. Usually 4 or 5 beers of theirs on tap and around 8 on bottle. You can have dinner, and in December they run Swedish Christmas Buffet. Open most Wednesdays and Fridays. In order to visit you need to book at their homepage http:sundbybergskoksbryggeri.se/baren/.

 

13      Whippet Lab
Rutger Fuchsgatan 5       OS
Nice, somewhat sophisticated and pretty big restaurant. 12 craft beers on tap and around 15 bottles. It is, apart from 2 seafood dishes, also a vegetarian restaurant, serving drinks and wines as well.

 

12      Bottle Shop  
Kocksgatan 19      Food: Small dishes      3,5 % PLACE
Popular place with 3 taps and a good selection of around 120 bottles. Nice rustic “Södermalmish” interior. Mainly a shop but are planning to enlarge with more space to sit down for a beer or two. (Opened 2016)

 

12      Folk And Friends
Norr Mälarstrand 32      OS      Food: Small dishes      3,5 % PLACE

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 70 on bottle. Sometimes Beer Events with tap takeovers. (Opened 2016)

 

12      Low And Slow Smokehouse
Luntmakargatan 98      CONCEPT: American beers.
Pretty nice BBQ place with only American beers harmonizing with the BBQ dishes. Around 30 nice bottles, for instance Mike Hess, Karl Strauss, Boulevard and Lagunitas. Including some a bit more unusual, like Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter and Ska Brewing Dementia. Food is done in a true BBQ tradition. Closed Mondays. (Opened 2017) 

 

12      Zum Franziskaner
Skeppsbron 44      CONCEPT: German style beers
Incredible old classic Beer Hall. Company founded in 1421. Located on this address since 1622. Though a new house was built on this site and ready in 1910, a lot of the interior from the old house has been kept. The bar has now (after refurbishment) 13 taps with around 7 German beers. The other taps contain beers from Swedish Nynäshamn and Skebo in the German lager tradition. Some bottles. Excellent place but not so many craft beers. New owner in 2017.

 

11      Bar City Central
Vasagatan 46       CONCEPT: Old Central Europe

Elegant! Bar City Central, also a restaurant, with inspiration from the old Central Europe tradition. A great and interesting concept but it seems many guests have not understood the concept. Now 8 Czech or German beers on tap (and one Danish and one Swedish). The bottle selection has altered to non_Central Europe beers, but, every week they get 1 or 2 Czech bottles. (Opened 2017)

 

11      The Churchill Arms
Tulegatan 21      OS

Very nice popular pub with 35 taps, around 14 are craft beers. More than 70 bottles. Sometimes a Real Ale, last time from Nynäs – the Christmas ale “Mysingen”. In January a small tap takeover with 4 Brewdog beers. (No connection to Churchill Arms in Uppsala). (Opened 2013) 

 

11      The Flying Dog – Beer Palace
Vasagatan 52
One of very few places serving craft beers combined with showing football and other sports. Circa 12 often great beers on tap and around 70 bottles. Slightly boring premises. Somewhat high beer prices. A bit confusing name as it has no connection to the US brewery Flying Dog. (Opened 2014)

 

11      Flying Scotsman Inn
Fleminggatan 28     OS

Nice pub with a theme from the old legendary British train “The Flying Scotsman”. Around 8 Craft beers on tap and 60 on bottle. Creative idea with varying concepts downstairs, mostly open only on Fridays.

 

11      M-Bar-Go
Bergsunds Strand 35      OS      Food: From Moldau next door.

Nice selection of around 70 bottles. Seems to focus on beers from Brekeriet, Dugges, Mikkeller, Omnipollo, Poppels, To Öl and Williams. Not many interesting on tap – only one guest craft beer, maybe  from Electric Nurse or Omnipollo etcetera. Indescribable modern bar atmosphere.

 

11      Nya Carnegiebryggeriet
Hammarby Sjöstad, Ljusslingan 15      OS      BREWPUB

7-10 of their beers on the 10 taps, and on most Wednesdays one of their Real Ales. Around 50 nice beers on bottle – some unusual. Sometimes 1-3 guest beers on tap. The interior has developed into more coziness. Great outdoor seating summertime – conveniently close to the ferry to Södermalm . (Opened 2014)

From the seaside – beneath the place is a ferry to Södermalm stopping every 20 minutes.

 

11      Soldaten Svejk
Östgötagatan 35      OS      CONCEPT: Czech beers

True genuine Czech place, with seven Czech beers on tap (no bottles). Not much variation in the beer selection. 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.

 

11      Söderhallen Biljard
Hornsgatan 61

This is a game hall with Pool tables. Around 80 nice beers on bottles. The 5 taps are maybe not so interesting.

 

10      Ardbeg Embassy
Västerlånggatan 68      CONCEPT: Swedish beers      W
8 taps with beers from Gotland and 14 taps with big focus on Swedish craft beer breweries. Maybe 2-3  beers from other breweries. Nearly no bottles. Around 350 different whiskys. (Renamed some years ago from Glenfiddich).

 

10      Barrel Burgers & Beer
Smålandsgatan 22
Nice place in the city close to Kungsträdgården park. 5 Craft beers rotate continuously. 20 Craft beer bottles of which 10 alter more quickly. Usually have some beers from Stigbergets. Now and then Beer events, this February for instance Stigbergets Tap Takeover. (Opened 2017)

 

10      Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri  
Fjäderholmarna (30 min Boat trip from Slussen or Nybroplan)      BREWPUB
Brewery with around 5 beers of theirs on tap. For instance the Bitter and most recently a very nice Barley Wine called “Heavy Fuel”. Also some bottles from a few other breweries, mainly from Stockholm. Different dishes available in the pub. Pub open May-September.

 

10      Folkölsbutiken
Hornsgatan 42      Food: Small dishes      3,5 % PLACE

Scandinavian beers, maximum 3,5 % alcohol. Around 90 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)

 

10      Löwenbräu
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 25 German bottles. Strange enough, not keeping the the concept, there is also 15 non-German bottles. Once a year in Feb/Mar a German beer festival with a great selection of German beers (this year around 100), with live German music on Saturdays. Runs also classic Oktoberfest. (Opened 1910, this address since 1969).

BEER EVENT: February 22nd-March 10th: German Beer Festival (Tysk Ölfestival), with around 100 different German Bottles.

 

10      Wirström’s
Stora Nygatan 13
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 11 Craft Beers on tap and a few bottles, Dugges for instance. Live music Mondays-Saturdays from 9pm.

 

9      Belgobaren Lilla Rådmannen
Rådmansgatan 67-69      CONCEPT: Belgian beers.

Small and pretty nice place in a Frey’s Hotel Foyer. 4 taps and more than 50 bottles. Strictly Belgian selection in the true Belgobaren manner. Last time one beer from De Struisse on tap. (Opened 2016)

 

9      The Blues Pub
Sundbyberg, Järnvägsgatan 38      OS

Small personal ”bluesy” pub with some nice bottles, around 40. Shades of Rock’N’Roll feeling with photos of rock stars and a real guitar included in a wall as decoration! New owner april 2017.

 

9      Flippin’ Burgers
Observatoriegatan 8      Food: +      OS
Circa 5 nice beers on tap and around 15 on bottle. Very good burgers but sometimes overcrowded with a long queue – maybe an hour or more to wait if you want to eat. Booking not possible. (Opened 2012, this address since 2013).

 

9      The Flying Elk
Mälartorget 15

Nice Old Town cellar venue. Around 5 craft beers on tap and 3 from the Spendrups selection. Around 60 beers on bottle, of which 50 are from Sweden. Now and then Beer Events, this February for instance Macken Beermaker’s Dinner. (Opened 2013)

 

9      Hybrid
Blåsut, Nynäsvägen 287

Nice restaurant with a bar serving 2-3 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      Häktet Ölbaren
Hornsgatan 82
This place you will find if you go passed the first bar, close to the entrance, and continue a pretty long way into the house (beyond kitchen and toilets). Pretty basic atmosphere – but very very trendy in the late hours. 2-3 beers on tap and around 30 craft beer bottles. Open only Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and until 3 am.

 

9      ICA Supermarket
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)

 

9      Loch Ness Tavern
Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 5B
Small, ambitious and charming independent pub with around 50 bottles. A few on tap, often Södra Maltfabriken. When I entered at first I actually asked myself – ‘Suddenly Scotland?

 

9      The Picts Bar
Hammarby Sjöstad, Lugnets Allé 125
3-4 beers on tap from Nynäshamn and 2 guest taps, last time from Oppigårds, I find the most interesting. Other taps may be Lagunitas, Staropramen and Brooklyn etcetera. Around 50 craft beers on bottle of which 22 are more temporarily than the others. Sometimes certain ones slightly more unusual, for instance from Bear Republic and Coronado. This trendy suburban area seems maybe somewhat too sleepy for a great pub.

 

9       Pitcher’s
Mariatorget 1A
Big place with maybe 60 beers on bottle – around half of them non-craft beers. Not so interesting beers on tap. However, they have a special “Craft Bar” in a room close to Mariatorget square, open only Fridays and Saturdays. No Craft Beers on tap, but around 40 altering bottles. They run different craft beer events sometimes with brewers. You can also watch football and other sports. (Opened 2013)

 

9      Pub Anchor
Sveavägen 90      OS
Genuine classic rock pub keeping the spirit of Hard Rock culture alive. More than 50 nice craft beers on bottle. Not so interesting beers on tap.

 

9        Restaurang W by Winjas
Schelegatan 3      OS      CONCEPT: Beer and Cheese (also wine)
Very nice Cheese and Wine place in cellar rooms. The beer selection can include beers from Beerbliuotek, Brekeriet, Dugges, Maxlrainer and Mikkeller. Bottles only, and varies somewhat according to season up to 40. Always 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)

 

9      Swedish Brewing Bar & Showroom
Regeringsgatan 71     OS      Food: Small dishes
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).

 

9      Östgöta Öl-källare
Östgötagatan 41
Very nice old time local Restaurant, now has opened a nice craft beer place – in the Cellar! Just slightly rebuilt so you easily can get down there. Around 10 craft beers on the 20 taps – just had a Founders Porter. Around 35 bottles, mainly Belgian ones. Upstairs there is a great dedication to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. New pub chief from March. (Opened 1987 as a restaurant, the Beer Cellar 2017)

 

8      19 Glas
Stora Nygatan 19      OS
7 nice beers on tap (no craft beers on bottle). This is actually a restaurant, but you may just sit down with a beer or two in cozy surroundings.

 

8      Bar Central
Birger Jarlsgatan 41
Nice restaurant with inspiration from the old Central Europe tradition. They have a big focus on unfiltered Pilsner Urquell on tap, which you also can get in the Mliko or in the Snyt manner. The 12 bottles include, apart from 2 Bernard beers, also German beers from Maxlrainer, Hoppebräu and Brlo.

 

8      Bierhaus
Tegnérgatan 10      OS
Initially nice German pastiche with “Volkswagen” bulbs, bratwurst and 14 German beers on tap. Now these bulbs are gone. There are 29 taps, but only 12 pretty common German beers, which do not seem to alter very much, besides maybe 1-2 more temporary available beers. In addition to that distributor Spendrups use 7 of these taps for American Firestone Walker, UK Fourpure and Swedish Gotlands beers. A pity they don’t keep to the German concept. (Opened 2013)

 

8      Black & Brown Inn
Hornsgatan 50B      OS
Around 9 craft beers on tap, mostly 4 from Nynäshamn and around 40 bottles. Cozy place with 2 nice inner rooms. (Opened 1987)

 

8      Gamla Amsterdam
Hornsgatan 39      CONCEPT: Beer and Cheese (also wine)      Food: Small dishes
Very nice Dutch Cheese place, somewhat creating a kind of old-time atmosphere. Choose between 18 craft beers on bottle and you can combine them with around 40 mainly Dutch cheeses.  (Opened 2015)

 

8      Humlehof
Folkungagatan 128      CONCEPT: Czech Beer Hall
Nice Czech place with around 5-7 genuine Czech beers on tap in nice atmosphere. Around 5 bottles. Good service. Nice indeed they hang on to their concept. Some beers served in correct glasses like Master III.

 

8      Texas Longhorn Steakhouse
Fleminggatan 27      OS
Traditional Texas Longhorn style. Around 8 craft beers on bottle on the menu and 19 other more temporarily craft beer on the wall. There are several Texas Longhorn places, but the selection of beers varies very much.

 

8      Ugglan
Närkesgatan 6      CONCEPT: Brewdog beers
Walk through the Boule and Game hall. Far inside is a small bar dedicated nearly to Brewdog beers only! 2-3 Brewdog beers on tap and around 20 Brewdog bottles. Around Christmas also 4 “Brewdog guest” bottles. For some reason they also have 4 bottles Innes & Gunn. Open only Fridays and Saturdays. Closed summer.

 

7      The Bull & Beer Inn
Birger Jarlsgatan 16A      OS

Pretty nice pub run by Åbro brewery. 29 taps in all with maybe 4 craft beers. For instance, apart from Brewdog Punk IPA, Chimay Bleue and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, there were 2 from Uppsala Brygghus, 1 Ballast Point and 1 Stone. Around 45 bottles. Last years less interesting selection of beers. 

 

7      Café Proviant
Arbetargatan 33      OS      Food: +      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 3-4 of their own. Some of their own beers and around 5 others are available on bottle. (Opened 2014)

 

7      Halfway Inn
Swedenborgsgatan 6      OS
Nice independent cozy local pub, British style. Circa 45 beers on bottle spreading from Fullers and Södra Maltfabriken to Mikkeller and Omnipollo. Around 2 interesting beers on tap, like for instance Mikkeller,To Öl and Omnipollo.

 

7      Hospodske Dvere
Tjärhovsgatan 4 (Use the entrance of Kvarnen)      CONCEPT: Czech beer hall 
Great initiative of a Czech beer hall, with around 5 Czech beers on tap, for instance including unfiltered Staropramen. Around 12 bottles, mainly non-Czech beers. (Opened 2013)

 

7       Queens Head
Drottninggatan 108     OS
A very nice and big Åbro place. Lots of taps but no craft beers – no board is listing such any longer. Around 80 beers on bottle including some Oppigårds and Victory. Relax in the Library – one of the most ‘British’ rooms in town! (Opened 2010)

 

7      Skrovet
Hammarby Slussväg 17      OS
Nice Summer place with view over the water Årstaviken. Around 15 bottles – a lot from Nynäshamn. Open around May – September.

 

7      Ölbistron No. 50
Tjärhovsgatan 50
Very small quite OK place. 5 very local beers on tap, for instance from Kungsbryggeriet, and 3 non-swedish beers The beers is said to change every  two weeks. 2 or 3 local bottles. (Initially carrying the name Ölerian) (Opened 2017).

 

6      The Doors
Odengatan 35

Cozy pub, especially the old half at the right. Not many interesting beers on tap, maybe D’Achouffe and Sigtuna. 30 bottles including a few Dugges and Oppigårds. Some beers are served in the correct brewery glasses – for instance the Belgium St Stefanus, Westmalle and D’Achouffe. 

 

6      Prime Burgers 
Holländargatan 8
2 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet beers on tap. 18 craft beers on bottle on the menu and 3 more temporary beers on a board. Bottles can be from Dugges, Poppels, Stockholm Brewing and Sierra Nevada.

 

6      S:ta Clara Bierhaus
Gamla Stan, Lilla Nygatan 17
Somewhat German style of place up to 1960s located in Klara in the center of Stockholm. 15 very various beers on tap, however, only 4 German beers and very common. 5 guest taps, this Februaryt for instance  including De Molen Sun & Moon Stout. Around 20 bottles, mainly classic Belgian and Dutch ones. (Opened 1867 in Klara).

 

6      Snotty Sound Bar
Skånegatan 90
Small cool place with lots of music, sometimes played by a DJ. Maybe 5 craft beers on tap and around 40 beers on bottle. Sometimes also 10 temporarily available craft beers. Vinyl record labels printed as coasters.

 

6      Ölkiosken
Mosebacke Torg 1      OS       Food: Other stalls at the Terrace
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 with beers from Firestone Walker, Swedish Gotland and a few Rådanäs. 

 

 

Places Bubbling Under

 

Bagpiper’s Inn
Rörstrandsgatan 21
Scottish pub with a few Australian beers, especially in the cellar (not open in the early part of the week). No interesting beers on tap, but around 20 craft beer bottles.

 

Harvest Home
Bondegatan 50
Very nice and interesting bohemian place. 10 not very interesting beers on tap, but some more interesting among the 15 bottles, like De Molen and Oppigårds. Some beers are served in correct glasses for instance Samuel Adams Rebel IPA and La Trappe.

 

Humlehof
Rörstrandsgatan 19
Smaller ‘Brother’ to Humlehof at Folkungagatan. 5 Czech beers on tap. Around 20 beers on bottle

 

Medelhavspärlan
Hammarby Sjöstad, Lugnets Allé 75      OS
No interesting beer on tap. 20 craft beer bottles of various kind. Pretty good Hamburger and a lot of Meze dishes. Summertime nice outdoor seating with a view over the water towards Södermalm. (Opened 2003)

 

Miss Behave Bar
Tullhus 2, Skeppsbron     
Very nice view from Skeppsbron quay help the place. 4 Höganäs brewery beers on tap and around 4 more Höganäs on bottle. One guest bottle which sometimes is a Höganäs as well. Also one Firestone Walker and one Beavertown on tap.

 

Old George Inn
Scheelegatan 2
Nice English pub with Brewdog Punk IPA on tap and around 35 bottles. Most interesting may be the 2 Victory, Titan from Great Devide from the USA and the 2 Cape bottles from South Africa.

 

Öleriet
Kungsstensgatan 55
Nice pub with new interior. 10 taps – the most interesting are perhaps for instance the Sierra Nevada and Brewdog beers. 24 nice bottles. Located in a kind of “middle of nowhere” area in Vasastan. (Opened 2014).

 

 

Places Closed Down

 

16     Bishops Arms Folkungagatan
Folkungagatan 105      OS      Food: +
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) 

16      Mikkeller Bar
Döbelnsgatan 25
Great bar with 20 craft beer taps (Opened 2014,  closed 2015)

14      Empourium
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      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)

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.

13      Stockholm Brewing      (N.B. Only the pub is closed down)
Södermannagatan 49      Food: Small dishes      BREWPUB      Planning to move and reopen at Frihamnen
First time ever a brewery in Sweden was allowed to serve their own beers! Open most Fridays. 5 of their beers on tap and a selection of their beers on bottle. Impressive tap take over 2016 at Bishop Arms Hornstull with 21 beers! (Pub opened 2015, closed 2017).

11      Big Country
Döbelnsgatan 25
20 mainly Swedish craft beers on tap. Some bottles. (Opened 2015,  closed 2016)

11      Chicken Bar
Scheelegatan 20
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).

10      Monks Whiskey Paradise
Munkbron 15      W
Struisse beers on tap.

9       Amaranten
Kungsholmsgatan 31
The hotel is open – only the craft beers in the lobby is gone.

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.

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.

Aarts Mat & Dryck
Åsögatan 126
Closed 2014.

Tegnérs Gömställe
Upplandsgatan 17
A good place focusing on craft beers from small Swedish breweries. Closed 2013.

 

 

Nice to know:

In case you want to travel on the railway line Göteborg – Stockholm – Uppsala you should have in mind the train “Blå Tåget” (run by Skandinaviska Jernbanor) are serving 7 different beers from Swedish craft beer brewery Rådanäs. These trains  include one bar car with live piano music and one restaurant car as well.

 

 

Places with Beer and Different Themes

If no rating below, the place is not listed above.

 

Old Time Classic Institutions

         Kvarnen
Tjärhovsgatan 4
Classic Beer hall. 10 non-craft beers on 20 taps. However, 4 more taps from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn are more interesting. 25 bottles, among them you may find a few Mikkeller, Omnipollo and Södra Maltfabriken.

9       Löwenbräu
Fridhemsplan 29
See above. 

           Pelikan
Blekingegatan 40 
Classic Beer hall at the right. 16 taps where the 5-6 beers from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet are the most interesting.

         Tennstopet 
Dalagatan 50 
In the 1960’s this place moved from the Klara blocks in the center of Stockholm. A lout of the interior was brought, especially in the dining room. 3 craft beer taps (Nya Carnegiebryggeriet), and 8 bottles.

12       Zum Franziskaner
Skeppsbron 44      CONCEPT: German style beers
Incredible old classic Beer Hall. Company founded in 1421. Located on this address since 1622. Though a new house was built on this site and ready in 1910, a lot of the interior from the old house has been kept. The bar has now (after refurbishment) 13 taps with around 7 German beers. The other taps contain beers from Swedish Nynäshamn and Skebo in the German lager tradition. Some bottles. Excellent place but not so many craft beers. New owner in 2017.

 

Beer and cheese

8       Gamla Amsterdam
Hornsgatan 39      CONCEPT: Beer and Cheese (also wine)      Food:Small dishes
Very nice Dutch Cheese place, somewhat creating a kind of old-time atmosphere. Choose between 18 craft beers on bottle and you can combine them with around 40 mainly Dutch cheeses.  (Opened 2015)

9        Restaurang W by Winjas
Schelegatan 3      OS      CONCEPT: Beer and Cheese (also wine)
Very nice Cheese and Wine place in cellar rooms. The beer selection include beers from Beerbliuotek, Brekeriet, Dugges, Maxlrainer and Mikkeller. Bottles only, and varies somewhat according to season up to 40. Always 50 cheeses ready to be served. Nice if you want to combine better cheeses with craft beers. (Opened 2013, previously known as Winjas Ost- och Vinkällare)

 

Beer and music/culture

19      Akkurat
Hornsgatan 18      OS
Live music on most Sundays. See above

9        Pub Anchor
Sveavägen 90      OS
Genuine classic rock pub keeping the spirit of Hard Rock culture alive. Live music usually Wednesdays-Saturdays. See above 

6        Snotty Sound Bar
Skånegatan 90    
Small cool place with lots of music, sometimes played by a DJ. Maybe 5 craft beers on tap and around 40 beers on bottle. Sometimes also 10 temporarily available craft beers. Vinyl record labels printed as coasters.

9        Swedish Brewing Bar & Showroom
Regeringsgatan 71     OS
Pretty often the place turns into a late night Disco. See above. 

10      Wirström’s
Stora Nygatan 13
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 11 Craft Beers on tap and a few bottles, Dugges for instance. Live music Mondays-Saturdays from 9pm.

 

Beer and games

12      Söderhallen Biljard
Hornsgatan 61
This is a game hall with Pool tables. See above.

8       Ugglan
Närkesgatan 6
Hall with Boule and other games. See above.

 

Beer in food stores

15      NK Kök & Bar
Hamngatan 18-20
See above

8       ICA Supermarket 
Folkungagatan 56
5 nice beers on tap and around 30 bottles. See above. (Opened 2015).

         ICA Kvantum Station
Liljeholmstorget 3
2 beers on tap and around 15 bottles. Very nice prices. Ambitious with for instance tap takeover from Örebro Brygghus and with brewers participating. Store include an extensive selection of maximum 3,5% alcohol beers for sale. (Opened 2012) 

         ICA Vanadis
Vanadisvägen 12
3 beers on tap, all Nils-Oscar. Around 10 bottles. Correct glasses for Italian Birrifico Antoniano.

 

Beer and Hamburgers

15      Tritonia Ölverkstad – Barrel, Burgers & Beer
Stora Nygatan 20      Food: ++
See above

14      Svenska Hamburgerköket
Midsommarkransen, Tellusborgsvägen 78      Food: ++
See above

10      Barrel Burgers & Beer
Smålandsgatan 22
Nice place in the city close to Kungsträdgården park. 5 Craft beers rotate continuously. 20 Craft beer bottles of which 10 alter more quickly. Usually have some beers from Stigbergets. (Opened 2017)

9       Flippin’ Burgers 
Observatoriegatan 8      Food: +
See above

         Birka Burgers & Beer 
Rörstrandsgatan 11
Nice hamburger venue with around 25 craft beers on bottle. No interesting craft beers on tap.

        Burgers & Beer
Odengatan 45
Nice hamburger venue with around 25 craft beers on bottle. No interesting craft beers on tap.

       Franky’s Burger 
Tegnergatan 16
Has moved in from a kiosk at Sveavägen. One Lagunitas and one Samuel Adams on tap. 17 Craft Beer bottles.

        Lily’s Burgers 
Hornsbergs strand 47     
2 taps, around 35 bottles.

        Lily’s Burgers 
Södermannagatan 27
2 taps, around 35 bottles

        Prime Burgers 
Birger Jarlsgatan 101      
20 craft beers on bottle.

        Prime Burgers 
Folkungagatan 122
5 taps and 25 bottles    

        Prime Burgers 
Hantverkargatan 50
5 not so interesting taps and 18 craft beer bottles

6      Prime Burgers 
Holländargatan 8      
18 craft beers on bottle on the menu and 3 more temporary beers on a board. 2 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet beers on tap.

 

 

 

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