Stockholm Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar
Latest Places update: September 20th, 2023
Latest Beer Events and News update: September 19th, 2023
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.
☀ Places open during the summer only – Temporary summary list with links
C Some explanations – certain attributes are clickable in order to more easily find the places with these attributes.
☀ Places open during the summer only
A summary overview – click on the link at each place to read more about them in the main list below. Be aware these places may be closed if the weather is not good enough. Only the following two are still open as on September 13th.
7 Skrovet, Skanstull Hammarby Slussväg 17 – Closing October 1st. Visited May 2023.
Bu Restaurang Skanskvarn, Gullmarsplan – Open. Visited May 2023.
Some recent major news, alterations or additions
– Nook, the ambitious restaurant with Craft Beers and own brewery at SÖ – Rosenlundsgatan 33 has closed down.
– Lådan, VS – Luntmakargatan 63, will open a new Låda (Box) called Tegellådan, probably located at Gasverksvägen in the Ropsten area.
– Livs at SÖ – Bjurholmsgatan 18 has closed down.
– New place in town with some O/O beers Crum Heaven, Art Space, Bar, Cafe at Högbergsgatan 38, enters the list at 10 points.
– Bottl3 5hop, SÖ – Kocksgatan 19 are now closed for refurbishment. The will open again, probably in September, with a bit modified concept.
– Bishops Arms are opening a new place in Stockholm at VS – Odengatan 41. Not yet known exactly when.
– Vasastan Ölhall, a new big beer place in the northern part of Stockholm with 36 taps, has finally opened at Ynglingagatan 9. However, still in August 2023 only open for lunch. The opening has been delayed depending on water damage in the Kitchen. It is now said they will open evenings pretty soon.
– Beerr n’ Food, the sports bar at SÖ – Renstiernas Gata 22 in the northeastern part of Södermalm, with 24 taps has closed down. will however open again with a new concept this Autumn. New name will be Libanesen Södermalm, still with Craft Beers.
– Bryggan Spritmuseum, the fine outdoor place by the water at Djurgården – Djurgårdsstrand 9, rises to 16 points, The place has this summer 15 taps running with beers from more than 50 Swedish breweries visiting, one after the other – see Beer Events.
– Bierhaus, the German place at CT – Tegnérgatan 10, rising to 15 points as they now have all 29 taps running with 18 German beers and some nice non-German beers . They also now have a description note on each tap desciribing the beer.
– A new beer place, Rosa, is expected to open in August in the old Mikkeller place at ÖM – Brahegatan 5. The 24 tap system will be maintained and also the staff will stay.
– Tritonia Ölverkstad, GS – Stora Nygatan 20, is altering name to Mariatorgets Tap Room or maybe Maria Ölverkstad. This place now usually have 6 taps with Mariatorgets Mikrobryggeri, so this is their Taproom. In the list at 16 points.
– Mikkeller Stockholm, ÖM – Brahegatan 5 has sadly closed down. Distributor Brill owns the place and will rebuild it into something else. The staff will stay. Someone said the new place may be even better. The new place is expected to open in August.
– Stockholm Brewing Taproom has closed down. However, the brewery do now continue with new owners. The taproom may come back in September. Time will tell.
– Parklådan (Lådan summer place), Vasaparken, VS – Odengatan 93, has opened and enters the list at 15 points.
– Nook Bar and Restaurant at SÖ – Rosenlundsgatan 33, has now started to serve own brewed beers. However, they start pretty slow – the old house beer from Nynäshamn Ångbryggeri is altering now and then.
– Apex X Barrels, at SÖ – Bysistorget 4, has opened with 16 taps including 8 Apex taps. Entering the list at 16 points.
– Australian place The Roo And Elk, SÖ – Folkungagatan 81, has closed down
– Restaurant Hybrid at Blåsut has sadly closed down.
– Omnipollo has opened a new place, Omnipollos Hörna, within Ugglan Boule & Bar, SÖ – Närkesgatan 6, far inside beyond the boule and game hall. It has replaced the old Brewdog bar.
– Television Brewing Co has opened a Taproom at VS – Västmannagatan 69, entering the list at 15 points.
– Bryggeri Munkbron has re-surfaced and replaced the old Vört Gastrobryggeri in the same premises. Found below on 16 points.
– The Flying Elk in Gamla Stan has closed down.
– Smakverkstan – a brewery with a pub having 10 taps, located in Bromma – Rimmargatan 16, in suburban Stockholm, enter the list at 15 points. You have to book beforehand and can easily go there by the tram from Alvik.
– Brewski brewery in Helsingborg, Sweden, opens a Barski Bar in Stockholm. Not yet known where or when.
– The names of the places are now clickable for reaching the places’s websites.
Most Thursdays – and very often Wednesdays: “Skrubbetorsdag” – when Jens Skrubbe brings lots of fine and interesting Belgian beers on tap. Sometimes also some other days in the week; check Facebook – – – Internationella Pressklubben, CT – Vasagatan 50
Most Sundays: Bottle share Sunday – bottle beers by the glass – – – Oliver Twist, SÖ – Repslagargatan 6
November 17th 2022 – October 2023: Beer Exhibition – beer history in Sweden – – – Spritmuseum, Djurgården – Djurgårdsstrand 9
September 15th – 24th: Oktoberfest – – – All Bishops Arms places: Sundbyberg – Landsvägen 49, CT – Vasagatan 7, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12, GS – Tyska Brinken 36, VS – Sankt Eriksgatan 115.
September 19th – 23rd: Oktoberfest – – – Nya Carnegiebryggeriet, Hammarby Sjöstad – Ljusslingan 15
September 22nd – 30th: Oktoberfest – – – Omnipollos Kyrka, Sundbyberg – Sturegatan 41
September 23rd, 3 pm: Exclusive Beer Tasting with Smedsbo Slott. Tickets at: https://billetto.se/e/exklusiv-provning-m-smedsbo-slott-biljetter-866453?eventref=fb_oea – – – Akkurat, SÖ – Hornsgatan 18
September 26th – 30th: Oktoberfest – – – Industrigatan 2, KH – Industrigatan 2
September 27th: Founders Stout Evening – – – Bishops Arms, VS – S:t Eriksgatan 115
September 28th, from 4 pm: Rodenbach Red Day – – – Akkurat, SÖ – Hirnsgatan 18
September 28th: Rodenbach Red Day – – – Internationella Pressklubben, CT – Vasagatan 50
September 29th – October 21st: Oktoberfest – – – ManInTheMoon, VS – Tegnérgatan 2
September 30th: Benchwarmers & Brekeriet Tap Takeover – – – Lådan, VS – Luntmakargatan 63
October 5th, 6 pm – 8 pm: Jämtland Beer Tasting. Book at: https://billetto.se/e/olprovning-med-jamtlands-bryggeri-biljetter-873159?eventref=fb_oea – – – Akkurat, SÖ – Hornsgatan 18
October 5th: Yearofthelager Release Party – – – Mikkeller Södermalm, Sö – Östgötagatan 33
October 6th: Friday Beers and Party in Oktober – – – Gamla Enskede Bryggeri, Johanneshov – Bolidenvägen 8
October 6th – 7th: Öl- och Spritmässan/Beer And Spirits Fair Stockholm 2023 – Tickets from: https://secure.tickster.com/sv/zk50vajzfje0323/selectevent – – Stockholm Water Front Congress Centre, CT – Nils Ericsons Plan 4
October 12th, 6 pm: Open Beer Tasting ABC. Book at: https://billetto.se/e/olprovning-med-jamtlands-bryggeri-biljetter-873159?eventref=fb_oea – – – Akkurat, SÖ – Hornsgatan 18
October 18th, 7 pm – 9 pm: IPA Beer Tasting. Book at: https://www.nyacarnegiebryggeriet.se/sv/tasting/special/ – – – Nya Carnegiebryggeriet, Hammarby Sjöstad – Ljusslingan 15
October 25th: Full Circle Brew Co. Tap Takeover – – – Bishops Arms, VS – S:t Eriksgatan 115
October 28th, 2 pm: Snausarve Exclusive Beer Tasting. Book at: https://billetto.se/en/e/28-10-exklusiv-provning-med-snausarve-kl-14-00-tickets-878442?eventref=fb_oea – – – Akkurat, SÖ – Hornsgatan 18
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. The name of the place is clickable to reach the places’s websites.
OS = Outdoor seating summertime or when the weather allows.
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 = A brewery including a pub.
CONCEPT = The place has a certain concept.
U = The place has the beer selection listed on Untappd. In case you do not have the app, google the name of the place and the name Untappd.
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
Current: More or less temporary alterations or reductions on a place are given in blue below the previous text block. These details may sometimes show to change very quickly – or sometimes takes a long time.
Area code given prior to the street address indicates in which Stockholm area the place is located:
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/can.
- 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.
Stockholm Top Beer Places
19 Akkurat – Visited April 2023
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 3). 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 – 15 taps are rotating pretty quickly (at the bar-counter corner), while 9 others are more steady Craft Beer taps. 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 in bottles/cans – maybe more than 700, including Vintage bottles/cans. There is a Black Book listing 35 limited releases, 100 Belgian bottles/cans and around 40 maybe more common beers. BUT, there is also the impressive Red Book listing the very lot including hundreds of vintage beers from Belgium, the USA and other countries. Runs sometimes different themes like Franken weeks and the famous Péché Day. The place sometimes also runs different kind of beer tastings. Around 450 different Whiskys – they come and go. Live music last Sunday every month. Open until 10 pm Sundays, 12 pm Mondays – Tuesdays and 1 am Wednesdays – Saturdays. (Opened 1995)
BEER EVENT: September 23rd, 3 pm: Exclusive Beer Tasting with Smedsbo Slott. Tickets at: https://billetto.se/e/exklusiv-provning-m-smedsbo-slott-biljetter-866453?eventref=fb_oea
BEER EVENT: September 28th, from 4 pm: Rodenbach Red Day
BEER EVENT: October 5th, 6 pm – 8 pm: Jämtland Beer Tasting. Book at: https://billetto.se/e/olprovning-med-jamtlands-bryggeri-biljetter-873159?eventref=fb_oea
BEER EVENT: October 12th, 6 pm: Open Beer Tasting ABC. Book at: https://billetto.se/e/olprovning-med-jamtlands-bryggeri-biljetter-873159?eventref=fb_oea
BEER EVENT: October 28th, 2 pm: Snausarve Exclusive Beer Tasting. Book at: https://billetto.se/en/e/28-10-exklusiv-provning-med-snausarve-kl-14-00-tickets-878442?eventref=fb_oea
Ask for the red book with all the bottles/cans and vintage beers
19 Internationella Pressklubben – Visited May 2023
CT – Vasagatan 50 OS AC CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Reliable place – a place with the greatest selection of Belgian beers in the northern part of Europe. 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 Belgian start-up Craft Beer breweries. Up to 18 nice Belgian beers on tap and around impressive 800 Belgian bottles/cans. However, if you count all the different vintage years, the amount counts to maybe 850. or, when a new delivery has arrived there may be even 900 bottles/cans in all. Some naturally sells fast. Dogs are welcome in the first room close to the street.
BEER EVENT: Most Thursdays – and very often Wednesday: “Skrubbetorsdag” – when Jens Skrubbe brings lots of fine and interesting Belgian beers on tap. Sometimes also some other days in the week; check Facebook.
BEER EVENT: September 28th: Rodenbach Red Day
19 Man In The Moon – Visited May 2023
VS – Tegnérgatan 2 OS AC W
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. Own beer Månens Amber Ale, at present brewed by Fjäderholmarna. Very inventive with different high quality seasonal events, for instance Oktoberfest with 30 German beers altering on the taps. In January 2018 an amazing OHIO Tap Takeover with Hoppin’ Frog, Jackie O’s, Listermann etc, January 2019 New York Tap Takeover, August 2019 an outstanding Evil Twin tap takeover with 30 beers on tap flown in from The USA, January 2020 a great Florida Tap Takeover with 80 beers altering on the 30 taps and now in November 2022 a Stigbergets Tap Takeover with 30 beers on tap. Impressive 240 bottles/cans selection, including around 100 Belgian, 45 US, 40 Swedish, 15 UK and 10 Norwegian bottles/cans and the rest from 10 other countries. Among the US bottles/cans there are very nice ones including for instance Listermann, North Coast, Toppling Goliath, Hoppin’ Frog and 8 different Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout. Also an extensive cellar with 350 different vintage beers. Also around 100 different whiskies. (Opened 1994).
BEER EVENT: September 29th – October 21st: Oktoberfest
18 Mikkeller Bar Södermalm – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Östgötagatan 33 U
A pretty new fine beer place, strengthening the beer place cluster at Södermalm even more. Nice rather dark walls makes this place into a cozy hangout with also an inner room and a balcony. 20 very well-chosen beers on tap. Naturally many of their own Mikkeller and Warpigs beers, but often many nice guest beers, for instance even from Hill Farmstead. Around 60 bottles/cans, including magnificent ones like Baghaven, Monkish, Stockholm Cellar series and naturally Mikkeller. Also around 10 low alcohol beers in bottles/cans. Bottles/cans list also on Untappd. (Opened 2021)
BEER EVENT: October 5th: Yearofthelager Release Party
18 Omnipollos Hatt – Visited September 2023
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 1 or 2 guest or collaboration beers on the 10 taps, but mainly their own. Nearly always fabulous ones like their own Nebuchadnezzar, NOA or Armageddon and a lot of other great beers as well. Now and then interesting tap takeovers. Around 10 great bottles/cans, but, the available selection do really vary a lot. They also sometimes run oven takeovers with guest chefs from fabulous restaurants making pizzas! Very nice non-Italian pizzas as standard. Open to 1 am every night. (Opened 2015)
The pizza menu
18 Omnipollos Kyrka – Visited June 2023
Sundbyberg – Sturegatan 41 OS BREWPUB
A perfect combination of a church, a brewery and a tap room in a great harmonious atmosphere. 14 – 16 taps pouring amazing beers. There are around 40 bottles/cans, often some sour ones, but now and then a lot more different styles depending on what nice bottles/cans the have obtained. The tap room/restaurant is located on the inside balcony, from where you have a great view over the brewery. The brewing started during the spring of 2021. Food includes some Burgers and also some ‘Not Burgers’. Open Wednesdays – Saturdays. (Opened 2021)
Current: Still in June 2023 two really spectacular bottles for 10.000 Swedish Crowns each!
BEER EVENT: September 22nd – 30th: Oktoberfest
18 Sorbon – Visited August 2023
Bromma – Kvarnbacksvägen 135 at Brommaplan U OS RA
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 19 Craft Beer taps and 1 tap Real Ale. They also have 1 house IPA, Sorbon X, brewed by Mohawk. Some beers are served in the correct company glasses, for instance beers from Founders. Around 80 bottles/cans, including around 10 vintage beers. Bottles/cans list on Untappd. Always some interesting ones waiting in the back fridges. Sometimes there has been a fantastic selection on tap! New owner and pub chief from August 2021. They will continue in maybe an even better way.
18 Stigbergets Fot – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Götgatan 5 U OS
Somewhat sophisticated and very nicely decorated beer hangout. Started by the Göteborg brewery Stigbergets and the Barrel Burgers & Beer Company. Around 29 taps running around 10 of Stigbergets’ Beers and the rest comes from other great breweries. Now and then running great Tap Takeovers. Far inside there is also a nice smaller room. Around 45 well chosen and interesting bottles/cans – they varies a lot. Some interesting Meads and Ciders as well. Bottles/cans list also on Untappd. (Opened 2020)
Last picture the smaller inner room
18 Zum Franziskaner – Visited September 2023
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 for example Swedish Nynäshamn in the German tradition. Around 60 very well chosen bottles/cans, some interesting German ones, some Swedish and some great Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen ones. In an inner room is a fine refurbished bar called Bakfickan – often serving beers from 1 or 2 gravity pulled kegs and 1 Cantillon, in addition to the same 13 beers as in the main bar. 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 2022 with a lot of seldom seen beers. New owner in 2017. Outdoor seating also in the alley Södra Bankogränd. (Opened 1889)
Current: Live music is not yet resumed.
Bakfickan bar counter.
17 Belgobaren – Visited May 2023
CT – Bryggargatan 12 OS CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Very classic place with Belgian beers only – has survived the Craft Beer explosion. Lots of lunch guests, hotel guests and conference people. 17 taps, sometimes including 1 or 2 non-Belgian beers, but in the Belgian style, for instance from Nacka.. Nearly 500 bottles/cans including vintage years and really big bottles in different sizes. Don’t miss to check the temporary taps at the bar counter corner. (Opened 1990).
17 Bishops Arms Sundbyberg – Visited June 2023
Sundbyberg – Landsvägen 49 OS ♫
Very nice and cozy classic Bishops Arms place with tram stop outside. 16 – 18 Craft Beers on the 28 taps, often some great and unexpected ones. Around 115 beers in bottles/cans. Fantastic Christmas decoration every year – just like a fairy world. Now and then they run Beer Events. Also Metro and Commuter trains close by.
BEER EVENT: September 15th – 24th: Oktoberfest
Often a number of taps with beers from close by Omnipollo brewery
17 Bishops Arms Vasagatan – Visited September 2023
CT – Vasagatan 7 U OS
Nice place and also the most central of the 5 different Bishops Arms in Stockholm, close to the Central Station. Around 21 Craft Beer taps, 13 on the central tap section and 2 close by. The other 6 Craft Beers do not alter so often and may be for instance Sierra Nevada, Chimay, Leffe and Lagunitas etc. Taps listed on Untappd. Very good selection of bottles/cans, around 200. The bottles/cans comes and goes – always more waiting in the back fridges. (Opened 2007).
BEER EVENT: September 15th – 24th: Oktoberfest
17 Brewdog Bar Kungsholmen – Visited July 2023
KH – S:t Eriksgatan 56 U
Nicely refurbished October 2019, now with a pretty much better white beer board. Most often very good selection on tap – around 10 Brewdog beers and around 10 other nice beers as well. Around 35 Craft Beer bottles/cans. Some special ones for instance from Brasserie du Pays Flamand. 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. Closed Sundays. (Opened 2013)
BEER EVENT: May: 10 Years Jubilee
17 Brewdog Bar Södermalm – Visited July 2023
SÖ – Ringvägen 149 U 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 the 20 taps, around half of them runs Brewdog beers and the rest rotating beers from other breweries. Around 40 Craft Beer bottles/cans. 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).
17 Industrigatan 2 – Visited May 2023
KH – Industrigatan 2 U OS CONCEPT: Very fresh local beers on tap
A nice place with a great Mexican wall-painting harmonizing with the Mexican food served in the Taqueria. Started by the Swedish brewery Dunder & Krut. 10 taps most often including an own beer brewed by Dunder & Krut. Other beers may come from local breweries like for instance Hopnotch, Northern Exposure, Södra Maltfabriken, Ekerö and Tempel Brewing and more. Around 150 very well chosen and conditioned bottles including Thomas Hardy, Founders, Vreta Kloster, Connecticut Valley, Roslags Näsby, 3 Fonteinen, Thirsty Dog, Firestone Walker, Van Steenberge and many more. Of these are around 130 made available for sale so far. Pretty many are already sold out, but more on the way. Bottles/cans list also on Untappd. (Opened 2020).
Current: Untappd not functioning as on May 3rd.
BEER EVENT: September 26th – 30th: Oktoberfest
Always fine and unexpected beers in the bottle/can list!
17 Lådan – Visited September 2023
VS – Luntmakargatan 63 CONCEPT: Swedish beers U
Nice pretty big place with a fun and a bit rustic style. Most often 20 Swedish Craft Beers on tap. Sometimes 1-2 locally produced soft drinks or cider on tap. Around 10 nice Craft Beer bottles/cans which varies – the selection contains what interesting beers they succeed to obtain every time they acquire. Bottles/cans list on Untappd, but check the shelf in the bar as well. Different sliders and some other dishes. Tap-takeovers now and then, Autumn 2021 for instance a great Svartbergets Tap Takeover. Also sometimes oven takeover by restaurants. (Opened 2017)
BEER EVENT: September 30th: Benchwarmers & Brekeriet Tap Takeover
Small part of the decoration at Lådan (Swedish for “The Box”)
17 Oliver Twist – Visited June 2023
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/cans. This pub kind of started the Craft Beer boom in Stockholm already in 1993. Dogs welcome close to the main entrance. (Opened 1993)
BEER EVENT: Sundays: Bottle share Sunday – bottle beers by the glass
16 Apex X Barrels – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Bysistorget 4 OS
Nice place in the middle of Södermalm. There are up to 9 taps serving Apex beers – most in the weekends. The rest of the 16 taps are often serving Pilsner Urquell, Dugges, Goose Islands and other Craft Beers, which varies. Maybe around 20 Craft Beer bottles/cans, but no ones from Apex. (Opened 2018, pretty much rebuilt 2023)
16 Ardbeg Embassy – Visited July 2023
GS – Västerlånggatan 68 U OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers W
Very nicely decorated place on the whisky theme. Around 17 taps with Swedish Craft Beer breweries including one House IPA brewed by Strömsholms Brygghus. Around 5 Swedish bottles/cans, adding to the Swedish taps. No bottles listed on Untappd. Around 440 different whiskys, some very rare. Small but nice outdoor seating in the alley at the right. (Renamed some years ago from Glenfiddich).
16 Beer n’ Food New name will be Libanesen Södermalm – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Renstiernas Gata 22
A welcome location at northeastern part of Södermalm, a sports bar and a sister place to Beer n’ Play. Nice dark walls, and the left half of the place is situated on a somewhat higher level a few steps up. Showing football and other sports. As the name suggests, they focus on combining Craft Beers and food. Impressive 24 beer taps of which 18 are in use.. No Craft Beer bottles/cans. (Opened 2023).
Current: Closed for refurbishment. Opening this Autumn with a new concept, still with Craft Beers.
16 Beer n’ Play – Visited June 2023
HO – Hornsgatan 138 U OS ♫ GAME
A nice place with warm brick walls, black sofas, shuffleboards, pool tables and lots of other games as well as table and card games. Also showing football and other sports – for high rated sports nights it is advisable to book a table. Around 18 Craft Beer taps and one Hopinator tap with especially flavored beer. Around 10 Craft Beer bottles/cans. Tap list on Untappd. (Opened 2019).
16 Bishops Arms Gamla Stan – Visited September 2023
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 13 Craft Beers on tap and 1 Real Ale tap. Good selection of around 150 Craft Beer bottles/cans in a very readable list. These include around 15 stored beers and 12 bigger bottles suitable for sharing. Some may not be viewable from the bar counter, but stored in back fridges. Also table and card games to be played. Good location close to Gamla Stan metro station. (Opened 2013)
BEER EVENT: September 15th – 24th: Oktoberfest
15 Bishops Arms S:t Eriksgatan – Visited September 2023
VS – S:t Eriksgatan 115 U OS RA ☀
Pretty big classic Bishops Arms place with a nice restaurant in the next room behind the bar counter. 26 taps with around 14 Craft Beers, apart from Sigtuna and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Taps listed on Untappd. Around 45 bottles/cans which are altered pretty frequently, including a few bigger ones suitable for sharing. Now and then Beer Events, for instance a great Tap Takeover with Vocation Brewery Autumn 2021.
BEER EVENT: September 15th – 24th: Oktoberfest
BEER EVENT: September 27th: Founders Stout Evening
BEER EVENT: October 25th: Full Circle Brew Co. Tap Takeover
16 Bryggan, Spritmuseum – Visited June 2023
Djurgården – Djurgårdsstrand 9 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers ☀
Museum explaining the history of Spirits. There is a restaurant, but during the summer there are also outdoor seatings in an arbor and a splendid one at the dock, “Bryggan”,. by the water with a great view over the water the small Marina. This summer 15 Craft Beer taps. No Craft Beer bottles. Outdoor seating Bryggan open to 5 pm Mondays and Tuesdays, open to 10 pm Wednesday-Saturday and to 9 pm on Sundays. Now and then it happens the place is hired by a private booking. Opening times also may depend on the weather. Please call the place to be sure: +46 (0)8-1213 1300.
Current: The outdoor Bryggan open during the summer months only. Inside museum and restaurant open during the rest of the year.
16 Bryggeri Munkbron – Visited September 2023
GS – Lilla Nygatan 2 OS BREWPUB
Vört Gastrobryggeri is gone, but Bryggeri Munkbron has re-emerged in the same premises. Finely refurbished in a house from 1643. The brewery is visible from part of the premises. The same brewer continues to brew very fine beers. There are around 7 own brews on the 12 taps. The other taps have some nice guest beers. The place has around 8 bottles/cans containing mainly some sours and stouts. (Re-opened 2023). Current: The really pleasant fine cellar downstairs is partly open. New rumor says the downstairs bar counter will be built and opens during the Autumn. Hopefully the rumor is true that the old very fine bar counter will come back there.
16 Mariatorgets Tap Room – Tritonia Ölverkstad – Visited September 2023
GS – Stora Nygatan 20 U OS AC
Great Hamburgers with beers in both rooms. The smaller room is the Mariatorgets Tap Room. Around 4 of Mariatorgets Craft Beers on tap and around 12 of their Craft Beer bottles/cans. Around 6 Craft Beers from other breweries and 25 such Craft Beer bottles/cans. Beers also listed on Untappd. Some table and card games to be played. (Opened 2015, as Mariatorgets Tap Room 2023)
Current: The name of the place is being considered.
16 Omnipollo Flora – Visited May 2023
ÖM – Kungliga Humlegården 1 OS ☀
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. 7 Craft Beer taps. Around 7 bottles/cans often including sour and stout beers. Food has focus on different Burgers.. Opening days and hours depending on the weather. (Opened 2019).
Current: Closed for the season.
16 PangPang Restaurang – Visited September 2023
HO – Långholmsgatan 34
Chic restaurant giving some vibes of New York or Tokyo. Food has a certain focus on Southern Europe. 10 taps pouring beers from the PangPang brewery and around 5 bottles/cans, own as well. Also a few drinks on tap. (Opened 2021)
16 Stockholm Brewing Taproom – Visited February 2023
Frihamnen – Frihamnsgatan 26A OS BREWPUB ☀
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. Around 16, or sometimes even 18, of their own beers on tap – may include a few collaborations. Around 10 – 15 bottles/cans, including some from their cellar series. However, these amounts varies a lot. 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. Open Thursday – Saturday. Frequently brewery tours and beer tastings. (The old pub opened 2015, on this location 2018).
Current: Closed. Rumor says it may happen it reopens in September 2023. Time will tell.
15 Bierhaus – Visited June 2023
CT – Tegnérgatan 10 OS CONCEPT: German Beers
Nice German Bierhaus pastiche serving German dishes like Wurstplatte, Schlachteplatte, Wienerschnitzel, Schweinshaxe and some more. There are around 18 German beers, including 3 modern German beers from Fuerst Wiacek. Some others are pretty common, for instance like Paulaner, Schöfferhofer, Gaffel Kölsch, Löwenbräu, Ayinger and more, but also some not so common like Benediktiner and Grevensteiner. Also 9 nice non-German Craft Beers on tap like Ten Hands, Magic Rock, New Belgium, Chimay and Omaka. Very nice and informative they now have a description note on each beer tap so you can get an idea of the taste and style on the beer beforehand. Around 15 German bottles/cans, 26 non-German beers like To Öl, Svartbergets, Stigbergets, Lervig, Dugges, Odd islands and more. (Opened 2013)
15 Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12 U OS RA ☀ AC
Maybe the coziest Bishops Arms in Stockholm up in a beautiful historic area close to Slussen. Around 10 Craft Beers on tap, including most often 2 taps Real Ale. Has one tap especially devoted to Porter or Stout. Taps listed on Untappd. Around 110 bottles/cans, including 10 bigger ones suitable for sharing. Sometimes having different beer events like for instance Örebro Brygghus Tap Takeover. (Opened 2000).
Current: Intending to install more Craft Beer taps.
BEER EVENT: September 15th – 24th: Oktoberfest/Oktoberfestligheter
15 The Churchill Arms – Visited May 2023
VS – Tulegatan 21 U OS RA
Very nice popular British style pub with 35 taps. Around 14 taps Craft Beers sometimes including for instance Uppsala, Amager, Lervig, Stone, Oppigårds and many others as well. 4 of the Craft Beer taps are more rotating than the others. Around 25 bottles/cans. Bottles/cans list on Untappd. Often a Real Ale from maybe Rudgate, Fullers or Saltaire. (No connection to Churchill Arms in Uppsala). (Opened 2013)
15 Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri Brewpub – Visited May 2023
Fjäderholmarna (30 min Boat trip from Slussen or Nybroplan) OS BREWPUB ☀
Very fine location by the water at the ferry’s ship-quay. Brewery with up to 12 of their beers on tap. Though the main brewery is now located in Bro, the pub still serves fresh beers from tanks. Also a few bottles/cans. Different dishes available in the pub. Pub open summertime only. April 29th – September 10th: Mondays – Saturdays 12 am – 10.30 pm, Sundays 12 am – 8 pm. However, closed Mondays – Wednesdays in May and September 4th – 6th. Despite these opening details, days and times can vary depending on the weather.
Current: Closed for the season.
15 The Flying Dog – Beer Palace – Visited June 2023
CT – Vasagatan 52 OS AC
One of very few places serving Craft Beers combined with showing football and other sports. Around 13 Craft Beers on the 20 taps, sometimes unexpected and interesting ones. Often a lot of good ones from Fermenterarna. Also a few others like Hofbräu, Sigtuna, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn. Around 25 bottles/cans, including around 7 from Russia. No connection to the US brewery Flying Dog. Open until 3 am all nights. (Opened 2014)
Current: Around 10 bottles/cans. Awaiting a new fridge to hold more bottles.
15 Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri – Visited August 2023
Nynäshamn – Lövlundsgatan 2-4 OS BREWPUB
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 15 bottles/cans – the amount varies a lot. They serve own beers only. Some bottles/cans are also available from different vintage years. Pretty cozy archipelago atmosphere in interesting brewery surroundings.
Current: Pub closed from August 5th.
“Vintage” beer – not for sale.
15 Ölstugan Tullen Hornstull – Visited September 2023
HO – Hornsgatan 143 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers
First opening in Stockholm by this old Göteborg beer place chain. 10 Craft Beers on tap and around 70 Craft Beer bottles/cans. One house IPA, True Love IPA, brewed by Ocean. There are also 10 non-Craft beer taps. Open to 01 am all nights. (Opened 2018)
15 Ölstugan Tullen Sveavägen – Visited September 2023
CT – Sveavägen 64 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers
Pretty crowded. The third opening in Stockholm of this old Göteborg beer place chain. Up to 12 Craft Beers on tap and around 35 Craft Beers in bottles/cans. One house IPA, True Love IPA, brewed by Ocean. There is also 10 non-Craft beer taps. (Opened 2020)
15 Omaka – Visited September 2023
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 but nicely decorated interior, partly with a view into the brewery. Omaka has up to 16 home brewed beers on tap, sometimes including 1 own cider. They have a bit unusual but interesting approach – the beers do not have the traditional labels like Pale Ale, IPA, Neipa, Stout etcetera, but the beer menu has very nice descriptions of how the beers are intended to taste. Around 3 own special beers in bottles/cans, not available on tap. (Opened 2020).
15 PangPang Brewery Tap Room – Visited May 2023
Hökarängen – Stadsbudsvägen 1 OS BREWPUB
Small but very nice logo decorated tap room nearly in the brewery premises. 3-4 of their beers on tap. Choose among around 15 of their cans, available amount is naturally varying. Or try a taste flight with any four of their beers in small glasses. Open Fridays and Saturdays. Dogs welcome at the outdoor seating. (Opened 2021).
Current: Closed for the season.
15 Parklådan – Visited July 2023
VS – Vasaparken, Odengatan 93 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers ☀
Nice summer place in the big and green garden Vasaparken enabling a lot of activities. Outdoor seating only. 10 Craft Beer taps. Food include sausage with bread. You can also book miniature golf (pitch-and-putt course) and play, very close by. Open all days, but days and hours are depending on the weather. (Opened 2023).
Current: Closed for the season.
15 Smakverkstan – Visited January 2023
Bromma – Rimmargatan 16 OS BREWPUB
Nano brewery brewing nice and balanced beers in many styles from lager and ale to porter and stout. The nice pub with knowledgeable and very service-minded staff, has 10 taps and 20 seats. You have to book in advance. There are different concepts the 3 open days Thursday – Saturday. On Thursdays the concept is Pub Night with possibility to eat. Fridays offers a visit to the brewery with guidance of the brewer and a Tasting combining a plate with different dishes and 4 beers. On Saturdays you can have a Beer Tasting with 4 – 6 different beers, being guided by the brewer. The pub also offers a few bottles. You can either book on their website, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0708-818470. You can easily get there by the tram from Alvik and a short walk. (Opened 2018)
15 Television Brewing Taproom – Visited March 2023
VS – Västmannagatan 69 BREWPUB
The Television brewery is located in Bromma, but the Taproom is conveniently located close to Odenplan metro station. A simple but nice drawing room with sofas and a bar counter with 4 taps Television beers. Around 7 own cans but the amount will vary, depending on the brewing situation. However, the place is open only on specific dates, check Facebook. (Opened 2023)
15 Tunnlandet Tap Room – Visited August 2023
Bromma – Tunnalndsvägen 65 OS BREWPUB
Nice tap room with both chairs and sofas – and impressive wall paintings of people and animals. A local “drawing room” started by Adelsö Bryggeri, Ekerö Brygghus and Northern Exposure breweries altogether. 10 taps of their brews and around 10 varying bottles/cans. (Opened 2022)
14 Flying Scotsman Inn – Visited September 2023
KH – Fleminggatan 28 U OS
Nice pub with a theme from the old legendary British train “The Flying Scotsman” in classic British atmosphere. Around 7 Craft Beers on tap. (The picture below is just an example, not updated). Also genuine classic taps from Budejovicky Budvar and Weihenstephan. The around 40 bottles/cans varies a lot, they comes and goes, and may include beers from breweries like Topling Goliath, BEAK, Overtone and Shapes & Objects to mention a few. This means they are continuously importing smaller batches – beers comes and goes. Bottles/cans list also on Untappd. The downstairs pub open most Fridays from September into April, sometimes with different themes. (Opened 1995)
BEER EVENT: July 14th: Summer Party
14 Humle & Humle – Visited June 2023
SÖ – Vartoftagatan 51 OS ♫
Nice pub with frequent live music, close to Götgatan and “Skrapan”. Nice selection of 9 Craft Beers on tap – all from smaller Craft Beer breweries only (producing 500.000 liters or less a year). No bottles/cans.
14 Katarina Ölkafé – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 27 OS AC
Very nice and popular small venue – not a pub, not a restaurant, but a true “Sofo” bohemian cafe. 8 taps pouring mainly local brews like Tempel, Fjäderholmarna, Underjord and Stockholm. Around 35 Craft Beer bottles/cans, including around 10 vintage beers. Very often crowded. (Opened 2014)
14 Restaurang Kroken – Visited August 2023
Nynäshamn – Fiskargränd 8 OS
A fine harbour restaurant amongst harbour sheds, and with a view over the sea. 4 beers on tap from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri and 1 temporary tap, it may for instance be from Brewski or another one from Nynäshamn. 10-12 bottles/cans from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri as standard in the menu. These may include for instance two bigger bottles, Valsviken Vinterporter Rödvin and Kvarnstranden Kvadrupel. There is also another bottle/can list, with sometimes maybe up to 65 different bottles/cans from Glasbanken. The amount varies depending on deliveries, but may include beers from Hubbards Verdant, Arpus, Popihn, Old Nation, Evil Twins, Prizm, Lost Abbey and more. The other year even from Toppling Goliath. Biggest selection during the summer as Nynäshamn is much of a tourist and boat hub. Just across the street along the water they have a second Boat Bar with three taps Nynäshamn beers. The lounge is during the summer turned into a shop for clothes. Dogs are welcome in part of the premises.
The pub lounge. Kajutan Boat Bar along the water just across the street from the restaurant.
14 MacKinlay’s Inn – Visited September 2023
KH – Fleminggatan 85 U OS
Very nice Scottish pub. Around 11 Craft Beers on tap apart from 2 S:t Eriks and Sigtuna. Around 30 beers in bottles/cans. Also a special cellar list of around 25 vintage bottles/cans. This include for instance 2 different 50/50 Eclipse Imperial Stout. Many suitable for sharing. Bottles/cans list on Untappd.
14 Ölstugan Tullen Kungsholmen – Visited May 2023
KH – Hantverkargatan 26 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers
Second opening in Stockholm of this nice old Göteborg beer place chain in an area where there are not many Craft Beer places. 8 Craft Beer taps and 14 non-Craft taps. One house IPA, True Love IPA, brewed by Ocean. Around 70 Craft Beer bottles/cans. Open to 1 am except Friday and Saturday until 3 am. (Opened 2018)
14 Sommarlådan – upstairs Clarion Hotel – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Ringvägen 98 OS CONCEPT: Swedish beers ☀
A true summer place on a terrace with a fine view into a green park – or over the water towards Årsta. 10 Craft Beer taps. Around 3 Craft Beer bottles/cans including a Stout. You can also enter from the west side of the hotel via a spiral staircase. (Opened 2021)
Current: Closed for the season.
The entrance via the spiral staircase at the west side of the hotel.
14 Restaurang W by Wijnjas – Visited May 2023
KH – Schelegatan 3 OS CONCEPT: Cheese and Wine – and Beer !
A perfect place if you want to combine Craft Beers and fine cheeses – a high quality Cheese and Wine place in nice cellar rooms. The beer selection varies somewhat according to season from 30 to 50 bottles/cans, and include beers from for example Samuel Smith, 3 Fonteinen, Brekeriet, Dugges, Poppels, Penylan, Dupont and Mikkeller. No beer taps. Mostly 40 – 50 cheeses very well tempered to be served at their right time. And an amazing amount of good wines, more than 800, including lots of high quality classic ones as well as wines from the new world. (Opened 2013, previously known as Winjas Ost- och Vinkällare)
13 Black & Brown Inn – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Hornsgatan 50B OS
A British style pub that has been around for more than 35 years. Around 13 Craft Beers on tap, most often 3 from Nynäshamn. Around 30 bottles/cans, some are altering. Cozy place with 2 nice inner rooms as well. (Opened 1987)
Current: Closed for refurbishment.
13 Bottl3 5hop – Visited August 2023
SÖ – Kocksgatan 19 OS BREWPUB 3,5 % PLACE
Popular place with 4 taps and a good selection of around 70 bottles/cans, mainly from Sweden and The Nordic and Baltic Countries. There are often 1 – 3 own beers on tap and a varying number of guest taps, for instance from Tempel, Uppsala, Coppersmiths and others. The own beers are brewed at Underjord brewery located downstairs. Nice rustic “Södermalmish” interior in Graffiti style. You can bring your laundry and use their washing machines while having a beer or two. It is also a shop where you can buy beer bottles and cans to bring home. (Opened 2016)
Current: Closed for refurbishment. They will open again probably in September with a bit modified concept.
The Underjord brewery downstairs with one of the brewers.
13 Brisket & Friends – Visited May 2023
CT – Upplandsgatan 7 U 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. All 12 taps pouring Craft Beers from PKLK brewery and their brand Big Bone Brews, including a varying number of guest taps. Nearly no bottles/cans, maybe a stout and a gluten free one. Now and then running very nice Stockholm Brewers United Tap Takeovers with 12 breweries visiting. Dogs allowed at the inner garden. (Opened 2019)
Current: Due to bad times there are, for some time, 4 not so interesting very common beers like Åbro, Sierra Nevada, Goose Islands and Murphy’s.
13 Brisket & Friends – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Östgötagatan 25 U OS BREWPUB CONCEPT: Swedish Beers
A new BBQ place in an increasing Craft Beer area at Södermalm. It is actually also a Brewpub though the Brewery PKLK is located in Suburban Stockholm. A bit unusual place but very nice and functional atmosphere. 10 taps pouring Craft Beers from PKLK brewery and their brand Big Bone Brews, including a varying number of guest taps. Nearly no bottles/cans. Now and then they run nice Tap Takeovers. Dogs allowed at the outdoor seating. (Opened 2019)
Current: Due to bad times there are, for some time, 3 not so interesting very common beers like Åbro, Sierra Nevada and Goose Islands.
13 Gamla Enskede Bryggeri – Visited March 2023
Johanneshov – Bolidenvägen 8 BREWPUB ♫
Not quite a pub in the common sense – nice simple and bohemian interior. Their own brews on the 7 taps and around 5 of their bottles/cans. Open most Thursdays. Live music now and then, also other dates, check Facebook. If so there is sometimes an entrance fee.. (Opened 2019).
Current: Pub open most Thursdays Also open with live music on other days as well, check Facebook.
BEER EVENT: October 6th: Friday Beers and Party in Oktober
13 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet – Visited June 2023
Hammarby Sjöstad – Ljusslingan 15 OS BREWPUB ☀
A brewery with a Restaurant. Mainly their own beers on the 10 taps, including some of their smaller test brews – the Lightbulb series. Sometimes they run 1 or 2 guest taps, for instance from Brooklyn or maybe Svartbergets. Around 25 beers in bottles/cans – they varies a lot, both in number, styles and breweries.. Great outdoor seating summertime – conveniently close to the ferry to Södermalm stopping every 20 minutes . (Opened 2014)
BEER EVENT: September 19th – 23rd: Oktoberfest
BEER EVENT: October 18th, 7 pm – 9 pm: IPA Beer Tasting. Book at: https://www.nyacarnegiebryggeriet.se/sv/tasting/special/
Very close to the ferry to Södermalm
13 Omnipollos Hörna – Ugglan Boule & Bar – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Närkesgatan 6 GAME
Pass the first bar and walk through the Boule and Game hall. Far inside is a small bar – Omnipollos Hörna. 4 taps serving Omnipollo Pilsner, Omnipollo Zodiak IPA and 2 taps are rotating continuously with all kind of Omnipollo beers from very Hoppy to Sours and Stouts. Around 35 Omnipollo bottles and cans. The outer bar has mostly no interesting taps, but around 2 bottles/cans from Brewdog and 5 Oppigårds and some sour Brewdog Overworks beers. Omnipollos Hörna is open Wednesdays – Saturdays. (Omnipollos Hörna opened 2023).
13 Whippet Lab – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Rutger Fuchsgatan 5 OS BREWPUB
Nice, somewhat sophisticated and pretty big restaurant. Mostly 8 – 10 Craft Beers on the 13 taps, mainly from Swedish breweries. Most often one own brew on tap – just had one pretty nice Galactic Pride pale ale. Around 5 Craft Beers in bottles/cans. One own beer on can called “Stor Stark” brewed at Omnipollos Kyrka. The food menu consists of pretty many small dishes you can combine in order to get a full meal. It is, apart from a couple of seafood dishes, also a vegetarian restaurant, serving wines and drinks as well. (Opened 2017)
Current: In mid-September still reduced number of taps in use – only 4. But expected to go back to normal during the Autumn.
The brewery is viewable from the restaurant
12 Kaja – Visited August 2023
SÖ – Repslagargatan 8 OS
Small personal pub cafe with 6 Craft Beer taps running, can for instance be from Roslags Näsby, Lervig, Vocation, Gamma, Elmeleven or next time maybe Stockholm, Sudden Death, Television or even Alesmith etcetera – they varies a lot, but there is always a nice selection Craft Beers. Around 20 nice Craft Beer bottles/cans. (Opened 2021)
12 Löwenbräu – Visited August 2023
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). 5-6 beers on tap and around 30 – 40 German bottles/cans. However, the amount can vary a lot. Often there may be around 10 non-German bottles/cans. Once a year in Feb/Mar a German beer festival with a great selection of German beers (2020 festival 110 beers), with live German music on Saturdays. Runs also classic Oktoberfest. (Opened 1910, this address since 1969).
12 Omnipollo at BAK – Visited May 2023
Hökarängen – Söndagsvägen 3, Kastanjetorget OS ♫
A nice outdoor summer venue beneath green trees with a musical stage – jazz bands at Thursday and a DJ plays music on Fridays. Other live music may occur too. Out in the garden is a temporary summer kitchen with a modern pizza oven, serving fine pizzas as the ones at Omnipollos Hatt. 4 Omnipollo taps and around 6 bottles/cans. Open Thursdays – Sundays.
Current: Closed for the season.
12 Soldaten Svejk – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Östgötagatan 35 OS CONCEPT: Czech beers
True genuine Czech place, with 7 Czech beers on tap (nearly no bottles/cans). Not much variation in the beer selection, but they do have one tap more – a guest tap serving one of all other Czech beers. Very good prices on Czech food. Can be crowded. Also downstairs cellar rooms with 3 of the beers on tap which you order from your table. Downstairs is not quite the genuine coziness as upstairs and it is open Wednesday – Saturday.
Current: Don’t miss the extra guest tap. It’s listed on the far left board above the bar counter.
11 Babajan – Visited June 2023
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 75 U OS
Interior mix from fine dining room to cozy decadence with Arabian influences in the bar. Varying from 4 – 8 Craft Beer taps running, apart from Sigtuna, Three Towns, Bernard or similar on the 15 taps. Around 50 Craft Beer bottles/cans, Bottle/cans list also on Untappd. (Opened 1996, this address since 2009)
11 Barrels Burgers & Beer City – Visited May 2023
CT – Smålandsgatan 22 U OS
Nice place in the city center close to Kungsträdgården park. Around 6 Craft Beers on tap (apart from Pilsner Urquell), rotating from different breweries like Fjäderholmarna, Northern Exposure and Prophecy among others. All beers on the digital board, also the around 15 bottles/cans. Most beers also on the menu. Bottles/cans on Untappd. Also running Stockholm Beer Fest in August each year at the square outside. (Opened 2017)
11 Belgobaren Bakfickan – Visited March 2023
VS – 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 Maredsous and in December Gouden Carolus Christmas beer. Around 40 bottles/cans in the menu and another 30 in a fridge in the dining room including some bigger ones suitable for sharing. (Opened 2016)
Current: One tap still not in use (March 15th). Also one fridge not yet repaired.
11 Bistro ICA Liljeholmen (Station) – Visited March 2023
Liljeholmen – Liljeholmstorget 3
2 Craft Beers on tap for example from Stigbergets, Polly’s, Upbeat and other breweries. Around 60 bottles/cans for example from 8 Bit Brewing, Nerdbrewing, Spyglass, Sibeeria, Magnanimous, Polly’s, and more unusual ones like Alesmith. Very nice prices. Ambitious with sometimes tap takeovers like from Örebro Brygghus with brewers participating. Also known as Vinbaren with around 70 different wines. The food store includes also an extensive selection of maximum 3,5% alcohol beers for sale. (Opened 2012)
11 Chewie’s Bar – Visited April 2023
KH – Norr Mälarstrand 32 OS
A cozy place in town, which now have new name and turned into a wine bar as well. You can sit down at the bar, find a place upstairs at the balcony, or in the nice inner room. Or have a nice outdoor seating sunny days with a fine view over the water towards Södermalm. Often 2 Craft Beers on tap, one own being 3,5 % beer brewed by Folk & Brew, and often 1 cider on tap. Own beers are often brewed in collaboration with for instance Brekeriet, Tempel or Unibärsum. Around 25 bottles/cans including 5 with alcohol 3,5% or less. (Opened 2016 as Folk & Friends Kungsholmen, as Chewie’s Bar 2022)
11 Flippin’ Burgers – Visited March 2023
CT – Norrlandsgatan 16
A second, bigger and a more centrally located place than their first one at Observatoriegatan. Nice interior in their own tradition, inspired by original American burger places. Mostly 6 Craft Beer taps and around 17 bottles/cans including a couple of rotating guest bottles/cans, which may be for instance a sour and a dipa. (Opened 2021)
11 Flippin’ Burgers – Visited March 2023
VS – Observatoriegatan 8 OS
One of the very first craft burger places in Stockholm. 6 Craft Beer taps. Around 17 Craft Beer bottles/cans including 5 extra rotating ones. Very good burgers but sometimes a bit overcrowded with a long queue. Certain times in certain days there’s a risk you have to wait an hour if you want to eat – due to that popular burgers. Booking not possible. (Opened 2012, this address since 2013).
11 The Old Brewer – Visited July 2023
VS – Luntmakargatan 98 OS RA
Nice rustic place in the English beer tradition and has received the Cask Marque award for the way the handle the Real Ale taps. Therer are 2 taps English Real Ales and the place is the second bar outside UK having a permanent Timothy Taylor Real Ale tap. There are 12 other taps serving 3 Sigtuna and S:t Eriks beers, 1 Mikkeller and 2 guest Craft Beer taps pouring most often English beers like for instance Deya, Manchester Marble or Gipsy Hill.. Around 10 bottles/cans, some sour beers and some classic Belgian ones.
11 Portal – Visited July 2023
VS – S:t Eriksplan 1 OS
Restaurant with a focus on uncomplicated food to be lifted by good beverages. There is a special entrance to the bar and Studio Stora Bordet (Studio Big Table). An interesting beer concept as they do not have a standard selection of beers. Instead they choose one brewery, or sometimes two, and have a beer selection from them only. And that is for 2 to 3 months. Then they choose another brewery. Dogs allowed at the heated outdoor seating only.
Current: At present the beers come from Svartbergets Bryggeri.
The restaurant in the next door entrance.
11 Pub Anchor – Visited May 2023
VS – Sveavägen 90 U OS AC ♫
Genuine classic rock pub keeping the spirit of Hard Rock culture alive. Around 85 Craft Beers in bottles/cans including around 4 bigger bottles suitable for sharing. Bottles/cans list on Untappd. Maybe 50 of them listed at the bar counter. Taps sometimes include maybe one PangPang or Oppigårds andas standard around 6 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn. There is also another bar in an inner room at the left of the stage. This is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm – 10 pm and all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Live music usually Wednesdays – Saturdays.
11 The Queens Head – Visited September 2023
VS – Drottninggatan 108 OS RA
A very nice and big Åbro place. Lots of taps including 8 Craft Beers, though perhaps not always the most interesting. There are also 1 or 2 Real Ales, for instance from Nynäshamn, Saltaire and/of Timothy Taylor. Around 60 beers in bottles/cans including for instance some Dugges, Uppsala and some Belgian beers. Also including around 8 bigger bottles suitable for sharing. Relax in the Library – one of the most ‘British’ rooms in town! (Opened 2010)
Part of the English room and one of the small cubicles where you can have a beer on your own, or with your friend
11 Söderhallen Biljard – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Hornsgatan 61 GAME
This is a game hall with Pool tables. Around 65 Craft Beers in bottles/cans, including around 7 more exclusive ones suitable for sharing. The 10 taps are not very interesting, despite 4 from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn and 1 Grimbergen..
11 Wirström’s Pub – Visited May 2023
GS – Stora Nygatan 13 U OS W ♫
Very nice and friendly Irish 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 8 Craft Beers on tap, including 1 or 2 classic Belgian beers. Around 10 Craft Beer bottles/cans including 5 non-alcohol beers. Bottles/cans list on Untappd. Around 100 whiskies. Live music downstairs Mondays-Saturdays from 9 pm. Sports on TV at the ground floor. Opened 1997 and then adopting the name of the old place, which was Wirströms Konditori, a coffee and cake place, which opened in the year 1800.
10 The Bull & Beer Inn – Visited December 2021
ÖM – Birger Jarlsgatan 16A OS
Pretty nice pub run by Åbro brewery. 29 taps in all with around 11 Craft Beers, sometimes for example 3 beers from Uppsala Brygghus. Around 25 bottles/cans.
Current: Closed down due to pipe works in the house. Opens again 2024.
10 Crum Heaven – Visited August 2023
SÖ – Högbergsgatan 38 OS
Nice, in Stockhom very uncommon, Art space – Bar – Café venue – combined with Craft Beers! Actually a small kind of O/O Brewing place as the owner has some kind of connection to the brewing company. There are three different O/O beers on tap – from start Pivot Pils, Narangi IPA and Bruks Bitter. Also one bottle/can, the Evergreen IPA, but there will probably be more by the time. (Opened 2023).
10 Halfway Inn – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Swedenborgsgatan 6 OS
Nice independent cozy local pub, British style. Now extended with an extra room. Around 20 – 35 beers in bottles/cans. However, they’re altering pretty much depending on what nice bottles/cans they happen to obtain. Up to 5 Craft Beers on tap like for instance Dugges, Electric Nurse and Södra Maltfabriken or as well as Nynäshamn, Omnipollo and Ten Hands. Also, one tap Leffe.
10 The Picts Bar – Visited May 2023
Hammarby Sjöstad – Lugnets Allé 125 OS
15 taps usually running 4 beers from Nynäshamn, 2 Brooklyn and 2 guest taps, for instance Oppigårds or Smith Street. Around 40 Craft Beers in bottles/cans, maybe 20 are rotating in more temporary quantities. They show often different sports on TV screens. Dogs are welcome in the bar counter area.
10 Pitcher’s Mariatorget – Visited June 2023
SÖ – Mariatorget 1A OS
A big place with a “Craft Bar” close to the Mariatorget entrance. This bar has around 4 Craft Beer taps, for instance Ayinger, Stockholm and Dugges, apart from 1 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 1 Brooklyn. The bigger bar has 1 or 2 Craft Beer taps, sometimes including one house beer, Dugges Pitcher’s Perfect Pale Ale, and for instance one Poppels. Also 5 different Brooklyn and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. The “Craft Bar” has around 30 Craft Beers in bottles/cans changing every week. The bigger bar has some other Craft Beer bottles/cans while some are the same as in the Craft Beer bar. In all there are maybe 50 Craft Beer bottles/cans, including around 5 Brooklyn and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. You can also watch football and other sports. (Opened 2013)
Tap beers in the “Craft Bar” may look like this.
10 Svartengrens – Visited June 2023
VS – Tulegatan 24 OS
An exclusive restaurant, where booking can be essential, but with a bar as well. 3 beer taps including S:t Eriks and 1 rotating Craft Beer tap which may serve for instance Fermenterarna, Benchwarmers, Omnipollo or Ten Hands Brewing. Maybe 25 very well chosen Craft Beer bottles/cans to harmonize with the food, which may include Apex, Värmdö, Fermenterarna, Svartbergets, Dugges, Unibärsum, Stockholm and others. Very good knowledge of the beers being served. Dogs welcome in the bar area. (Opened 2010)
Decoration on their menu.
9 Bar Central – Visited March 2023
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. They have got the Tankovna keg, which means very fresh beer, and you can get in the 3 different manners Hladinka, Mliko and Snyt. Also 3 other Czech and German taps. Around 3 Czech and German beers in bottles/cans, like Bernard, Brlo and Ayinger. Dogs allowed in the bar area.
Current: Temporarily closed down, due to building works at the garden area. New address not yet known, but they are expecting to open again this autumn.
Not a sea monster – but one of the Pilsner Urquell kegs
9 The Blues Pub – Visited April 2023
Sundbyberg – Järnvägsgatan 38 OS
Small personal ”bluesy” pub with some nice bottles/cans, around 40. 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 Caledonian Inn – Visited June 2023
Spånga – Spånga Kyrkväg 413 OS
Nice pub with great focus on Czech beers. 15 taps but no bottles/cans. The around 11 Craft Beer taps may offer, apart from Staropramen, for instance up to 7 Czech beers like 4 from Permon, maybe 1 from Beer Factory and sometimes a variation of different Staropramen. Or 7 taps may sometimes concentrate on Oppigårds, Beer Factory or other breweries. October 2021 they hade 4 beers from Skellefteå. The Caledonian tap is in use but never pours the Caledonian beer – The Caledonian Brewing Co in Edinburgh. from 1869, has closed down.
9 Eight Friends Inn – Visited August 2023
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. Up to 5 Craft Beers on tap – 3 of them from the Nynäshamn Ångbryggeri. In the summer also 1 tap Real Ale. Around 45 Craft Beer bottles/cans. Biggest selection during the summer as Nynäshamn is much of a tourist and boat hub. Summertime live music outdoors most Fridays and Sundays.
9 Hospodske Dvere – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Tjärhovsgatan 4 (Use the entrance of Kvarnen) CONCEPT: Czech beer hall
Great initiative and nice interior of a Czech beer hall, but the 2-3 different Staropramen are the only Czech beers available. On the other hand there are 8 different Nya Carnegiebryggeriet beers available on tap. No interesting bottles. (Opened 2013)
Current: At present no intention to serve more Czech beers.
9 Lill-Lådan – Visited May 2023
VS – Luntmakargatan 63 CONCEPT: Swedish beers
Lill-Lådan (‘The Small Box’), next door to Lådan (The Box), is more dedicated to drinks, cocktails and wines from Swedish producers, but still have 5 Craft Beer taps. Nearly no beer bottles/cans. This pretty cosy smaller place is also bookable for private parties. Open evenings Wednesdays – Saturdays. (Opened 2021).
9 Loch Ness Tavern – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 5B OS
Small, ambitious and charming independent pub with around 15 bottles/cans. Up to 5 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.
9 Sue Ellen – Visited June 2023
VS – Tulegatan 17 OS
A Spendrups place having up a cuvee cellar with interesting bottles/cans. At present around 25 bottles/cans including 15 great ones from Firestone Walker like Parabola Imperial Stouts and Sucaba Barley Wines from different Vintage years. The American Craft Beer brewery Firestone Walker is as big as Swedish Spendrups, which has resulted in their cooperation. The taps are of more standard Spendrups selection including Beavertown and Gotland apart from 1 Omaka and 1 New Belgium
9 Yttons Bar – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Skånegatan 90 OS ♫
A true “SoFo” bohemian place with lots of music, often played by a DJ. 10 taps including 2 rotating Craft Beers as for example from Duckpond or Dugges, 2 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 2 Brooklyn. Around 30 varying Craft Beers in bottles/cans, like for instance Brewski, Duckpond, Dugges, Apex, Ten Hands, To Öl, Furst Wiacek, Omnipollo and more.
8 Restaurant China – Visited July 2023
KH – Arbetargatan 33 OS BREWPUB
Very nice Chinese restaurant with an own brewery producing beers suitable with the food. 2-3 own beers on tap and 3 taps with non-Craft beers. A couple of their own beers in bottle/cans. (Opened 2019)
At their second place at SÖ – Ringvägen 110 serving the same own beers.
8 The Doors – Visited June 2023
VS – Odengatan 35 OS
Cozy pub, especially the old half at the right. Not so many interesting beers on tap, but still D’Achouffe, Westmalle, Leffe, Great Divide IPA and 1 for instance Oppigårds, apart from 1 S:t Erik and 1 Brooklyn. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles/cans including some Dugges, Oppigårds and Belgian ones. Some beers are served in the correct brewery glasses – for instance the Belgium St Stefanus, Westmalle and D’Achouffe.
Current: A special board telling which beers will visit, one after the other.
8 Humlehof – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Folkungagatan 128 OS CONCEPT: Czech Beer Hall
Very nice Czech place with a pleasant atmosphere. Around 3 genuine Czech beers on the 8 taps like Kozel and Master. Around 3 Czech bottles/cans and 3 German. Good service. Nice indeed they hang on to their concept. Some beers served in correct glasses like Master III.
8 Skärgårdscafét – Visited August 2023
Nynäshamn – Fiskargränd 4 OS 3,5 % PLACE BREWPUB
Located in the cozy harbor area with small sheds. This place has in the summer usually one beer on tap from own brewery Oxnö Brewery, which also provides one cider on tap. Around 15 Craft Beer bottles/cans Ice cream, tea, coffee, cakes and other things are being served as well. During the winter open Friday – Sunday 9 am – 4 pm. During the summer open to 5 pm. it is also depending on the weather.
8 Svenska Hamburgerköket – Visited May2023
Midsommarkransen – Tellusborgsvägen 78 OS
The place has very good hamburgers and is located in a suburban area. Around 40 different Craft Beers in bottles/cans. Nearly all of the bottles/cans on the shelves below the ceiling at the right wall, are nowadays just decoration. 8 taps with not very interesting beers like Bernard, Lagunitas and some different S:t Eriks. apart from one Mikkeller tap.
8 Tjoget – Visited May 2023
HO – Hornsbruksgatan 24 OS
Simple and often crowded place with 4 different sections. The Beer Café at the left of the entrance. The two taps have for instance Pilsner Urquell, sometimes an unfiltered Pilsner Urquell. But, there is also one “House IPA”, being Omnipollos Sundbyberg IPA. Around 35 Craft Beer bottles/cans of good selection.
8 Twang – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 25 OS ♫
Bohemic café with a focus on small breweries. There is also a guitar shop and a music stage downstairs. Often two Craft Beers on tap, sometimes one from Kona. Around 20 bottles/cans, including 9 from really a nano-brewery called Lindau, located in a block nearby. Sometimes bottles like De Molen.
Current: In September still an Imperial Stout from closed down Waza Brewery on tap.
7 Brother Tuck – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Götgatan 85 OS
A sort of classic pleasant place at southern Södermalm with very nice interior. Most Interesting taps are d’Achouffe and Lagunitas. Also 1 Sigtuna and 1 S:t Eriks and some Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn. Around 40 bottles/cans, for instance Baladin, Boulevard, Dugges, Stockholm and more, plus some Belgian ones. Dogs are welcome in the area close to the entrance and if other guests don’t mind. (Opened 1991).
Current: Still in mid-September fewer bottles/cans after the Summer – only around 30, no Baladin and Boulevard. These are expected to come back during the Autumn.
7 The King’s Fox – Visited May 2023
CT – Kungsgatan 27
A new and pretty big pub in Galways old premises, now run by Åbro, and very nicely re-decorated. At the entrance is a very small bar with 6 of their probably most common Åbro taps. Upstairs is a much bigger bar. with 1 Brewdog and 2 Craft Beer taps from Uppsala Brygghus. No Craft Beers in bottles/cans. (Opened 2021)
7 Lily’s Burger – Visited January 2023
KH – Hornsbergs strand 47 OS ☀
Nice American style Hamburger hangout. 1 Kona Brewing, Hawaii on tap. Around 30 bottles/cans.
7 Lily’s Burger – Visited January 2023
SÖ – Södermannagatan 27 OS
Nice American style Hamburger hangout. 3 taps serving 2 Brooklyn. Around 40 Craft Beer bottles/cans.
7 Pickwick Restaurant and Pub – Visited September 2023
CT – Drottninggatan 6 OS
A nice bar in an old house with some fine decorations. Just look at the ceiling. Not so interesting beers on tap, apart from Grimbergen and maybe 4 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn. However, there is one rotating Craft Beer tap, which may pour beer from This Is How or sometimes Nya Carnegiebryggeriet as well. Maybe 40 Craft Beer bottles/cans, including around 5 Sigtuna, Brooklyn and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet.
7 Skrovet – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Hammarby Slussväg 17 OS ☀
Very nice Summer place with view over the water Årstaviken. Around 12 Craft Beer bottles/cans – around half of them from Nynäshamn. The other varies a lot but may for example be Oppigårds, Rodenbach or others. Open May – September all days, if the weather allows. (Opened 2009)
Current: Open May – September all days, if the weather allows. Closed from October 1st.
Places Bubbling Under or Nice To Know
Mosebacketerassen – Visited May 2022
SÖ – Mosebacke Torg 1 OS ☀
Outdoor seating only. Fantastic view over Stockholm. Ölkiosken nowadays sadly with beers from the Spendrups portfolio only. Around 10 taps including Norrlands Guld, Mariestad and some Gotlands. And some bottles/cans.
Sjätte Tunnan – Visited June 2023
GS – Stora Nygatan 43 OS
A very nice old vaults cellar place in Gamla Stan running 1700’s parties with an increasing focus on Mead – they have nearly 40 different Meads. The bar at the ground floor does not have any nice Craft Beer bottles/cans, but there is a cozier bar downstairs, having around 18 Craft Beer bottles/cans. Most Craft Beers are listed on a special board, together with the Spendrups and Gotland selection. Bottles/cans list on Untappd, but this is not updated since around January. Very small outdoor seating.
Current: Unclear what Craft Beer selection there will be. The beer board is not updated
Restaurang Skanskvarn – Visited May 2023
Gullmarsplan – Simlångsvägen 56 OS ☀
A genuine nice old Windmill transferred into a Restaurant, adjacent to the Green Line Metro tracks at Gullmarsplan. There is a big semi-outdoor seating with an own bar and roof all over with a grand view towards Södermalm. No interesting beers on tap, but they have around 8 Craft Beer bottles/cans. Most interesting thing is they run a Beer Festival each August in the semi-outdoor seating. Dogs allowed in the semi-outdoor seating only, not in the building. In case the weather isn’t too good, call 08-91 23 00 to be sure how long they are open tonight. (Opened 1930).
Current: Has opened for the season.
Old Time Classic Institutions
Kvarnen – Visited May 2023
SÖ – Tjärhovsgatan 4
Classic Beer hall. 20 non-Craft Beer taps. However, 5 more taps from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn are the most interesting. Maybe 10 Craft Beer bottles/cans.. (Opened 1908).
KH – Fridhemsplan 29 OS
See main list above.
Pelikan – Visited September 2023
SÖ – Blekingegatan 40
Classic Beer hall at the right of the entrance. 3 taps Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 3 taps from Brooklyn are the most interesting. (Opened 1664 in the Slussen area).
At the very small bar in the main dining room at the right.
S:ta Clara Bierhaus – Visited April 2023
GS – Lilla Nygatan 17
Somewhat German style of place up to the 1960s located in Klara in the center of Stockholm. 15 beers on tap including 2 common German beers for instance like Erdinger and Holsten, around 6 different beers from Brooklyn and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet are the most interesting. A few bottles including some Belgian ones. (Opened 1867 in Klara).
Tennstopet – Visited April 2023
VS – Dalagatan 50 OS
In the 1960’s this place moved from the Klara blocks in the center of Stockholm to the Odenplan area. A lot of the old interior was brought, especially in the very fine dining room. The pub is located at the left side of the entrance at Dalagatan. Around 4 taps Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn among industrial beers. Nearly no Craft Beer bottles/cans except for one own bottle “Tennstopets Original”, a nice red ale brewed by Qvänum Mat & Malt (at the picture). 2020 extended with a grill restaurant in 3 floors with an own bar with entrance at Odengatan. (Opened 1897 at Fredsgatan 9 as a pool table salon).
The very fine dining room at the corner of the place.
18 Zum Franziskaner
GS – Skeppsbron 44 OS CONCEPT: German style beers
See main list above.
Places Closed Down
18 Mikkeller Bar Stockholm
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 70 beers in bottles/cans, around half of them Mikkeller beers and the rest from other breweries, including some mead. Bottles/cans list also on Untappd. Nice Danish ‘Smørrebröd’ to eat and some other dishes as well. (Opened 2017, closed 2023)
17 Bishops Arms Hornstull
HO – Hornsgatan 154 OS RA W
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 in bottles and 240 different whiskies. (Opened 2013, closed 2020)
SÖ – Bjurholmsgatan 18 OS
A fine ‘water hole’ in true ‘Södermalmish’ slightly bohemian interior style. Often great and unexpected Craft Beers on the 10 taps, like for instance from Vault City, Mariatorgets and Adroit Theory. Around 15 very well chosen and interesting Craft Beer bottles/cans, sometimes including for example Cantillon. Bottles/cans list on Untappd. (Opened 2018)
16 Bishops Arms Folkungagatan
Folkungagatan 105 OS
Always an impressive beer selection in taps and bottles. 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 Guest Izakaya (Still open, but without the old beer selection)
CT – Döbelnsgatan 8
Nice and not very common combination of Craft Beers and Ramen and other Japanese dishes – but this works! (On Mondays there are sausages). Located in a growing beer cluster in the nearness of Bierhaus, Lådan and the ManInTheMoon places. 10 Craft Beers on tap. Around 25 Craft Beer bottles/cans – however, it will vary, depending on what nice and unique beers they succeed to find. Also an interesting selection of very modern wines. There is also a room downstairs suitable for special beer events. (Opened 2022, closed 2023)
16 Mikkeller Bar
Great bar with 20 craft beer taps (Opened 2014, closed 2015)
16 WAZA Restaurang & Bryggeri
CT – Wallingatan 38 OS BREWPUB
A perfect Stockholm Brewpub (and restaurant), centrally located, and very nicely refurbished. 17 Craft Beers on tap, often including up to maybe 14 own WAZA beers, the amount varies a lot. One tap is dedicated to Duvel. Other beers varies a lot, you may find for instance great beers, like even vintage De Struise Pannepot. Around 100 beers in bottles/cans, including some very nice bigger bottles suitable for sharing. And even the spectacular Sierra Nevada Utopia from 2009. (Opened 2018)
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)
SÖ – Rosenlundsgatan 33 OS BREWPUB
An ambitious restaurant with a very pleasant interior – keeping somewhat of the old Nook style, but in this new location, 150 meters south of Södra Station, the style has certainly developed into an even more sophisticated atmosphere.
At first you find a kind of octagonal garden house with windows all around – except for the side where the 6 Craft Beer taps are located. 4 taps rotate randomly. There is one house beer brewed by Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri called Nook Premiärpilsner. Nook has started to brew their own beers in the cellar below the restaurant.
There are around 20 bottles/cans. These will be primarily stouts and sours and some others not so common on the taps.
Going into the next room you find a bigger beer room, where there is also a kitchen serving the beer bar dishes. At the far left in this room there is a circular stair leading down to the restaurant. The restaurant is pairing high quality dishes with very suitable Craft Beers. There are naturally wines, drinks and other beverages as well. The wine list contains an impressive amount of around 400 tasteful wines. There is also a room called Nook Market which is serving Asian street food. (Opened 2022).
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 in bottles. (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)
SÖ – Åsögatan 176 OS
An ambitious restaurant with a corresponding bar. 4 taps – Primator, and 3 more or less rotating Craft Beer taps, can vary from Cantillon to Wicked Weed, Vocation, or Verdant. Around 50 Craft Beer bottles/cans 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.
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 in bottles. (Closed 2018)
13 Folk & Friends Hornstull
HO – Hornsgatan 180 OS AC 3,5 % PLACE
A 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 often including some own brews – brewed bu Folk & Brew, and often in collaboration with for instance Brekeriet, Tempel or Unibärsum. Around 70 bottles/cans. Bottles/cans list also on Untappd. While enjoying a beer you can also have fun playing table and Card Games. (Opened 2018, closed 2022)
13 Monks Café & Brewery
Wallingatan 38 BREWPUB
First Monks established. More than 1400 beers in bottles 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
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 in bottles including 6 of their own bottles, but the amount can vary. You can have dinner. Open Wednesday – Saturday.
12 Brödernas by Hopsan
HO – Hornsgatan 180 OS Brödernas is open, but the Craft Beers are gone.
Nice Hamburger hangout in the premises of an old Texas Longhorn place. 8 Craft Beers on tap and around 30 bottles/cans. Sometimes they run Tap Takeovers, for instance with PKLK in October 2020. (Opened 2020, closed 2021)
12 Restaurang Hybrid
Blåsut – Nynäsvägen 287 OS
Nice restaurant with a bar serving most often 5 Craft Beers on tap, which may be for instance De Molen, O/O, Mikkeller and Uppsala. Also one S:t Erik on tap and around 25 Craft Beer bottles/cans of various kinds. Maintaining a quality concept of both food and drinks, including beers.
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. Dogs are allowed if there aren’t too many people. (Opened 2018, closed 2019)
HO – Hornsgatan 154 OS RA
A British style pub opened in the premises of one of the old Bishops Arms places. A lot of the old nice interior has been kept. Nowadays only around 5 rotating Craft Beers on tap – apart from some taps Lagunitas, Sigtuna, S:t Eriks and Samuel Adams; taps which do not alter at all. But you may still find for instance things like Founders Imperial Gose. Also one Real Ale. Around 90 Craft Beer bottles/cans. (Opened 2020, Closed 2022)
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 in bottles. Food is focused on different nice sausages.. (Opened 2013, closed 2016).
SÖ – Magnus Ladulåsgatan 29
Nice rustic barbecue place, also serving pizzas. Around 3 Craft Beer taps and some 40 bottles.(Closed 2021).
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)
HO – Bergsunds Strand 35 OS
Indescribable modern bar atmosphere. Nice selection of around 60 bottles/cans 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 and others. (Closed 2021).
10 Monks Whiskey Paradise
Munkbron 15 W
Struisse beers on tap. (Closed 2016)
10 Snotty Seaside
HO – Lindvallsgatan 11-13 OS
Nice place with live music downstairs. 8 Craft Beer taps including for instance TT, Gamla Enskede, Sigtuna, Dugges, Brekeriet, Södra Maltfabriken and Poppels. Around 15 Craft Beer bottles/cans, but the amount varies depending on what they find and sell. (Opened 2019, closed 2022).
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 in bottles. 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 in bottles. 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 in bottles. The place is only open for lunch. (Opened 2014, closed 2018)
7 The Flying Elk
GS – Mälartorget 15 OS
Conveniently close to the Metro station Gamla Stan, this place is now run by Ãbro and very much refurbished. The old restaurant room is made into a pub with a big rectangular bar counter in the middle of the room. The 15 taps pours 1 rotating Craft Beers, may for instance Smith Street or Uppsala apart from one tap Sierra Nevada. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles/cans including some special ones like Uppsala Slumberjoe Imperial Stout. The old inner pub is completely refurbished in a very nice way, having the same beers as the outer bar. (Repened 2021, closed 2021, reopened 2022, closed 2023)
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)
7 The Roo And Elk
SÖ – Folkungagatan 81 CONCEPT: Australian Beers
Australian place in a simple but nice atmosphere. Around 15 Australian beers in bottles/cans. No Australian beers on tap. (Opened 2018)
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. (Demolished 2018)
GS – Munkbron 15 BREWPUB
A new nice place – still with pretty rough interior, not saying so much yet. Very talented and knowledgeable brewer who runs it. (Opened 2016, closed 2016)
VS – Rörstrandsgatan 19 OS CONCEPT: Czech beers
Smaller ‘Brother’ to Humlehof at Folkungagatan. 4-5 Czech beers on tap. 3 Czech beers in bottles and 2 others. Dogs usually welcome – depending on the amount of guests. (Closed 2020)
Aarts Mat & Dryck
A good place focusing on craft beers from small Swedish breweries. Closed 2013.
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