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Stockholm Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar
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Stockholm Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar

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2019 07 15    15:34
Redaktion

Updated 2019 09 16

 

 

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.

This guide is continuously updated.

 

 

Contents:

Some recent major news, alterations or additions

Beer Events

C  Some explanations – some attributes are clickable to easily find the places

D  Stockholm Top Beer Places

E  Places Bubbling Under or Nice To Know

F  Places Closed Down

G  Places with Beer and Different Themes

H  Contact

 

 

 

Some recent major news, alterations or additions

– Omnipollo Flora open last day this year September 9th. Opens again in April.

– Ugglan rises to 10 points.

– Real Ales are now indicated more clearly with the letters RA in red

– Zum Franciskaner on the way up, now entering 16 points – for high quality and great ambition

– Belgobaren rises to 16 points – shortly going back to beers on tap from Belgium only

– Bryggeri Munkbron rises to 15 points and is serving own beers brewed in their brewery in the next room and are now available.

– New place with live music now open: Snotty Seaside, Lindvallsgatan 11-13 at Hornstull, rises to 7 points.

– New place Gamla Enskede Bryggeri, Johanneshov – Bolidenvägen 8 open on specific dates.

 

 

 

 

Beer Events

August 31st – ?: Omnipollo Hypnagoga Karl Grandin Art Show – – – Sundbybergs Köksbryggeri, Sundbyberg – Sturegatan 41

September 12th: Collective Arts Showcase – 5 beers on tap – – – Brewdog Bar Södermalm, SÖ – Ringvägen 149

September 12th: Odd Island Tap Takeover – – – WAZA Resraurang & Bryggeri, CT – Wallingatan 38

September 13th: Danko Beer/Nacka Bryggeri Kultur Beer Release – – – Bishops Arms, CT – Vasagatan 7

September 13th: After Work with Matateljén (Food Truck) – – – Gamla Enskede Bryggeri, Johanneshov – Bolidenvägen 8.

September 13th: Macken – Nightbreed Beer Release  – – – Ölstugan Tullen Kungsholmen, KU – Hantverkargatan 26

September 16th: Tasting of the beers selection with Principium and Gamla Enskede Bryggeri – – – Gamla Enskede Bryggeri, Johanneshov – Bolidenvägen 8

September 19th: Bantorget Beer Block Party – 16 Stockholm Breweries  visiting, sharing between Brisket & Friends, CT – Upplandsgatan 7 and Wasa Restaurang & Bryggeri, CT – Wallingatan 38

September 20th – 29th: Oktoberfest – – – All Bishops Arms places: Sundbyberg – Landsvägen 49, HO – Hornsgatan 154, CT – Vasagatan 7, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12, GS – Tyska Brinken 36, ÖM – Linnégatan 1, VS – Sankt Eriksgatan 115.

September 20th – October 5th: Oktoberfest – – – Bierhaus, CT – Tegnérgatan 10

September 20th – October 12th: Oktoberfest, usually 30 German beers and live music – – – Man In The Moon, CT – Tegnérgatan 2

September 21st: Beer Distributor Craft Craver 1 Year Jubilee – – – Beer n’ Play, HO – Hornsgatan 138

September 21st: Oktoberfest – – – Stockholm Brewing, Frihamnen – Frihamnsgatan 28

September 25th – 29th: Big Tap Takeover with Gipsy Hill, Polly’s and Two Tribes Breweries – – – Bishops Arms, HO – Hornsgatan 154

September 26th: Lagunitas Tap Takeover – Little Sumpin’ Hazy Launch – – – Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12

September 26th: Great Brands Goes Medieval – with brewers from Ska, Oscar Blues, Cigar City and Siren – – – Sjätte Tunnan, GS – Stora Nygatan 42

September 28th: Oktoberfest – – – Nya Carnegiebryggeriet, Hammarby Sjöstad – Ljusslingan 15

September 28th: Zwantze Day, Tickets sold at Zum Franziskaner – – – Zum Franziskaner, GS – Skeppsbron 44

October 1st: Brekeriet – Beer Maker’s Dinner – – – Bishops Arms, Sundbyberg – Landsvägen 49

October 2nd: Mohawk Tap Takeover – 8 taps! – – – Waza Restaurang & Bryggeri, CT – Wallingatan 38

October 2nd – 31st: Oktoberfest – – – Sundbybergs Köksbryggeri, Sundbyberg – Sturegatan 41

October 4th: Brewdog OverWorks 5 Tap Takeover, also 5 OverWorks bottles – – – Bishops Arms, HO – Hornsgatan 154 

October 12th: Gonzo 50 – Release of Waza/Don Gonzo Stout – – – Sorbon, Bromma – Kvarnbacksvägen 135 at Brommaplan

October 25th: Pub open. Live music with Lazy Afternoon. Tickets from www.biljettkiosken.se – – – Gamla Enskede Bryggeri, Johanneshov – Bolidenvägen 8.

November 4th – 10th: Lervig Norwegian Tap Invasion – – – All Bishops Arms places: Sundbyberg – Landsvägen 49, HO – Hornsgatan 154, CT – Vasagatan 7, SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12, GS – Tyska Brinken 36, ÖM – Linnégatan 1, VS – Sankt Eriksgatan 115.

 

 

 

Some explanations

This pub guide on Stockholm Top Beer Places, is compiled and updated from how fun Beertil think it is to visit these places from a Craft Beer point of view. Places with lower ratings can naturally be very good from other points of views.

Neither Food, Whiskey, Wine nor Drink selections are included in the ratings. Ratings are considered over time, some places vary, some don’t. If not otherwise stated, references are made to beers coming from Craft Beer breweries. 

Highest rating is 20. Rating stated before the name of the place. 

OS = Outdoor seating summertime or when the weather allows. (This is however no guarantee all places are open all the time)

AC = Air Conditioning

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

BREWPUB = Pub including a brewery.

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

RA = Real Ale are being served

= Places with especially nice outdoor seating summertime

GAME = Game hall places

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

= Dogs welcome.

Areas

Area code given prior to the street adress indicates the place has the location in Stockholm:

CT – The place is located in Stockholm City

GS – Gamla Stan island

HO – Hornstull area at western part of Södermalm island.

KU – 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.

 

Further details:

  • Rather common places are closed Sundays and/or Mondays.
  • During the summer (June, July and August) some places have a bit more limited selection on tap and bottle.
  • At more and more places you are welcome to have smaller glasses (15cl, 20 cl or “half glasses”) – in order to be able to try some more beers.
  • When referred to the amount of bottles, these amounts also include cans, not specified below.

 

Stockholm Top Beer Places

 

 

19      Akkurat  
SÖ – Hornsgatan 18      OS      RA      W     ♫
Top-rated – Number 1 – beer place in the world, on ratebeer.com from July 2014 until early 2017! (Now the place is number 2). Whenever I’ve entered through the years I get a feeling this is in a class of its own. Amazing selection of Craft Beers on tap. Also 3-4 Real Ales on tap, and for the way they handle them, the place has received the Cask Marque Award for many years. They have also an impressive selection of beers on bottle – around 700, including Vintage bottles. Runs sometimes different themes like Franken weeks and the famous Péché Day. The place also runs different kind of beer tastings, for instance last October an amazing Rodenbach tasting with brewmaster Rudi Ghequire. Around 450 different Whiskys. Live music last Sunday every month. Open until 12 pm Sundays – Tuesdays and 1 am Wednesdays – Saturdays. (Opened 1995)

 

18      Internationella Pressklubben   
CT – Vasagatan 50      OS      AC      CONCEPT: Belgian beers      
Reliable place. Formerly a hangout mainly dedicated to the press people. A lot of artists on pictures from stage and screen on the walls in the restaurant rooms close to the bar counter. Very impressive selection of Belgian beers – only. Usually 10-15 nice Belgian beers on tap and around 475 Belgian bottles, or, if you count all the different vintage years, maybe 700 bottles. Thursdays are most often special, run by Jens Skrubbe. Dogs are welcome in the first room close to the street.

 

18      Man In The Moon
CT – Tegnérgatan 2      OS      AC      
Classic very nice ‘Gastro Pub’ with 30 beer taps. The beer selection on tap may, according to season, sometimes vary down to around 18 Craft Beers, but most often provide a couple of fine or rare beers. Also for instance now and then beers from Malmö Brewing – not very common elsewhere in Stockholm. Very inventive with different seasonal events. For instance Oktoberfest with 40 German beers altering on the taps, 30 Hawaiian Craft Beers on tap or November 2017 a great 8 Tap Takeover with Cigar City. In January 2018 an amazing OHIO Tap Takeover with Hoppin’ Frog, Jackie O’s, Listermann and other breweries in Ohio. August 2019 an outstanding Evil Twoin tap takeover with 30 beers on tap flewn in from The USA by air. Impressive 240 bottle selection, including around 75 Belgian, 85 US and 30 Swedish bottles. Among the US bottles there were (April 2019) for instance 5 different Alesmith, 13 different Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout and 8 Listermann. Also extensive vintage cellar with 350 different kind of aged beers. (Opened 1994).

BEER EVENT: September 20th – October 12th: Oktoberfest, usually 30 German beers and live music

You may run into such nice beers even on a Monday in July

 

18      Mikkeller Bar   
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 90 beers on bottle, mainly Mikkeller’s, including some more rare and vintage ones. Nice Danish ‘Smørrebröd’ to eat and some other dishes as well. (Opened 2017)

 

18      Omnipollos Hatt
SÖ – Hökens gata 3      OS      AC      
Small very popular Omnipollo brewery venue. On Ratebeer (spring 2018) considered number 6 in the world among breweries. Not a “Pub” – not a “Restaurant” – great design – certain ceiling lamps shines, while other shines as well! Amazing beers! Often around 8 of their own beers on the 10 taps – nearly always fabulous ones like their own AON (NOA) or Armageddon. Now and then interesting tap takeovers, for instance Tired Hands and in February 2018 O/O Brewing and Mikrofonbryggeriet. They also sometimes run oven takeovers with guest chefs from fabulous restaurants making pizzas! Very nice non-Italian pizzas. Open to 1 am every night. (Opened 2015)

From the fantastic Omnipolloscope event

 

18      Sorbon
Bromma – Kvarnbacksvägen 135 at Brommaplan      OS
Very nice place – very unusual with such a great beer place in suburban Stockholm. Reliable place, mostly with some for me surprising and interesting beers on the 20 Craft Beer taps. Some beers are served in the correct company glasses, for instance beers from Founders. Good selection on the around 65 bottles as well. Sometimes a fantastic selection on tap!

BEER EVENT: October 12th: Gonzo 50 – Release of Waza/Don Gonzo Stout

 

17      Bishops Arms Sundbyberg
Sundbyberg – Landsvägen 49      OS      RA
Very nice and cozy classic Bishops Arms place with tram stop outside. Around 16 Craft Beers on the 28 taps. Also one Real Ale on tap around every other week. Around 140 beers on bottle. Great Christmas decoration 2017 – just like a fairy world – and even finer 2018. Now and then they run Beer Events. (Also Metro and Commuter trains close by).

BEER EVENT: October 1st: Brekeriet – Beer Maker’s Dinner

BEER EVENT: November 4th – 10th: Lervig – Norwegian Tap Invasion

 

17      Brewdog Bar Kungsholmen
KU – S:t Eriksgatan 56       
Most often very good selection on tap – around 9 Brewdog beers and around 9 other nice beers as well. Around 40 Craft Beer bottles. Maintains a sort of style giving impressions from the Punk era. Restaurant upstairs transferred into pub with nice armchairs. Slightly rebuilt January 2017 – the new beer board seems however somewhat out of style. A lot of table and card games to be played while having a beer or two. (Opened 2013)

 

17      Brewdog Bar Södermalm
SÖ – Ringvägen 149      OS       
Pleasant Brewdog Bar. Very good selection on tap, around 9 great Brewdog beers and around 9 other great beers as well. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles. A lot of table and card games to be played while having a beer or two. (Opened 2015).

BEER EVENT: September 12th: Collective Arts Showcase – 5 beers on tap

 

17      Oliver Twist
SÖ – Repslagargatan 6     OS      RA     
Genuine and really steady, maintaining its standard! 20 beers on tap and 3 Real Ales. For their handling of the Real Ales, they have received the Cask Marque Award for many years. A varying but always interesting selection of around 200 bottles. This pub kind of started the Craft Beer boom in Stockholm already in 1993. Dogs welcome close to the main entrance. (Opened 1993)

 

16      Babajan
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 75      OS      
Fine selection of around 100 Craft Beer bottles, including for instance 4 different 50/50 Eclipse Imperial Stouts. After the reopening after the flooding error last year, the place is now back on track with most often  15 Craft Beers on tap. There have been amazing beers, for instance December 2017/January 2018 Alesmith IPA, Alesmith Speedway Stout and De Dolle Stille Nacht, but such beers have not yet showed up after the half a yearlong intermission. Interior mix from fine dining room to cozy decadence with Arabian influences in the bar. (Opened 1996, this address since 2009)

 

16      Beer n’ Play   
HO – Hornsgatan 138     OS            GAME
A nice place with warm brick walls, black sofas, shuffleboards, pool tables and lots of other games. 25 Craft Beer taps and around 55 bottles. (Opened 2019).

BEER EVENT: September 21st: Beer Distributor Craft Craver 1 Year Jubilee

 

16      Belgobaren
CT – Bryggargatan 12      OS      CONCEPT: Belgian beers
Very classic place with Belgian beers mainly – has survived the Craft Beer explosion. 18 taps and more than 300 bottles. The beers on tap last year have not seemed to vary too often, and pretty many have come from the Waza Brewpub. However, this will alter in September/October and go back to their Belgian standard.(Opened 1990).

 

16      Bishops Arms Hornstull   
HO – Hornsgatan 154      OS      RA      W
One of the best Bishops Arms place in Stockholm. Varying amount of Craft Beers on tap, always 15, but sometimes 20 and among them pretty many Craft Beer Lagers. Also 2 taps 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 a fantastic Gothenburg Phenomenon tap takeover with 26 beers. Around 110 beers on bottle and 240 different whiskies. (Opened 2013)

BEER EVENT: September 20th – 29th: Oktoberfest

BEER EVENT: September 25th – 29th: Big Tap Takeover with Gipsy Hill, Polly’s and Two Tribes Breweries

BEER EVENT: October 4th: Brewdog OverWorks 5 Tap Takeover, also 5 OverWorks bottles

BEER EVENT: November 4th – 10th: Lervig – Norwegian Tap Invasion

 

16      Bishops Arms Vasagatan
CT – Vasagatan 7      OS
Nice place and also the most central of the 7 different Bishops Arms in Stockholm. Pretty good selection on around 14 Craft Beer taps, but sometimes maybe do not vary too often. Very good selection of bottles, around 190. One of very few Craft Beer places open until 3 am Wednesday-Saturday, 1 am Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 pm Sundays. (Opened 2007).

BEER EVENT: September 13th: Danko Beer/Nacka Bryggeri Kultur Beer Release 

BEER EVENT: November 4th – 10th: Lervig – Norwegian Tap Invasion

 

16      Lådan
CT – Luntmakargatan 63      CONCEPT: Swedish beers      
Nice pretty big place with a fun and a bit rustic style. 18-20 Swedish Craft Beers on tap. Often 2 locally produced soft drinks on tap. No beer bottles. Different sliders and some other dishes. Tap-takeovers now and then, June 2019 a great Dugges tap-takeover. Also sometimes oven takeover by restaurants. (Opened 2017)

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

 

16      Omnipollo Flora & Omnipollo Ice Cream
ÖM – Kungliga Humlegården 1      OS                  Closed for the summer, opens again end of April 2020.
Magnificent summer place in the pretty central and very green garden Humlegården. Outdoor seating only. One stall for beers and one stall for Ice Cream. 8 Craft Beer taps. Food has focus on sea food dishes. (Opened 2019).

 

16      Tritonia Ölverkstad – Barrel, Burgers & Beer
GS – Stora Nygatan 20      OS      AC
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 6-9 taps and among the around 25 craft beer bottles – among them some more exclusive. Sometimes Beer Events, for example with Pohjala and Stigbergets. Very good service as well as good knowledge. Barrel, Burgers & Beer has another 20 more common Craft Beer bottles. (Opened 2015)

 

16      Zum Franziskaner
GS – Skeppsbron 44      OS      CONCEPT: German style beers
Incredible old classic Beer Hall. The place started in 1889. However a new house was built on the site in 1910, and had then the present interior imported from Germany. The bar has 13 taps with around 7 German beers. The other taps contain beers from Swedish Nynäshamn and Skebo in the German lager tradition. Around 33 bottles, some interesting German ones and some Swedish. Now also a second bar in an inner room called Bakfickan – serving beers from 1 or 2 gravity pulled kegs, 1 Cantillon, Nynäshamn Landsort Lager and 2 guest taps. Bakfickan is closed Sundays and Mondays. However, on certain Sundays Bakfickan offers live music. In all an excellent place. New owner in 2017.

BEER EVENT: September 28th: Zwantze Day, Tickets sold at Zum Franziskaner

 

 

15      Ardbeg Embassy
GS – Västerlånggatan 68      CONCEPT: Swedish beers      RA      W  
Very nicely decorated place on the whisky theme. 6 taps with beers from Gotland and 18 taps with Swedish Craft Beer breweries including one House IPA from Frequency. Also 1 Real Ale from Wärmdö brewery. Around 5 Swedish bottles, adding to the Swedish taps. Around 380 different whiskys. (Renamed some years ago from Glenfiddich).

 

15      Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan
SÖ – Bellmansgatan 12     OS      RA      
      AC
Maybe the coziest Bishops Arms in Stockholm up in a beautiful historic area close to Slussen. 12, sometimes maybe 15 Craft Beers on tap, including one tap Real Ale.  Around 140 bottles, including 30 bigger ones suitable for sharing. Creative with different beer events, for instance a bacon dinner with smokey beers and now in April a Collective Art tap takeover with suitable cheeses for each beer. (Opened 2000).

BEER EVENT: November 4th – 10th: Lervig – Norwegian Tap Invasion

 

15      Bishops Arms Gamla Stan
GS – Tyska Brinken 36
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 around 100 beers on bottle. Good location close to Gamla Stan metro station. (Opened 2013)

BEER EVENT: September 26th: Lagunitas Tap Takeover – Little Sumpin’ Hazy Launch

BEER EVENT: November 4th – 10th: Lervig – Norwegian Tap Invasion

 

15      Bishops Arms Linnégatan
ÖM – Linnégatan 1       OS      AC
Very pleasant Bishops Arms close to the Humlegården park. Rather steady, 12 – 16 Craft Beers on tap,  including around 6 Swedish Craft Beers. Around 90 bottles.

BEER EVENT: November 4th – 10th: Lervig – Norwegian Tap Invasion

 

15      Bryggeri Munkbron – Brasseri & Bar
GS – Lilla Nygatan 2      OS      BREWPUB            Own brews are now being served
Finally, these great beer premises now reopened in new finely refurbished shape in a house from 1643. 12 taps with a varied selection Craft Beers. Their own beers are brewed in the brewery in the same house. Nearly no beers on bottle. The restaurant downstairs, in the fine old historic cellar vaults, will probably open after the summer. (Opened 2019).

 

15      Katarina Ölkafé
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 27      OS      AC      
Very nice and popular small venue – not a pub, not a restaurant, but a true “Sofo” bohemian café. 8-10 taps including 2 Katarina “house brews” brewed by Tempel in Uppsala. Around 6 Craft Beer bottles on the menu and another 16 on the wall rotating more quickly. Maybe half of the beers are from local Stockholm breweries. Very often crowded. Owner runs the Katarina Kegger Beer Festival in Orion theatre in June every year. (Opened 2014)

 

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 40 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) 

 

15      Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Nynäshamn – Lövlundsgatan 2-4      OS      BREWPUB      Pub closed, opens again next summer.

One of the very first and now classic Craft Beer breweries in Sweden, started 1997.  The very nice pub is mainly open on special occasions. However, they are usually open summertime specific weeks and days. Usually 8 beers on tap and around 20 bottles. Some bottles are also available from different vintage years. (Their own beers on bottle only). Pretty cozy archipelago atmosphere in interesting brewery surroundings.

 

15      Stockholm Brewing/Farm Restaurant
Frihamnen – Frihamnsgatan 28       BREWPUB      

Formerly located at Södermalm, the brewery has now moved to bigger premises in Frihamnen. A simple but yet elegant restaurant (opened October 2018), from where you have a fine view into the brewery. 20 taps serving around 12 of their own beers and 6 guest beers, maybe including some collaboration brews. Around 20 bottles. The restaurant has an own garden producing a lot of their vegetables and herbs. Open for lunch Mon-Sat and evenings Wed-Sat. Located slightly out of town, but still pretty easy to get there with bus 1 from Hötorget or Stureplan, or by bus 76 from Slussen or Nybroplan. (The old pub opened 2015, on this location 2018).

BEER EVENT: September 21st: Oktoberfest 

 

15      Svenska Hamburgerköket
Midsommarkransen – Tellusborgsvägen 78      OS
Very good hamburgers and located in a suburban area. Impressive selection of around 140 different beers on bottle. Selection varies and include around 130 Craft Beers. Around 10 very different beers on tap, varying from Stigbergets to non-Craft Beers and own house-brews.

 

15      Ölstugan Tullen Hornstull
HO – Hornsgatan 143      OS      CONCEPT: Swedish beers
First opening in Stockholm of this old Göteborg beer place chain – in this now highly trendy beer area Hornstull. 10 Craft Beers on tap and around 115 bottles. There is also 10 non-Craft beer taps. Special Craft Beer brew on tap for this place is Hornstull IPA from Ocean in Göteborg. Open to 01 am all nights. (Opened 2018)

Lots of nice tap labels for beers finished…

 

15      Ölstugan Tullen Kungsholmen
KU – 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. Mostly 10 Craft Beer taps and 12 non-Craft taps. Around 105 Craft Beer bottles. Special Craft Beer brew on tap for this place is Kungsholmen IPA from Ocean in Göteborg. Open to 12 pm except Friday and Saturday until 3 am. (Opened 2018)

BEER EVENT: September 13th: Macken – Nightbreed Beer Release 

 

14      Bishops Arms S:t Eriksgatan
VS – S:t Eriksgatan 115      OS      
Pretty big classic Bishops Arms place with a nice restaurant in the next room behind the bar counter.  26 taps with around 12-14 Craft Beers, Around 50 bottles which are altered pretty  frequently, including around 12 bigger ones suitable for sharing. Now and then Beer Events, for instance there was one with a newer Swedish brewery Brewify, and one Evil Twin Tap Takeover. 

BEER EVENT: November 4th – 10th: Lervig – Norwegian Tap Invasion

 

14      Brisket & Friends
CT – Upplandsgatan 7      OS      BREWPUB      CONCEPT: Swedish Beers
A BBQ place close to Norra Bantorget square, which actually also is a Brewpub, though the Brewery PKLK is located in Suburban Stockholm. Very nice interesting atmosphere giving thoughts of a finely refurbished machine shop. 12 taps pouring Craft Beers from PKLK brewery and their brand Big Bone Brews, including a varying number of guest taps. Around 10 bottles but maybe more will turn up by the time. (Opened 2019)

BEER EVENT: September 19th: Bantorget Beer Block Party – 16 Stockholm Breweries  visiting, sharing with Waza Restaurang & Bryggeri, CT – Wallingatan 38.

 

14      The Flying Dog – Beer Palace  
CT – Vasagatan 52      OS      AC
One of very few places serving Craft Beers combined with showing football and other sports. Around 12 Craft Beers on tap in addition to 7 from Sigtuna, S:t Erik and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 40 bottles, including around 10 from Russia. A bit confusing name as it has no connection to the US brewery Flying Dog. Open until 3 am all nights. (Opened 2014)

 

14      Livs
SÖ – Bjurholmsgatan 18      
A fine ‘water hole’ just opened (Oct 2018). Simple ‘Södermalmish’ slightly bohemian interior. 10 often great taps. In the refrigerator now and then 2-3 special cardboard casks with classic Belgian beers. During the spring 2019 there will arrive some Cantillon bottles. (Opened 2018)

 

14      MacKinlay’s Inn
KU – Fleminggatan 85      OS          
Very nice Scottish pub. Around 14 Craft Beers on tap. Around 50 beers on bottle including some more exclusive ones.

 

14      WAZA Restaurang & Bryggeri
CT – Wallingatan 38      OS      BREWPUB

Opened in the old Monks Café’s premises, now very nicely refurbished. 16 beers on tap, so far including around 9 own WAZA beers, but by the time own beers will take over more taps. Other taps are only Craft Beers. Around 100 beers on bottle, some very nice bigger bottles suitable for sharing. (Opened 2018)

BEER EVENT: September 12th: Odd Island Tap Takeover 

BEER EVENT: September 19th: Bantorget Beer Block Party – 16 Stockholm Breweries  visiting, sharing with Brisket & Friends, CT – Upplandsgatan 7

BEER EVENT: October 2nd: Mohawk Tap Takeover – 8 taps!

 

13      The Churchill Arms
CT – Tulegatan 21      OS      RA      

Very nice popular British style pub with 35 taps, around 13 are Craft Beers. Around 45 bottles. Sometimes a Real Ale, for instance from Nynäshamn – Beadrö Bitter. New pub chief August 2019. (No connection to Churchill Arms in Uppsala). (Opened 2013) 

 

13      Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri  
Fjäderholmarna (30 min Boat trip from Slussen or Nybroplan)      BREWPUB                  Closed for the summer, opens again May 2020.
Very fine location by the water at the ferry’s ship-quay. Brewery with up to 8 of their beers on tap. For instance the Bitter and most recently a very nice Barley Wine called “Heavy Fuel”. Also a few bottles. Different dishes available in the pub. Pub open May- early September.

 

13      Folk & Friends Hornstull
HO – Hornsgatan 180      OS      3,5 % PLACE      

A new beautiful place, very finely decorated, serving 3,5 % beers maximum. Located close to Hornstull Strand by the water, in a presently very trendy area. 5-7 beers on tap and more than 60 bottles. While enjoying a beer you can also have fun playing table and Card Games. (Opened 2018)

 

13      Folk & Friends Kungsholmen
KU – Norr Mälarstrand 32      OS      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 65 on bottle. Sometimes Beer Events with tap takeovers. While enjoying a beer you can also have fun playing table and Card Games. (Opened 2016)

 

13      Restaurant China
KU – Arbetargatan 33      OS      BREWPUB

Very nice Chinese restaurant with an own brewery producing beers suitable with the food. 3 own beers on tap and 3 taps with non-Craft beers. Also 5-10 own brews on bottle. (Opened 2019)

 

13      Sprithistoriska Muséet, Ölbryggan
Djurgården – Djurgårdsvägen 38      OS      CONCEPT: Swedish beers      RA            

Museum of the history of spirits with a restaurant. Very fine outdoor seating summertime at the dock with a great view over the water and the small Marina. The outdoor seating is designed by Karl Grandin, owner of Omnipollo. 12 Craft Beers on tap including 2 Casks Värmdö Brewery. Around 5 Craft Beer bottles. During the winter the beer selection in the restaurant inside is more limited. 3 Craft Beer taps (Nynäshamn and Närke) and maybe 2 bottles. Outdoor seating open from some day in May until late August or early September. Opening hours: Opens at noon all days.  Closing Sunday – Tuesday 6 pm and Wednesday – Saturday 10 pm, but in case it is not crowded enough it may be closing 8 pm. However, in the early summer and in the late summer it may be open only in the weekends. Please call the place to be sure +46 (0)8-1213 1300.

 

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 5 beers of theirs on tap, sometimes including a Guest beer. Around 12 beers on bottle including 6 of their own bottles. You can have dinner. Open Wednesday – Saturday. Booking is no longer needed.

BEER EVENT: August 31st: Omnipollo Hypnagoga Karl Grandin Art Show 

BEER EVENT: October 2nd – 31st: Oktoberfest 

 

13      Whippet Lab
SÖ – Rutger Fuchsgatan 5       OS            BREWPUB
Nice, somewhat sophisticated and pretty big restaurant. Usually around 11 craft beers on tap from Nordic and Baltic breweries, including 1 or 2 own brews. Around 6 Craft Beers on bottle. It is, apart from 2 seafood dishes, also a vegetarian restaurant, serving wines and drinks as well, including “Coctail Beers”.

 

12     Barrel Burgers & Beer City
CT – Smålandsgatan 22      OS
Nice place in the city center close to Kungsträdgården park. Around 6 Craft Beers on tap, always one rotating from Stigbergets and guest taps from different breweries like Cigar City, Spikes, Dugges, Lagunitas etcetera. Also one Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Pilsner Urquell. Around 23 Craft beer bottles of which 11 alter more quickly – and in addition some more exclusive bottles like Rodenbach and Lagunitas Imperial Stout only listed on a glass door. Now and then Beer events, last February for instance Stigbergets Tap Takeover. Also running Stockholm Beer Fest in August each year at the square outside. (Opened 2017)

 

12      Bottl3 5hop  
SÖ – Kocksgatan 19      OS      3,5 % PLACE
Popular place with 3 taps and a good selection of around 110 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      Löwenbräu
KU – Fridhemsplan 29      OS      CONCEPT: German beers.
Something of a true German atmosphere. Initially located in Klara in the center of Stockholm (An old time Stockholm Institution). 6-7 beers on tap and around 30-40 German bottles. However, the amount varies. Often there may be around 15 non-German bottles. Once a year in Feb/Mar a German beer festival with a great selection of German beers (this year around 80), with live German music on Saturdays. Runs also classic Oktoberfest. (Opened 1910, this address since 1969).

 

12      Nook
SÖ – Åsögatan 176      OS

An ambitious restaurant with a corresponding bar. 4 taps – Estrella, Primator, Brewdog Clockwork Tangerine and one rotating tap. Around almost 50 Craft Beer bottles of a nice and varied selection – half of them are rotating continuously with new nice beers. In April for instance including Dieu De Ciel, Crooked Tree and big  bottles Rodenbach. Good knowledge of Craft Beers.

 

12      Nya Carnegiebryggeriet
Hammarby Sjöstad – Ljusslingan 15      OS      BREWPUB      RA                  

A brewery with a Restaurant. The interior has developed into more coziness. Mainly their own beers on the 10 taps, including some of their smaller test brews, and sometimes 1 or 2 guest taps. On most Wednesdays also one of their Real Ales. Around 50 nice beers on bottle – some more unusual, like for instance vintage porters. Great outdoor seating summertime – conveniently close to the ferry to Södermalm stopping every 20 minutes . (Opened 2014)

BEER EVENT: September 28th: Oktoberfest

The added small experimental brewery visible from the restaurant

 

12      Soldaten Svejk
SÖ – Östgötagatan 35      OS      CONCEPT: Czech beers

True genuine Czech place, with seven Czech beers on tap (no bottles). Not too much variation in the beer selection, however, nowadays one tap more – a guest tap serving one of all other Czech beers. Very good prices on Czech food. Can be crowded. In 2016 enlarged with downstairs cellar rooms, however not yet quite the genuine coziness as upstairs. 3 of the beer taps also downstairs.

 

11      Belgobaren Lilla Rådmannen
CT – Rådmansgatan 67-69      OS      CONCEPT: Belgian beers      

Small and pretty nice place in a Frey’s Hotel Foyer. Strictly Belgian selection in the true Belgobaren manner. 4 taps and around 100 bottles. Last time one beer from De Struisse on tap. Now also a big beer cupboard in the Hotel Dining room. (Opened 2016)

 

11      Cownteen
SÖ – Magnus Ladulåsgatan 29      OS      

Nice rustic barbecue place, also serving pizzas. Around 3 Craft Beer taps and some 50 bottles.

 

11      Flying Scotsman Inn
KU – Fleminggatan 28     OS      

Nice pub with a theme from the old legendary British train “The Flying Scotsman” in classic British atmosphere. Around 11 Craft beers on tap and 45 on bottle. The downstairs pub open only on special events. 

 

11      ICA Supermarket
SÖ – Folkungagatan 56      OS      
Quite OK bar in a kind of food store tradition. Well-chosen Craft Beer selection to very nice prices. 5 nice beers on tap and around 40 on bottle – some more exclusive bottles. (Opened 2015)

 

11      Sjätte Tunnan
GS – Stora Nygatan 43      OS      
A very cozy old vaults cellar place in Gamla Stan running 1700’s parties with a certain focus on Mead – they have maybe 15 different. There is a bar at the ground floor and one more cozy downstairs. There are maybe 60 Craft Beer bottles of which 10 rotate – the most popular are provided upstairs. However, not very interesting beers on tap. They now and then get some test-brews from Gotland. Very small outdoor seating.

BEER EVENT: September 26th: Great Brands Goes Medieval – with brewers from Ska, Oscar Blues, Cigar City and Siren

 

11      Söderhallen Biljard
SÖ – Hornsgatan 61      GAME

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

 

11      Wirström’s Pub
GS – Stora Nygatan 13      OS      
Very nice pub in two floors. Old time historic cellar vaults from the 1600s, where there are a lot of small rooms to sit down and relax with a beer or two. Around 14 Craft Beers on tap, often including a few not very common English ones! Also a few bottles. Live music Mondays-Saturdays from 9pm.

 

10      Barrel Burgers & Beer
SÖ – Bysistorget 4      OS
Nice place in the middle of Södermam. 6 Craft Beers on tap, seems like always Pilsner Urquell and often one from Brooklyn and one from Lagunitas apart from one rotating Stigbergets and one more Guest tap (last time Amundsen). Around 28 Craft beer bottles of which 11 alter more quickly. (Opened 2018)

 

10      Brother Tuck
SÖ – Götgatan 85      OS            Closed from September 16th depending of new owner. “Opens shortly”
A sort of classic pleasant place at southern Södermalm with very nice interior. Started with Craft Beers last year. 4 Craft Beer taps and around 50 bottles. Dogs are welcome in the area close to the entrance and if other guests don’t mind. (Opened 1991).

 

10      Häktet Ölbaren
SÖ – Hornsgatan 82
This place you will find if you skip the first bar, close to the entrance, and continue a pretty long way into the house (beyond kitchen and toilets area). Somewhat basic atmosphere – but very very trendy in the late hours. Often 2-3 Craft Beers on tap, but sometimes none. Around 25 Craft Beer bottles. Open only Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and until 3 am.

 

10      Loch Ness Tavern
SÖ – Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 5B      
Small, ambitious and charming independent pub with around 30, sometimes maybe 40 bottles. 5 or 6 Craft Beers on tap, often Södra Maltfabriken. When I entered at first I actually asked myself – ‘Suddenly Scotland?’. Dogs are welcome unless the place is not too crowded.

 

10      M-Bar-Go
HO – Bergsunds Strand 35      OS      

Indescribable modern bar atmosphere. Nice selection of around 65 bottles with focus on beers from mainly  Dugges, Mikkeller, Omnipollo, and To Öl. Not many interesting on tap – only one guest Craft Beer, maybe from Electric Nurse or Omnipollo etcetera. 

 

10      Restaurang W by Winjas
KU – Schelegatan 3      OS      CONCEPT: Beer and Cheese (also wine)
Very nice high quality Cheese and Wine place in cellar rooms. The beer selection varies but can include beers from for example Samuel Smith, 3 Fonteinen, Harviestoun, To Öl and St Bernardus. Bottles only, and varies somewhat according to season from 30 to 40. Mostly 40 – 50 cheeses ready to be served. Nice place if you want to combine better cheeses with Craft Beers. (Opened 2013, previously known as Winjas Ost- och Vinkällare)

 

10      Ugglan
SÖ – Närkesgatan 6      CONCEPT: Brewdog beers      GAME
Walk through the Boule and Game hall. Far inside is a small bar dedicated nearly to Brewdog beers only! Mostly 4 Brewdog beers on tap and around 22 Brewdog bottles including 10 sour beers from Brewdog OverWorks. This September also 8 bottles from Collective Arts. The outer bar has 1 Brewdog on tap and 8 Craft Beer bottles.  Open only Fridays and Saturdays. Closed summer.

 

9      Bar Central
CT – Birger Jarlsgatan 41      OS      CONCEPT: Central European      
Nice restaurant with inspiration from the old Central Europe tradition. They have a big focus on unfiltered Pilsner Urquell on tap, which you can get in the 3 different manners Hladinka, Mliko or Snyt. Also 3 other Czech and German taps. Around 7 Czech and German beer bottles like Bernard, Brlo and Weihenstephan.  Also 3 bottles from Stockholm Brewing and 4 Czech and German non-alcoholic beers. Dogs allowed in the bar area.

Not a sea monster – but one of the Pilsner Urquell kegs

 

9      Bierhaus
CT – Tegnérgatan 10      OS            CONCEPT: German Beers
Nice German Bierhaus pastiche with bratwurst and German Beers on tap. There are 29 taps, containing around 13 German beers (some do not alter at all), including Ayinger, Braufactum, Köstritzer and Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Also some non-German beers like American Firestone Walker and Frequency. Around 8 German bottles. (Opened 2013)

 

9      Black & Brown Inn
SÖ – Hornsgatan 50B      OS
A British style pub that has been around for more than 30 years. Around 10 Craft Beers on tap, most often 3 from Nynäshamn. Around 35 bottles, some are altering. Cozy place with 2 nice inner rooms as well. (Opened 1987)

 

9      The Blues Pub
Sundbyberg – Järnvägsgatan 38      OS      

Small personal ”bluesy” pub with some nice bottles, around 45. No interesting beers on tap. Shades of Rock’N’Roll feeling with photos of rock stars and a real guitar included in a wall as decoration! 

 

9      Flippin’ Burgers
VS – Observatoriegatan 8      OS
One of the very first craft burger places in Stockholm. 6 Craft Beers on tap and 15 on bottle. Very good burgers but sometimes overcrowded with a long queue – maybe an hour to wait if you want to eat. Booking not possible. (Opened 2012, this address since 2013).

 

9      The Flying Elk
GS – Mälartorget 15         

Nice Old Town cellar venue. Often 5 Craft Beers on tap and around 3 from the Spendrups selection. Around 70 beers on bottle, of which 45 are from Sweden. Now and then Beer Events, for instance February 2018 Macken Beermaker’s Dinner. Closed June-August. (Opened 2013)

 

9      Humlehof
SÖ – Folkungagatan 128      OS            CONCEPT: Czech Beer Hall
Very nice Czech place with around 4 genuine Czech beers on tap in a pleasant atmosphere. Around 4 Czech bottles and 3 German. Good service. Nice indeed they hang on to their concept. Some beers served in correct glasses like Master III.

 

9      Hybrid
Blåsut – Nynäsvägen 287      OS      

Nice restaurant with a bar serving most often 2 Craft Beers on tap and around 18 Craft Beer bottles of various kind. Maintaining a quality concept of both food and drinks, including beers.

 

9      Ponton 28 Italia
KU – 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).

 

9       Pub Anchor
CT – Sveavägen 90      OS
Genuine classic rock pub keeping the spirit of Hard Rock culture alive. Around 60 nice Craft Beers on bottle. Not so interesting beers on tap.

 

 

9      Whitman’s Deli
SÖ – Katarina Bangata 21      OS            
Nice Food Café with some Craft Beers – 6 on tap and around 12 on bottle. No non-Craft Beers.

 

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.

 

8      Café Ingenstans
Stureby – Bastuhagsvägen 41      3,5 % PLACE      
Very nice bohemic personal drawing-room atmosphere. You can sit down with a couple of nice Craft Beers, low alcohol, and/or having coffee or other craft sodas. Also serving some Pastries.

 

8      Dogfood
CT – Luntmakargatan 63            Moving to Luntmakargatan, opens around mid-October
Simple interior. The place has a focus on different sausages, but some other dishes as well. 3 “House” Craft Beers on tap (Sigtuna, S:t Erik and Lagunitas) and 2 rotating guest taps. Around 15 Craft Beers on bottle. (Opened 2017).

 

8      Eight Friends Inn
Nynäshamn – Järnvägsgatan 1      OS      
Very nice English pub in an old railway station house decorated with a lot of pop music and film star pictures. Around 5 Craft Beers on tap – 3 of them from the Nynäshamn Ångbryggeri. Around 35 Craft Beer bottles. Summertime live music outside most Fridays and Sundays.

 

8      Halfway Inn
SÖ – Swedenborgsgatan 6      OS
Nice independent cozy local pub, British style. Around 40 beers on bottle with (September 2018) a few from Dugges and pretty many others, including some from Organic Smash. However, all bottles are altering pretty much. Often 4 Craft Beers on tap like for instance Dugges and Södra Maltfabriken.

 

8      ICA Kvantum Station
Liljeholmen – Liljeholmstorget 3
2 Craft Beers on tap and around 40 bottles. Very nice prices. Ambitious with sometimes tap takeovers like from Örebro Brygghus with brewers participating. Store includes also an extensive selection of maximum 3,5% alcohol beers for sale. (Opened 2012) 

 

8      The Picts Bar
Hammarby Sjöstad – Lugnets Allé 125     OS      
15 taps usually running 3 beers from Nynäshamn, 1 Lagunitas, 2 Brooklyn, 1 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 2 guest taps. Around 30 Craft Beers on bottle. They show often different sports on TV screens. Dogs are welcome in the bar counter area.

 

8       Queens Head
CT – Drottninggatan 108     OS      
A very nice and big Åbro place. Lots of taps but including around 8 Craft Beers including around 4 Belgian beers. Around 50 beers on bottle including some Oppigårds and Victory. Relax in the Library – one of the most ‘British’ rooms in town! (Opened 2010)

 

7       Bar City Central            
CT – Vasagatan 46      OS

Elegant! Bar City Central, also a restaurant. Around 5 Czech or German beer taps and 3 others. The bottle selection around 20. (Opened 2017)

 

7      The Bull & Beer Inn
ÖM – Birger Jarlsgatan 16A      OS      

Pretty nice pub run by Åbro brewery. 29 taps in all with around 5 Craft Beers, not altering too much, sometimes 3 Beerbliotek, sometimes something else. Around 45 bottles.

 

7      The Doors
CT – Odengatan 35      OS

Cozy pub, especially the old half at the right. Not so many interesting beers on tap, but still D’Achouffe, Westmalle, Great Devide IPA and Lagunitas. Around 25 bottles including some Dugges or Oppigårds and Belgian ones. Some beers are served in the correct brewery glasses – for instance the Belgium St Stefanus, Westmalle and D’Achouffe. 

 

7      Franky’s Burger 
CT – Tegnergatan 16      OS
Nice basic but somewhat American style of Burger place. 3 Craft Beers on tap, like Bronx, Lagunitas and Sigtuna. Around 18 Craft Beer bottles. Closes 9 pm.

 

7      Hospodske Dvere
SÖ – 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, including 3 different Staropramen and sometimes more seldom seen taps like Protivin Platan. Also 5 non-Czech beers on tap. Around 10 bottles, including 2 Czech beers. (Opened 2013)

 

7      Lily’s Burger
KU – Hornsbergs strand 47      OS      
Nice American style Hamburger hangout. 3 Kona Brewing, Hawaii on tap. Around 30 bottles.

 

7      Lily’s Burger
SÖ – Södermannagatan 27
Nice American style Hamburger hangout. 5 taps serving for instance 1 Dugges and the rest Kona and Brooklyn. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles.

 

7       Pitcher’s
SÖ – Mariatorget 1A      OS
Big place with maybe 40 Craft Beers on bottle. Apart from a couple of Nya Carnegiebryggeriet beers there is 1 rotating Craft Beer on tap, for instance Electric Nurse. There is also a special “Craft Bar” in a room close to Mariatorget square, open only at special occasions with invited brewer. No Craft Beers on tap. You can also watch football and other sports. (Opened 2013)

 

7      Pitcher’s
CT – Regeringsgatan 113     OS
Very big Pitcher’s place, much focused on showing sports on TV. Also some shuffle boards in inner rooms. Around 50 bottles including 40 Craft Beer bottles. Not so interesting beers on tap – maybe 2 Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 2 Brooklyn. (Opened 2017).

 

7      Skrovet
SÖ – Hammarby Slussväg 17      OS            
Very nice Summer place with view over the water Årstaviken. Around 10 Craft Beer bottles – 7 from Nynäshamn, but not many other interesting. Open around May – end of September.

 

7      Snotty Seaside
HO – Lindvallsgatan 11-13      OS      
Nice new place with live music downstairs. 8 Craft Beer taps including for instance Sigtuna, Brekeriet, Södra Maltfabriken and Poppels. Around 16 Craft Beer bottles.

 

7      Snotty Sound Bar
SÖ – Skånegatan 90      OS            Closed: “Hope to see you again soon” on the door. Probably depending on new owner.
Small cool place with lots of music, sometimes played by a DJ. Maybe 5 Craft Beers on tap and around 23 Craft Beers on bottle. Vinyl record labels printed as coasters. 

 

7      Texas Longhorn Steakhouse
KU – Fleminggatan 27      OS
Traditional Texas Longhorn style. Around 7 Craft Beers on bottle on the menu and around 16 other more temporary Craft Beers on the wall. Pretty many Sierra Nevada beers. There are several Texas Longhorn places, but this is the only known place with this extra selection of Craft Beers..

 

 

 

Places Bubbling Under or Nice To Know

 

Bagpiper’s Inn
VS – Rörstrandsgatan 21      OS
Pretty nice and genuine Scottish pub. The cellar Boomerang, with a hint of Australian touch, open Wednesdays-Saturdays. No interesting beers on tap, but around 15 Craft Beer bottles, among them 5 Australian and 2 Japanese beers.

 

Brödernas Södermalm
SÖ – Tjärhovsgatan 33      OS

Pretty big Hamburger and Pizza place. 15 taps from the Spendrups selection. 10 bottles from Orsholms Brygghus, Sweden, of which 4 are especially brewed for Brödernas Södermalm.

 

Burgers & Beer
CT – Odengatan 45      OS      Alteration to Spendrups-oriented beer selection
Nice hamburger venue with around 12 Craft Beers on bottle. No interesting Craft Beers on tap.

 

Harvest Home
SÖ – Bondegatan 50      OS      
Very nice and interesting bohemian place. 10 not very interesting beers on tap, except for maybe Maredsous and Lagunitas, but some more interesting among the around 13 bottles including 3 Gamla Enskede. Some beers are served in correct glasses for instance Samuel Adams Rebel IPA and La Trappe.

 

Humlehof 
VS – Rörstrandsgatan 19      OS            CONCEPT: Czech beers 
Smaller ‘Brother’ to Humlehof at Folkungagatan. 4-5 Czech beers on tap and most often Ängöl from Kalmar. 3 Czech beers on bottle and 2 others. Dogs usually welcome – depending on the amount of guests.

 

Made In Sweden
SÖ – Folkungagatan 102      OS

Pretty big place with some inner rooms with nice different atmospheres. 10 taps with Spendrups-owned Gotland Brewery beers and 5 taps with Swedish Nils Oscar beers. Around 7 Craft Beer bottles, among them 3 Oppigårds.

 

Medelhavspärlan
Hammarby Sjöstad – Lugnets Allé 75      OS            
No interesting beer on tap. Around 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
GS – Skeppsbron, Tullhus 2     OS            
At the Skeppsbron quay with a fantastic outdoor seating with a great view over the water. 3 Höganäs brewery beers on tap and around 3 Höganäs on bottle. Also beers on tap varying among Firestone Walker, Beavertown, Brutal and Gotland.

 

Mosebacketerassen
SÖ – Mosebacke Torg 1      OS            
Outdoor seating only. Fantastic view over Stockholm. Around 16 Craft Beer bottles.

 

Old George Inn
KU – Scheelegatan 2      OS      
Nice English pub with Brewdog Punk IPA on tap and around 15 Craft Beer bottles. Most interesting may be the 3 South African bottles from Cape, the Victory and the Titan from Great Devide bottles from USA. Outdoor seating both on the street and at a pleasant inner garden.

 

PangPang Brewery
Hökarängen, Stadsbudsvägen 1,       
Not a pub open as usual; only at special occasions. Book at 0046(0)760 160 123 or at Silver@PangPangBrewery.se

 

Pitcher’s
KU – Moa Martinsons Torg 12      OS      
Two floor place with very nice view over the sea at Hornsberg. Not so interesting beers on tap except for one Guest tap. Also 3 taps from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 15 Craft Beer bottles. Dogs are welcome, but not on the floor areas with carpets.

 

 

 

Places Closed Down

 

16     Bishops Arms Folkungagatan
Folkungagatan 105      OS
Always an impressive beer selection on tap and bottle. Now and then really great Beermaker’s Dinner with brewers – in Feb 2015 an excellent one with Närke brewery. Sometimes Fri and Sat distributor Brill run special selection of beers upstairs. (Opened 2007, closed 2017) 

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

15      NK Ölbar
Hamngatan 18-20
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)

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      Frequency Beer Works Tap Room
CT – Tegnérgatan 10 (Entrance through Bierhaus)      OS
Mostly 8 beers on tap, mainly their own Frequency beers, but often 1-4 they fancy. Around 35 bottles. Nice decadent atmosphere. Lots of vinyls and CDs to be played by customers. Food include wraps, sausages and Bierhaus’ burgers. (Opened 2017, closed 2019)

14      Monks Porter House
Munkbron 11      OS      W
A fantastic and very cozy old historic cellar! Located slightly off the main amusement streets in Gamla Stan. Not just beers from some great breweries, but also beers brewed by Monks. 19 beers on tap. Good selection on bottle. (Opened 2010, closed 2017)

14      Monks American Bar
Sveavägen 39      OS
Has had a lot of American beers – often 8 American, 4 own and 3 others on tap – now mixed up with some others as well. Also a lot of bottles, both American and others. Restaurant upstairs. The only of the old Monks places still around. However, the place is in July getting a new owner – let’s see what happens. (Closed 2018)

14      Treskillingen
Lilla Nygatan 6      CONCEPT: Belgian beers 
Great personal selection of Belgian beers. Good knowledge and located in somewhat spectacular museum surroundings. 2 or 3 beers on tap (for instance last Dec/Jan De Dolle Stille Nacht) and around 70 on bottle. (Closed 2018)

13      Monks Café & Brewery
Wallingatan 38      BREWPUB
First Monks established. More than 1400 beers on bottle from more than 70 countries! Some great own brews – certain home brew collaborations can be fantastic. Lots of events you find in their news e-mails, like brewing classes, beer tasting classes etcetera. (Closed 2017)

12      World Of Beers
Lilla Bantorget 3      OS 
Nice place in dark blue tiles, close to the railway tracks by the start of Torsgatan. Around 130 bottles including 90 Craft Beers. Taps are maybe not so interesting except for Cuvee Van De Kaizer, Lagunitas Sigtuna and one Beavertown (January). Dogs are allowed if there aren’t too many people. (Opened 2018, closed 2019)

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      Folkölsbutiken
Hornsgatan 42      3,5 % PLACE

Scandinavian beers, maximum 3,5 % alcohol. Around 70 bottles and 2-3 beers on tap. Interior is pretty basic and mainly a shop, but you are welcome to sit down having a beer or two. (Opened 2016, closed 2018)

10      Monks Whiskey Paradise
Munkbron 15      W
Struisse beers on tap. (Closed 2016)

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).

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      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       Proviant Kungsholmen
Arbetargatan 33      OS      BREWPUB
Modern agriculture style. The place brew own beer nearly every Sunday in part of the premises. Often around 6 beers on tap of which 3-5 of their own. Some of their own beers and around 5 others are available on bottle. The place is only open for lunch. Opened 2014, closed 2018)

7       Printz Mathall
Globen, Arenavägen 71
Very big beer hall. Interesting beers on bottle only – the taps are not so interesting. (Opened 2013,  closed 2015)

6       Printz Ölhall
Globen, Arenavägen 71
Additional hall focusing on beers from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. (Opened 2014,  closed 2015).

6      Ölkiosken
SÖ – Mosebacke Torg 1      This old small building is gone, but new place opened at Mosebacketerassen, see bubbling under.
Outdoor seating only. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays from April to September when the weather allows. A very grand view over Stockholm certainly adding to the beer tasting. Sadly, this place has summer 2017 turned into a pretty standard Spendrups place. 13 Craft Beers of which 4 are from Firestone and the remaining 22 from the Spendrups distribution Kallholmen, Höganäs, Rådanäs and Södra Maltfabriken. 22 more non-Craft Beers from the Spendrups variations Pistonhead, Brutal Brewing and Gotland. (Demolished 2018)

Aarts Mat & Dryck
Åsögatan 126
Closed 2014.

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

 

 

 

 

Places with Beer and Different Themes

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

 

Old Time Classic Institutions

          Kvarnen
SÖ – Tjärhovsgatan 4            RA
Classic Beer hall. 20 non-Craft Beer taps. However, 5 more taps from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn are the most interesting and certainly 1 Real Ale from Wärmdö brewery. 20 bottles including around 15 Craft Beers like Mikkeller, Omnipollo and Södra Maltfabriken.

9        Löwenbräu
KU – Fridhemsplan 29      OS
See above. 

           Pelikan
SÖ – Blekingegatan 40
Classic Beer hall at the right. 4 taps Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and 3 taps from Brooklyn are the most interesting.. 

           S:ta Clara Bierhaus
GS – Lilla Nygatan 17
Somewhat German style of place up to 1960s located in Klara in the center of Stockholm. 15 not very interesting beers on tap including only 1 or 2 very common German beers and maybe one from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 5 bottles New owner 2018. (Opened 1867 in Klara).

          Tennstopet 
VS – Dalagatan 50      OS 
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 Brooklyn), and around 10 bottles. One own bottle “Tennstopets Original”, an ale brewed by Qvänum. (Opened 1897 at Fredsgatan 9 as a pool table salon).

16       Zum Franziskaner
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 this site in 1910, and had then the present interior imported from Germany. The bar has 13 taps with around 7 German beers. The other taps contain beers from Swedish Nynäshamn and Skebo in the German lager tradition. Around 33 bottles, some interesting German ones and some Swedish. Now also a second bar in an inner room called Bakfickan – serving beers from 1 or 2 gravity pulled kegs, 1 Cantillon, Nynäshamn Landsort Lager and 2 guest taps. Bakfickan is closed Sundays and Mondays. However, on certain Sundays Bakfickan offers live music. In all an excellent place. New owner in 2017.

 

 

Beer and music/culture

19      Akkurat
SÖ – Hornsgatan 18      OS
Live music on last Sunday every month. See above

16       Zum Franziskaner
GS – Skeppsbron 44      OS      CONCEPT: German style beers      
Live music a lot of Sundays. See Facebook and their website. See above.

11      Wirström’s
GS – Stora Nygatan 13      OS      W      
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. Live music Mondays-Saturdays from 9pm. See above

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

8       Eight Friends Inn
Nynäshamn – Järnvägsgatan 1      OS
Very nice English pub in an old railway station house. 5 Craft Beers on tap – 3 of them from the Nynäshamn Ångbryggeri. Around 35 Craft Beer bottles. Summertime live music outside most Fridays and Sundays.

7       Snotty Seaside
HO – Lindvallsgatan 11-13      OS      
Nice new place with live music downstairs. 5 Craft Beer taps including for instance Sigtuna, Brekeriet and Poppels. Around 8 bottles.

7       Snotty Sound Bar
SÖ – Skånegatan 90      OS    
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.

         Cosmopolite
HO – Långholmsgatan 28    
Runs different kind of music, films and music videos. Maybe 1 Craft beer on tap and around 10 bottles.

 

 

Beer and Hamburgers

15      Tritonia Ölverkstad – Barrel, Burgers & Beer
GS – Stora Nygatan 20      OS
See above

14      Svenska Hamburgerköket
Midsommarkransen – Tellusborgsvägen 78      OS
See above

10      Barrel Burgers & Beer
CT – Smålandsgatan 22      OS
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 
CT – Observatoriegatan 8      OS
See above

7      Franky’s Burger 
CT – Tegnérgatan 16      OS
Nice basic Burger place. Has moved in from a kiosk at Sveavägen. 3 Craft Beers on tap, like Bronx, Lagunitas and Sigtuna. Around 18 Craft Beer bottles.

7       Lily’s Burgers 
KU – Hornsbergs strand 47      OS     
3 Kona Brewing, Hawaii on tap. Around 40 bottles.

7       Lily’s Burgers 
SÖ – Södermannagatan 27
5 taps serving Mikkeller, Kona and Brooklyn. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles.

        Burgers & Beer
CT – Odengatan 45      OS
Nice hamburger venue with around 12 Craft Beers on bottle. No interesting Craft Beers on tap.

        Prime Burgers 
CT – Birger Jarlsgatan 101      OS
Tap beers include most often a few from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 14 Craft Beer bottles 

        Prime Burgers 
SÖ – Folkungagatan 122      OS      
Tap beers include most often a few from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 14 Craft Beer bottles   

        Prime Burgers 
KU – Hantverkargatan 50      OS      
Tap beers include most often a few from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 14 Craft Beer bottles 

        Prime Burgers
CT – Holländargatan 8      OS
Tap beers include most often a few from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Around 14 Craft Beer bottles 

 

 

 

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