B&K, short for Bar and Kitchen, is a great restaurant and nightclub in central Linköping. It's always a long line outside but it's woth the wait. With two floors packed with people and a great bar (B&K have bartender courses so the staff eally knows how to mix your drink, even the strange one you don't remember the name of from your vacation in Greece ;-)
The bar is open from 17.00 every tuesday to saturday, the nightclub from 22-03 every thursday to saturday and every last sunday of the month.
Dress Code: Age limit is 20 unless your a student, then it's 18 with a student ID.
Platå is both a restaurant and a club. I have only been here to the club though.
Students (international ones mainly) come here on Thursdays, where entrance is free before 10pm and drinks are half price after 11pm (for the rest of the night). The club upstairs officially opens at 11pm, however there is also a bar, tables and couches downstairs until then. The club upstairs is a very nice place to hang out - it has big comfy couches (in the shape of a 'U' or a booth - which you can reserve).
It has a fairly big dance floor that starts to fill up at about 11.30pm. The music is recent hits off the charts - mainly pop, dance and some RnB every now and then. It's good and easy to dance to.
The bar also has a nice selection of beers, ciders and liquor, and the staff are quite friendly too!
The minimum age limit for the club on Thursdays and Fridays is 20 (or 18 with student ID) and on Saturdays 20. I would say the main age for the crowd at Platå is people in their 20s.
The club section of Platå is open Thurs-Sat from 11pm-3am.
If you arrive after 10pm it is an 80kr entrance fee, and the cloakroom is 20kr.
Dress Code: A step above neat casual... put in a little effort (but nothing formal).
HG is one of the most popular places for Linköpings university students to hang out.
It is especially popular on Tuesday nights when entry is free (20kr for the cloakroom). This is the main night of the week when you'll find the international students here. There is a 'happy hour' from 9pm-11pm. Beer or cider from the tap is only 15kr. On Tuesdays it is open until 2am. There is a dance floor that plays a lot of the latest chart music and dance remixes. HG has two main bars, one upstairs and one downstairs, and a second bar upstairs just for cocktails and shots. Between the dancefloor and the cocktail bar is a blackjack table if you feel in the mood for some gambling.
On Thursdays HG has a live band play - the entrance then is usually about 60kr (cloakroom is free). However, even though the band can be good, the atmosphere after the band finishes isn't that great as the place is only half filled with people.
Saturdays are good as well - with HG staying open until 3am (50kr for entry). The music played is a little more Swedish (pop, dance, hip-hop) and they sometimes mix it up with some old school Green Day or Nirvana.
If you're a student or youth (18+) in Linköping, HG is a pretty good place to go - it's the local hang out, which probably explains the Cheers themes song 'Where everybody knows your name' being played in the bathrooms. :)
HG also does some pub meals and snacks.
Mon: 6pm - 12am
Tues: 6pm - 2am
Weds: 6pm - 12am
Thurs: 6pm - 2am
Fri & Sat: 6pm - 3am
Sun: 12pm - 3pm
Dress Code: Neat casual at least.
It was fun being there last year for New Year's and I'll be there again this year. Everyone's up at midnight setting off & watching fireworks, it's freezing cold out, you drink a little wine, and have fun.
Dress Code: Well, you can go out naked if you want to freeze to death....
While I still have yet to find a favorite among the few night life spots in Linköping. The Nationernas Hus still manages to provide a nice atmosphere with reasonably priced drinks. However you must be a student in order to get in here. There are however many more nice clubs along the same street the Nationernas Hus is on -BK, and Platå are nice alternatives. BK does not require a cover charge as well and if you can stand the crowds -the music is pretty good.
Nationernas Hus: Always something going on and you are sure to run into a bunch of students.
Dress Code: If you stay in the bar at the Nationernas Hus you can dress casual. Otherwise no matter which club you go to in Sweden, you should always dress fairly nice to very nice depending on whether you want to catch anyones eye:)