We thought we'd head here on our last night in town as it was part of the same factory from that our hotel had been developed from. Net result for us was that if it wasn't worth staying then we could head back to the apartment to finish off our duty frees and pile into the massive pan of carbonara that I'd made earlier. The fact I'm going a tad off track here might lead you to think it wasn't that great, well it's difficult to judge as there were several office parties in that night with lots of competitive people in suits failing to look cool but bypassing the Q with their VIP passes. On another night I could see that this could have been a great place.
We headed here on a Monday to watch a tepid Premiership game between Man City and Fulham. That night Malmo were also playing ice hockey so that took centre stage with the result of us heading up to the balcony where there are several comfy leather sofas. We made a fast retreat back to Lilla Torg as the place was fairly quiet but ticked all the boxes required for a Sports bar.
This is the first pub we stumbled across after getting into Malmo later that evening.
After we had checked into our rooms, we decided to do the decent thing and go out and explore Malmo to get a night cap.
Dress Code: Opening times - Öppet alla dagar 11.00 - 01.00
This sports bar in Central Station was picked by Charlotta as the meeting point for us as she and Raz were coming in from Copenhagen. Oddly enough, we all seemed to arrive at the same time. We got a large table and the waitresses made sure we never had an empty glass for long. As time was moving on we decided to eat there too with mixed results but the fajitas that I had were good.
O'Leary's are a large chain of Sportsbars that can be found in all of the main railway stations in Sweden and even central station in CPH.
I stumbled in here to avoid a downpour whilst out shopping. They do a good guinness and the place has a nice atmosphere. Has a good reputation for lunchtime food.
We also retreated here during the VT meet on Thu 7 Dec.
This place transforms into a nightclub around 10ish on the weekends with the tables at the rear cleared to make way for a dancefloor. The music was middle of the road stuff that suited the 30+ crowd. We stayed to see if the music was going to liven up and beat a retreat when it didn't.
We watched numerous people stand patiently outside the disabled toilet for lengthy periods before being pointed to the main toilets in the basement at the rear. The main problem for this stems from the large old style toilet sign that is at that end of the bar so be warned.
Dress Code: Smart casual
We were told about the Escape club as a place that was open late on a Sunday. It came with the recommend "well it's open" so we didn't have too high an expectation. Sad to say that even these were found wanting but we had a few beers and had an earlyish night which probably did us the world of good.
I found out that A Guy Called Gerald was due to be on at the Buddha Lounge while we were in town on the Malmö stad website. He was promoting his new album Proto Acid but also pleased the crowd with some old favs.
The club itself is set on 3 levels and you have to pass through a metal detector at the entrance. The overall feel of the place was good with a friendly crowd that took a while to get going. The largest dancefloor is on the top floor and is surrounded by beds to chill out on. We spent most of our time on the middle floor where there are plenty of sofas to lounge about on and take in the sights and sounds.
Cost of entrance was 100 SEK.
Dress Code: Casual
Perhaps it was confusing that I was sitting in an Irish pub in Sweden, drinking a Mexican beer while listening to a live band play "Sweet Home Alabama"...or perhaps it was just a typical snapshot of the melting pot of cultures that exist in Malmö.
Paddy's has a good selection of beers--mostly English and Irish, but a few other international selections as well (frankly I was just glad to be drinking something besides Carlsberg)--and is a good spot for people watching. Moreover, this is a place where locals go. I ended up sitting and chatting with the woman who designed the city's tourist guide and--between loud songs--hearing lots of interesting things about the city.
Dress Code: ...this is an Irish pub. If you are wearing pants AND a shirt, thats more than would be expected.
Chokladfabriken (translated: "The Chocolate-factory") is actually just what the name says: an old chocolate-factory.
Since 2004 Chokladfabriken is using the chocolate-company Mazetti old premises.
Because of the fact that it´s a old factory, its a very cool place with a great height between floor & ceiling.
Chokladfabriken has a running schedule of different clubs within the club. For example; every last Saturday of the months the have the club "Soul Clap" - which specializes in Hiphop & Funk.
The red line for Chokladfabriken is that they play black music. Hiphop, Breaks, Reggae, Funk & Soul are absolutely the most dominent types of music.
Dress Code: No dresscode! (who wants them anyway....right?)
The picture was taken on saturday evening, about 20 hrs, in one of the streets in central Malmö.
Although quite in the south, Malmö is still in Scandinavia which means there's no real night.
As for the nightlife - the most crowded place were trains to/from Copenhagen, that leave every 20 minutes.
I stayed in Malmö. And enjoyed the silence!
Its a bit of a fancy place, but you should check it out if u want to get into the swedish style of partting during the weekend. You will get a nice culture shock ;)
Dress Code: Fancy, nice shoes, .. you know
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