General Pubs and Clubs, Stockholm
The Bishops arms is one of those pubs by Stockholm's central that is always "on". There's usually people (locals and tourists) coming and going and they have affordable beers.
The decor looks like an old English library/work room, with books and old train pictures and some spitting pots (!) hanging on the roof.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
Sweden the country where everyone is equal.
What a joke!
I've never seen and experienced such racism.
All the night clubs seem to discriminate anyone who is dark skinned or has a non arian look.
I am dark but not African and I was refused many times at the in places in the big cities in this beautiful blond and totally racist realm.
Even the liberal people here seem to have a deep ingrained racism, even if it's not obvious at first.
I've met some of these types, who at first are very understanding and open; but after a while their racism begins to show. It's the small things like; is there internet in Canada, you dont understand , you're foreign...
The Swedes are all blue eyed and well many are nieve. They seem to think that Sweden is the center of the world and the rest of the world is in awe and follows everything that happens in this cold and awful place.
Well the world doesn't, and cares even less what happens.
I certainly dont!
Dress Code: who cares?
We are currently on our trip to Stockholm for New years. So far it has been nothing much to write home about. Especially the 31st passed by without any fanfare. Dont know where the people and all that you hear about the beautiful swedish people were hiding. Leaving tomorrow and not sure I will be back soon. To be fair not sure if things are different in summer.
Dress Code: Easy dressing. Its cool and infact the bar staff and the bouncers have been really friendly and helpful.
stockholm is a wonderful place to be in summer.its light almost 24 hours a day and the weather is nice,maybe just bring a light jacket.the central part of downtown near the main train station offers many restaurants,clubs,pubs,and sightseeing opportunities that suit just about anyones tastes.there are many outside cafes on the main walking and shopping roads that offer great people watching opportunities and the local people are very nice and friendly.what can be said of the swedish women other they are in my opinion the most beautiful in the world.if a relaxing laid back vacation with reasonable prices and friendly locals is what you are looking for,come to stockholm!
Dress Code: every place i went to in stockholm was casual to nice casual.i wouldnt recommend tennis shoes or t-shirts but nice jeans or khakis with a collared shirt will be fine at most places.also leave the ball cap in the hotel room
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Basically alll the clubs in Sweden apply members only policies to minorities. My friends and I were constantly denied entry to most Stockholm clubs.
We gave up after going out week after week and being told... Har du ditt medlemmer kort?
What a joke. What's insulting is that the majority of Swedish people pretend it doens't happen and basically condemn people who complain against this behaviour as "people who are exaggerating the truth and basically liars".. God forbid.. this doesn't happen in such a great place as Sweden.
To bad.. the truth hurts...
People / vacationers should know about cities like this.
I left 3 years ago.. and will never step foot or support (purchase anything) Swedish because of my experiences there.
Go to Amsterdam.. Berlin.. London if you are a minority and wish to have a great time at night.
Sweden is only good for Swedes.
KGB's was a rockin' place to be. The club is on multiple floors, although none are very large. On the main floor you could plop down at the bar and start your evening, and then move downstairs where the dance floor was. The dance floor was not large, but was definately packed with people.
Loads of places to go out.
I went to -
Patricia, (49kr for a local beer)a boat converted into a nightclub. Its popular and serves beer, has a band playing upstairs and a dancefloor downstairs. There is a cover charge but I dont remember how much! Open til 5am on weekends.
Mest, (39kr for a local beer)a really trendy good bar in Stadsholmen, on a street (i think its called Gotgatan)where theres loads of other bars. Another bar we tried was Tiffanys.(49kr for a local beer)
Thistle Irish pub - a 5 minute walk from the hostel, they have sky sports for watching footy, and also serve loads of different beers.
Galway Irish pub , on Kungsgatan - serves a nice pint of guiness for 50KR, also do a nice plate of chips!(for 30kr)
Plenty of bars which I didnt catch the name of.
On my 2nd visit, I spent all afternoon on the Dubliner pub in the city centre, its a nice place, with sport on tv, and selling good beer! Later on, I ended up back in Patricia, and had another good night!
On my 3rd visit, it was a glorious sunny day so me and my mate sat on a floating boat called 'Flyt' in Kornshamnstorg. It was busy place with beer for 51kr! they also did food.
Well, it was a nice, small place where there were also some tables on the pedestrian way.
Small, cosy with a videoprojection, but unfortunatly without a toilet, at least I didn't find one.
But there is Burger King across the street and 7/11 to your right when stepping out. ;-)
Btw, I think it was called "Café Vasa", or "Vesa"...
This was a decent place, two levels, one indoors one out. It is known for the huge chandelier. Locals didn't seem too crazy about it but it always came up in conversations as the 3rd or 4th best place to go. We went late Thursday, it was good, not great. It is worth checking out if you need a place to go. There is a cover charge at the door.
Dress Code: i think you can get away being a little more casual at this place but I'd still play it safe and dress impressively.
Really great place with loads and loads of space. There is an open air room to the right with a smoking area out the back. To the left is a huge wrap around bar where the back side faces the restaurant. The place was packed and it is definitely the place to be on a Saturday. The door looks like it could be tough so see if you can get a concierge to call ahead or go with some Swedish cuties to assure entry.
Dress Code: Entrance fee: SEK 100,- from 10:00pm
Age: 23 years.
Dress code: Neat
By the last night of our trip, Pub Engelen had become our regular place, but on this occasion they were charging entry as there was a live band. We would have stayed except the band were doing covers of Wet Wet Wet, so off we went to the next pub. Hence the we found a place called "After". Definitely not as good a place as Engelen, and the beer was quite pricey, but a small price to play for avoiding "Love Is All Around". I tried another local beer, Spendrup.
We found this place while wandering around Gamla Stan. What attracted us was those magical words "Happy Hour", which the Engelen has every day from 5-8. Not everything is reduced however, as I still ended up paying a whopping 51 SEK for my Murphy's Red. Much more reasonable is the local beer, Stor Stark, for 29 SEK.
In the Nordic Sea Hotel, just by Stockholm's Central Station, there is this funky "ice bar" where everything is made of ice, including the glass you drink your spirits with.
In order to go in, you pay about a 70-100 Swedish Kr's which pays for two drinks.
They also require you to wear this jacket. I spoke with the person at the entrance and he told me that the the ice stays cold because the temperature inside this ice bar is maintained at -8 degrees Celsius! It was pretty cold. You'll need only 10 minutes here as it'll be freezing, but it's a fun and unique experience.
There are also interesting ice sculptures inside.
The KGB is this 3 floor (downwards, not upwards!) bar that is frequented by the Stockholm division of the Communist party in Sweden. While I'm not sure how many of them were there when I was, I really enjoyed this place. You had to pay to check your coat, but overall, it was really unpretentious and a laid back type of place to have a drink with some friends. The bottom floor I suppose is a dance floor with a bar, then the second floor is a bit like a balcony where you can see down to the bottom floor and the top (street level) floor is a normal bar. The bathrooms here are fun as well - there is some sort of propaganda or something playing on speakers when you walk in the stall. Old commie posters decorate the entire place.
Dress Code: Casual