General Pubs and Clubs, Stockholm
The setting is beautiful in Cafe Opera--you can eat there in the day tm (great place to eat, and at night it turns into a very classy disco. Mostly 90's music and more popular after midnight. Dress smart casual (don't wear jeans and tennis shoes!) and you have to be at least 23 years old.
Thier website is only in Swedish but you can find a short review about it at www.worldsbestbars.com/city/Stockholm/CafeOpera
Don't be put off by the name - as I nearly was. This club features jazz both mainstream and modern - with only a passing nod to "trad jazz". The Glenn Miller is a small club with a great intimate atmosphere. I heard a very good Swedish sax player here - Robert Nordmark. Check out their website for an up-to-date schedule of music and musicians. It's great the way that the Scandinavians in general - and the Swedes in particular - truly respect and honor jazz.
Dress Code: casual
There are lots of clubs and bars downtown, especially around Stureplan. Usually the clubs don't get busy until after midnight, however it is advisable not to come too late as the cues tend to get really long.
Here are just a few of the downtown Nightlife Spots:
FREDSGATAN 12, Fredsgatan 12
Great outdoor venue with different clubs every night of the week (only summertime). Get there early, it fills up quickly.
EAST, Stureplan 13
Excellent night club, with DJs playing Hip Hop and Soul every night of the week
BERNS, Berzelii Park 9
Beautiful venue with clubs every night of the week. Several dance floors and VIP room.
CAFE OPERA, Operahuset, Kungstradgarden
An exclusive night club with the opera house as a venue.This is where international celebrities usually have there after-parties.
In the summertime people party basically every night of the week. When the weathers hot all the outdoor bars and restaurants are packed with happy party-going people.
There are several excellent bars and clubs, especially on the Southside (of course), well actually most of the clubs are downtown, but I would recommend that you start out on the Southside and then take a cab (or walk) in to town around midnight.
Here are just a few good places to go
The bars and pubs of Stockholm are supported by a loyal clientele. New places are constantly popping up. In Birkastan, an area known for its many bars, the atmosphere is always festive. Several trendy spots, such as Storstad and Tranan, are located in the Vasastan district. You'll find comfortable, pleasant pubs such as Bistro Ruby and Mårten Trotzig in Gamla Stan. In östermalm and Norrmalm, nightclubs mingle with bars such as East, Lydmar and O-baren. Enjoy a drink at the bar, meet up with friends or make new acquaintances. Many bars and pubs also serve light meals.
In recent years, Stockholm's restaurant life has blossomed. There are lots of new, fashionable restaurants with enticing menus. These days, a restaurant's atmosphere is almost as important as the culinary experience that it provides. A number of Stockholm restaurants have been awarded a star in the venerable Guide Rouge, including Grands Franska Matsal, Fredsgatan 12, Paul & Nobert, Operakällaren and Wedholms Fisk. These award-winning restaurants are well worth a visit. A good idea is to try the lunch menus, which are often priced quite reasonably. Many restaurants serve food that is influenced by a mix of different countries and culinary traditions. Known as crossover cuisine, the dishes served in these restaurants often involve intriguing and unusual combinations.
I can't remember any of the names of the places that I went, but I remember going to some club that's entrance was right when you walked out of one of the train stations... Great drum&bass music... although make sure if you're a tourist that you bring your passport with you to get into the clubs.. They're pretty strict here... I probably would have not known exactly where to go, but I was staying with some nice Austrian guys who knew all the places to go, hence why I don't remember any of the names...
Nightlife in Stockholm has a reputation for being very lively, but, in my opinion, that is only in Scandinavian terms. The truth is that people are usually very open and fun. Even if most people are really very stylish, I wouldn't consider them as posh.
Dress Code: Dress casual, but very smart and with a crazy touch.
Stockholm never sleeps, and the entertainment found in this city is amazing. There are plenty of night clubs that stay open until 5 am. The city center is teeming with restaurants, bars and pubs—especially in the area around Stureplan. Stockholm boasts no fewer than seven restaurants that have been awarded stars in the Guide Rouge. But there is also a wide range of restaurants for people with different tastes and on different budgets. The Stockholm restaurant scene is generally noted for its inventiveness, openness to new influences, and superb raw produce.
Nightlife in Stockholm is good.But a lot of them has dress codes.
1. Sturecompagniet at Strureplan.No dress code and no entrance fee before 10pm.Opens till 5am on weeekends (friday night and saturday night).100 Kroners after 10pm.Metro - ostermalmsmorg on the red line.
2. Heaven/Club 25 on kungsgatan.Dress code formals.Entry fees 6o kroners.Fridays- people between 18-25 allowed.Saturdays - people above 25.T centralen.
3. TipTOp on radmansgatan(metro station as well as street name-green line).80 Kroners entrance.Its a gay pub.A really cool place.
A lot of such pubs are like meating places!If you are lucky you will get lucky!:-) (if you try hard enough!)
NIGHT CLUBSGiven the high cost of drinking in Sweden, a night out on the town can be expensive. The best value is probably at one of the jazz clubs favoured by the young or at one of the piano bars, which offer a quieter and more relaxing environment for a late-night drink.
Bibloteksgatan 9 Tel: 08-611 80 30 Popular restaurant with large bar and small dance floor downstairs.
Opening hours: Night clubs and discos usually close around 3am, but in Stockholm some places have extended this to 5am. Unfortunately, many nightclubs have long queues outside after 9 or 10pm, even if it's not full inside. This is an irritating way of showing that the club is popular. One way to avoid the queue is to get there early or to book a table and have dinner there so that you don't have to pay the entrance fee to the nightclub.
Generally the pubs in the Söder, the the more 'in' at the Birger Jarlsgatan.
Dress Code: Not any particular dresscode at the pubs, but at the more fashionable places around the Birger Jarlsgatan don't wear jeans generally.
Blue Moon Bar in the central of Stockholm is a good place for live music.
This night club is open until 05.00 at Wednesday to Sunday, unfortunately the age limit is 26 years!
Where else would you go to a Vodka Ice Bar but Sweden.
This place you line up. Pay your entry. Get a jacket and enter. Order your one drink, and snap away with the photos whilst you enjoy.
A nice pub with a very large choice of whiskeys. You have a good chance to find your favorite flavor. In case you get lost while studying the whisky list please ask the pub manager for advises.