Debaser Slussen has 18 years limit Sun-Thu, and have really good events and a busy dance floor. Music interested, indie/rock people. You find Debaser concert halls both at Slussen and Medborgarplatsen. I'd opt for the Slussen Debaser, just like it better. Good bar/lounge outdoors and nice concerts/clubs indoors. Be there early. Looooong queues especially in the warmer months (june/july/august). Check homepage: http://www.debaser.se/kalender/stockholm/
I like Strand in Hornstull as well. If you pre-buy your tickets to a concert they admit 18 year olds to their concerts. Clubs Sunday-Thursday from 18 years. Week end clubs from 20 years. Check: http://hornstullstrand.se/
Also, Södra teatern has good events and concerts. Concerts always from 18 years. Clubs here are from 20 years... Multicultural, also nice outdoor terrace with view of Stockholm. This place is a little smaller than the other two. http://www.sodrateatern.com/en/Program--Tickets/Program/
Kägelbanan, housed by Södra teatern has good concerts and events as well, from 18 years, but the clubs are from 20 years... http://www.sodrateatern.com/
These are not the most mainstream choices, but good places for a great night out!
This is a very sober bar, but the advantage is that you can have a beer for around 200-250 kroners. It's a very popular place because of that, but still people seem to be very nice and I always have the idea it's a bit of student atmosphere...
Dress Code: just wear your jeans and sneakers
A rock club based at he Debaser venue on friday nights. It's one of the best alternative live stages in Stockholm attracting the indie crowd.
Bands who have played at Accelerator include: Folk Implosion, Stephen Malkmus, Danko Jones, Bear Quartet and Frank Black.
The DJs play indie pop, alternative, northern soul and electronica.
Dress Code: Casual.
Back in the 80's I remember that large parts of Södermalm
were simply void of people in July and early August when
the pensioners and a lot of shopkeepers headed off to
their summer cottages and you could find many small
shops with a notice, "CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER".
These days the elderly residents have passed away and
Södermalm has become very hip and prices for flats are
going up every year.
So around Medborgaplatsen where the famed night club
Ritz situated in the Tunnelbana(Metro) entrance used to
see hoards of revellers flocking there. I saw Duran Duran
and Depeche Mode there before they were famous.
Now there are restaurants lining along side most streets
and some even serving alcoholic drinks to late, once a
frowned upon thing by the 'Social authorities issuing
a license to serve alcoholic beverages. You had to queue up
at the government run alcohol stores called Systembolaget
Monday to Friday before 6pm or pay 3 to 4 times the price in
the few bars and night clubs that often had long queues outside
of the 'IN' places to get in.
20 years on, Stockholm has changed dramatically and now money
is the only obstacle left for purchasing a nice stiff drink.
Places everywhere, but we all know that alcohol has never
been cheap in Sweden.
Dress Code: Smart and casual
Here you drink cheap beer and the food is wok, burgers or pasta. You listen to heavy metal here for examples groups like Def Leppard, Scorpions and Accept. It is a nice place and very good heavy metal music.
Dress Code: Casual.
I though this spot would be worth checking out. I suggest taxiing there. it is a far walk through Gamla Stam and finally arriving on the strip. Upon arriving, a very sketchy asian woman, dressed frankly like a working girl, lured us into a kareokee bar. She was reeeeaaaaaaal friendly, but the crowd in Sodermalm is very sketchy. Very different from the glamour at spy bar. it was crowded, dark and seemed to have a stench.
We resolved to leave while the night was still young and go to spy bar are, which is much better in ambient and people
This a bar where you can go out for a beer and enjoy some good reggae music... The atmosphere is more relaxing and multicultural then in most places in Stockholm for sure! In my opinion it´s one of the better places if you just wanna chill without overpaying and where you dont have to pay entrance or wait in a line!
Dress Code: Doesnt really matter
We didn't really spend the night with the guys from Abba but we did meet some friendly locals in a cool bar in Sodermalm. I cannot remember the name of the bar we were in, however I am sure you will find a cool place to have a few cocktails in this area of the city.
I can't recommend particular bars as there are loads of them on this hilly island in the city centre. Try around Medborgarplatsen square to see what suits you, in summer there are lots of outdoor bars there. There is the trendy but friendly bar/disco Snaps and close to the square also the very local pub/restaurant Kvarnen, used by Hammarby FC fans during match days but not a hooligan place as you will see by the many VT tips for it :) But you can also explore the bars around Hornstull to get away from the crowds.
Dress Code: Usually more casual since we're mainly talking pubs.
It's a nice cave when they play good music (some eighties, indie, alternative,...) where it is not too posh compared to many places in Stockholm and when you are lucky you even can see a live concert.
Dress Code: Doesnt matter that much what you wear; you see all kinds of people
At Sodra Teatern theatre in Mosebacke at Sodermalm in Stockholm there is a bar which serves tapas and drinks. The interior is newly redone, quite stylish, very IKEA :-), and the view from the panoramic windows is amazing. You don't have to be a theatre visitor to enter the bar section, which is partly overlooking the Mosebacketerassen (see my previous tip).
Dress Code: No real dress code, but you may not want to go there in jeans. Or maybe you do, and then that's fine too.
For the pic, I put together three views of the Theatre Bar, on is from the panoramic windows towards Stockholm downtown, one is overlooking the Mosebacke terassen outdoor pub/restaurant, and the third is an interior scene from the Theatre bar, with a typical artsy-IKEA style of deco.
There were so many different nice bars but they all have in common that they serve the pear cider "Päron Cider" which i haven't tasted or seen anywhere before. All i knew was the typicla apple cider but this is much better.
I spent 2 weekends in Stockholm and the best place to meet people was in Sodermalm. It was comfortable, welcoming and reasonably priced. Nobody was snobby. In other parts of town, i.e the ritzy part it was snobby and expensive. So if you want to meet nice people and have a great time skip the rest and go to Sodermalm.
Dress Code: Casual
The name means "heart", and this great local pub is clearly heart of its neighborhood. Cozy, modest, uncommercial, low-key, timeless: what I would give to have this establishment in my home town! It's the kind of place that gives drinking a good name. A favorite memory: sitting inside with a warm Guinness, watching the snow fly around the tower of the floodlit Maria Magdalena Church.
Dress Code: whatever's comfortable
When visiting Stockholm a MUST is to visit 'Götgatsbacken', the 'hill' is full of bars street up and street down... side by side...
Go there.. you will not regret it. Götgatsbacken has a place for all!
Dress Code: Most of the bars do not have a dress code.. however the safest way should be to leave your blue jeans at home