Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Stockholm nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Stockholm Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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A new addition to Il Conte, Östermalm's most popular Italian restaurant. Condo's interior is elegant with a dark, sober look, but it's the cocktails you should come for. Innovative and sensationally well made, these could rival the drinks at...  Read More

Literally the coolest place in Stockholm, the Absolut Ice Bar is made entirely of ice, with a below-zero temperature all year round. The cover charge includes the loan of a warm jacket and gloves and, for adults, your choice of a frozen vodka...  Read More

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The White Room

Opened in 2005, The White Room has a spacious, modern look, is painted a crisp white and adorned with fresh flowers. It actually looks more like a restaurant than a nightclub, but around 1am there's no doubt that serious partying is the order of...  Read More

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Opened in 1989, glamorous nightclub Sturecompagniet is the most important stop on the "Stureplan round," the Friday or Saturday night tour of the neighborhood's nightclubs. Thanks to its loyal regulars, Sturecompagniet managed to stay in...  Read More


Berns, a palatial mansion opposite the Royal Dramatic Theatre, has been dedicated to entertainment since 1863. Strauss, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker and Marlene Dietrich, to name a few, have all entertained the crowds seated under the enormous...  Read More

Café Opera
Photo courtesy of Carles Tomás Martí

The first stop for movie stars, artists and royalty staying at Grand Hôtel across the square is always Café Opera. It's a VIP place all the way, where selective bouncers take their time to pick those deemed good-looking – or wealthy-looking...  Read More


Right next door to Casino Cosmopol is Fasching, hailed as the best jazz club in Scandinavia. As opposed to the majority of Stockholm's bars, it has a grungier, more relaxed vibe. The best club night is long-running Soul on Saturdays, where...  Read More


This historic blue-collar tavern is currently one of the hottest late-night pubs in Södermalm. Its beer hall doubles as a restaurant which serves traditional Swedish dishes at a fraction of the price of high-end venues. Price for a set lunch...  Read More

The first real casino in Stockholm is straight out of a Bond movie. Previously called Palladium, it was built in 1912 and has previously been used as a movie house and ballroom. It comprises four floors and has several restaurants and bars;...  Read More

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Party boat Patricia, with five indoor bars and two bars out on deck in the summertime, has been going strong since the '80s and shows no signs of fatigue. It has a fascinating history: from conducting secret missions in Normandy the night before...  Read More

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