Having covered shopping, eating, coffee-drinking and getting around Stockholm, let’s talk about the city’s nightlife. For most occasions, such as concerts and parties where you can express your own version of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”, Södermalm is the island to be on.
When it comes to music, Sweden has produced an impressive series of successful artists, from ABBA and Roxette to The Hives and The Cardigans and newer artists such as Robyn and the Shout Out Louds. You are sure to find something to suit your taste in music.
But before Swedes go out to the hip places in Stockholm, they meet up at a friend’s place for drinks and getting ready.
A lot of places that host concerts and parties also have a restaurant or bar on location, such as the Debasers. Debaser Medis, located on Söder’s Medborgarplatsen, is well known for its concert hall and bar. This venue enjoys a reputation as THE concert place for the urban crowd, as a lot of good indie and rock bands have performed there. Its sister club, Debaser Slussen (photo below on the right-hand side), hosts concerts for the same style of music but also includes a vibrant party feeling.
In the summertime the terrace of Mosebacke Etablissement, is a nice place to sit outside and enjoy the view of Djurgarden while listening to a reggae or jazz concert.
Berns is a classic location that comprises a hotel, concert hall, bistro, lounge, bar and club with the unusual name of “2.35:1”. Although the crowd is sometimes a bit posh, the line-up in terms of DJs and bands is first class.
A great place to meet friends for a drink or two is the Indigo Bar on Götgatan. This tiny bar with a funky interior only has about 10 seats. Further recommended spots for drinks on Södermalm are Marie Laveau, the Bar of the Rival Hotel (which belongs to former ABBA singer Björn Ulvaeus) and Hornstull Strand. The last one is definitely a must in summer.
Well, this brings me to the end of my blog posts about wonderful Stockholm. I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy this city as much as I do.
And here are my last DO’s and DON’Ts
DO – be nice to the bouncer, he’s The Man
Don’t – miss your flight to Stockholm