Stockholm is packed with style-conscious bars and expensive hipster hangouts, but there are also plenty of popular budget alternatives for when your wallet's feeling rather thin. Follow our guide to a bunch of budget bars in Stockholm where you'll find cheap beer, as well as wine and spirits at really reasonable prices. Choose from regulars haunts, unpretentious pubs and well-loved, atmospheric "dive bars". Whether you've got a thirst for a cold beer, a budget cocktail or a glass of house red, you're sure to find what you're looking for.
Guide to budget bars in Stockholm
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Good, cheap bars in Stockholm
- Hirschenkeller – Laid-back hangout since 1976
- Baras – Decent prices
- Harvest Home – Regulars haunt in Södermalm
- Gröne Jägaren – Popular with Hammarby fans
- Restaurang Carmen – Reliable Södermalm hangout
- Retro – Sports bar with a retro feel
- Crazy Horse – Wild West vibes
- Lion Bar – Happy hour every hour
- The Laughing Duck – Open 365 days a year
- Hellströms – Between Mariatorget and Medborgarplats
- Dovas – Regulars haunt
- Holidays Bar – Entertainment included
- Pub Kloster – Wide selection
- Honey Honey – Cosy pub
Good, cheap bars in Stockholm
Laid-back hangout since 1976
There are numerous Hirschenkellers around town and the name is synonymous with a laid-back pub setting and unpretentious atmosphere, but the bars are perhaps best known for their extremely good-value food and drink. This is the place to hang out with your crew, drink beer and perhaps have a steak, bratwurst or burger. The first Hirschenkeller opened in 1976.
Baras runs several establishments around Södermalm which have made a name for themselves for their extremely wallet-friendly prices for beer, wine and cocktails. A great place to come to enjoy a night out without feeling robbed afterwards.
Regulars haunt in Södermalm
Harvest Home is a popular regulars spot for many. Cosy in its simplicity and homely atmosphere, guests are welcome to come by for a cold beer, a glass of wine or to eat some snacks or a full dinner. The premises are relatively small so it's a good idea to book in advance.
Popular with Hammarby fans
Whether you want to have something to eat, enjoy a cold beer, sing karaoke, play Black Jack or roulette, or perhaps watch a match, you're welcome at Gröna Jägaren, a stone's throw from Medborgarplatsen. It's worth remembering that they're open 365 days a year!
Reliable Södermalm hangout
If you've hung out on Södermalm a lot and are a fan of cheap beer, you'll probably have stumbled across Carmen, a stone's throw from the little park called Björns trädgård. A classic Södermalm hangout with an unpretentious atmosphere and punters of all ages. Relax and forget all about being trendy.
Sports bar with a retro feel
Seventies and Eighties nostalgia combine with USA-influenced dishes and cheap beer at Retro's modern sports bars. Watching a big match is probably the main reason to come here, but it's not the only one. Prices can vary somewhat between bars.
Wild West vibes
Saloon-inspired budget bar on Sveavägen with slightly loftier ambitions. You can combine a cheap glass of wine or a beer with, for example, a grilled hamburger or a few snacks. The bar menu is broad with, unsurprisingly, a strong focus on beer.
Happy hour every hour
A convivial atmosphere and unusually low food and drink prices - Lion Bar is quite simply THE place for anyone looking for an unpretentious budget night out. Order a cold beer or a cocktail and eat fish and chips, hamburgers and other similar dishes. The beer selection includes everything from major breweries to microbreweries.
Open 365 days a year
Good-value beer, simple food, great music and nice vibes are the order of the day at The Laughing Duck. Until 3am every day, 365 days a year. People of all ages hang out here over something to eat and drink, to watch a match or just relax after work. The volume increases as the evening progresses, ending up in a party atmosphere in the wee hours.
Between Mariatorget and Medborgarplats
This budget joint is located behind Medborgarplats, and every Wednesday is party time with DJs, beerpong and special drinks prices. Anyone with a thirst for beer has come to the right place on any day of the week because it's good and cheap here.
Dovas has long been famous for their modest beer prices, which draw in a mixed crowd and masses of regulars. Dovas used to have branches all over Stockholm, but now only their Hornsgatan bar remains.
Eat and drink cheaply while you hang out and listen to live music. The premises near Medborgarplatsen are spread out over two small and intimate floors and during the summer months the outdoor area is the place to be.
A great spot for a post-work drink if you want to sample some limited edition craft beers or just have a cheap beer. Pub Kloster on Hornsgatan has more than 100 kinds of beer to choose from. You'll also find reasonably priced wine if that's what you fancy.
As its name suggests, Honey Honey celebrates the music of ABBA. Drink a cold beer, selected wines and classic cocktails, or eat lunch and dinner. The menu includes hearty dishes such as fish and chips, meatballa and burgers. Come and stay for the evening or just drop by for a quick beer.