Pubs - a classic British phenomenon - have also become an intrinsic part of the Swedish social scene. Whether you're looking for a quiet local, a connoisseur on the prowl for Stockholm's best craft beer, ale or lager, or just in need of a couple of pints and traditional pub grub we've got you covered. Our guide to the best pubs in Stockholm includes German beer halls, gastropubs and distinguished British joints.
Guide to the best pubs in Stockholm
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The best pubs in Stockholm
- Man in the Moon – Best beer restaurant in the world, according to Ratebeer
- The Churchill Arms – For beer and whiskey lovers
- Ardbeg Embassy – Award-winning whisky pub with large selection of micro-brewed beers
- Molly Malone's – Irish on Odenplan
- The Queens Head – A British gastropub
- The Auld Dub – Sweden's oldest Irish pub
- The Old Brewer – Modern gastropub
- Engelen – Old Town institution
- Pressklubben – For beer connoisseur
- Tudor Arms – The oldest British pub in Stockholm
- Akkurat – Beer and whiskey for everyone
- Humlehof – Charming beer hall-style
- Soldaten Švejk – Eastern European vibes
- Harvest Home – Your second living room
- The Laughing Duck
- Oliver Twist – For beer nerds
- Rosetta's – Like LA, in Hornstull
- The Flying Horse – Over 100 kinds of beer and whiskey
- Crazy Horse – The wild, wild west
- The Liffey – Luck of the Irish
- Baras – Relaxed and unpretentious
- Sjätte Tunnan – Back in the ol' days
- Mackinlay's Inn – A Scottish highlander
- Wirströms Pub – A genuine Irishman
- Bagpiper's Inn – A wee bit Scottish
- The Londoner – Football, beer and whiskey
- The Bishops Arms – Quintessentially British
The best pubs in Stockholm
Best beer restaurant in the world, according to Ratebeer
This gastropub has a classic pub feel, 650 different kinds of beer and more than 100 single malts. Man in the Moon opened in 1994 and has been rated number one in the "Top Places To Have A Beer In The World" by the world's largest beer website, Ratebeer. Not too shabby!
For beer and whiskey lovers
This quintessentially British pub boasts an ambitious cuisine and well stocked bar. The Churchill Arms exudes charming authenticity with leather armchairs and bookcases. Choose between 28 tap beers and an outstanding assortment of IPA, wheat beer and Mexican brew.
Award-winning whisky pub with large selection of micro-brewed beers
Ardbeg Embassy is a unique restaurant and pub concept in the Old Town which has made itself a name for its huge selection of whiskies and beers, as well as game on the menu. In 2015 it was named Sweden's best whisky bar and they also hold regular whisky tastings.
Irish on Odenplan
Molly Malone's is a classic Irish pub, with Irish whiskey on the shelves and several Irish dishes on the menu - not least fish & chips. They also stock a wide range of beers and aren't afraid to mix up a refreshing cocktail either. A welcoming living room right on Odenplan.
A British gastropub
This charming gastropub offers a culinary trip to London, serving classic pub food. Thirsty guests with a penchant for draft beer are given a choice of over 40 different types.
Sweden's oldest Irish pub
Forget cocktails with paper parasols and tiny portions. At The Dubliners you can expect hefty plates of food in true pub style and some forty different kinds of beer. Naturally, they recommend Guinness.
The Old Brewer is run by former Londoners who have brought a slice of British gastropub culture with them to Stockholm. Food and drinks are top notch and the bar includes Swedish and international craft beers alongside traditional ales on tap, cocktails and selected wines.
Old Town institution
Old Town institution Engelen has stood in the same place since December 13, 1969, and has been a classic part of the Stockholm scene ever since. With classic pub-style decor and a food and drink offering in the same style, this is a popular spot from lunch to late night. Every evening they put on live entertainment by everyone from music students to big bands and foreign artists.
For beer connoisseur
Pressklubben is melting pot for beer enthusiasts. This charming restaurant and bar is famous for its impressive assortment of beer - over 750 kinds of artisanal beer from 115 breweries.
The oldest British pub in Stockholm
This traditional joint has been around since 1969 and exudes genuine Union Jack-charm. In 2010 Tudor Arms was nominated the world's best British pub outside of the UK by the Daily Telegraph and British Airways. Grab a pint and watch the latest Premier League game.
Beer and whiskey for everyone
Rustic Akkurat stocks about 400 malt whiskeys and 200 different kinds of beer. This classic establishment has been around since the 90's and caters to a wide audience. They are particularly famous for their mussels – a cold pint and a pot of seafood makes for the perfect combination.
Charming beer hall-style
Södermalm houses an abundance of pubs and Bistro Humlehof is a popular alternative. The menu features classic bratwurst, schnitzel and goulash. Their generous assortment of beer includes German and Czech varieties such as the bitter Becherovka. During the summer the outdoor terrace is a popular haunt.
Eastern European vibes
This charmingly rustic tavern serves traditional Eastern European food such as schnitzel and sauerkraut. The Czech-style venue offers beer in plenty, such as Bernard and Primator. In the mood for a pub-crawl? Bistro Humlehof and Harvest Home are just a few minutes away.
Your second living room
Harvest Home isn't your quintessential pub - this neighbourhood restaurant is a bit more like a second living room. The ambiance is relaxed; the slightly haphazard decor is charming and rustic. Apart from an extensive assortment of beer the à la Carte menu appeals to hungry diners.
For beer nerds
Oliver Twist has a unique selection of beers - some 23 beers on tap and 150 different bottled beers - served alongside classic pub grub and burgers. They're also famous for the freshly brewed real ale they import from the UK.
Like LA, in Hornstull
Rosetta's, named after soul queen Rosetta Tharpe, gets its inspiration from LA restaurants of the Sixties and Seventies. Vinyl-clad booths, carpets and moody lighting set the tone. Come by for a post-work drink or dinner - you're always welcome at Rosetta's.
Over 100 kinds of beer and whiskey
This quintessential pub-cum-sports bar boasts bustling atmosphere and old-school vibes. The Flying Horse serves classic pub food and the bar's repertoire includes 16 different types of draft beer and more than 100 kinds of bottled beer and single malt whiskeys.
The wild, wild west
Crazy Horse pays tribute to the Wild West and to a somewhat crazy horse belonging to a certain Nebraska chieftain. The Americana-influences are blatantly obvious from the decor to the menu. With emphasis on quality the extensive menu appeals to a wide audience. The bustling bar is a popular haunt after hours.
Luck of the Irish
Among the charming cobblestone alleyways in Gamla Stan, lies The Liffey. A genuine Irish pub that boasts three different bars, an extensive whiskey collection, classic pub food and live music - what more could you wish for?
Relaxed and unpretentious
This quaint pub is a popular destination due to its welcoming ambiance and generous beer assortment. The premises offer both rustic cubbyholes with vaulted ceilings and modern minimalism. The affordable menu is perfect for a casual night on the town.
Back in the ol' days
Hop on a time machine and head back to the Middles Ages. This rustic restaurant serves traditional Swedish fare à la 1435 along with abundance of homebrewed mead and over 100 kinds of artisanal beer.
A Scottish highlander
This traditional pub pays homage to its Scottish heritage with abundance of beer and over 80 single malt whiskey varieties. The menu features pub classics such as fish 'n' chips, Croque Monsieur and bangers. Particularly popular during the weekends, this beer joint appeals to a wide audience.
A genuine Irishman
This quaint Irish joint is the only Irish-owned pub in Stockholm and is a popular haunt for local anglophiles. Wide screen TVs show the latest football and rugby matches. The bar specialises in whiskey - why not book a tasting? Live music is a much-appreciated feature as well.
A wee bit Scottish
Bagpiper's, as the name implies, embodies Scottish charm to the fullest. Expect flowing whiskey and beer along with ambitious pub food, camaraderie and authentic decor. The pub also organises quiz-nights and shows the latest games.
Football, beer and whiskey
If you like football, enjoy a good ol' pint or maybe a tumbler of whiskey you've come to the right place. Classics such as fish 'n' chips and burgers are served in an unpretentious atmosphere. The beer offerings are predominantly British.
Drop by The Bishop's Arms for a proper pub-burger topped with cheddar cheese and wash it down with a cold pint. This classic pub is loved for its casual accessibility with multiple venues around the city.