The guide to Stockholm's best al fresco restaurants and bars

The guide to Stockholm's best al fresco restaurants and bars

There's not much that beats enjoying the warmth of the summer sun at an al fresco dining spot. Who wouldn't want to kick off the weekend with something good to eat, a glass of wine, a cold beer or a tropical cocktail - and get some colour in their cheeks at the same time? We've listed the best and biggest places in Stockholm to eat and drink outdoors, all with a summery, holiday feeling.

In this guide
  1. Al fresco bars and restaurants in Stockholm
    1. Eden – A stone's throw from reality
    2. Mosebacke­terrassen – Classic spot high up in Södermalm
    3. Tak – High up above the rooftops
    4. Strandhäxan – Sandwiches, cocktails and sunny spots
    5. Diplomat – Sun-drenched lounge life on Strandvägen
    6. Debaser Pontonen – Floating bar and restaurant
    7. Boulebar – Southern French park hangout
    8. Plåtparken – Industrial summer hangout
    9. Blå Porten – Popular oasis on Djurgården
    10. Dramaten­terrassen – The ultimate place to see and be seen
    11. Hallwylska – An oasis in the heart of the city
    12. Parklådan – Beer hall under open skies
    13. Trädgården – Skanstull's most summery spot
    14. Villa Källhagen – Leafy gardens in beautiful surroundings
    15. Freddas – Leafy and waterfront
    16. Torpedverkstan – Right on the waterfront
    17. Loopen – Restaurant, bar and guest marina in Hornstull
    18. Artilleriet – Leafy Östermalm oasis
    19. Bleck – Sunny in Södermalm
    20. Lydmar – Well-loved hotel hangout on Blasieholmen
    21. Reimersholme Hotel – Party garden
    22. Lykke Nytorget – Nytorget vibes
    23. Strandbryggan – Mediterranean in Östermalm
    24. Pitcher's – Waterfront sports bar
    25. Vår Gård – Leafy terrace by the sea
    26. Kajsas – Summery watering hole
    27. Ling Long – Oasis on Riddargatan
    28. Restaurang Göteborg – Sunny hangout in Sjöstan
    29. Oxenstiernan – Leafy courtyard
    30. Jacqueline's – City pulse
    31. Två små svin – Beer and open sandwiches in Årsta
    32. K4 Pampas – In the middle of the marina
    33. Mariedals Trädgårdscafé – Oasis next to the canal
    34. Freyja – Hard-to-beat views
    35. Snaps – Sun-drenched classic Södermalm spot
    36. Caminito – Holiday vibes
    37. Stortorgskällaren – In the heart of the Old Town
    38. Måsen – Mediterranean oasis with a view
    39. Kollektivet Livet Bar & Scen – With views over the city
    40. Brasserie Deck – Neighbourhood restaurant on the waterfront
    41. Thoresta Herrgård – Lakeside manor house
    42. Kungsträdgården – Pick and choose
    43. Mälarpaviljongen, Orangeriet & Pontonen Sthlm – Walk along the waterfront

Al fresco bars and restaurants in Stockholm

Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden
Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden
Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden
Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden
Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden
Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden
Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden
Eden – Al fresco dining
Eden

Eden

A stone's throw from reality

You'll find this leafy oasis with views over Lake Mälaren in an old wooden house on Smedsudden, close to Västerbron. The outdoor dining area open during the summer months has become a popular spot for food, drinks and events. The kitchen serves dishes made from local ingredients in season. 

Mosebacke­terrassen

Classic spot high up in Södermalm

Mosebacketerrassen is a Södermalm institution which has drawn in Stockholmers and tourists alike to the heights of Södermalm for many years. There's room for around 2000 people who want to hang out, listen to music, eat, drink and, of course, enjoy the views.

Tak – Al fresco dining
Tak
Tak – Al fresco dining
Tak
Tak – Al fresco dining
Tak
Tak – Al fresco dining
Tak
Tak – Al fresco dining
Tak
Tak – Al fresco dining
Tak

Tak

High up above the rooftops

During the summer months, Tak opens out into one of Stockholm's very best roof terraces, with panoramic views over the city's rooftops. Long hours of sunlight and cooling drinks combine with stunning views. Book a table inside the restaurant to make your summer evening complete.

Strandhäxan

Sandwiches, cocktails and sunny spots

Sandhäxan's sister restaurant by Djurgårdsbron is a popular summer spot. A greenhouse, two bars, a huge garden to hang out in and fantastic sandwiches - what more could you want on a sunny day? You can rent bikes, kayaks or pedaloes right alongside.

Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hotel Diplomat Restaurang

Diplomat

Sun-drenched lounge life on Strandvägen

Tourists and Stockholmers alike throng to the Diplomat, where guests can enjoy a cocktail outside on the lounge-style terrace. And Strandvägen on a sunny afternoon has to be the ultimate spot in Stockholm for people-watching.

Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen
Debaser Pontonen – Al fresco dining
Debaser Pontonen

Debaser Pontonen

Floating bar and restaurant

Debaser Pontonen is open on the water in Hornstull from May to September. The floating pontoon, with a bar and restaurant area, has comfy seating, heaters and awnings to create a pleasant atmosphere on both hot and cooler summer days. The menu includes summery dishes and snacks which can be combined with all kinds of drinks, and they occasionally invite bands and musical artists to perform on the pontoon.

Boulebar Rålambshov – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Rålambshov
Boulebar Rålambshov – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Rålambshov
Boulebar Rålambshov – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Rålambshov
Boulebar Haga – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Haga
Boulebar Haga – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Haga
Boulebar Rålambshov – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Rålambshov
Boulebar Rålambshov – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Rålambshov
Boulebar Rålambshov – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Rålambshov
Boulebar Haga – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Haga
Boulebar Haga – Al fresco dining
Boulebar Haga
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Boulebar Rålambshov
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Boulebar Rålambshov Boulebar Haga

Southern French park hangout

Boulebar's leafy outdoor dining areas in Rålambshovsparken and Hagaparken ooze southern French park vibes. Meet up for a refreshing cider and something to eat, and play a little outdoor boules while you're there. 

  • Smedsuddsvägen 2, Kungsholmen Annerovägen 4, Solna
    Boulebar Rålambshov
    Smedsuddsvägen 2, Kungsholmen
    Boulebar Haga
    Annerovägen 4, Solna
  • Boulebar Rålambshov
    boulebar.se/bar-restaurang/stockholm-ralambshovsparken
    Boulebar Haga
    boulebar.se/bar-restaurang/stockholm-haga
    020-043 88 12
  • Boulebar Rålambshov Boulebar Haga
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull
Plåtparken Skanstull – Al fresco dining
Plåtparken Skanstull

Plåtparken

Industrial summer hangout

This charmingly rough and ready summer hangout gets its inspiration from major international cities, where box parks are already a popular feature. A dozen old containers have been repurposed and turned into a dynamic hangout with food, drinks and music, drawing in sun-worshipping Stockholmers and visitors day and night. Combine your visit with a dip in the waters of nearby Årstaviken for serious summer vibes. 

Blå Porten

Popular oasis on Djurgården

Blå Porten's verdant garden courtyard has long been a popular oasis on Djurgården. Come here to sip a glass of rosé, enjoy a summer meal or take a long coffee break among the flowers. Combine your visit with a long walk around the island.

Dramaten­terrassen

The ultimate place to see and be seen

The terrace at Dramaten theatre right above Nybroviken is a popular watering hole on warm days and balmy summer evenings. The terrace fills up with a mixed crowd who are happy to join the throngs to bag themselves a prawn salad and a place in the sun.

Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang
Hallwylska Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Hallwylska Restaurang

Hallwylska

An oasis in the heart of the city

Hallwylska is a popular watering hole during the summer months. The charming inner courtyard, with its Continental restaurant, leafy plants, fairy lights and outdoor bar, is a peaceful oasis in the city centre. There's also a smaller outdoor dining area outside the entrance on Hamngatan. 

Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan
Parklådan – Al fresco dining
Parklådan

Parklådan

Beer hall under open skies

In the corner of one of one of Stockholm's most popular spots to hang out in the summer, Vasa park, the team behind Lådan has opened up its own take on an American beer garden. Beer fans from all over town gather on Parklådan's outdoor serving area to sample locally produced craft beers and much on classy burgers and hot dogs. 

Trädgården

Skanstull's most summery spot

Trädgården ('The Garden') which is located under Skanstullsbron bridge, is a must for anyone who wants to experience Södermalm nightlife in the summer. You can drink beer, eat, go to daytime live performances and dance the night away. Always popular.

Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang
Villa Källhagen Restaurang – Al fresco dining
Villa Källhagen Restaurang

Villa Källhagen

Leafy gardens in beautiful surroundings

Villa Källhagen is just a stone's throw from the big city, along the Djurgårdsbrunn canal. Relax with a cocktail in the garden or enjoy something to eat on the outdoor dining area or in the Orangery. If you like you can even stay the night.

Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas
Freddas – Al fresco dining
Freddas

Freddas

Leafy and waterfront

Freddes is down on the waterfront of Årstaviken in one of Södermalm's leafier areas. Take things down a gear for a moment, or a few hours, and hang out at this welcoming spot. The menu consists of Nordic and European dishes - wash them down with a glass of wine, beer or an Aperol Spritz as you gaze out over the bay.

Uteservering · Torpedverkstan – Al fresco dining
Uteservering · Torpedverkstan
Uteservering · Torpedverkstan – Al fresco dining
Uteservering · Torpedverkstan
Torpedverkstan – Al fresco dining
Torpedverkstan
Uteservering · Torpedverkstan – Al fresco dining
Uteservering · Torpedverkstan
Uteservering · Torpedverkstan – Al fresco dining
Uteservering · Torpedverkstan
Torpedverkstan – Al fresco dining
Torpedverkstan

Torpedverkstan

Right on the waterfront

Enjoy lunch or dinner with European elements at Torpedverkstan, a former torpedo factory on the island of Skeppsholmen. Take a pew right on the harbourfront for a post-work drink next to the moored boats with a view out over the water and/or enjoy a culinary experience with dishes made from Swedish ingredients.

Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen
Loopen – Al fresco dining
Loopen

Loopen

Restaurant, bar and guest marina in Hornstull

At this waterside outdoor drinking and dining spot in Hornstull you can drink the Caribbean beer, Carib, which Loopen imports. Or try out their special cocktail, a Loop de Loop, which is rum-based and is said to beat a caiprinha by miles. With its laid-back atmosphere, Loopen is a great place to hang out and drink on a sunny afternoon.

Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet
Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet
Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet
Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet
Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet
Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet
Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet
Restaurang Artilleriet – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Artilleriet

Artilleriet

Leafy Östermalm oasis

Artilleriet's al fresco dining in the leafy courtyard of the Army Museum is just a stone's throw from Stureplan and Nybroviken. Take a pew for lunch or an after-work drink - there are plenty of chairs and comfy armchairs to sit in. Dogs are also very welcome.

Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck
Bleck – Al fresco dining
Bleck

Bleck

Sunny in Södermalm

Right next to Lilla Blecktornsparken is Bleck, which draws in visitors to its sun-drenched outdoor seating areas all summer long. Hang out on the stairs, sip on a funky natural wine, and savour some small, delicious bites amidst a mixed clientele.

Lydmar

Well-loved hotel hangout on Blasieholmen

Lydmar's hidden outdoor terrace looks out over the Nationalmuseum and feels a little like a French arbor. Very popular among guests of all ages who want to enjoy the sun, a glass of wine and something to eat (lunch is served here too). In front of the Lydmar there's another fabulous al fresco area with DJs and live music.

Reimersholme Hotel

Party garden

Despite having been a popular summer spot for several years, Reimersholme Hotel still feels like something of a hidden gem. In the hotel's garden, under twinkling lights and large trees, people gather to drink wine and listen to live music.

Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Al fresco dining
Lykke Nytorget

Lykke Nytorget

Nytorget vibes

A stone's throw from trendy Nytorget, Lykke Nytorget is a laid-back spot to chill out outdoors. Their large outdoor dining area serves beer and street food from a food truck, and they live up to their promise of providing a meeting place full of Nytorget vibes.

Strandbryggan

Mediterranean in Östermalm

You don't need to leave central Stockholm to experience sun-drenched Mediterranean vibes - just head down to Strandvägen and Strandbryggan. Strandbryggan has been around in various forms since 1989, from beer café to classic archipelago restaurant, but in summer 2023 the sunny spot was relaunched with strong influences from the Mediterranean area. Take a seat with a cocktail in the lounge, have something to eat in the restaurant or mingle in the sun.  

Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg
Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg
Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg
Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg
Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg
Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg
Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg
Pitcher's Hornsberg – Al fresco dining
Pitcher's Hornsberg

Pitcher's

Sponsored

Waterfront sports bar

Pitcher's doesn't just attract Stockholm's sports enthusiasts, but also anyone who enjoys having a drink or having something tasty to eat in a great atmosphere. Especially during the warm months of the year, when they open up a generous outdoor seating area right next to the waters of Hornsbergs strand. Take a seat in the sun, have a beer or burger, and let the lake breeze cool you off. 

Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård
Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård
Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård
Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård
Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård
Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård
Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård
Vår Gård – Al fresco dining
Vår Gård

Vår Gård

Leafy terrace by the sea

Enjoy a peaceful moment in harmonious surroundings with views over the sea. You'll find this hotel, restaurant and conference facility at the point where the Stockholm archipelago begins. Guests are welcome to come and eat, to stay the night or take part in a conference or kick-off. Sit out on the leafy terrace and enjoy food made from seasonal ingredients.

Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken
Kajsas i Parken – Al fresco dining
Kajsas i Parken

Kajsas

Summery watering hole

Vitaberg park, just a stone's throw from Nytorget in Södermalm, draws in locals and tourists alike. In addition to an magnificent church, delightful walking paths and plenty of space for picnics, you'll also find this gem, a popular oasis in the city. Kajsas i Parken provides a place for young and old to hang out and eat, drink coffee and enjoy ice cream.

Ling Long – Al fresco dining
Ling Long
Ling Long – Al fresco dining
Ling Long
Ling Long – Al fresco dining
Ling Long
Ling Long – Al fresco dining
Ling Long
Ling Long – Al fresco dining
Ling Long
Ling Long – Al fresco dining
Ling Long

Ling Long

Oasis on Riddargatan

Hidden away behind Ling Long, at Story Hotel Riddargatan, you'll find one of Stockholm's most charming courtyards seating around 60 people, just a stone's throw from Stureplan. The restaurant is popular for their Asian flavours, cocktails and vegan lunch dishes.

Restaurang Göteborg

Sunny hangout in Sjöstan

Restaurang Göteborg, on the waterfront of the Sickla canal, can be reached by boat and tram. Take a seat on the deck in the sunshine and have something to eat and drink. Restaurants don't get much closer to the water than this.  

Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan
Restaurang Oxenstiernan – Al fresco dining
Restaurang Oxenstiernan

Oxenstiernan

Leafy courtyard

Restaurang Oxenstiernan, is in a historic 18th century building with a leafy outdoor area in the heart of Östermalm. Enjoy classic cooking and wine from selected producers - as well as the odd cocktail - outdoors in fine weather. 

Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's
Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's
Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's
Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's
Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's
Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's
Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's
Jacqueline's – Al fresco dining
Jacqueline's

Jacqueline's

City pulse

In the heart of Stockholm city, Jacqueline's provides a relaxing oasis in the form of an outdoor dining area Enjoy the sunny aspect while you sip a cocktail or a glass of wine. If you start to get peckish, their signature dish pinsa is a real hit at brunch, lunch and dinner. 

Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin
Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin
Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin
Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin
Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin
Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin
Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin
Två små svin – Al fresco dining
Två små svin

Två små svin

Beer and open sandwiches in Årsta

If you're in the mood for smörrebröd open sandwiches and Czech beer, head to Två små svin in Årsta. The whole place oozes welcoming Continental vibes. During the summer months you can join the locals and enjoy food and beer al fresco on the multi-level outdoor dining area. 

K4 Pampas – Al fresco dining
K4 Pampas
K4 Pampas – Al fresco dining
K4 Pampas
K4 Pampas – Al fresco dining
K4 Pampas
K4 Pampas – Al fresco dining
K4 Pampas
K4 Pampas – Al fresco dining
K4 Pampas
K4 Pampas – Al fresco dining
K4 Pampas

K4 Pampas

In the middle of the marina

Just a short walk from the city centre, you'll find the Pampas marina and the K4 Pampas restaurant, whose large outdoor dining area looks out over the small boat marina. Stockholmers head here to have something to eat or enjoy a drink next to the gently lapping water. There's plenty of space for groups of all sizes. 

Mariedals Trädgårdscafé

Oasis next to the canal

Mariedals Trädgårdscafé is a charming garden café on Hornsbergs Strand, right alongside the Karlberg canal. There's plenty of space here to take a seat and relax with something to eat, coffee and a cake, an ice cream or a glass of wine as you look out over the canal. 

Freyja

Hard-to-beat views

This Swedish restaurant can be found right at the top of the Hornsgatan 18 building. The roof terrace has spectacular views over the city and the 400 square metre space is packed with sun-worshipping (and thirsty) guests.

Snaps

Sun-drenched classic Södermalm spot

When the al fresco dining spots around Medborgarplatsen fill with city dwellers thirsty for sun and beer, it's a sure sign spring has arrived. Snaps is extra popular and attracts a motley crew who flock under the heaters or, even better, under the parasols. As well as a beer or a cocktail, you can also get something simple to eat.

Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito
Café Caminito – Al fresco dining
Café Caminito

Caminito

Holiday vibes

Café Caminito, next to the waters of Årstaviken in Södermalm, has a colourful Mediterranean-style outdoor dining area. Take a seat and order something to eat or drink as you enjoy the views over the water, passers-by on the waterfront promenade and leafy surroundings.

Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren
Stortorgskällaren – Al fresco dining
Stortorgskällaren

Stortorgskällaren

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In the heart of the Old Town

Among cobblestones, ancient houses and cellar vaults you'll find Stortorgskällaren on Stortorget in the heart of the Old Town. Their generous outdoor dining area is perfect for people-watching. Take a seat at lunchtime onwards and enjoy food, a cocktail or a glass of wine.

Måsen

Mediterranean oasis with a view

Rima Ismail and Samir Kersh, the duo behind the popular A bowl & plates, have created a summery oasis outside Münchenbryggeriet, with whole grilled fish, charcoal-grilled meat and meze. Mediterranean vibes flow, with hanging lamps, olive trees, cocktails and views of the water.

Kollektivet Livet Bar & Scen

With views over the city

On the rooftop of Stadsgårdsterminalen, Kollektivet Livet has created a place to enjoy live music, dancing, DJ sets and pizza and beer. Thirsty Stockholmers come here to hang out on summer evenings, admire the view and enjoy everything from pop to rock music. When the outdoor serving area closes at weekends the night often continues down in the nightclub. 

Brasserie Deck

Neighbourhood restaurant on the waterfront

Everyone is welcome at this neighbourhood restaurant on Liljeholmskajen. There's space for 30 people on the outdoor dining area, where Deck serves Swedish and French flavours with views over th water. Combine your visit with a walk along the Årstaviken waterfront.

Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård
Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård
Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård
Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård
Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård
Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård
Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård
Thoresta Herrgård – Al fresco dining
Thoresta Herrgård

Thoresta Herrgård

Lakeside manor house

Thoresta Herrgård is beautifully located in natural surroundings right next to Lake Mälaren. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with views over the water. Food-wise, they aim to offer a top-notch and sustainable gastronomic experience and food is prepared using selected ingredients from nearby farms.

Kungsträdgården

Pick and choose

Simply heading down to Kungsträdgården is a great idea if you're looking for al fresco dining, leafy greenness and other things to enhance a sunny summer's day. You'll find, among other places, Bar Burger Café, Café Söderberg, Oma and Non Solo Bar

Café Corniche – Al fresco dining
Café Corniche
Café Corniche – Al fresco dining
Café Corniche
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Walk along the waterfront

Norr Mälarstrand is the perfect waterfront promenade on a sunny day and there are plenty of delightful outdoor spots to eat and drink spread out along the water. Whether you want to eat, have a coffee or enjoy a glass of bubbles, you'll find what you're looking for. 

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    Mälarpaviljongen
    Norr Mälarstrand 64, Kungsholmen
    Orangeriet
    Norrmälarstrand kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
    Pontonen Sthlm
    Norr Mälarstrand, kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
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    Pontonen Sthlm
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    Orangeriet
    08-684 238 70
    Pontonen Sthlm
    08-684 238 75
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