Stockholm image 1


Follows the eight bars in Stockholm Italicus recommends.

ency 59 image

Cadier Bar at the Grand Hotel

Address: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, 111 48 Stockholm
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Hanna Oscarsson

Cadier Bar, everyone will find homes, Stockholmers and hotel guests. The grand bar hosts after-work parties, informal meetings and festive evenings bubbling with champagne and exciting drinks. Feel free to put our bartenders to the test, they are some of Sweden's best. If you get hungry, take a look at the bar menu. There is also à la carte breakfast, lunch and Afternoon Tea for those who have difficulty tearing themselves off the comfortable sofas. The bar is named after Régis Cadier, French chef and hotel founder.

ency 13 image

Bern's Asiatiska

Address: Berzelii park 9, 111 47 Stockholm
Facebook: @Berns-Asiatiska
Tel: +46 8 566 327 67
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Hampus Thunholm

ency 43 image


Address: Hornsgatan 82, 118 21 Stockholm
Facebook: @haktet
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Maria Hallhagen

Once an 18th century prison, Häktet boasts an ambitious restaurant, beer bar and a hidden speakeasy joint after a major design overhaul. This casual melting pot appeals to a conscious crowd.

The minimalistic restaurant exudes sophisticated bistro vibes, the interior is characterised by concrete floors, muted pastels and leather furniture. Rustic dishes fuse French and Swedish influences. Artisanal microbrewery beer is served in one of the bars, the other, in conjunction with the restaurant offers both classic drinks and IPA.

Vänster, with its living room-style ambiance is hidden behind a door and is famous for its innovative and thematic cocktails. The liquor offering is updated continuously and appeals to connoisseurs with a penchant for both drinks and music. DJ:s play music and during the summer the intimate outdoor courtyard is a popular hangout.

ency 86 image

A Bar Called Gemma

Address: Grev Turegatan 30, 114 38 Stockholm
Facebook: @A-bar-called-Gemma
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Oscar Drigoris

But who the heck is Gemma?

Well we'll tell ya, she's quite a catch! It is also what people with fancy vocabulary would call an acronym – built upon the very five words that symbolises our philosophy of what this bar, is all about.

Generosity – Share knowledge to inspire (and space in the bar)
Emotional – Love the craftsmanship, dare to kill your darlings
Mindful – Cherish every drop of nectar, herb, and spirit
Multilateral – A sanctuary for highs and lows, sweets and bitters
Artisan – We shape your drink with respect and pride – we create, change and refine

The rest of the story will be told, experienced and unique everytime. Looking forward to your visit.

ency 100 image

Corner Club

Address: Lilla Nygatan 16, 111 28 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 20 85 83
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Aron Kobsson

ency 28 image


Address: Brunkebergstorg 2-4, 111 51 Stockholm
Website: Menu
Facebook: @takstockholm
Tel: +46 8 587 220 80
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Robin Escobar

The merge between Scandinavia and Japan is the core philosophy at TAK. With nordic produce and Japanese cooking techniques, TAK's Head Chef Frida Ronge has developed a robust gastronomic vision that constitutes a red line for everything done in the kitchen. Situated on the top floors overlooking Brunkebergstorg, the 160-capacity restaurant quickly established itself as one of Stockholms culinary institutions after the opening in 2017.

TAK was designed and furnished by award-winning architect Gert Wingårdh. The result is a Nordic environment with elegant and Japanese elements in architecture, interior, and feel - a timeless and disarming atmosphere that is perfected by the spectacular view.

ency 70 image


Address: Humlegårdsgatan 17, 114 46 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 23 24 24
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Patrik Karlsson

A meeting place for large and small groups where South American tastes and community are at the center. An open kitchen that creates a closer meeting between you and our chefs. In the middle of the room is our bar, which is big enough for both food or a few drinks. Welcome!

ency 64 image


Address: Brunkebergstorg 4, 111 51 Stockholm
Website: @hobosthlm
Tel: +46 8 578 827 00
Art of Italicus 2020 bartender: Jack Reilly

Welcome to Difford's Guide

All editorial and photography on this website is copyright protected

© Odd Firm of Sin 2023