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Your guide to the best nightlife in Stockholm

Sweden's capital is famous for its bustling nightlife. No wonder, pop giants like ABBA and famous house DJs like Avicii hail from here. The vibrant club scene in Stockholm has a wide variety of options, so you're sure to find something to your taste.

Summer is a particularly active time for Stockholm’s nightlife. During the warmer months the city is packed with outdoor clubs and parties. Nonetheless, no matter what time you visit Stockholm or whether you want to join a pub crawl or dance the night away with a fancy cocktail in hand, Stockholm has something in store for everyone. Allow us to show you how best to spend your nights in this lively city.

Kulturnatt Stockholm

A night of Stockholm's incredible culture. The swedish capital celebrates its annual Culture Night ("Kulturnatt") on 22 April, when many attractions open their doors for free to all visitors. Around 180 Stockholm businesses are open to visitors and offer an extensive cultural programme.

This year the night is longer than ever before. For party-goers, "Kulturnatt" continues after midnight on Skeppsholmen for the first time this year. Check out this blog to see some of our favourite attractions to visit around the city during Stockholm Culture Night.

Combine culture and party in one - don't miss this great event!

Berns Salonger

Berns is a historical building and a huge complex with one of the best nightclubs in Stockholm. It also houses a hotel, a restaurant and a live music venue. On the weekend this is the place to be if you want to party. Keep dancing the night away on five large dance floors, set amidst a magnificent 1800s interior and under glamorous chandeliers that probably make this club one of the most stylish in the Swedish capital.

There is no shortage of good music, as there have been many Swedish and international artists and DJs that have performed here. So be sure to keep your eyes open for any great events. If you’re not in a party mood try out the extravagant restaurant that is open until 3am on the weekend.

Spy Bar

Fancy a night out at one of Stockholm's trendiest clubs? Look out for the glowing neon sign hanging on a balcony in the middle of Stureplan, another hotspot of Stockholm's nightlife. Spy Bar is one of the city's hottest hangouts. In a renovated flat spread over three floors, it feels like you're partying in someone's home, not in a club. That is, of course, if you get in.

This place is very popular with Stockholm celebrities and locals. So get there as early as possible, because the queues can stretch all the way around the block.

Open-air club Trädgården

Trädgården is a huge outdoor space under the Skanstull Bridge in the it-district of Södermalm. This venue is one of the most iconic places on the map of Stockholm nightlife and basically a playground for adults.

Enjoy the wild parties each year between May and September, when it transforms its large courtyard into an outdoor party venue with a dance floor featuring disco lights and colorful decorations, as well as live music, a burger stand, and ping pong and boules courts.

During the winter months, this space is taken over by Under Bron (Under the Bridge) and becomes a two-story techno and electro club. Get swept away by the sounds of famous and local techno DJs and immortalise the night, with pictures in the photo booth.

F12 Terrassen

Just a few minutes from the historic centre, Gamla Stan, you have yet another famous outdoor club: F12 Terrasen. From techno and house to hip-hop, dance under the stars and make the most of Stockholm's long summer nights at this legendary summer club.

Every year, this club only appears during the Swedish summer. Open 7 days a week, it's the place to be. So, if you want to avoid the crowded club on a Saturday night, you can just go and enjoy the dance floor during the week without bumping into anyone all the time.

Even if you don't have a good time at this venue, you'll be right in the middle of Stockholm's nightlife hotspot, so you're only a short walk away from another bar or club!

Golden Hits

3 dance floors, live performances, shows, a karaoke platform, singing and dancing waitresses - Golden Hits is Stockholm's absolute pop hits nightclub. If you prefer live music over DJs, this is the place for you! Sing along to golden hits from different musical eras in this groovy venue and be enchanted by the club's funky decor.

Dance until dawn? Yes, please.

Fasching Jazz club

This long-lived and legendary jazz club combines concerts, clubbing, bar ambience and good food while featuring jazz, soul and Latin music.

Some of the best international artists perform at this renowned jazz club, which in itself is reason enough to visit the place. As soon as the last trumpet sounds, the place turns into a dance club playing everything your heart desires, all the way from 70s music to carnival. Fasching really serves the best old-school soul and funk.

Located in central Kungsgatan, this is one of the hottest clubs in Stockholm. Dine in an intimate setting while enjoying concerts overlooking the stage, or join other partygoers on Fridays and Saturdays from midnight to party through the night.


In the middle of the city centre, you can find a piece of the Arctic North! There are ice bars in many cities and countries these days, but ICEBAR Stockholm was the first of its kind and built in 2002. It was carved out of 40 tonnes of natural ice from the Torne River and is open all year round. Inside the bar, the temperature is a freezing -5 degrees Celsius. Of course, clothing is provided to help you brave the cold.

Not only is the bar made of ice, but so is the glass in which your drinks are served. Best of all, your ticket already includes a drink. Enjoy it amidst artistic design and intriguing interiors.