Southwestern Sweden drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Gothenburg

Brewers Beer Bar

Should you sip an imperial stout brewed with almonds, coffee and vanilla or a guava-infused saison? This is the kind of predicament Brewers throws at you, its 14 taps showcasing some of the most thrilling microbrewe…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Gothenburg

Juan Font

Channeling España with its moody Spanish tunes and Picasso-inspired mural, contemporary Juan Font loves a good Spanish vino. You'll find around 40 to 50 wines by the glass, including drops from interesting, lesser-k…
Top Choice Bar in Gothenburg


Hip, loftlike Zamenhof incorporates three buzzing eateries and both front and back bars. The latter is packed with retro arcade games and pinball machines, while the front bar includes see-and-be-seen square-side ta…
Wine Bar in Gothenburg

Champagne Baren

What’s not to like? This champagne bar has an idyllic setting on an inner courtyard with uneven cobblestones, picturesque buildings and plenty of greenery. Along with glasses of bubbly, there are platters of cheese,…
Beer Hall in Gothenburg

Ölhallen 7:an

This well-worn Swedish beer hall – the last remaining from its era – hasn't changed much in over 100 years. It attracts an interesting mix of bikers and regular folk with its homey atmosphere and friendly service. T…
Bar in Gothenburg

NOBA Nordic Bar

With ye olde maps of Scandinavia on the walls and a glassed-over beer patio with birch tree stumps for stools, this bar takes its Nordic beers very seriously. From Iceland's Freja to Denmark's Kärlek, you name it, t…
Gay in Gothenburg


Decked out with Greta Garbo memorabilia, Greta's is Gothenburg's dedicated gay club, featuring flamboyant Tiki parties, DJs and other kitsch-a-licious fun on Friday and Saturday nights.
Cafe in Gothenburg

Bar Centro

Channeling a retro Italian espresso bar, little Centro brews beans from Roman roaster Peru as well as from a rotating guest roaster (usually Nordic but sometimes from further afield). The curved counter heaves with …
Cafe in Gothenburg

Viktors Kaffe

Slung with rotating exhibitions of local art, low-key, neighbourly Viktor pulls coffee geeks with its offering of Third-Wave brewing techniques, from V60 and Chemex to Aeropress. There's espresso for the traditional…
Pub in Gothenburg

Notting Hill

This friendly and pretty local pub between the Haga and Linné districts – on a corner crammed with appealing drinking establishments – looks like it could've dropped in from the Cotswolds. There's a respectable sele…