Cocktail spots - Johan Evers
Johan Evers is the founder of Penny & Bill in Stockholm. He has been announced as one of the world’s top 10 bartenders in World Class 2016. Throughout the years Johan has been working at top bars and restaurants at Stureplan with Melker Andersson and Björn Franzén.
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Penny & Bill - Grev Turegatan 30, Östermalm
Penny & Bill is a gastrobar where they serve medium-sized courses and cocktails. They suggest ”foodtails”, where cocktails and food are served in a perfect combination. You can eat loads of different courses, drink different beverages or just go for drinks. They have a warm and welcoming atmosphere and there’s no question that this is a place for cocktails: they have an extensive cocktail program consisting of 32 flawless cocktails that are divided in eight categories. The keywords here are interesting and beautiful flavour combinations combined with sustainability, no waste and mindfulness. This newly-opened gem with increasing popularity in the heart of Stureplan has 65 seats so be sure to make your reservation in advance.
Tjoget / Linje Tio - Hornsbruksgatan 24, Södermalm
Tjoget / Linje Tio is a must in the city, recently crowned the 25th best bar in the world, they really live up to the expectations. This is the undisputable “place to be” in Södermalm where you will encounter a trendy, relaxed and a very well-aware crowd. The beautiful bar is the center of attention where they serve brilliantly made cocktails, great selection of spirits and other beverages. The delicious Mediterranean food is perfect for sharing and the outstanding atmosphere makes it very easy to stay here for several hours. Now and then they throw a massive party (and they really know how to) so keep your eyes and ears open, you’ll have blast for sure.
Bar Hommage - Krukmakargatan 22, Södermalm
Bar Hommage is located on a quiet street but still in a busy area on Södermalm. These guys make some of the best cocktails in the city and have a great theme behind the program, the menu is short but there is something for everyone. This tiny little bar really makes you feel like home with their very friendly welcome and atmosphere. Connected to a small restaurant (Delicatessen) that serves amazing French style food, which is also available in the bar. Here you can enjoy a calm Tuesday with food and drinks or pop in on a Friday when the disco ball shines bright and it’s packed.
20Hundra5 - Sankt Eriksgatan 102, Kungsholmen
20hundra5 makes is easy for you to completely forget about time. A young establishment in the city but walking through the door everything makes perfect sense. The video game themed menu consists of wonderful signatures, twists of classics and other beverages, whatever you choose you will get something delicious. They carry a lot of video-, board- and card-games so going here with some friends is ideal. The bar is about bringing people together.
Tweed / Bottles - Lilla Nygatan 5, Old town
Located in the Old Town, this beautifully designed bar and “spirits library” serves on-point cocktails, great service and believe me when I say that it’s comfortable being here. With a selection greater than Sweden’s largest distributor, there’s no doubt you’ll find that impossible-to-find spirit. The manager of the bar also blends a cocktail “omakase” - it’s not on a regular schedule so be sure to ask the staff for the next occasion, and if you’re lucky you get to experience something quite unique and fantastic.