Rooftop Bars in Stockholm: 10 Places to Drink with a View

Published by: Bounce26 August, 2022

With more than 50 bridges connecting several islands across the city, Stockholm offers incredible views, especially from a rooftop. The capital of Sweden is famous for its modern architecture and sleek design, which draws enthusiasts from all over the world to appreciate its buildings and skyline. 

This is hardly the only cultural offering that makes Stockholm a world-class travel destination; the city’s arts, amazing shopping options, and culinary reputation are equally illustrious. But there is just something about Stockholm as a city that is so appealing to gaze at from a rooftop terrace or, even better, a rooftop bar. Stockholm is hardly lacking in rooftop bars and restaurants. Whether it’s a stylish open-air cocktail bar or gourmet restaurant, there are plenty of places to relax with a drink and enjoy the view.

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Here are the best rooftop bars in Stockholm:

Arc Rooftop - Blique Hotel 

What's it like:

The Blique Hotel is one of the most prominent Stockholm buildings that typify the city’s iconic modern design. On its 11th-floor rooftop terrace, Arc is a go-to spot for travelers and locals to drink, socialize, and appreciate unmissable views. This modern rooftop bar sports a sleek design with comfortable seating. The view? Only a 360° view of the Vasastan neighborhood and downtown Stockholm. 

Our Recommendation

With an urban-chic theme for the decor, Arc Rooftop’s food and beverage program focuses on upscale offerings. They have a signature cocktail menu. Where Arc really differentiates itself from other rooftop bars is its focus on Asian dishes and drinks. They have a selection of shareable plates inspired by Korean cuisine. Arc boasts one of the largest selections of sake in Sweden, let alone Stockholm, which makes this rooftop bar a destination for connoisseurs. 

Location: 

Gävlegatan 18, 113 30 Stockholm, Sweden

Barrio at Hornhuset Södermalm

What's it like:

The swanky Hornhuset Södermalm Hotel in the Hornstull neighborhood boasts one of the best rooftop bars in Stockholm, depending on your mood. If you’re looking for a DJ booth blasting music, bottle service, and a dancefloor, this might not be your place. If you are looking for a casual evening in a laid-back setting, this is your spot. The comfortable furniture is perfect for small groups who want to lounge in the sun (or under the stars) for a few hours over some trendy cocktails. Because this fourth-floor rooftop terrace only has outdoor seating, Barrio is only open during the summer months. 

Our Recommendation

The bar menu matches the relaxed ambiance. There are a few signature cocktails on offer, but the most popular beverages are local beer and wine. The food menu features elevated bar bites that encourage sharing. Expect summery, lighter fare that is more suited for a pre-dinner drink and snack than a full meal. Luckily, there are incredible restaurants in the area to try out. 

Location: 

Långholmsgatan 15B, 117 33 Stockholm, Sweden

Champagnebaren At The Sodra Teatern

What's it like:

With fantastic views of Central Stockholm, this roof terrace is at the iconic Södra Teatern (one of the best venues in the country) in Mosebacke Torge Square. This seventh-floor hangout is not only one of the best rooftop bars in Stockholm, but it’s also one of the go-to banquet halls for large gatherings. The views from this rooftop are incredible, as you can see Gamla Stan (Old Town), the gorgeous inlets, and the city skyline. The roof deck is perfect for lounging in the summer, but if the weather isn’t right, there is also an indoor seating area where you can still enjoy the views. 

Champagnebaren and the Södra Teatern are situated just across the water from the Bounce luggage storage facility at Gamla Stan Station. So drop the bags off before heading to a show at the theatre or grabbing a drink at this lovely rooftop bar. 

Our Recommendation: 

As the name suggests, the beverage of choice at Sodra Teatern’s roof terrace is champagne. While this spot is an ideal setting for celebrating with small groups, you can always pop a bottle of bubbly for date night or any other occasion. If bubbles aren’t your thing, they have a menu of cool drinks that suit this perfect summer destination. 

Location: 

Mosebacke Torg 1-3, 116 46 Stockholm, Sweden

Le Hibou

What's it like:

This eighth-floor rooftop bar and restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, making it a year-round destination for drinks with a view. Building off of the Bank Hotel’s iconic decor (modeled after an exclusive Parisian suite) and classic elegance, Le Hibou creates a luxurious but accessible experience. 

Le Hibou is located in the Berzelii Park neighborhood in Stockholm. Space at this stylish rooftop restaurant is limited, so make sure to drop off your bags to not take up valuable terrace real estate. 

Our Recommendation

Le Hibou’s menu of creative cocktails is the main draw here. Their bartenders make the classics, but these house-made concoctions are some of the best in Stockholm. There is also a sneaky deep wine list. One thing that sets this rooftop bar apart is its focus on nonalcoholic cocktails. 

Location: 

Arsenalsgatan 6, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden

Naboterrassen

What's it like:

Working out while you’re on vacation? It’s never been more fun than heading up to the NK Parkaden’s seventh-floor rooftop terrace, complete with paddle courts, a running track, an outdoor gym, and of course, a fully stocked elegant cocktail bar. With comfortable patio furniture that’s perfect for lounging on summer afternoons, their rooftop bar is popular for small groups as well as a romantic getaway. The Naboterassen outdoor terrace is popular with locals, so you know it’s a comfortable place to lounge.  

Our Recommendation: 

The one drawback of Maboterrassen is its schedule of operation. It’s only open from May through September, which makes a lot of sense if you’ve ever visited Stockholm in the winter. But if you’re in town during the summer months, there is no better rooftop sky bar to pop up to for drinks or an open-air workout. 

Location: 

Parkaden, NK, Regeringsgatan 47, vån 7, 111 56 Stockholm, Sweden

The Nest Cocktail Lounge - Downtown Camper

What's it like:

This trendy ninth-floor hangout comes complete with panoramic views, a rooftop heated pool, and one of the coolest cocktail lounges in Stockholm. Their “sky bar” serves up fun signature cocktails, while the spa area can help you focus on wellness while you’re on vacation in Stockholm. In order to use the pool and indoor spa area, you’ll have to book in advance. Luckily, Nest’s amenities are not exclusively for guests, so a little planning can set your summer afternoon up perfectly. While there are plenty of rooftop bars to choose from in the Brunkebergstorg neighborhood, The Nest Cocktail Lounge has to be one of the best. 

Our Recommendation

If the weather isn’t cooperating with your plans to hit up the rooftop pool and outdoor bar, there’s still plenty to enjoy at Nest. Their indoor bar menu curates an exceptional selection of signature cocktails. The sleek and stylish decor of their lounge is Instagram-able enough that you’ll want to post a selfie, and the bar area is a comfortable place to hang out for an entire night. 

Location: 

Brunkebergstorg 9, 111 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Sjöstaden Skybar

What's it like:

This rooftop restaurant and bar soars above other sky bars on the 28th floor. The massive rooftop is complete with multiple indoor bars, as well as an open-air terrace that is perfect for sunning away on a summer afternoon. This is an all-year, all-weather rooftop drinking option because the roof is retractable, making this one of the most reliable sky bar options in Stockholm. The views are unreal, with an unmatched view of Lake Mälaren and its islands. 

With plenty of options on this roof deck, you can easily plan a whole afternoon and evening up there. 

Our Recommendation:

With 360-degree views of the Stockholm skyline as well as the inlet, you’ll have trouble prying yourself away from the edge of the roof deck. Luckily, there is a full menu of delicious food and drinks. Their brunch, in particular, attracts local foodies with its luxurious offerings. The drink menu knows its audience, with a number of spritzes, signature cocktails, and local beer that are perfect for sipping in the sunshine. 

Location: 

Hammarby allé 12 B, 120 30 Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Under Stjärnorna

What's it like:

This rooftop cinema and outdoor bar is both a family-friendly “roof park” and a nightlife destination for locals and travelers. Stockholm Under Stjärnorna (which translates to Stockholm under the stars) features an impressive array of attractions atop the stylish five-star At Six Hotel. The spacious (and we mean HUGE) rooftop features an area to roam around and enjoy the view of Stockholm city centre, as well as three distinct bars. It’s the type of place you can spend a whole afternoon enjoying the summer air and stay late into the evening. Locals and travelers flock here, but it’s spacious enough that you won’t have trouble finding a place to drink. 

Our Recommendation: 

The bar menu features craft beer, wine, and a selection of signature cocktails. Easily the most popular drink at SUS is their frozé, which is the perfect option for warm summer afternoons. There are also food trucks serving a variety of international street food snacks. All of these perfectly complement the relaxed and energetic atmosphere. 

Location: 

Brunkebergstorg 2-4, 111 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Takpark by Urban Deli

What's it like:

For 360-degree views of central Stockholm and its gorgeous skyline, head up to this rooftop terrace. Cultural powerhouse Urban Deli has created one of Stockholm’s best nightlife destinations with its Takpark rooftop terrace. This sunny hangout has magnificent views, a relaxed atmosphere, and one of the best locations in Stockholm. Lounge on comfortable patio furniture and enjoy the breezy summer air amidst the lush greenery that lines the terrace. You’ll be able to see other rooftop bars and the surrounding apartment balconies. It’s sky-high people-watching at its finest. 

Our Recommendation

With a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll find cocktails, wine, and local craft beer on offer from one of the terrace’s two outdoor bars. If you’re looking for specialty cocktails, head indoors to their Höjden (The Heights) cocktail lounge indoors. The main draw here is the friendly atmosphere (it’s a social and unpretentious nightlife destination) and the stunning views. 

Location: 

Sveavägen 44, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden

The Winery Hotel

What's it like:

Located just outside Stockholm city centre in Solna, the Winery Rooftop Terrace is one of the best in the area. This stylish sky bar is beloved amongst locals and well-documented by international travel publications (Vogue and Forbes) and countless culture blogs. 

The rooftop terrace’s open-air layout makes for the perfect hangout in the summer months, and there are heaters and a fire pit to cozy up to in fall and spring. The lush beauty of nearby Hagaparken is on full display from Winery’s rooftop perch. The food menu features modern takes on Italian cuisine, and their cocktail menu changes by the season. 

Our Recommendation

The main attraction at Winery Rooftop Terrace has to be their legendary DJ sets on summer nights. These are extremely popular with hip locals, so plan ahead if you’re trying to get a table for their Friday night “Soul Sessions.”

Location: 

Rosenborgsgatan 20, 169 74 Solna, Sweden

Conclusion

With so much to do and see in Stockholm, it makes a lot of sense to seek out activities that offer a number of different experiences. Rooftop bars are exactly that, allowing drinkers to not only sip on delicious cocktails, but take advantage of extraordinary vantage points, snap a few pics for Instagram, and enjoy a beautiful city like Stockholm.  With Bounce luggage storage facilities all over Stockholm, you can conveniently drop the bags off before heading to the roof!

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