The best way to enjoy a warm summers evening in Stockholm is at an outdoor bar or café with a bite to eat and a refreshing beverage. Are you looking for a place with the best views? We have made a guide with the top seven outdoor bars and cafés with the best locations in Stockholm city and the archipelago. Find directions and map at the bottom of this page!
Hotel Lydmar has a fantastic location with an outdoor area and terrace with views over the quay Strömkajen and the water. This is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike and during the summer they host regular live music events, Lydmar Music.
Get here: Walking distance from central Stockholm– Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2
Vaxholm’s Kastell is an old fortress located just outside the archipelago town Vaxholm. In the old courtyard you can relax in the comfortable lounge chairs, seated either in the glorious sunshine or in the shade under the billowing sails or the cushions in the arches of the old fortress’ walls. Here you can enjoy lunch, sandwiches, ice cream and hot and cold drinks.
Get here: Boat from central Stockholm or line-ferry from Vaxholm
Josefina’s outdoor bar has a tropical feel with palm trees, comfortable lounge furniture and views over the water. Here you can enjoy relax music, good food, cocktails, beer, wines and bubbles (as well as non-alcoholic beverages). Don’t miss the sunset views from here – they are fantastic!
Get here: Take a right turn just after the Djurgården bridge - Galärvarvsvägen 10
The popular archipelago island of Grinda is located just an hour away from central Stockholm by boat. Here you can enjoy true archipelago atmosphere with sea views, sunsets, good food and drink at Grinda Wärdshus.
Get here: Travel with the Cinderella Boats from central Stockholm.
There is no better way to enjoy a summer’s sunset than during an evening cruise through the archipelago. Enjoy a pre-drink on the aft deck before you sit down in the restaurant onboard M/S Strömma Kanal. You can have as much shrimp as you like – as soon as the bowl is empty it will be re-filled! End the evening outside on the deck with unbeatable views over Stockholm.
Get here: The Shrimp Cruise departs from central Stockholm - Nybrokajen, berth 10
Mälarpaviljongen is located in a lush oasis right on the water by Norr Mälarstrand. From here you can enjoy the views and watch the boats in Riddarfjärden. There is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for everyone who wants to enjoy a bite to eat or a drink!
Get here: Located just by the Norr Mälarstrand walking path on Kungsholmen - Norr Mälarstrand 64
On the east side of the small island of Skeppsholmen you can find bar and restaurant Torpedverkastan. It has fantastic views over Nybroviken, Djurgården and Strandvägen and on the menu you can find snacks as well as light lunches and dinner. Here you can sit outside even if the evening is on the cooler side – they have outdoor heaters, blankets and sheepskin plaids.
Get here: Take a left right after the Skeppsholm’s bridge and follow the water - Slupskjulsvägen 28B