We can say that in terms of climate and culture, Sweden is the antipode of the Caribbean! Yet, the Swedes are far from being indifferent to rum. We even find in the capital, one of the largest rum bars in the world. ExcellenceRhum has prepared a guide of the best cocktail bars (according to us), to discover during your next Nordic excursion.
We start gently in a cozy place with a warm atmosphere that immediately invites you to travel. A clever mix between Cuba, Mexico and even Asia thanks to a cleverly orchestrated decoration between ocher walls, paintings and portraits. We are talking about the Coquetel Social bar (written in French s’il vous plaît)! An address not to be missed during your stay. The cocktails are prepared with care and you will be pampered by the bartenders. We advise you to find a place at the bar to not miss any of the preparations. Trust us, it's worth it.
Birger Jarlsgatan 20, 114 34 Stockholm
Cocktail ~175 SEK / 17 €
Some snacks to accompany the tasting
There is a terrace for the summer. I repeat, for the summer!
We continue our way, direction the old town - or Gamla Stan. Few or no cars can circulate in the historic center of Stockholm, but a pleasant stroll will bring you to one of the most visited squares in the city in front of the Nobel Museum and surrounded by typical Stockholm buildings. This is where you will find the Pharmarium cocktail bar, listed 308 in the Top500. Here, the spotlight is put on creativity in an apothecary atmosphere. We quickly understand why this bar has received so many awards!
Neighborhood Gamlastan (old town)
Stortorget 7, 111 29 Stockholm
Cocktail ~ 195 SEK / 20 €
Remember to book online on the site to be sure to be well settled.
After a quick island change, here we are on Södermalm. Neighborhood in the south of Stockholm, best known for its trendy bars, restaurants and thrift stores which attracts the city's hipsters. We strongly recommend trying the Tjorget bar and restaurant! A trendy but relaxed atmosphere where you will have the opportunity to taste exquisite dishes to accompany your cocktails. The menu is original and changes regularly, depending on the inspiration of the chefs and bartenders.
Hornsbruksgatan 24, 117 34 Stockholm
Cocktail ~ 175 SEK / 17 €
Make way for the specialist! The largest and most imposing in terms of cocktails. Even in the world of rum, it is rare to see such a well-stocked bar menu and a whole decoration that highlights exceptional bottles on all the walls of the bar/restaurant. We are at the Cane Rum Society, in the Hagastaden district. Although a little isolated from the center, this place is clearly worth the detour! You will find all the classic rum-based cocktails, from Planter's punch to Hemingway Daïquiri. If you want to take a little break from cocktails, go for a tasting with one of the best rum menus in Europe. Of course, the entire Excellence Rhum Collection is part of it. On the catering side, we are not left out with a menu inspired by Jamaican cuisine. We are in the Caribbean from start to finish. As you can imagine, it is probably our favorite spot from this selection.
Cane Rum Society
Ninni Kronbergs Gata 1, 171 64 Solna
Cocktail ~ 155 SEK / 14 €
Main course ~ 20 €
Finally, direction Vasatan. A popular area of the capital with many bars and restaurants. It is even called the little Paris. This time we invite you to discover a Tiki bar, well hidden in the basement of a restaurant. You are at the Tiki Room! Immediately immersed in this Polynesian hideout with all the codes of Tiki decoration. All the classic tiki cocktails are also available. Nothing new if you're already used to tiki bars, but just for the contrast between the streets of Stockholm and the arrival in Polynesia, we recommend it.
Birkagatan 10, 113 36 Stockholm
Cocktail ~ 155 SEK / 14 €