Summer time is here and Stockholmers have many great chances to sit outside and enjoy the rays of the sun while they last. In fact, it is almost compulsory to do so, as it would be a total shame to stay indoors during the few month of nice weather we get in Sweden. So we felt like rounding up some of the most appealing, better located and hip terraces around the city to better enjoy the revered summery days.
Located in connection with Södra Teatern, they open up their terrace in the summer time, as well as their champagne bar on the 7th floor, which has one of Stockholm’s most breathtaking views.
Adress: Mosebacke torg 1–3
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-23:00
Torpedverkstan Restaurant & Bar
Visiting Torpedverkstan Restaurant & Bar you will get the feeling of being out in the archipelago without even leaving the city, with its fantastic seaside location on Skeppsholmen’s east side. The view over Nybroviken, Djurgården and Strandvägen creates a unique environment and feeling. The restaurant’s atmosphere is also very special – warm and welcoming with a homely and personal character.
The restaurant Torpedverkstan is housed in a building from the 1890s where formerly Stockholm’s Torpedo workshop used to be, which was then part of “Stockholm’s warbase & shipyard”, located on Skeppsholmen until the end of the 1960s.
Adress: Norra Brobänken, Skeppsholmen, Slupskjulsvägen 28B
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12:00-22:00
Lydmar has actually 2 terraces, one small one, located on the second floor of the Lydmar hotel. With the inviting and tranquil atmosphere of a lush French garden. The second one is also called The Patio, located in front of the hotel and it’s the perfect spot for sun soaking with a cocktail or any refreshing icy drink. It is a popular place for after-work drinks and it also makes a unique concert venue with its sweeping views of the water, Stockholm’s old town and the Royal Castle.
Adress: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2
Stureplan 1 is the outdoor restaurant in the middle of Stureplan, where the big city summer pulse meets the South American garden. A place with great focus on cocktails, both classics and their own creations. You will also find a menu of classic light dishes available from opening until late in the evening.
Adress:Stureplan. 111 23 Östermalm
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11:00-24:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-3:00
Located adjacent to North Mälarstrand’s promenade, an idyllic, green oasis under the colors of the rainbow, welcoming everyone. Here you can enjoy the summer sun or even on a rainy day you’ll find their indoor area cozy enough to enjoy food, wine, beer, drinks, coffee, sandwiches, buns and desserts.
Mälarpaviljongen is a unique meeting place with an international atmosphere during the summer in Stockholm, opened from the beginning of April to the end of September. In 2013, Conde Nest Traveler named Mälarpaviljongen as one of the world’s best restaurants in the category “Best neighborghood restaurants in the world”.
Adress: Norrmälarstrand 64
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-24:00
Bread & Wine
Fotografiska, the museum of photography, moves their restaurant out and bakes pizza on their terrace. Here you can sit outdoors with sea views and enjoy stone-oven baked pizza, and what is even better, their pizza is sustainable. Bread & Wine’s pizza dough is upcycled, which means, baked on yesterday’s bread when they in the usual order serve sustainable enjoyment in harmony with nature. As an accessory, the best locally grown, wood-grilled veggies of the season are served.
Adress:Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 10:00-till late
Debaser’s new floating outdoor bar and restaurant. It’s located right beside the bridge in Hornstull, Södermalm. Sea life, holiday tranquility, metropolitan pulse and summer nights meet here in a perfect combination. Debaser Pontonen serves summer classics in both food and drink with the best music in the speakers and an unbeatable sun-showered location!
Medborgarplatsen, literally translated ‘The Citizen Square’, is one of the largest squares in Stockholm. Here you will find not one, but several restaurants and bars that offer outdoor spaces fully bathed by the warm sun rays. Every terrace has a different menu, you can find everything from burgers, seafood, light snacks and of course all the fresh beverages you can possibly fancy. What we like about the different terraces on this square is that there’s plenty of room due to the variety. But we also love the location, as this is really the heart of Södermalm.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-22:00
Just as Medborgarplatsen, Kungsträdgården is a popular public square that hosts several restaurants, cafés and bars around it. The square is very beautiful with a garden and trees that run in the middle of it, including the famous cherry blossom trees that bloom in April, turning the square into a pink festival. The terraces you will find here are perhaps a bit more laid back and casual than the others we have mentioned. Here you can grab a bite and a coffee or a beer and chill out whilst enjoying the bubbling life of the city.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-till late
This 600 m2 outdoor terrace is located on the rooftop of the legendary club Slakthuset. For several years now, the club venue “Slakthuset” has been hosted in an old slaughterhouse just south of central Stockholm. Here you will fill find Stockholms finest dancing and clubbing to internationally established Super DJs, as well as up-and-coming local acts.
Adress: Slakthusgatan 6
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 15:00-22:00
The impressive palace building was finished in 1898 to act as winter home for the spouses von Hallwyl. The house was intended to fulfill three purposes: to be a dwelling during the winter season, an office for the family’s company and a space for collections of art and other objects.
Now the palace’s courtyard has been given a new purpose, to act as an oasis during the summer months for both the Hallwylska Museum’s visitors and for those visitors who just want to enjoy a place in the warmth with lovely atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.
Adress: Hamngatan 4
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 17:00-1:00, Wed-Thu 17:00-2:00, Fre 15:00-2:00, Sat 16:00-2:00