Sometimes your love life doesn’t match up with the calendar and when the big Day of Romance rolls around you might be nursing a broken heart. Not to worry, though. There’s plenty of fun to be had while those coupled up love-sick saps gaze into each other’s eyes. That’s right – it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and dance away the lovesick blues!
Everything was better during the disco days, right? Indulge in a flashback and go wild at Golden Hits, where you with be THE Dancing Queen. Really. Four bars, three dance floors, karaoke, and all your favourite songs from the 70s and 80s. Who needs romance when you can dance? Plus, although it’s located just a brisk walk from Stureplan, it’s laid back and social – not pretentious. Just fun.
Where: Kungsgatan 29, Stockholm
When: Open until 3 a.m.
Damage: Entrance costs 150 SEK Fridays and Saturdays
Contact: 08-50 55 60 00
Email: [email protected]
Popular club Le Bon Palais is always a great place to dance. It always seems to have a fun crowd ready to throw themselves into the 90s vibe – but on Fridays the place is transformed to the ever colorful gay-bar, Candy. So if you’re a single guy, this is where to get it on. If you’re a heartbroken gal sworn off straight men forever (or at least for the night), then party it up with your more loyal guy friends – the ones who truly understand you, and who will dance like crazy without things getting complicated.
Where: Barnhusgatan 12, Stockholm
When: Fri & Sat 22.00 – +3.00
Contact: 08 10 09 32
Email: [email protected]
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t have a little steam, a little spark, a little tension, y’know? Fridays are drop-in and social days at Tango Amore. This is for those of you who want to dance away your heartbreak in a more structured way – held tight in the arms of another, slinking across the dancefloor in a passionate embrace with a stranger. Plus, did you know YLC readers get 10% off?
Where: Hornsgatan 75, Stockholm
When: Friday drop in classes from 19:30 to 21:00, then social dance away until 1:00
Contact: 076 12 31 742
Damage: Varies – single time costs 150 SEK, 100 for students. Clip card with six clips costs 750 SEK (500 for students)
Age: All welcome
Nothing like a little hard metal to bash away that sorrow? Want to headbang so hard you can’t recall he who never called? Rocks is the Stockholm metal club, for when house can’t heal your heartbreak. They frequently have live-bands, too. Mosh pit anyone?
Where: Mariatorget 1A, Stockholm
When: Fridays, 20.00 – 03.00
Contact: 08 644 54 18
Damage: 100 SEK
Don’t go crawl under a rock – a bridge will do. Under Bron, the club under the bridge at Hornstull, is a hipster heaven where you can dance until 5 in the morning. Get on your coolest gear, grab your coolest friends and go be your coolest self! On Valentine’s Day a nice mix of DJ’s will be playing, including Mr. Tophat and Art Alfie, Slow Blow, and Andreas Bertman.
Where: Hammarby Slussvägen 2, Stockholm
When: Varies; Usually gets going about 23.00 and runs to 05.00
Contact: 08 644 20 23
Featured Image: Dennis Skley