This spot draws an eclectic crowd of all ages and tastes to its fabulous chandelier-laden interior, playing to fun-loving partygoers with cutting-edge sounds. Its location, directly under the Opera House, is a big part of the draw. The venue has been open since 1980, and counts the likes of Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez and Robert de Niro among its past guests.
A late-evening summer sun combined with long winter nights translates into a highly active nightlife agenda. Expect strong jazz traditions, smart bars and a thriving club scene (often Spanish in flavour). The area around Stureplan is the most happening place for night owls, but you’ll generally find something worth exploring wherever you are – the cultural scene is incredibly vibrant and eclectic. There’s a wide stream of cultural productions, ranging from art exhibitions, dance and theatre performances to jazz and classical concerts.
Tickets to cultural events can be booked via the central ticketing agency, Ticnet (tel: 077 170 7070; www.ticnet.se). Online information is available on Swedish music festivals at www.musikfestivaler.se. The official Stockholm tourism website, www.visitstockholm.com, is also an excellent source for information on cultural events and nightlife.