Where to Drink in Gothenburg
Collected by Marie Oskarsson , AFAR Local Expert
Gothenburg has plenty of traditional beer halls, a significant and growing craft beer scene, cosy wine bars with sophisticated nibbles, and relaxed nightlife. Coffee is a national obsession in Sweden and Gothenburg has cafés ranging from homey to chic where you can pause for "fika"—a chat with friends over coffee and a bite of something sweet.
Viktoriagatan 12, 411 25 Göteborg, Sweden
Three steps down from the busy street of Viktoriagatan, you’ll find this buzzing wine bar where the friendly staff always have good advice on what to pour in your glass. There are many wines available by the glass, often more than you’ll actually...
Teatergatan 36, 411 35 Göteborg, Sweden
Need a gin and tonic Spanish style—in a really big wine glass, that is? This is the place. Inspired by the food and wine culture of the Basque Country, Juan Font serves a selection of wine and cold cuts and the occasional pizza. If you ask for a...
Götabergsgatan 28, 411 34 Göteborg, Sweden
What do you do when your wine cellar is bursting with quality vintage wines? If you are like gourmet restaurant 28+, which serves luxurious French food with a modern, Swedish twist and has held a Michelin star for over 27 years, you open a wine...
411 15 Gothenburg, Sweden
The charming back yard just off the Dome of Gothenburg hosts this cosy champagne bar with champagne from smaller parcels and growers that you don’t always find on the shelves of Systembolaget (the Swedish liquor store with a virtual monopoly on...
Andra Långgatan 15, 413 28 Göteborg, Sweden
The most recent addition to the bustling, bar-based nightlife of Andra Långgatan is a wine bar—a reincarnation of the much loved cellar wine bar Vink. Tvinky is in an old converted garage and serves food (in both whole and half portions) as well...
Kronhusgatan 2B, 411 13 Göteborg, Sweden
So you’re a beer aficionado? This is the place for you. At Ölrepubliken ("The Republic of Beer"), beer is so much more than just another drink. It’s serious business, so no matter what kind of beer you like—lambic, stout, or an easygoing pilsner—...
Tredje Långgatan 8, 413 03 Göteborg, Sweden
Brewers serves upscale sourdough pizza and a good selection of craft beer (including local brews) in the relaxed Långatan area. In the summer, the whole street is for pedestrians only, turning it into a very long outdoor terrace for the bar and...
Storgatan 47, 411 38 Göteborg, Sweden
Yaki-Da consists of several bars on several floors, with a coffee bar and an Asian kiosk–style bar among other. All the rooms have their own theme, like the “Bedroom,” where the dance floor is decorated like a teenage room from the '90s, or the “...
Andralångg. 20, 413 28 Göteborg, Sweden
Beer, coffee, and simple pub-style food: It might not sound like much, but this bistro/café/bar was one of the first to mark the new era of Andra Långgatan in 2000. It has been a popular meeting place since then, attracting a younger, alternative...
Magasinsgatan 17A, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden
Enjoy the coffee of masters! It started as one small café and is now a chain under the same name, but preserving the same high quality. How do we know? Well, because some of the winners of the 2017 Swedish Barista Championships work at da Matteo....
Haga Nygata 28, 411 22 Göteborg, Sweden
There are many ways of creating a reputation. One is by making the biggest cinnamon rolls you have ever seen, like the ones served in this classic café. You only need one of them to feed the whole party! If you have the room, also try a...
Kyrkogatan 13, 411 15 Göteborg, Sweden
At the far end of a charming courtyard is this tiny café that is also a record store and a record label. So please don’t hesitate to comment on the music while ordering your coffee and homemade biscuits or enjoying your lunchtime soup. Sometimes...
Slussgatan 1, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden
When longing for a rose garden, this is the place. The café takes its name from the surroundings, which is the rose garden of Trädgårdsföreningen. Bring your coffee outside and just breathe! It's a brilliant place for families, with lots of space...
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