Pubs, beer halls & cocktail bars
Gothenburg likes its pubs. Local favourites for food and drink include Lounge Göteborg at Kungsportsavenyn 5 and Bitter Bar & Matsal. The Bishop’s Arms (Järntorget 6, Kungsportsavenyn 36 and Västra Hamngatan 3) is a cosy nest for pub grub and a civilised drink, and permanently crowded local Irish pub favourite is the one and only, The Dubliner.
Beer lovers simply cannot miss 7:ans Ölhall at Kungstorget 7, the only traditional beer hall left in the city situated next to Gothenburg’s favourite foodie hall, Stora Saluhallen. Haket bar and restaurant offers a good range of microbrewery beers.
For good happy hour prices on cocktails, stop off at Excet bar, terrace and club at Vasagatan 52, and stay to watch it turn into one large house of dance later in the evening. And for a classy drink overlooking the city, go to Heaven23, the top floor hotel bar in Gothia Towers.
Peacock Dinner Club for dining and dancing, and plush yet funky Yaki-da that has everything from an espresso bar, to a restaurant, to a club in one. The trend conscious love BLVD at Storgatan 42, Push and Park Lane. Glow at Kungsportsavenyn 8 is a club commercial classic attracting the +35 crowd. Trädgårn is the locals No. 1 summer spot for eating, drinking and clubbing. And for live jazz, it’s the iconic Nefertiti at Hvitfeldtsplatsen 6. Rock bar and club lovers flock to Valand at the corner of Avenyn/Vasagatan and the younger rock fans hang out at Sticky Fingers for live bands.
Start the evening at Gossip Bar & Kök for dinner and drinks before hitting Gretas Night Club, the biggest gay nightclub in the city, with 2 dance floors playing Eurovision classics, pop, 80s, 90s and disco downstairs, as well as house and R&B upstairs. A local classic is the SLM Leather Club at Första Långgatan 32, and for nightly parties, check out the LGBT-Center Habit.