Clarion Hotel Sign
Ostra Jarnvagsgatan 35
Phone: (46) 8 676 98 00
Fax: (46) 8 676 98 99
Bars & Cafes
It is not so much the food, which is mostly traditional Swedish dishes, but the atmosphere and history that everyone comes to soak up here. This legendary restaurant/club/bar has been around for three generations. Jazz is its trademark, and the whole range, from traditional jazz to soul and acid jazz, can be enjoyed here. Have dinner before the show; that way you do not have to pay the entrance fee and are guaranteed a place in the evening's performance. The place also organizes weekly After Work Jazz sessions from 7p. The admission is free. In the evenings, it turns into a hip club with a different theme every night.
Whenever some sort of sporting event is coming up, footballer Anders Limpar's Limp-Bar comes to life with special deals at the bar and on the menu. A pint of beer is found in every guest's hands and their eyes are clearly fixed onto the wide-screen TV. Simple, moderately priced lunches are served all the time, regardless of the sporting season, and the same applies for the After-Work menu.
Espresso House is a coffee chain and this location of the cafe serves as a spot for hungry tourists and locals who stop here for their breakfast before heading out into the city. The place has a modern decor; it is furnished with ample of seating spaces and also has an extended patio. Come here for an early morning caffeine fix or for a lunch detour, the place never disappoints. Espresso House is equipped with WiFi, hence it is a perfect spot to get work done in solitude.
Flavored, fresh-roasted coffee served with cream, chocolate, mint or cinnamon - that's an example of what's on the menu. Several coffee-based drinks are also served at Robert's Coffee. The world's finest, most expensive coffee is right here. Couple that with a yummy pastry. Breeze through some foreign magazines or just observe the city pass by as you enjoy your coffee. There's outdoor seating in the summer.
Tre Remmare is the largest "folk casino" in Sweden, where you can play every day, all year, until the wee hours of the morning. It is crowded all the time. Close to the restaurant there is a wine cellar, where all the bottles are visible through a glass wall. If you are a fan of Ol' Blue Eyes, you can listen to his music at the Frank Sinatra Bar.
Mean Coffee is nothing like its name, in fact the place is very warm and welcoming, and the staff is extremely friendly. Coffee-making is an art and this place seems to have perfected it. The cafe is ideal for breakfast and even for lunch. The interior has limited seating, small groups can accommodate themselves here and larger parties can explore the patio. They also offer free WiFi, hence if you are looking for a place where you can work in peace, Mean Coffee is your spot.
Nestled within the Nordic Sea Hotel, this permanent ice bar is really worth a visit. Continuously maintaining the minus five degree Celsius temperature, this restaurant has a different ambiance to it. You have to don a special garb, which is part of the package they offer. The interior consists of everything made of ice: check out the ice glass brought all the way from the Torne River in Sweden. A full menu featuring food and beverages that are yours for the taking is available here. Reservations are strictly recommended, except on Fridays and Saturdays. Please check the website for timings.
If you need a break from the local cuisine, head to Belgobaren for a complete Belgian fare. The place has an extensive selection of dishes which are cooked to perfection with the use of quintessential Belgian techniques. They also have a variety of wines; imported and local, as well as a good number of craft beers and ales which complement perfectly with everything on the menu. On certain nights of the week, Belgobaren hosts live music and the place is also perfect to catch a good game with your friends.
Espresso House is ideal for a quick caffeine fix or even for a laid back lunch. This location of the coffee chain has a lovely interior and is ideal for a date or even for meeting friends over coffee. The patio is great for people watching. If you are here for breakfast, pick something from their gorgeous display of baked goods and complement food with a refreshing cup of latte. Lunch specials like sandwiches and salads are also bestsellers here.
Open for lunch,dinner, and late-night drinks, this downtown Stockholm bistro and bar is a treat for the senses. There is a wide variety of alcohol to choose from and the chef definitely whips up some delicious food to go with it.
The first Bishop Arms pub opened in Västerås in 1993. You can try the pub's own single-malt whiskey and the English pub food. The pub also arranges theme nights when you can try different varieties of beers and also is famous for its members club called The Bishop Arms Malt Whiskey Club.
At Caffe Ritazza, located at Centralstationen, you can relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, irrespective of whether you are returning from an exhausting journey or waiting to board a train. The cafe is very spacious and has lovely couches and comfortable chairs for seating. A variety of sweet and savory delights line their display, and they also serve lunch specials like salads and sandwiches which are freshly made everyday. Their cappuccinos, espressos and latte are delicious and the gorgeous latte art is bound to make your day special. The place is extremely child friendly and is open since 5.00a.