Walked passed this innocuous looking entrance to this place several times even though I was looking out for it. Eventually had to consult the map! Once inside you are greeted by a long bar - stylishly designed and decorated. There are a lot of taps here and the selection is mostly Swedish micros - a very good selection it is too. There were no less than 4 DIPAs on during my visit. Service was exemplary. Quick, friendly and knowledgeable. The small tasting glasses at 30Kr a pop were (for Stockholm) good value and meant I could rip through quite a few beers. The food was very very good indeed. Wonderful sweet (almost cake like) bread and also sour and salty bread accompanied delightful modern twists on Swedish cuisine. The food would have got maximum marks but for over seasoning, i afterwards I was spitting salt for a good half hour. But the taste of the food was fantastic. A really nice place to visit and I was sorry when I had to leave. Frankly this place knocked spots off of Oliver Twist and the Bull and Bear. Haven’t mentioned the whisky because I am not in to them but there is an impressive array that should delight an enthusiast.
Very nice bar and restaurant right in the the center of the most touristificated area of the Old Town. Excellent and always changing selection of draught beers from Swedish micros. Small, but very qualitative, selection of bottled beers and quite an impressive range of malt whiskies. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food is quite pricey but very good. A must visit if you’re a beer tourist looking for Swedish beers.
A must, easy to get to in the South of Gamla Stan - old town. Excellent selection of swedish micros on tap which is what I’m in Sweden for after all and despite the upscale location, the prices are pretty much on par with the other top beer places. Very knowledgeable staff too.
The best outlet there is for microbrewed Swedish beers. Situated on the most tourisic street in old town, it’s stylish and seldom too crowded or noisy.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 18, 2004| Updated May 8, 2005
Great posh establishment (with corresponding prices). Large selection of Swedish micros on draught, excellent food and a fairly decent bottle list as well. A sophisticated affair, but a worthwhile one as well. I’ve taken two points off for changing the name. Ardbeg Room was an awesome name and the new name not only sucks but represents total corporate sellout.
Nice, clean, airy and stylish beer/whiskey bar in Old Town (Gamla Stan), located at Västerlånggatan, the most touristic street in the area. Great selection of Swedish micros, Dugges, Skebo, Närke, Nynäshamn, Helsinge and so on. Occasionally they have some ultra-rare Swedish stuff on tap. Quite limited bottle selection but whats is available is from Nogne O and Olfabrikken. The staff is really friendly and knowable and will gladly chat about beers and whiskeys. The Elk burger is a must!. A bit pricey, though. Can be really crowded at weekends.