Discover Stockholm: Fabulous Gay Clubs and Bars in the city

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ESCToday in collaboration with the City of Stockholm will be bringing you a series of articles leading up to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in order to showcase and introduce the 2016 Eurovision host city Stockholm to our readers. Today we will have a look at the Gay clubs and bars in Swedish capital.

Stockholm is one of the world’s favourite and hottest Gay and Lesbian destinations. The Swedish capital is an open city, thus there is no specific gay neighbourhood. The gay and lesbian scene aka the clubs, bars and cafés are spread out throughout the city.

Most of the gay clubs and bars can be found in Gamla Stan (old city) and Södermalm. Some of the nightclubs don’t have a specific location, as they open on different days and use various locations as venues.

Gay Bars

Bitter Pills is a restaurant and bar transforming Hornstull from hipster to queer.
Address: Verkstadsgatan 4, Södermalm


Mälarpaviljongen  is one of Stockholm’s hottest and most popular LGBT spots. Exquisitely located on Kungsholmen’s riverbank overlooking Lake Malaren, Mälarpaviljongen is a great place to dine and wine and meet up with locals. The place has a fantastic ambiance and a trendy crowd.
Address: Norr Mälarstrand 62, Kungsholmen

Mälarpaviljonge is a very popular gay hotspot in Stockholm (photo credit: Mälarpaviljonge)

Torget  is one of the oldest gay bars in town aptly located in Gamla Stan.
Address: Mälartorget 13, Gamla Stan


Urban Deli  is a restaurant and bar with a hip mixed crowd on the menu.
Address: Nytorget 4, Södermalm


Side Track  The bar in the basement  is said to be the oldest gay bar in town.
Address: Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 7, Södermalm


Hotellhänget  Join the hotel bar hopping nights with the girls liking girls.
Address: Different locations.


The Secret Garden Share your secrets over a drink at the outdoor terrace Gamla Stan.
Address: Kornhamnstorg 59, Gamla Stan


Morfar Ginko is a trendy bar for drinks, ping-pong, quiz and gay friendly attitude.

Address: Swedenborgsgatan 13, Södermalm


 Gay Clubs

Jungle Jane is the club for all kinds of girls where the city’s best lesbian DJs are playing every Friday.
Address: Mariatorget, Södermalm.


Club King Kong  A jungle rhythm is beating at bohemian söders gay corner Mariatorget. The club has 2 dance floors.  King Kong will be hosting a series of Eurovision parties during the  Eurovision period from 10-14 May.
Address: Mariatorget, Södermalm.

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King Kong will be having a series of ESC themed nights during Eurovision.

WONK is the gayest gay bar in town! It is one of the most popular clubs of its kind in Stockholm and is well known for its great parties and ambiance. Fabulous atmosphere and awesome music. You won’t stop dancing once you enter this club. WONK’s hot bare chested barmen are one of the highlights of the club, eye candy for the visitor!
AddressKungsgatan 15, Norrmalm.

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The eye catching sexy bare chested bar tenders at WONK! (photo credit: WONK)

Candy  Get your Friday Candy at the biggest gay bar in town. Candy is the perfect place to party on a Friday night! The club has 3 dance floors and plays house, 80’s and 90’s hits, RnB, schlager, hip-hop  music.
Address: Le Bon Palais, Barnhusgatan 12, Norrmalm.


Moxy The nightclub attracts thousands of women of different ages and styles, all in the mood for dancing. Moxy is one of the most popular Lesbian spots in town!
Adress: Different locations.


LOL   party hard to the hashtag #lesbiansoutload at Hornhuset.
Address: Hornhuset, Hornstull.


SLM  is the fetish club Scandinavian Leather Men for men only.
AddressWollmar Yxkullsgatan 18, Södermalm.


Mums Mums  is the queer club mixing fun and fabulous together with house music and extravaganza, directed by the gay icon Petter Wallenberg.
Address: Södra Teatern, Södermalm


Trädgården  is the place for young open minds having fun all night under the hipster stars.
Address: Hammarby Slussväg 2, Skanstull, Södermalm


Mondays at Victoria  Very popular on Mondays and it is the most happening place in town on the first day of the week!


For more information on the LGBT scene and events in Stockholm during the Eurovision  period you can check the QX Gay Map.

(Cover photo credit: Wonk/Joakim Palm Karlsson)
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