In the summer, gay locals and tourists alike find themselves drinking rosé regularly at Mälarpaviljongen — an excellent restaurant and bar floating across three connected docks off the island of Kungsholmen. The Södra Teatern (Southern Theater) is the other queer hotspot—a complex of restaurants, bars, clubs and an outdoor terrace on the top of a hill with views out over the Stockholm skyline. Music, theater, DJS and even the odd party such as Hip Hop Karaoke takes place throughout the maze-like building. Just down the hill from Södra Teatern, you’ll find Omnipollos hatt—a craft beer bar with affordable pizzas.
On Sundays, there’s the legendary gay night at Patricia aboard an old steamer docked in Södermalm. And in the summer? Trädgården is an outdoor club under a bridge and made up of a mismatched collection of buildings with the best DJS, the coolest envirnoment. Club King Kong is an indie club located in the basement of Hotel Rival with three separate spaces to dance, including a regular room for schlager music.