Visiting Stockholm soon? Sweden’s capital, also called the Venice of the North, offers many great swing and vintage venues but also some pit stops for vintage lovers. All year around, every night of the week, there are sights to be seen.
Coffee, pastries & sweets
- Citykonditoriet – located in one of Stockholm’s most beautiful premises. Pastries and bread are a tasty delight. Addres: Adolf Fredriks kyrkogata 10. Subway: T-Centralen
- Vetekatten – A quaint cafe serving lunch, cakes and pastries. Founded in 1928, it features many rooms and a variety of seating options, so walk around and explore! Address: Kungsgatan 55. Subway: T-Centralen.
- Älskade Traditioner – adorable cafe in which to spend an hour or two, with free coffee refills, delicious waffles and 1950s-themed interior. Address: Södermannagatan 42. Subway: Medborgarplatsen.
- Pärlans konfektyr – Do you have a sweet tooth? This place is heaven! Beautiful toffee inspired by 1930s and 40s candy. Address: Nytorgsgatan 38. Subway: Medborgarplatsen.
- 59 Vintage store – a fantastic range of attire from the 1920s and onwards. Mainly dresses, glitter and glamor – in all shapes and colors. Address: Hantverkargatan 59. Subway: Fridhemsplan
- Modern Retro – a treasure chest. Lots of clothes, shoes, jewelry, bags in good condition from days gone by. Address: Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 9. Subway: Mariatorget
- Lotta Vintage – plus a number of other vintage stores on the same street featuring clothing, goods and gadgets. Address: Upplandsgatan 45. Subway: Odenplan
2 hair– & barbershop
- Retroella – get a retro/vintage trim with matching styling, quality and a sense of a bygone era. Address: Blekingegatan 61. Subway: Skanstull.
- Queen Street Barbers – a traditional barber salon inside Centralbadet, a public bath house from 1904 built with art nouveau inspiration. Offers shaves in a classic manner, with razor and warm & cold facial towels. Address: Drottninggatan 88. Subway: Hötorget
And off course – dancing
- Nalen – dance evenings and jazz entertainment in a legendary ballroom. During the 1940s, Nalen was one of Scandinavia’s foremost jazz venues. Address: Regeringsgatan 74. Subway: Hötorget or Östermalmstorg. www.nalen.com
- Swedish Swing Society – SSS, organizes swing dance evenings several Fridays every month, often with two dance floors, one for Lindy hop and one for Blues. Located at Birkagården. Entrance fee: 100 SEK for non-members. Address: Karlbergsvägen 86B. Subway: S:t Eriksplan. www.swedishswing.se/kalender
- Chicago Dance Studio – Stockholm’s swing dance epicenter. Open seven days a week. Wednesdays nights are particularly great! Often featuring a live band. Entrance fee: 100 SEK. Address: Hornsgatan 75. Subway: Zinkensdamm. www.chicago75.se
- For additional venues and outdoor dancing during summer go here.