19 Glas

One for wine lovers

8 Overall

This small and exclusive-looking bar-restaurant in Gamla Stan stocks masses of superb wines and always has a few excellent Swedish beers on tap, making it an interesting (though admittedly pricey) place for a drink or two.

We had a very good glass of American pale ale from a microbrewery in Nyköping, which cost a frightening 99 SEK. But it was good. Other choices included beers from Närke Kulturbryggeri, a small independent brewery located in Örebro, around 200km west of Stockholm.

19 Glas Stockholm

The wine list here is vast and – unusually – most of the tipples are available by the glass. While you’re at the bar, which is all glass and brushed steel, you can tuck into snacks like charcuterie meats with bread and butter, or French cheeses imported by local specialists.

The proper, sit-down lunches are good value – you’ll get a starter and a main such as beef with cabbage, mash and browned butter, or slow-boiled cod with beetroot, tarragon and elderflower capers.

Dinners are a lot pricier; you’ll pay around 499 SEK for a four-course meal. The menus change frequently, drawing on loads of fresh Swedish ingredients like oysters, wild mushrooms, lingonberries, roe deer and juniper. A bigger seven-course alternative is also available but both of these menus are set – you don’t get to choose individual dishes.

19 Glas
Stora Nygatan 19
Gamla Stan

+46 872 319 19
Mon–Sat noon–midnight


Last updated: September 2014

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