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style and must-have denim pieces, stands
on the corner. Nytorgsgatan 36-38; parlans
konfektyr.se, swedishhasbeens.com, minirodini.
Local stylists seek inspiration at this everchanging interior design store, which feels
like stepping inside an enchanted greenhouse. Amid climbing plants and cacti, find
a well-curated collection of vintage and new
furnishings: teak bar carts, indigo velvet
couches, and grand chandeliers. The beautiful chaos includes cases filled with fine antique watches and midcentury and antique
jewelry, walls crammed with mirrors and
framed estate art, and shelves displaying
brass candlesticks, modern table lamps, and
designer soaps. Hornsgatan 64; herrjudit.se/
Punk Royale and Punk Royale Café
Bringing a sense of humor to food brought
chefs Joakim Almqvist and Kalle Nilsson
many critics. But since opening their first
restaurant, Punk Royale, in 2015, the acclaim has been deafening. "Sweden can be
so boring sometimes," says Almqvist, who
seeks to turn every meal into a party at the
restaurant and the newly opened Punk
Royale Café next door. Nab a hard-to-get
reservation or just walk into the café, where
you'll find a rollicking atmosphere and funto-eat food, such as creamy pucks of foie
gras topped with jam smiley faces. Folkungagatan 128; punkroyale.se.
Located in a historic building that once
housed a fire station, this establishment feels
like a hazy Parisian hangout, with candles
flickering on the bar, wooden barstools, and a
cocktail list favoring concoctions made with
Champagne and pastis. The adjoining bistro
serves well-prepared French fare. Krukmakargatan 22; bar-hommage.com.
This one-of-a-kind beer bar from Omnipollo, a local gypsy brewer, is known as
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much for its bottle art as for its beers, all
made in collaboration with established
breweries. The bar, which also serves woodfired pizzas, reflects the ethos of its founders, Henok Fentie, a home brewer, and Karl
Grandin, an artist and cofounder of the
Swedish fashion brand Cheap Monday.
Grandin's psychedelic art informs the bar's
interior, but the beers are just as memorable, including a vanilla-marshmallow stout,
served topped with toasted marshmallows.
Hökens gata 1A; omnipolloshatt.com.