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Akkurat

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AkkuratAkkurat
BA SCORE
99
world-class

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.33%
Taps: 27
Bottles: 630
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Hornsgatan 18
Stockholm, 118 20
Sweden
phone: +46 8 644 00 15

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @akkuratsweden

Notes:
Closest Underground station: Slussen

Thursday nighs (not during summer) are "German nights" with cask lagers from Franken and German-style food.

On Sundays, there are often concerts with blues/rockabilly/progressive acts. Check the homepage for details.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%

3rd beer-stop in the vastly underrated beer mecca of Stockholm

legendary bar - was somewhat thrown off by the odd location is Sodermalm - pretty nondescript/unoriginal building. arrived at 5:45 on a Sunday, when they opened at 6:00, allowing me to secure 2 seats at the very small bar

atmosphere - nothing particularly special, live (bad honky tonk rock) music on sundays, pretty small bar, beer schwag throughout

quality- didnt physically see the cellar, but everything we consumed was of great quality, proper glassware, attentive pours

service - all bartenders in stockholm were a joy to converse with, including these guys. they obviously are incredibly knowledgable about their beer as well

selection - tap selection was nothing too crazy - there is a rotating cantillon tap which is pretty awesome and a rotating "crazy tap". We had each - the gueuze and nils oscar 2007 imperial stout, respectively. the cellar list is just stupid. pages and pages and pages of vintage lambics - cantillon, de cam, drie fontein and on and on. pages of holiday seasonals, vintage trappists, etc, all of the crazy swedish vintages. Cantillon makes beer specifically for this place - enough said. Incredible.

food - mussels cooked in whisky, bacon and cream. authentic-style frites. Very good.

dirtylou, May 24, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.86/5  rDev +6.1%

Stopped by this legendary beer bar on a trip to Stockholm.

My wife and I stopped by here after dinner on a Saturday night and it was packed. There was no room at the large bar and only one table open in the back dining area. We were told that that table was reserved for people who were dining I was visibly upset so they let us sit there anyway.

The atmosphere of this place is pretty awesome. When you walk in there is a large bar straight ahead with a seated dining area to the right and a back dining area to the left. We sat in the latter. The place is pretty dark which is always nice with a very cozy comfortable vibe. No televisions that I noticed and inoffensive music played not too loudly.

The room we were sitting in was the vintage room with a huge cabinet filled with rare vintage singles that range from 33cl to methuzelas. As I mentioned above, we didn't eat but the service was very good at our table. They accommodated us even though we weren't eating and let us take up one of their few precious tables. Our server was very patient while we looked at the ridiculously rare and extensive bottle list.

This place had the best selection of any bar I've been to in the world. Vintage Westy, Cantillon Loreik, 1996 Chimay Blue, 1992 La Trappe, 1996 Westy 6!, 1998 De Cam Oude Gueuze, Drie Fonteinen 50th Anniversary, Cantillon Muscat 1996-2004, Cantillon Reed Gueuze Muscat, Cantillon Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir, Cantillon Soleil de Minuit, 1990 Rodenbach Grand Cru, 1986 De Dolle Oerebier, and also both versions of Narke Stormaktsporter. I mean c'mon is this place even serious with this list? Absolutely ridiculous! The best selection anywhere I've been in the world.

The prices are very expensive because they exchange rate is bad and everything in Stockholm is expensive. $6 for a can of soda! The prices limit what you can sample but this is the greatest beer bar on earth selection wise and should not be missed if you are anywhere even close to Stockholm. I can't wait to someday revisit.

corby112, Oct 12, 2009
Photo of bark
4.22/5  rDev -7.9%

Akkurat Belgo Bar is very likely Scandinavia’s best beer bar, and maybe one of the five best in the world. Hundreds of beers on bottle, some 20 different brands on tap (some of them guest beers), 5 real ale hand pumps with an ever rotating assortment, an cuvée crammed with vintage Belgian beers. And, in addition to that, they offer one of the widest whisky selections in Europe.

The staffs are always competent and willing to give suggestions or tell some facts about the beers or whiskies, even when the bar is crowded.

Belgian-inspired clam dishes dominate the menu, and they are very popular among the patrons. On some rare occasions, the delivery of clams doesn’t show up and on those days, I have seen people leave the establishment crying. I don’t like shellfish, so I find their meat dishes more interesting (the deer steak with Islay gravy is highly recommended). To be honest, the food was much better for 4-5 years ago, now is still good but not great. If you want to eat, be sure to reserve a table at least in the same afternoon, as the restaurant usually is very crowded.

The price level is surprisingly low for the selection and standard of drinks. Sweden is an expensive place for alcohol and diner-out, but the prices here are on the same level as the run if the mill pub or comparable restaurants in Stockholm: A pint of real ale is SEK 58, a plate of cheese and sausages SEK 78 (September 2004).

The atmosphere can be a little noisy, but it is a jolly noise. The guests are often very mixed; clerks in suits, bikers with beards and leather trousers, beer-nerds who measures the foam with a ruler, senior citizens enjoying a large terrine with clams and the old friends who discuss if Ardbeg 1974 or 1976 is the best choice for half an hour, all in comfort and well-being. Sometimes (mostly Sundays) they arrange concerts in the bar, the styles are mostly blues-rock, boogie-rock or rockabilly.

The premises is not the best, the bar is located in an office building from the late 1980’s, and despite the dark wine red walls and ceiling, the collection of beer signs, bottles and miscellaneous odds and ends collected on the walls, the rooms can be somewhat desolate when it is uncrowned.

The establishment is divided into a large bar and a restaurant, the latter open in the evenings. They also got some minor assembly rooms that can be reserved.

Akkurat arranges very interesting of testing and tasting of beer and whisky, ask the personnel or check the web site for details!

bark, Sep 10, 2004
Photo of macesq
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

macesq, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Recommended by Bark, and overall notes from others.
This was my kind of place. A real old school bar that also serves as a good restaurant as well. Excellent, very pleasant and very knowledgeable servers. Felt like I could just move in and stay for days. Two bands playing that night. One euro folk pop, the other american roots country. Just fun! Food was great. I had mussels in cider and wife had burger. We're both picky and were both happy.
Ok...now the beer. May have been the best beer list I had ever seen. Had excellent mix of euros and americans with as expected an over the top Belgian portfolio. Decided to have a Cantillon and a Narke...Had a 2011 Lou Pepe Kriek with the mussels and the Akkurat 15th anniversary 2010 Konjaks! Stormaktsporter for dessert...and left wishing I could come back many more times. Brilliant cellar of Belgians with difficult to obtain lambics and a handful of Westys and other remarkable abbeys.
Bad news is I had to leave Stockholm next day; good news...I made it at least once.
Do not skip this place!

BillRoth, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

psoriasaurus, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Paccamacca
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Paccamacca, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MattSweatshirt, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

kermis, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MrTull, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Chessmaster
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%

This bar has an excellent rotating selection of beers on tap as well as many different varieties in the bottle. There is a blackboard with all currently available beers, their origins, ABV, style, etc. posted within the bar.

The ambience is warm and inviting. The beer is served with the correct glassware and every attention to detail. The serving staff is warm and friendly.

Excellent place to sample new beers. I make a point of visiting it every time I am in Stockholm, which is fairly often.

Chessmaster, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Craftbeard
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%

If you´re into beer and you´re in Stockholm you have to go to Akkurat.
Serving good craft beer for over 15 years.
Local Swedish craft, cask real ale, american craft, belgian craft, german craft and always lambics from Cantillon on tap! Also a big bottle selection and vintage beers.
They also serve good food in different styles, moules frites, homemade bratwurst and swedish food. It can be really crowded during weekends so go there early.

Craftbeard, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of phingdong
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

phingdong, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of dvnb
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%

I go to Stockholm (the home of DICE and Battlefield, shameless plug) about 3-4 times a year and am lucky enough to stay near Akkurat. The selection is outstanding and their range of Cantillon's is amazing. Was lucky enough to sample Soleil de Minuit when I was there in August. If you are in Stockholm this is a must.

dvnb, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Craftattle
3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

Great selection of Belgian ales and the food is really good. But like all places in Stockholm it is going to cost you. I go here about once a month for a few pints and its always worth it, but I only have one or two then head on up to Oliver twist or down to Monks. Good thing about Stockholm is that you can walk or take the Underground everywhere and dont have to drive!
They have an awesome selection of the booming craft beer scene featuring many small Swedish micro brews. They also have a weekly Cantillion beer! I LOVE it!

Craftattle, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.51/5  rDev -1.5%

Visited on May 23, 2012 while in Stockholm for the day (during a cruise around the Baltic):

Visited the establishment at around 2pm and considering that it was a warm sunny day all of the patrons were on the porch, which is where we ultimately ended up, so I got a limited view/vibe of the interior of the place. At that point in the day, there may have been only a few other patrons, maybe a half dozen.

We were quickly greeted upon entering and provided the beer menu. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and beer in general and even provided some sample to my wife so that she could figure out what she wanted. The menu was extensive and included US beers as well. The tap selection was not overly extensive, but still good and I think that we settled on a Bedaro Bitter and Tjockhult Tjinook, which if I recall is specially brewed for the bar. Both beers were served in the appropriate glassware and at the right temperature and with a 2-3 finger head.

On my way out, strolled through the interior of the bar, with no people, it looked like a typical bar, nothing especially memorable about it. Overall, we had a good experience and if ever back in that part of the world, we would probably stop in for another pint or two or three.

PhillyStyle, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Momar42
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%

First off, thanks to my fellow BA's for stearing me in the direction of this place on my firs(and sadly short) trip to Stockholm. Secondly, another huge thanks to the other 7 in my crew that split the cab fare from our hotel into the city!

It was two hours before closing, and the weather was awful and the bar was crowded. Everything else was flawless! Service was very prompt at the bar even without speaking a drop of Swedish and asking questions about the extensive offerings. Had a few local pints before getting to the real reason I visited Akkurat...the cellar. First offering was no longer in stock, but quickly "settled" on a 2002 Cantillon Lou Peppe Framboise. Pricey I suppose if you just looked at the amount, but when you consider how long theyve properly aged it and how damned Nirvanesque that nectar was, I would have gladly dropped another chunk for another bottle. Alas, closing time, maybe I was lucky.

Draft selection is broad and great, though didnt hit any other comparable bars so cant compare to others. Cellar and normal bottle selection were overwhelming in a great way. Hell they even had
Konjaks! Stormaktsporter available!

If you go to Stockholm, go here...alot...till you run out of money :).

Momar42, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of beerdrifter
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%

Visited Akkurat while in Sweden for the Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Fest. The first evening we stopped in it was incredibly packed, and could not find a table or a place to stand. Returned the next night and got there before it opened. There was a line of people waiting to get in, but we were able to get a decent table. The beer selection is incredible, especially if you're into vintage lambics, which I am not. And you could drop a ton of money because they're not cheap. I tried a Swedish IPA in a bottle which was decent, but switched to the Harviestoun Natural Blonde that was on cask which was awesome. The burger I had was one of the best ever. They had a great local band playing, but the place was incredibly packed because of it. Our waitress was great considering how many people she had to serve. This place reminded me a lot of the Kulminator in Antwerp because of their incredible cellar offerings. Just way too crowded to be all that enjoyable for me.

beerdrifter, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of ChrisPro
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%

In short: Akkurat is one of the world's true great beer bars and is worth a trip to Stockholm on its own.

Akkurat is lockated just south of Gamla Stan, the main touristy island in Stockholm. Not far out of the way and well worth visiting. It's a large bar with a large patio. Good music, and a wide range of clientele. With the beer list, it's amazing it's not completely filled with beer geeks 24 hours/day, but I like the mix of people there.

Every beer we had was served perfectly. The casks were vented correctly and at the right temp. Beers served in correct glassware, lambic baskets, etc. It's just done right.

The bartenders were both insanely knowledgeable. I've been to a number of beer bars where the bartenders are clueless. But these guys were beer geeks themselves and knew everything about the list, could tell you stories about the brewers, the history of the bottles, etc. Just awesome.

But the selection is why you go to Akkurat. You name a beer, they have it. Even ignoring the European beers, their beer list would be top notch in the U.S. Vintage stuff all over the place, but, that's not why you go...Looking at the cuvee list you see whales, whales whales. Beers that you cannot try anywhere else in the world. You can see it on the website, but it's that much more impressive when you're at the bar looking at the list. They've got vintage lambics all over the place, lambics made especially for them, Narke beers, etc. Just awesome. We ended up with the Cognac Stormaktsporter, Cantillon Loerik, and a few drafts. If we hadn't been on a budget, I would've spent days at Akkurat drinking through the list. Beer in Sweden is expensive, but when you're buying rare beers like this at Akkurat, you could easily walk out of there with a $500-$1000 tab in a night, so just be careful. If you want to geek out, though, this is the place to go.

ChrisPro, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of ILessThan3Brett
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%

Best bar I've ever been to. Best beer selection I've ever seen, especially of Belgian lambics. Moules frites are great and burger is good. Atmosphere is relaxed and nice. Sadly, I haven't been here in about 3 years, but I'll always love this as the bar in which I got introduced to beer! Akkurat is even very reasonably priced by Stockholm standards!

(Warning: if you're American, Stockholm bar pricing standards may cause acute, lasting shock and distress. Swedes go to Copenhagen or onto the ferry to Helsinki to drink for a reason, and that reason isn't that there's a lack of cool bars in Stockholm.)

ILessThan3Brett, May 24, 2011
Photo of callmemickey
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%

By far the best vintage and obscure lambic list at any bar I have seen in the world. All of the one-offs that were made by Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen just for Akkurat (the Reed Gueuze's, the Akkurat 50/50, Soliel de Minuit, etc), plus various vintages of the regular offerings going back over a decade. Seriously, go to there website and check their vintage list. They also have the Kaggens. Didn’t eat here so I can’t comment on that. Only downside... drinking in Stockholm is expensive. Save up for this place though, its worth the trip and Stockholm is an interesting city to spend a few days in.

callmemickey, May 11, 2011
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%

Ah, the famed Akkurat. Yes. This place is quite nice indeedy. Though they redid some of the aesthetics and it looks a bit cleaner than you might imagine now. The vintage list is obscenely insane and the draft list is nice too. They have 4 cask engines also. The food is good, though honestly, I could never move beyond just eating the steak tartar. It can get busy in here, so don't freak out or be totally surprised if you walk in and it's completely packed. Swedes love their beer, and American brews at that, too. It's one of the most famous and popular bars in all of Stockholm.

RblWthACoz, Jun 20, 2010
Photo of alfrantzell
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%

The vintage bottle list is kept in a drawer. Flip to the chapters called "Cuvée Lambic & Gueuze," "Frukt & Druvöl," and "Big and Beautiful," and with a quivering finger find the sections marked "Brasserie Cantillon." There among the fourteen year old gueuze and nine year old lambic you'll find:

Cantillon Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir
Cantillon Reed Gueuze Muscat
Cantillon Loerik
Cantillon Cuvée de Florian
Cantillon Goldackerl Gueuze
Cantillon Soleil de Minuit

Truly an index of ecstasy, though not for the parsimonious - nothing here really is. The average draft beer is $10. A cheeseburger costs $24, and no, it does not have Kobe beef, foie gras, or platinum. But they have four hand pumps, that inimitable bottle list, and a dedicated Cantillon tap.

The bartender was surly, telling me of the time he told the brewer of Russian River to stop brewing sours because they disgusted him. With this much vintage Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, and De Cam at his disposal, I couldn't hold it against him.

With so many bottles to finish, I lingered long past closing time before being cast out into the streets of Södermalm, expelled from Paradise.

alfrantzell, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of baggio
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%

One of my all-time favourite pubs that i keep coming back to more often than i can really afford.

Great selection of beers and always new interesting stuff. Always minimum 3 real-ales and about 30 other taps.

Great selection of bottles too with many nice beers from all around the world esp usa.

Vintage-selection of belgian beers is amazing and probably the best i've seen short of kulminator. Some beers, like soleil de minut, can only be found here and nowhere else.

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Food is very good for being a pub. Try the beef tartar or the burger! Prices are normal for being sweden. Expect to pay alot
for vintage and/or rare beers tho.

One of the best bars in the world, no doubt!

baggio, Jun 03, 2010
Photo of Chambic
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%

One of my favorite bars in Stockholm! I was lucky enough to stay around the block at the Hilton, so I definitely went every day.

A variety of seating includes a dining room, a long communal table, an even longer bar, and booth seating.

The fact that they're open on Sundays is a big plus for Stockholm.

Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus was on tap when I was there. Other treasures include 10-year-old Hoegaarden Verboden Vrucht.

Other things I enjoyed were live music, a yummy fish soup, and the company of really cool people working there.

Chambic, May 19, 2010
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Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden
99 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.