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Akkurat

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AkkuratAkkurat
BA SCORE
100
world-class

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 6.51%
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 beerdrifter
4.08/5  rDev -11.5%

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 +7.2%

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 +2.4%

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 +4.1%

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 jrallen34
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%

On my trip in Stockholm this was my first stop. Went on Saturday afternoon totally dead, I was told this was because the soccer games were on and it was nice out. This was good because it provided me some ample time to talk to the staff, but a downside because there are no tvs to watch the soccer games. Atmosphere in general is pretty boring, typical euro bar, wood everything, beer memo on the wall but nothing special. There are 2 menus one for the day and the vintage or cellar menu. The cellar menu is what I want to right away. I was awed with verticals of trappist beers, westy 6, and unreal lambics such as cantillon loerik, millenium gueze & jj blauw. The selection was great, quality best in the world hands down...The staff is good very knowledgable and helpful. It was slow so the staff even took me to the cellar which was awesome. 5 floors down, I saw one of 3 cellars filled to the brim with unreal beers. Interestingly they advocate laying all lambics on there side. The price is high but this cellar.

This is a true must see, almost a reason to go to Stockholm.

jrallen34, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%

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 +0.4%

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 -1.3%

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 +3.7%

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
Photo of FreshHawk
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%

The place to be in Stockholm for beer. A large bar area with a number of tables, and an adjacent room. There is a good amount of room, but it got a little crowded when I got there (it settled down after a while). Some light music plays in the background and there are a number of signs stating whats on tap along with some other beer decorations.

The people working were very helpful and knowledgeable about the beer. I talked a bit about different beers whenever they weren't busy. They were quite nice.

The selection is great, a large number of beers on tap from all over the world (US, UK, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, and others) along with a few Swedish and UK cask ales and a weekly Cantillion on tap. Outside that, there is also an extensive bottle list, and even more in the cellar. There are a lot of beers with a number of vintages (including a lot of Belgians). Quite impressive.

The value isn't bad for being in Stockholm and ordering beer. If you are looking for cheap beer, look elsewhere (I mean outside of Sweden). As far as Swedish standards go, it is pretty average. On tap will be around 50-80 SEK and some of the bottles can be around there. A number of the semi-rare bottles will be 10-200 SEK with the bigger/rarer ones being more.

If you love beer and are in Stockholm, this place is definitely worth checking out. Very friendly people working and drinking here. Just remember you are in Sweden so alcohol will be expensive. Very good selection, especially in the Cuvee (cellar). Also you can pick up a Närke Kaggen! Stormaktsporter here (vintage 2006 ran me 375 SEK in 2010).

FreshHawk, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of drpimento
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%

Great place. It was just over from my hotel which is near the bridge to Gama Stan. Easy to find and get to. Bartenders and guests were friendly. Superior selection of beers including some Swedish, USA, Belgian, and others. Also have real beer (a Swedish cask lager and an English cask ale). Only had fries (good) and mayo (home made). It was late last night, Friday and they were pretty busy, but not nearly as much as some nearby places. Which was great for me. It was a warm evening, but outside seating was full, so I sat inside at the bar. Surprisingly, since there wasn'lt any airconditioning, it was comfortable. Great bottle selection as well. Amazing scotch whisky selection. Not cheap, but not much here is easy on the wallet.

drpimento, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of indiapaleale
4.34/5  rDev -5.9%

Akkurat is an amazing place when it comes to beer, if you are in Stockholm you need to go here.

Big open bar area with tables in a backroom as well. This place was packed the few times I've been but we've managed to get a table after a bit of waiting (with drinks in hand).

Beer menu is crazy, they have lots of stuff listed as being in their cellar and costs are ridiculous for some of the older stuff. I don't think they have everything they say they do though.

I actually had a Stone IPA here as I'd been without a super hoppy IPA for two weeks and needed one! I'm thinking it cost me around $7 for the bottle but it was worth it.

Lots of taps, definitely focusing on European stuff and not on American micros...go for Belgian.

Awesome beer bar in Stockholm that is a cool place to spend a TON of money on beer. Sweden isn't cheap, Stockholm isn't cheap and Akkurat sure as hell ain't cheap.

indiapaleale, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of BeerTank
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%

Akkurat Belgo Bar is without a doubt one of the best beer bars in Scandinavia. The beer selection is daunting, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the food is tasty and filling.

When you approach the bar one of the first things that strikes you is that there seems to be beer taps just about everywhere. In fact if you stand in the wrong place it can sometimes be hard to get eye contact with the staff since there's a couple of beer taps in the way.

The selection on tap is a mix of the standard lagers for the average lager boy, micro brews of different nationalities, and Belgian beers. Lately they have started with a dedicated Cantillon tap where you can find Cantillon's that you might not even have seen on bottle.

There's also 5 hand pumps in the bar, but I've never seen more than 2 or 3 cask ales running at the same time. The selection of cask ales is very good, with a mix of ales from small British and Swedish producers.

If that's not enough there's also a large selection of bottled beers of different nationalities. As the name suggests a lot of the beers are from Belgium, but there's also beers from Sweden, US, UK and other countries.

If you have brought your large wallet you should really check out the cuvée as well, since it contains a lot of rare vintage beers. Although the staff doesn't guarantee the condition of the vintage beer, I have never been served a bad vintage beer as of yet, and that's not from lack of trying.

The food is also very good, and the specialty of the place is different kinds of mussels. However, if you plan on eating there you should call ahead and reserve, because it can get quite crowded at times.

All in all this is a place you shouldn't miss if you're ever in Stockholm.

BeerTank, Nov 27, 2008
Photo of krunchie
4.18/5  rDev -9.3%

I went there a saturday night so it was completely crowded, but it was okay anyway. I guess if you go there earlier like 6pm or on weekdays it might be nicer....anyway:

They had a pretty good selection of beer. I only read the blackboards over the bar 'cause I couldn't find a menu and the bartenders were really busy and stressed. I had a blue Chimay and even though the bartender was busy and doing several things at the same time he served me the beer perfectly. It had a perfect hat and everything - the best Chimay I ever had!

I guess i shouldn't go out when everyone else have already crowded the place I'm going to :)

Anyways, this is a place I'm definately gonna go back to. I recommend it! Great service, good selection of beer and a quite reasonable price (even though there are no places in sweden that have reasonable prices - at all!)

krunchie, Oct 19, 2008
Photo of LungeRehm
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%

Best selection of beers I've ever seen in Europe, esp ales and taps (20+). Service was prompt, very helpful and funny, as were the almost omniscient beer geeks at the bar!

The terrace was a bit small and thus crowded in summer but there's a separate tap there. I guess there's just not more space on the pavement.

Given higher wages/prices in Sweden than in continental Europe, the prices were OK, comparable to almost any other bar in Stockholm. That's why we didn't try the food there; we were a bit short on funds.

LungeRehm, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of elinash
4.2/5  rDev -8.9%

What a knockout beer bar! For starters it was an unexpected find in Stockholm. I was told before traveling that Stockholm and Sweden for that matter weren't really on the beer map. Put down the lousy travel guides- Stockholm has some great beer selections. Maybe this isn't surprising, but I found Brooklyn IPA at the traditional meatball restaurant Pelikan. I had something else, being in Europe and all.

The atmosphere was great. Traditional bar atmosphere that looked like it could have been really dirty, but like the rest of Stockholm was actually really, really clean. Beer bottles lined a shelf that rested above the bar- most of them were really unique.

The selection was outstanding. I didn't count droughts, but there may have been up to 20...? Cantillion was on, and I tried Bink Bruin from Brouwerij Kerkom- on drought. It was really amazing and served in proper glassware. My second beer was a Swedish russian imperial. Also outstanding. They had a bunch of seasonals including stuff from the U.S. like Geary's.

Food was slammin. We had mussels and frites. The mussels sauce was I think a wit- and definitely some of the best I've had.

The value was ok, though the dollar was taking a turn for the worst, so nothing in Europe was a real value.

elinash, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of Crosling
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Visited twice on my Stockholm tour and I can truly say, Akkurat's one of the best beer bars in the world. In terms of selection, if you're looking for lambic, they have the best list in the world, period. I don't know how or why, but they have a special relation with both Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen and have special beers from both breweries. They also have a lot of other Belgian ales, including many vintages. As for Swedish beers, they have both Imperial Stouts from Narke, enough said. I was also impressed with their selection of American beers, including many vintages. The staff treated me kindly and the food I did have was quite good. Sunday night is band night and it was cool. I came back on my final night and had an incredible night of fine ales and really treated myself. Akkurat is a very special bar.

Crosling, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of JanM
4.22/5  rDev -8.5%

Went there on a Monday night. Excellent and relaxed place, mostly male guests. Having said that the crowd was mixed in terms of professional background and age. A fair amount of suits and tie though. The range of beer was excellent although I had expected some more tap variety but the selection was still far better than any bar I have ever visted in Sweden except for perhaps Vildanden in Lund. Entering the premises I immediately ordered a sour Cantillon on tap. I guess you have to be a true beer fan to appreciate something like that. My ignorant Carlsberg drinking friend tasted it and rolled his eyes in amazement: "Is this a beer?" I followed up with an Inveralmond Export Ale- couldn't help mixing styles as I had only a day in Stockholm- but it turned out to be pretty skunky. Stuffed myself with fries and mayo and went on with another Belgo. All and all Akkurat offers most of the things a beer aficionado requires for a successful visit.

JanM, Nov 30, 2006
Photo of Hammarby
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%

Belgo bar with a selection of brittish and belgo beers as well as lambic. Very knowledgeable staff, and very knowledgable crowd. If the staff can't help you with the information you ask for, it's not unlikely that one of the regulars can give you an entire lecture.

Very good food. Not unexpensive, but excellent. Good service indoors, not as good outdoors.

Try the truffels with kriek. Exceptional!

Cellar with selection of vintage beers (not tried by me). For a reasonable price Akkurat hold different kinds of tastings (beer, whiskey).

Hammarby, Nov 23, 2006
Photo of gnoff
4.3/5  rDev -6.7%

Akkurat can be found close to subway station Slussen in Stockholm. Part of the "Golden Triangle" with Akkurat, Oliver Twist and Svejk.

The place has a very large selection of beer and whisky.

The staff is usually very knowledgeable and if the place isn't crowded they're happy to answer any questions and talk about beer. Watch out for the lunch staff though, since it happens they know very little of beer.

Might be difficult to find seating unless you book ahead.

Specializing in Lambic type beers, including some brewed by Cantillon brewery specially for Akkurat.

gnoff, May 06, 2006
Photo of rkabat
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%

Akkurat Belgo Bar has to be one of my favorite beer bars I've ever visited. My wife and I really enjoyed the atmospherei inside as well as the outdoor seating. The service was excellent at the bar, not so much outside. We were served by Richard at the bar, who happens to be one of the most knowledgable about beers from anywhere in the world. His service and conversation definitely enhanced our visit.

While we were there, they had a Lambic Festival taking place and it was definitely a Lambic Festival. There were at least ten lambics on tap (one or two on handpull) and even more in bottles. A great selection of beers other than lamics, too. I would venture to say they covered a majority, if not all of the Swedish micros.

In addition to the beer selection, they also have an amazing selection of whiskey and tequila.

The food was very good as well and prepared very true to their Belgian roots.

I think about this place a lot and would love to go back there tomorrow. Don't miss it while you're in town.

rkabat, Aug 11, 2005
Photo of skar
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%

When a bartender at a Stockholm brewpub recommended this place, little did I know that I was about to visit one of the best beer bars in the world.

The bar is located just south of Gamla Stan (the old city). The bar looks nice and has plenty of seating. The service was very good, but the bartenders were pretty busy. The prices were reasonable for Sweden, which is an expensive country to drink in.

On to the unboring beer list. If you love Belgian ales, don't miss this place. The selection was amazing. Highlights included full Belgian Trappist lineups, several dozen Lambics, and about 20 Belgian taps with no Stella or Hoegaarden in sight. About half of the list was privately imported so you won't find these beers anywhere else in Sweden. They had cask ale also but I didn't even check the lineup. I even saw some American micros such as Anchor Old Foghorn.

My brother and I only had time for a few beers. We choose Rodenbach Grand Cru, Rochefort 10, and Delirium Nocturnum. All were excellent and served in proper brewery glassware.

Right before we had to leave we found out they have a separate vintage beer list!!! I didn't even get a chance to look at it, but I remember hearing about aged Rodenbach Grand Cru and vintage Brooklyn Monster. Akkurat even allows private parties to hold tastings in the beer cellar. These guys also host local beer festivals.

This bar goes so far beyond anything I've seen in Sweden. Next time I won't make the mistake of arriving 90 minutes before close on my last night in Stockholm. Akkurat earns a place among the very best beer bars in the entire world.

skar, Nov 25, 2003
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