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Akkurat

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AkkuratAkkurat
BA SCORE
100
world-class

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.3%
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 Craftattle
3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

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 beerdrifter
4.08/5  rDev -11.3%

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 krunchie
4.18/5  rDev -9.1%

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 elinash
4.2/5  rDev -8.7%

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 bark
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%

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 JanM
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%

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 macesq
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

macesq, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Craftbeard
4.28/5  rDev -7%

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 gnoff
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%

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 indiapaleale
4.34/5  rDev -5.7%

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 drpimento
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%

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 Hammarby
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%

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 flexabull
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Amazing beer bar in Stockholm.

Location and vibe is nothing overly special, just a typical looking bar in Sodermalm.

Quality and selection is phenomenal. 20 something taps, and a cellar list like nothing I have ever seen, it's pages long of amazing beers. Some stuff was outrageously priced, but some other things like the wonderful 2000 Mort Subite Gueuze I had was about the same price as some of their draft beer! Amazing. Also, served in proper glassware, and in a lambic basket.

Service was hit a miss. Definitely very pleasant, and not bad at all, just a bit slow. First night we were treated well, and promptly served. The second day we visited, it took a while to be noticed, and even longer to go fetch our beers from the cellar. And even after taking so long to track down my beer, the server came back empty handed when it came to my Mom's choice.

Food was pretty good, but nothing special.

Prices as mentioned, were all over the board. Generally very high (like most everything in Sweden), but some stuff on the vintage list was very reasonably priced.

Come here to be blown away by the cellar, if I was travelling alone, I probably could have spent a lot of time and money here.

flexabull, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of MrTull
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MrTull, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Paccamacca, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.51/5  rDev -2%

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 baggio
4.55/5  rDev -1.1%

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 LungeRehm
4.6/5  rDev 0%

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 RblWthACoz
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%

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 +0.7%

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 skar
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%

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
Photo of BeerTank
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%

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 dirtylou
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%

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 dvnb
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%

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 ILessThan3Brett
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%

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
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