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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 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 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 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 jrallen34
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%

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 indiapaleale
4.34/5  rDev -5.2%

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 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 drpimento
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%

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
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MattSweatshirt, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Crosling
5/5  rDev +9.2%

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 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
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Paccamacca, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of macesq
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

macesq, Sep 10, 2014
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 phingdong
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

phingdong, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

psoriasaurus, Aug 18, 2014
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 JanM
4.22/5  rDev -7.9%

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 FreshHawk
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%

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 gnoff
4.3/5  rDev -6.1%

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 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 skar
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%

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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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

kermis, Jun 20, 2014
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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
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