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Oliver Twist

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Taps: 25
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Repslagargatan 6
Stockholm, 118 46
Sweden
phone: +44 (0) 8 6400566

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Notes:
Nearest underground station: Slussen

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Photo of Hammarby
4.13/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Quite a good selection of different beers. Emphasis on american beers and swedish micro breweries. Knowledgable staff. The privately imported american beers can be quite expensive, one IPA from Rogue (33 cl) cost SEK 140 (about $20)! I mean, it was good, but still. Prices like that will keep you sober, which ofcourse is a good thing, or broke, which is bad.

The food is not impressive, not even by pub standards. To be honest, stick to drinking and get your meal someplace else.

This bar is the little sister (in all aspects) of the belgo oriented Akkurat, which is located just a few blocks away. But since the american beers are their speciality it is still one of my favorites.

Photo of bark
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Oliver Twist is the "baby sister” of the extraordinary beer bar Akkurat, located just a few blocks away.

Oliver Twist (or “OT” as they often call themselves) is more of a cosy local restaurant than a beer/whisky-institution. In recent years, they have focused on American microbrewers. Of course, they have beers from Sweden, Belgium and Britain etc too, but if you are looking for a interesting selection of hoppy brews from the other side of the Atlantic in Sweden, this is the place.

Apart from the “house beers” Hell, Heaven and Fallen Angel (all from Jämtlands bryggeri and developed in collaboration by Akkurat, OT and Jämtlands), they usually offer some 20 kegs and 3 cask ales (they were one of the first Cask Marquee pubs outside of Britain) and approximately 150 bottled beers, all carefully selected by the staff. Check out the web site for an updated list (click the “nyheterna” link).

The majority of the food is the expected pub grub; fish & chips, steak, chilli con carne, filled hot baguettes, pasta, luxury hamburger… It is a bit costly, but the food is much better prepared than in most pubs. Please note that there are two totally different menus, one for the bar and one for “the tables”. I still haven’t figured out why.

I can personally recommend the “Janssons frestelse”, a traditional Swedish dish of sliced potatoes, pickled herring and onions that is baked in cream (it is much better than it sounds). The spicy frozen cheesecake is lovely, too.

The overall atmosphere is relaxed, inviting and friendly. Many of the guests are regulars and locals. At summertime, they open the windows and put up a small beer garden at the pavement. The open design can make the restaurant noisy and as a guest you are quite exposed. Not the place for a discreet romantic dinner, I would say.

The friendly staff got good knowledge of beers and they can often give good advices. At times, the place can get very crowded and then, the personnel seem to be easily stressed.

Photo of gnoff
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Oliver Twist can be found close to subway station Slussen in Stockholm. It's on a parallell street to the big pub street Götgatan in the southern parts of the city center.

Oliver Twist, or OT for short, is one of the better beer places in Stockholm, specially for finding some (for Sweden) rare Brittish or American beers.
The place is a bit pricy, but the selection makes it worth it.
Free hot dogs is nice, look by the door early before they run out.

Has a tendence to get very crowded.

Usually runs some sort of special beer festival or something like it.

Photo of rkabat
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I went there in June of this year and had a great time. They had a Hip Hops On Tour "event" taking place, consisting of about 20 different bottled American micros, all of which were hoppy. These were in addition to their normal selection of American micros they have. The Hip Hops On Tour included beers from Brookly East IPA (very good beer), Avery, Lost Coast, North Coast, Bell's, Two Brothers, Three Floyd's, Victory, Tuppers, Rogue and others I didn't write down.

The atmosphere was somewhere in between an English and an American pub, probably more on the American side. Good music, free hot dogs during happy hour (think it started at 4 or 5P), and the menu looked good as well. We didn't eat there, but no specific reason for not doing so. The staff was decent, but not great. They all spoke English with us and were decent overall. Not great, not poor. Lots of beers on tap, including several Swedish micros, some English real ales, Sam Adams, and many other choices. Definitely worth stopping at.

Photo of stjarnflikka
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This was the first "quality" bar i went to, quite some time ago, and i was impressed even then.

Generally its just a tiny bar, in a quite small room with a great selection of beers. They have recieved the CAMRA award several times i think, this means that they constantly serve "real beer" and up to date they've had like 800 different beers.

A lot of swedish beer, a good selection of traditional "top notch" beers with a special belgian section on the list.

Quite recently theyve imported a lot of american micros which is extremely reare to get your hands on otherwise.

Simply put, just a very good bar with great selection.

Oliver Twist in Stockholm, Sweden
90 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.