Taps: 25 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.44/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place is bringing a lot more of a burly edge than its more "refined" sister bar Akkurat, (which is one street over actually...if I recall right through what is still a Swedish beer haze) this place is purely one to bring a group of friends to and enjoy numerous tasty beverages while sharing raucous, rowdy, and crass jokes. This is the everymans bar (a local, really) that lures the uninitiated in with the promise of a dive bar, but stands ready to enlighten the senses with a superior selection of excellent brews.
06-20-2010 04:10:39 | More by RblWthACoz
4.4/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
I can strongly recomend this bar. The atmosphere is very nice and the quality and service is outstanding! The food is legit (typical barfood). The kitchen closes between 10-11 and the bar is off between 11-02 depending on what day you happen to visit. The selection is awesome since im a fan of american ales but if your into belgian i would rather recommend "Pressklubben/Duvels" in downtown Stockholm. This is the place i found my taste for a good brew! Note that OT is the importer of most american breweries. The prices is fairly good aswell..
Good beer is not expensive, it just costs more money...
01-15-2010 16:34:12 | More by erikwibaeus
4.36/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went there in June of this year and had a great time. They had a Hip Hops On Tour "event" taking place, consisting of about 20 different bottled American micros, all of which were hoppy. These were in addition to their normal selection of American micros they have. The Hip Hops On Tour included beers from Brookly East IPA (very good beer), Avery, Lost Coast, North Coast, Bell's, Two Brothers, Three Floyd's, Victory, Tuppers, Rogue and others I didn't write down.
The atmosphere was somewhere in between an English and an American pub, probably more on the American side. Good music, free hot dogs during happy hour (think it started at 4 or 5P), and the menu looked good as well. We didn't eat there, but no specific reason for not doing so. The staff was decent, but not great. They all spoke English with us and were decent overall. Not great, not poor. Lots of beers on tap, including several Swedish micros, some English real ales, Sam Adams, and many other choices. Definitely worth stopping at.
08-11-2005 13:50:20 | More by rkabat
4.34/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Small pub just south across a walking bridge from Gamla Stan.
I counted 42 taps (incl 3 pulls) running at the "Pissed", mainly of the British varieties. There were some Swedish labels hidden amongst though so ask the bartender. Plently of Swedish brands in bottles if so inclined.
Mainly stools for sitting and locals said it gets backside to elbows during the rush time. The number of customers started picking up as it started to get dark outside. I had a long conversation with a local who was a cricket conductor and had a local imperial stout that was too sweet and not enough flavour.
It was funny that all the locals were hanging out waiting for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to get tapped as the good beer in the series of imports from US.
Didn't try the food but made the place smell good; would try next time.
11-16-2007 21:29:46 | More by Niniimaa
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I have strong feelings for this place. This was where I learned to appreciate high quality beer for real. Me and my friends have had truly epic evenings at this place.
The atmosphere is really good with suitable music and friendly guests who are more than happy to discuss just about anything, but mostly beer.
The same goes with the staff. They are well educated and if there's that much pressure on the bar at the moment you can have a chat with them aswell.
The selection of beer is excelent if you want the american stuff. They are kind of weak when it comes to other countries, but if you go to Oliver Twist it's because you want to drink american beer.
Oliver Twist is the importer for almost all american beer that we have in Sweden, so can keep the prices relatively low.
03-10-2010 14:35:27 | More by niklas0770
4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
This was the first "quality" bar i went to, quite some time ago, and i was impressed even then.
Generally its just a tiny bar, in a quite small room with a great selection of beers. They have recieved the CAMRA award several times i think, this means that they constantly serve "real beer" and up to date they've had like 800 different beers.
A lot of swedish beer, a good selection of traditional "top notch" beers with a special belgian section on the list.
Quite recently theyve imported a lot of american micros which is extremely reare to get your hands on otherwise.
Simply put, just a very good bar with great selection.
01-30-2005 17:37:55 | More by stjarnflikka
4.2/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is the sister pub to Akkurat, which is located a few hundred meters away. With two such good pubs that close together any visit to one of them invariably results in a visit to the other as well.
While Akkurat is a Belgo bar, Oliver Twist is more of a traditional pub. Like its sister OT has a lot of taps, with an innovative system where the taps are located above each other on high pillars. The advantage of this is that the taps don't block your line of sight to the staff, like they sometimes do at Akkurat.
There are around 25 taps all in all, and of these 3 are hand pumps. The kegs are a mix of the standard lagers and more interesting beers like different micro brews. The range of cask beer here usually mirrors Akkurats in that they usually are from the same breweries, but a different brand.
Behind the bar is a couple of large coolers containing their bottled beers. Although they don't have as many different kinds as Akkurat, OT has specialized in American craft beers. They import the beer themselves and usually get a delivery a couple of times a year. If you are fortunate enough to visit just after they have received a delivery you might find beers that are usually hard to find outside the US.
The resturant part of the pub is located away from the door, past the bar, and serve excellent interpretations of your standard pub grub.
In conclusion, this is a good place for a pint in Stockholm. If you are looking for a place that's a little more relaxed and laid back in comparison to Akkurat, but with almost as good selection of beers, then Oliver Twist is the place for you. In fact, even though I'm very fond of Akkurat, I usually find myself spending more time at OT just because I like the atmosphere.
11-28-2008 13:51:59 | More by BeerTank
4.2/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
4th beer-related stop in Stockholm. i was hesitant to hit this place since its reputation on BA as an american craft bar, but i'm glad i did...
atmosphere - sister bar to akkurat, with a more pub-like atmosphere. we had a few seats at the bar on a sunday night and enjoyed some great conversation with the bartender and some of the other patrons
quality: all the taps were fresh and new, served in nice glassware and attentively poured
service: great - bartender was well experienced and navigated me through the swedish crafts available
selection: tons of american crafts available but a nice variety of swedish craft taps as well. i dont think its accurate to state an american tourist wouldnt enjoy this place. i had no interest in drinking american craft in stockholm and had a BLAST at oliver twist, even closed the place down drinking nice swedish craft with very cool locals
food: did not try
05-31-2011 00:05:32 | More by dirtylou
4.16/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$
Stopped by here during a trip to Stockholm.
Quaint little beer bar on the island of Sodermalm in Stockholm. I heard good things about this place and happened to see it while exploring the city so stopped in for a beer that turned into four or five. As soon as you walk in there is a small bar with a bunch of tap handles and a chalkboard of what's on tap. Opposite of the bar is a huge wall with chalkboards announcing specials, events, new bottles and American offerings.
The service just average but there were some cool locals in there who I started talking beer with for a few hours. They were fascinated with American beer so we talked about the different U.S. microbreweries that they liked and how they Scandinavian brewing scene had changed over the last few years. I had such a good time that if my wife wasn't waiting for me at the hotel i would have stayed there all night.
On to the beer! This place had an amazing selection of draft beer and bottles from all over the world. They had a bunch of Scandinavian stuff like Nogne O, Mikkeller, Haandbryggeriet, Nils Oscar, etc as well as a bunch of Belgians, Germans and a huge selection of American craft. This place had more American craft offerings than most beer bars I've been to in the States. They had a bunch of North Coast, Stone and even Utopias!! I couldn't believe it. I have access to most of the American beers so I stuck with the Scandinavian beers. My only criticism of this place was the price. It wasn't expensive in comparison to other places in Stockholm, but everything in that city is so damn expensive. A can of soda cost me the equivalent of six American dollars! You don't even want to know what the tab ended up being here. My head hurts thinking about it but it still was a lot less expensive than Akkurat.
10-12-2009 02:39:27 | More by corby112
4.14/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I went there last week and they explained that they had a primary focus during the summer: american beers. To attract tourists perhaps? Or maybe just to prove that there are more styles of beers than just european styles. Exciting indeed, but I didn't feel like tasting any of them at the time. I'll certainly do soon, it would be really fun!
Their selection was pretty wide, not top class but still impressive. I had a Hoegaarden (perfectly served at the best temperature and in a cold glass! Best witbier I ever had) and tasted one of the IPAs the bartender recommended (can't remember what it was called) and it was really good.
The bartender had vast knowledge about beer and was very enthustiastic. He had several recommendations and let me taste the beer before I decided on which to choose. Great service!
The price is reasonable, just the price you would expect.
It's placed on a smaller street but not far from the bigger streets so getting there is easy. The atmosphere is somewhere between an english pub and a cozy restaurant with wood interior.
I really recommend it. I didn't have the time to eat there when I was there, but I saw some of the dishes other people ordered and they looked delicious!
08-01-2008 17:22:46 | More by krunchie
Oliver Twist in Stockholm, Sweden
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.