Taps: 25 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
3.25/5 rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I snuck over here after going to Akkurat and I was greatly disappointed. First of all I was there at least 20 minutes before I got any service. This bar is all about American beers, they dominated 70% of what they have. They are decent beers but nothing special, nothing i havent had before. The foreign beers they do have are nothing special. If I was a Swede into American beer this might be a cool spot. However, if youre an American no need to come here, crush the foreign beers. As a positive they did have bottles of Abyss which was cool, the price of about 60 wasnt.
07-03-2010 17:59:45 | More by jrallen34
3.35/5 rDev -17.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$$
I want to like Oliver Twist, I really do. They are very serious about their beer (and they will not allow you to forget this for a second upon entering the place), they have a good selection and a wide and varying range of taps. They focus primarily on American and British beers with others thrown into the mix, as well as up and coming Swedish breweries. The problem is that it is just really tough to be in there and have a good time.
It's very very expensive (think case prices for American bottles, not bottle prices). Draught beer is marginally cheaper but not much. The selection varies but it never really gets too far away from the overlying theme of confused English pub - trying to be American sports bar - trying to be a local hangout.
Gets ridiculously crowded on weekends, and is often full on most weekday nights. (Not recommended when the local soccer team is playing.) Try and get their earlier rather than later. Do what you can to get a table, or even better sit outside. Otherwise you will constantly have people bumping into you and pushing through you to get to the bar. Unfortunately there are always people taking up the entire space in front of the actual bar itself, this makes it nearly impossible to get a chance to order and you can easily spend 10 minutes just trying to get a pint. This really puts a damper on things when you are trying to just get a round in.
The food is standard pub food, and expensive even by Swedish standards. Can be worth eating just to get the table service as it will allow you to enjoy the evening without having to battle the crowds at the bar.
Worth a trip if you are trying to find some hard to find US imports or English cask ale. Otherwise take a walk down to Akkurat if it's beer you are looking for.
06-15-2009 12:25:05 | More by Stockgnome
3.7/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Went to OT while visiting friends in Sweden.
It's a good beer bar. Atmosphere is kind of generic beer bar style, with various beer-related decorations. Limited seating (although there's a restaurant area with more seating, but only if you're ordering food). It was very difficult to tell what beer they actually had. There were a few chalkboards with a couple beers listed, but they were spread around the space and weren't all listed in one spot. There was no bottle menu. It was difficult to order because of the noise and lack of menu. That being said, they had some good stuff on tap and a few local options. We tried several of the Swedish beers, while the Swedes enjoyed the US imports. Quality of the beers was great, and all were served in appropriate glassware.
The crowd was mixed, mostly 30-somethings but with a few younger people and a few older (and even elderly) people. Service was just OK. Bartender was fine, but the person running food and picking up empty glasses seemed to have an attitude.
Beers are very pricey, same as anywhere in Sweden.
02-26-2014 14:55:53 | More by shivtim
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
One of the main reasons that I checked out Oliver Twist on a summer trip to Stockholm was reviews from BA. It is located on the island of Sodermalm in the city, which seems to have become a bit of a trendy neighborhood. The specific area it is in is very neat, with cobblestone streets and hills in the vicinity. Anyhow, it is not that large of a bar/restaurant. They have quite a bit of U.S. drafts, with a good selection of Swedish drafts too and a good bottle list that also includes some Belgian offerings. For Euro residents, it is a great spot to try some U.S. craft beer. For my crew, it was pretty good spot to have some Swedish beer. It was pretty good, but we were a bit disappointed. The Swedish beer was solid, but nothing great was on draught. And for the bottle selection, it was not as good as other spots in the city. We had a couple appetizers, that were tasty enough, nothing special there. And as we expected in this beautiful city, prices were expensive.
10-19-2012 01:06:03 | More by mltobin
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
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 havent 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.
06-11-2006 14:07:23 | More by bark
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
05-06-2006 21:16:59 | More by gnoff
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Visited Oliver Twist a couple times on my Stockholm expedition. They have a nice range of bottled Swedish beers and bottled American craft brews. On tap, there were some nice selections including some tasty Swedish ESB's along with some American beers. They also had some authentic cask offerings both from Sweden and the U.K. I was treated really well by the staff and found the place to be well run. While I did not have any food, I saw some dishes that looked tasty and tempting. This wasn't my favorite bar, probably because I'm an American and have access to so many of their beers, but I still found it to be a really impressive establishment.
06-09-2008 15:08:25 | More by Crosling
4/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Oliver Twist is located in a great corner of central Stockholm just a few steps from Akkurat, another great bar with Belgian profile. Went there on a late Friday afternoon. The place was packed by normal people congregating in various groups around the room. Probably after work sessions. I felt immediately at home in the relaxed atmosphere. Quick service despite the rush. But I can just imagine what it would have been like before smoking was banned- pretty low visibilty, next to no oxygen. Sometimes no smoking is a blessing. The selection of beer was excellent although the tap variety was not that great. Considering it's a British style pub there should be something more interesting than Bombardier. And where were the real ales?
12-05-2006 15:28:34 | More by JanM
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Oliver Twist is a beerbar just 2 stops away with the subway from stockholms centralstation. It is close to its sisterpub, Akkurat, but has a different focus when it comes to beers. When i was there they had about 25 different beers on tap, mostly swedish and danish. They had a decent selection of brews from USA and all around the world and the bartenders and waiters had good knowledge about the beers they were serving. The food was excellent and actually surprised me, pubs usually don't serve food this good.
This was my first time there but i'll be sure to visit this place again as i found the atmosphere there better than Akkurat (less crowded) and the selection of beers was also better (esp the selection of beers from USA). I also had the pleasure to spend the evening with fellow beeradvocates Bark and Rindlow which made the experience even better. Highly recommended!
06-12-2007 22:30:28 | More by baggio
Oliver Twist in Stockholm, Sweden
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.