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Oliver Twist

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Oliver TwistOliver Twist

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.67%
Taps: 25
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Nearest underground station: Slussen

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Photo of dirtylou
4.2/5  rDev +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

dirtylou, May 31, 2011
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

RblWthACoz, Jun 20, 2010
Photo of corby112
4.16/5  rDev +3%

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.

corby112, Oct 12, 2009
Photo of shivtim
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

shivtim, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of mltobin
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

mltobin, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of jrallen34
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

jrallen34, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of Crosling
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

Crosling, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of bark
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

bark, Jun 11, 2006
Photo of baggio
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

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!

baggio, Jun 12, 2007
Photo of JanM
4/5  rDev -1%

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?

JanM, Dec 05, 2006
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Oliver Twist in Stockholm, Sweden
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.