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Oliver Twist

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Repslagargatan 6
Stockholm, 118 46
Sweden

+44 (0) 8 6400566 | map
olivertwist.se

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Nearest underground station: Slussen

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24
Ratings:
32
pDev:
9.77%
 
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Photo of Sixpoint
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of dirtylou
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of Bung
4.03/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Lots of us stuff, but some local and european. Adequate and a cool atmosphere, but will probably only have a small handful of new brews for an American visitor.

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Photo of mltobin
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of shivtim
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of corby112
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

One of the few beer bars in Stockholm that actually opens before 4 p.m. (some even open at 6 p.m.)

Plenty of bottled beer from around the world is available here. There are 14 taps with an emphasis on English Ales. When I was here (7/21/2015), there were only four Swedish beers featured on tap. However, the British offerings were not ones that I had seen in the USA. There were three US beers on tap. On a quick look over, it appears there are about 150 different bottles of beer available.

Although I didn't order any food, I saw plenty of food being served.

I heard no English, except for myself, in this bar. I take this to mean it is a true local hangout. Oliver Twist (OT to the locals) is a relative to Akkurat which is down the street about three blocks. The vibe is very low key--I was asked if I wish to start a tab (yes) and the bartender walked away trusting me to finish up when I was done. He was mostly attentive, but relatively indifferent to me.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.71/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of baybum
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of dgilks
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Crosling
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Oliver Twist has become one of my staples when I come to Stockholm.

Vibe is very much English pub, laid back and friendly.

Food wise, they serve both lunch where they have a couple of specials every day with good variety, and dinner from a set menu. Food is always good and solid, but maybe not something to go out of your way for.

The beer, however, is. OT have about 20 taps, where any beer fan should be able to find something they enjoy. Usually they have a couple of beers on cask, and the taps are well varied. You may not find super rare beers that often, but there is always a good mix of local and far away. The bottle list is also excellent, with plenty of English, Belgian, Scandinavian and American beers.

Service is always friendly and engaging, with the staff really knowing their stuff.

Overall, I usually come to Oliver Twist with the intent of having a couple of beers before heading into Stockholm proper. More often than not I get stuck, due to the variety of the beer list and the fun people working here. Make OT a stop when in Stockholm, you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of bark
3.83/5  rDev -4%
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.

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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of baggio
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

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Photo of JanM
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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?

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Photo of gnoff
3.83/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of Niniimaa
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Visited Oliver Twist while in Sweden for the Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Fest. Arrived around lunch time and the place was already pretty crowded. Cool pub atmosphere with a lot of nice beer paraphernalia decorating the walls. The selection was pretty much dominated by American beers, but they had one of my all-time favorites, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted on cask! The service was pretty slow due to the amount of people. For Stockholm, the prices were pretty reasonable. I had the fish and chips and my wife had the BBQ Bourbon Burger. The fish and chips were probably the best I've ever had, and my wife's burger was also very good. We visited all of the top beer bars in Stockholm, and this was probably my favorite all around. Highly recommend!

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Photo of BeerTank
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of krunchie
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
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!

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Oliver Twist in Stockholm, Sweden
Place rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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