Cosy nostalgia envelopes this intimate spot named after it’s owner’s grandparents, who lived in the bar’s formerly working class neighbourhood, Hornstull, back in the 1930s. Bertil was a glassblower, while Judit had grown up on a farm. The pair met at a dance on Stockholm’s Djurgården island. Their names beam out from art deco neon lights on the building’s facade, while inside you’ll find the food and drink menu crafted from magnetic white letters stuck on a retro black letter board. There’s a fair wine and spirit selection, though don’t expect detailed suggestions from bar staff during weekends, when Judit and Bertil can lose a little of its rustic charm and get uncomfortably packed. Expect old skool hip hop or chilled electro on the stereo, alongside frequent appearances from live DJs.
Time Out tip: If you’re peckish and fed up of Stockholm prices, Judit and Bertil is just around the corner from one of the city’s most underrated budget grub spots, Daisy’s. It’s a fast food cabin with waterside views, specialising in wraps, burgers and hot dogs. Find it at Hornstulls Strand 2.