Overlooking the cobblestones of Stortorget, Stockholm’s oldest square, this polished craft cocktail bar was once home to the city’s first pharmacy. In a nod to its medieval roots, the dark wooden walls are designed to look like a pantry of medicine drawers, each labelled with Latin words for traditional apothecary ingredients. A changing roster of creative drinks infused with herbs and spices are available from the green marble bar. Elsewhere, you’ll find a souq-style lounge area flanked by embroidered carpets and red-fringed armchairs. Expect a low-key, romantic vibe during the week, with live DJs encouraging a more sociable atmosphere over the weekend. Book ahead to guarantee a table. If you’re feeling hungry, don’t miss the snack pairings, specifically designed to complement individual cocktails.
Time Out tip: While Pharmarium is hands-down one of the best winter venues in Stockholm, it opens up a cute wooden terrace during summer that often lacks the crowds of the city’s famed waterfront hangouts.