Let’s face it, when we travel, it’s often hard to find something for the girls.
We’re so done with mixed-clubs pertaining to be a “lesbian hang-out”, where we’re the 10%, or that elusive once-per-month girls'night that always seem to be on during a week day, or just the wrong weekend. But in Stockholm, the lesbian scene is actually thriving. Strange, for a city that really hasn’t even got a gay neighbourhood,but this is the Swedish way. Sweden and its capital city has been so open-minded and diverse for decades, that the notion or need for gay-only establishments is reduced.
But how else are we supposed to meet that stereotypically beautiful Swedish woman of our dreams? Well, in Stockholm, they’ve made it easy. Deeply feminist and with a strong lesbian community,you’re never far from a lesbian owned bar, coffee house or business popular with the ladies.
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But for now, here are some of our favourite Stockholm for girls moments...
Things are happening in Hornstull, on the western tip of hipster Södermalm. Restaurants, bars, and shops are opening one after the other, around the newly built mall and along the waterfront. Thelatest addition is the brand new lesbian owned bar Bitter Pills. A place where everyone is welcome. Cosy and great service! Plus, all the drinks have hilarious names!
URBAN DELI SOFO
Right at the heart of the hipster Soho, on Nytorget you’ll find a deli, supermarket and restaurant that sums up Stockholm. The lesbian owned URBAN DELI is a case-study of whatmakes Stockholm such an open-minded city, a place where everyone’s welcome and naturally, it’s popular with the city’s hipster gay girls.
With a breathtaking riverside city view – in fact, one of the best in town – is the excellent Fotografiska, home to some of the region’s (and indeed the world’s) most exciting photographic exhibitions,many of them gay-slanted. Fotografiska’s top-floor bistro and its panoramic vistas are simply fabulous too and is very popular with the arty-girls.
Maybe we got a bit excited here that his was an old all-girl’s school! Design hotel Miss Clara is housed in the former Ateneum girls’ school building, erected in 1910. How the hotel got its name? MissClara was the super strict headmistress at the school. The hotel’s 92 well-designed and personalized rooms and suites have a warm atmosphere of modern exclusivity and functionality.
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