Stockholm

  • ChicagoSteve

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    May 29, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    I have a trip scheduled for August to Stockholm. It's a combination of business and pleasure but it's short, only 4 days. I've never been there before but it has been on my wish list for a long time. With the limited amount of time, what are "must do's" there. What is the gay nightlife like?

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    Steve
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    May 29, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    Its a great city and the locals are friendly and super attractive. I stayed in a hostel near skantstul last June. There are some gay bars near centraal i believe. Just get a good map and walk/ take the train. Old town or Gamlastaan is popular with the tourists. If you dont have Grindr, get it. I met some cool people for dinner with it including a nice guy from RJ.
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    May 29, 2013 9:28 AM GMT
    Amazing city, I lived there for almost a year. Great people as well, not to mention how sexy, stylish and polite they are. And good news, it's summer, so you can see them half-clothed!
    Gay life is quite interesting. Dinner or early evening at Torget, gay bar just outside metro station Gamla Stan. Then if you like to dance, you can choose either Paradise (metro Slussen) or Zipper (can't remember how to get there), but there's just so much more that that. The whole Sodermalm area is very young and cool (check out the Strand bar, metro Hornstull, or the amazing Malarpaviljongen in Kungsholmen) , so make sure you stick around, get grindr and meet people.

    Oh, and on 17 August it's Midnight's Run, 10 km, if you're up to run it.

    You can also connect with gay Swedes on Qruiser.com, much easier to find more information and people you might like.

  • May 29, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    Hi Steve!

    Welcome to Stockholm!
    There are a lot to do and see...depending on how much time you got and how the weather is at the moment of your visit :-)
    I´d love to tell you more about what is happening in town and where to find the gayvenues. Just send me a message about your plans for the visit and I will help you out.

    Best rgds
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    ChicagoSteve saidI have a trip scheduled for August to Stockholm. It's a combination of business and pleasure but it's short, only 4 days. I've never been there before but it has been on my wish list for a long time. With the limited amount of time, what are "must do's" there. What is the gay nightlife like?

    Thanks,
    Steve
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 01, 2013 7:32 AM GMT
    If you read and liked the Stieg Larrson Millenium Trilogy books, there are now tours you can go on (or just follow maps) to the Stockholm locations in the novels.
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    Jun 06, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Sweden really doesn't have a gay life. It is accepting but I found it is similar to other countries. I found that there are sex clubs and bookstores only. Similar to midwest situations. Stockholm really didn't have a gay area I felt when I was there.
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    Jun 06, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    bradomo saidSweden really doesn't have a gay life. It is accepting but I found it is similar to other countries. I found that there are sex clubs and bookstores only. Similar to midwest situations. Stockholm really didn't have a gay area I felt when I was there.


    there's not a designated "gayborhood" but the gay scene is absolutely not confined to sex clubs (I am skeptical these even exist in Stockholm) and bookstores.

    Kolingsborg (called Paradise Garage club, but the establishment itself is "kolingsborg") is a blast on fridays, usually fun on saturdays. Zipper is another gay bar/club but lots of much younger men I've found. It's on S:tEriksgatan or something if I remember correctly. Torget is a gay bar for an older crowd.

    Go to the Katarinahissen (Slussen T-stop) during the day or night, The Galleria for shopping, Kulturhuset (T-Centralen t-stop) if you like the arts, Vetta Katen (Hötorget t-stop) if you like pastries/sweets, any number of churches for the architecture, Pontus (Östermalmstorg T-stop) for lunch after 1pm on weekdays, Gamla Stan, the national palace (changing of the guard on weekends at noon), and eat at Max Burger. Moderna Museet is a decent modern art museum. Skeppsholmen (an island) is cool in general though, as is Djurgården (a large park on the island Nacka).