This depends a lot on your personal preferences and what you expect when going out. However, to give you an idea of the different options, two popular places are Stureplan at Östermalmstorg (central Stockholm) and Slakthusområdet near Globen (south Stockholm). Stureplan is often known to focus more on Table service/expensive taste while Slakthusområdet provides open dancing.
The old school method you probably have heard about is finding a promoter threw common friends or social media. Then, text this person your name, age, and group size, if you are lucky the person will reply with either free or paid entrance before a set time. Now, an easier way is downloading a nightlife app like nightli and receive guestlist on your terms. Use it consistently (high-level) to start receiving free entry, basically like flight miles.
Either text all the details about your friends to a promoter or create a party group on the nightli app. Shared guestlist, tickets, and entrance is displayed under the ticket icon in your profile!
This can often be tricky if you have no previous connections in the city. We recommend downloading the app and start adding connections when going out, you will often find the promoters in the club entrance. Sometimes, you can look at the nightclub's website and they will have a contact form for the promoter!
We, of course, recommend you downloading nightli and check-out “discover mode”. Nightli displays many clubs that you can access directly on the app and afterward earn loyalty points to make the next visit easier. However, other good websites (especially if you are new in town) are www.visitstockholm.com or one of the many nightlife groups on www.facebook.com sharing events.
All events, along with tickets and lists are nicely structured in the nightli app depending on date and time. You can also visit different city websites who have event calendars like https://www.goteborg.com/. Finally, do not be afraid of asking people you match with on for example https://tinder.com/ or meet at the bar while pre-gaming.
The local governments are doing their best to help people stay safe during Corona times, please follow their guidelines before considering going out at night. However, one of our missions at nightli is to keep you informed and therefore we will try help you to the best of our efforts on the app.
Theoretically, you can get in for free at any nightclub. However, in practice, it depends on your nightlife history (show bouncer your level), time of arrival as stated in many Facebook events, and personal connection to the club.
We recommend arriving early at the nightclub, sign up too many Facebook events, adding tons of connections in nightli or use your earned loyalty credits for free access in the app.
Generally, we suggest not passing others in line because it can both rude and appear pushy before the bouncer. However, some clubs offer quick access/VIP line with apps or depending on the promoter you used position. In the end, the best way to ensure fast entry is party often in nightli because the club will see this!
Nightclubs work hard trying to keep their events neutral and justifiable ratio that is acceptable to their guests. Therefore, we cannot provide any suggestions here other than keeping an eye on discover mode in the nightli app for a better overview.
For those of you that are new to Swedish nightlife, we recommend taking it slow and playing slightly hard to get before rushing in! Maybe try to start a conversation outside the nightclub.
Either call the nightclub, contact them on their website, or use the nightli app to receive a table and points.
Remember to be honest and kind to the event personnel since they have stood there all night. Also, have your ID ready and it is best to have kept the drinks below 2-3 before entering.
Short answer, it can often be difficult to receive money back from the organizer for event tickets. However, we recommend you read the terms carefully and the good news is that even though you missed the event. It is still possible to use the paid wardrobe, vouchers, coupons, or similar at the next event!
This is completely up to the bouncer’s perception, something that can vary a lot depending on the occasion. They have the responsibility to protect the club as well as other guests, so be on your best behavior! Easy tips to improve your chances with eachbouncer is earning a high level on nightli, do not push in line, keep your voice down, mind your drinking, dress for the occasion, and strategize your group composition with friends.