Details: Where to go and what to know in Stockholm
Friday, January 21, 2011; 1:39 PM
Virgin Atlantic offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Stockholm for $615 round trip.
Where to stay
Wanna stay where the band is staying? This Sodermalm hotel hosts many of the touring acts that play across the street at Debaser Medis. Rooms range from $149 per night for a windowless underground cabin (i.e., hangover bunker) to $404 per night for a master suite.
Hotel Tre Sma Rum
This seven-room, three-bathroom hostel on a quiet Sodermalm street is clean, quaint and run by a friendly owner who thinks Robyn is "really quite good." Rooms for $119 per night.
Where to eat
Some of Stockholm's best dressed can be spotted at this hip Soder cafe, lunching on tasty grilled sandwiches ($12), sipping hot tea ($1.50) or just tapping their toes to the David Bowie songs on the stereo.
Popular vegetarian restaurant offering a savory buffet ($15 for lunch, $22 for dinner) and a primo waterfront view of Stockholm.
Hornstull Strand 4
Soder's best nightclub doubles as a fusion restaurant. After the show, try the lamb tabbouleh ($28), and don't pass on the incredibly sweet desserts ($11).
What to do
Bars and nightclubs in and near Sodermalm:
This trendy neighborhood is the thumping heart of the Stockholm music scene, thanks to its intimate bars (Indigo, Gotgatan 19; Nada, Asogatan 140; Pet Sounds Bar, Skanegatan 80; Snotty, Skanegatan 90) and its inviting nightclubs (Debaser Medis, Medborgarplatsen 8; Sodra Teatern, Mosebacke 1; Strand, Hornstull Strand 4). You'll have to cross a bridge to visit the original Debaser Slussen nightclub at Karl Johans Torg 1 in the Slussen neighborhood - home of Elisabeth Salander, novelist Steig Larsson's "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
Bars and nightclubs in Stureplan:
Things can get pretty posh in the Stureplan neighborhood, but check out Riche at Birger Jarlsgatan 4 - and be sure to use the door on the right. (The left is an always-mobbed restaurant of the same name.) After that, head over to the stunning Berns Salonger at Berzelii Park 103, Stockholm's most resplendent music venue.