Oliver Twist (a.k.a. “OT” for short) is a kvarterskrog (neighborhood bar) that opened in central Stockholm, Sweden, back in the spring of 1993. With 30 or so beers on tap, another 150 bottled beers, and three cask ales available at any given time it’s quite possibly the best source of American microbrews in all of Europe. In the last fifteen years they have served over 800 different varieties of beer from over 100 different brewers.
While American beers dominate the menu, brews from the UK, Belgium, and Germany are also well represented. They also host three “house beers” including Heaven, Hell, and Fallen Angel (all from Jämtlands Bryggeri). OT varies their selection so often that each visit means a whole new experience. Best of all, their draught lines are some of the most cared for in all of Stockholm so you’ll never get a skunky brew.
This dark-wood paneled English style pub caters to an older, more refined crowd. But older doesn’t mean less crowded, as the place is packed on weeknights and weekends with folks thirsting for a tasty imported (and likely hopped up) adult beverage. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, and many of the patrons are regulars. During the summer months they throw open the windows and create a small beer garden out on the sidewalk. Barkeeps and wait staff alike are all very well versed on the beers they serve and can dole out good advice to novice beer advocates. The food served at OT ranges from traditional Swedish dishes (i.e., sliced potatoes, pickled herring and onions baked in cream) to burgers and (free) hot dogs. Partying with drunk Swedes is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so don’t miss it!
Submitted by: Eli - The Mad Beer Man