Cheap drinks in Gothenburg

Going to the pub in Gothenburg can end up being very expensive compared to Berlin, London and Paris. But there are cheap bars in Gothenburg that still maintain a decent atmosphere – albeit exchanging some class for cheap alcohol. If you are looking for somewhere to drink and be merry, without causing too much damage to your bank balance, these are the best cheap bars and pubs in Gothenburg.



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The Queen is an English style pub ideal for pre-drinks and popular with the young crowd.

The Kings Head at the Masthuggets end of Andra Långgatan is one of the cheapest bars along the road. 

Sejdeln has cheap beer and often a lively atmosphere.

The Flying Barrel is more of a gastro pub but offers good prices and a comfortable seat.

Ölhallen 7:an at Kungstorget is the oldest pub in Gothenburg. In fact, so old it doesn't have a website! Interesting mix of locals to go with cheap beer and free bar snacks.



Street Life is a family run bar with decent prices and street food.

Vasa Bar has DJ's later on weekends and reasonably priced spirits, wine and cocktails.

Källarn Bar this cellar bar on Vasagatan has some great happy hours drinks deals and cheap drinks options from 5pm to midnight most days.

Viiva Bar is great for an after work drink with a vibrant friendly undertone inspired by Central American influences. Their quiz on Thursday nights is extremely popular.

Frank's Bar is perfect for a few pre-big-night-out drinks and has regular quiz nights on Tuesdays.

Crow Bar is a cozy bar where you can get two glasses of wine for less than 100 SEK.

Kungsbaren near Domkyrkan has a happy hour every night of the week with good priced wine, beer and food. It is well worth stopping by!

Find listings of lots more bars in Gothenburg both cheap and not so cheap here

After Work

"After Work" or "AW" is an institution in Sweden. It involves people going for a drink straight after work, typically on Fridays to welcome in the weekend. Often including drinks with colleagues, it can be extended to all friends. Lots of bars and pubs in Gothenburg have happy hour drinks deals with discounted drinks served for several hours between 16.00 and 19.00. Just remember to pace yourself!

Yaki-da has an "after work" with some great drinks offers during happy hour.

Beerista has beers from 40 SEK onwards from 17.00 on Friday evenings.

Need some reasonably priced food after all that drinking? Then checkout the best cheap restaurants in Gothenburg here.


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