Summer? Sun? Thirsty? Head towards Storköket! Here you can enjoy the sun, the people and the tasty drinks.

Bar Himmel

With its central location, Bar Himmel has long been a popular meeting place for Gothenburg citizens and tourists during the summer months. Bar Himmel is one of Gothenburg’s largest outdoor dining areas, located at the entrance to Gothenburg Museum of Art. From here you have a view over the square Götaplatsen, the statue Poseidon and the entire main street Avenyn.


In the middle of the bustling Vasastaden neighbourhood, you’ll find this little hidden lush park gem. Levantine is a perfect summer hangout with an outdoor bar, hammocks to relax in and a petanque court. When the sun sets head indoors for tasty French cuisine in the lovely restaurant.

Barabicu and Zamenhof

Sister restaurants Zamenhof and Barabicu offer sundrenched spots by the canal Rosenlundskanalen. Get a seat and enjoy tasty food, impressive cocktail lists and Gothenburg’s best DJs that create all the summer vibes you need. From the outdoor areas you have a perfect view of people passing by and the “Paddan” sightseeing boats gently rolling down the canal.

Challenge your friends at Boulebar Rosenlund’s petanque court this summer. Credit: Rebecka Bjurmell

Boulebar Rosenlund

Bonjour! Bonsoir! Bien sûr! Popular hangout Boulebar is as close to southern France that you will get in Gothenburg. Here you’ll find a large outdoor seating are and a petanque court next to the landmark Feskekörka. Enjoy exciting games, cold drinks and French-inspired food by the water. Often you’ll also find a DJ here.

At Hagabion you can enjoy vegetarian food and locally brewed beer. Credit: Happy Visuals/Göteborg & Co

Hagabion and Bar Kino

The indie cinema Hagabion and Bar Kino open up their large outdoor area in the neighbourhood Linnéstaden every summer. Expect local beer, vegetarian food and a laid-back atmosphere with cosy lights. A bonus is that you can also watch a movie too if you feel like it, and you are in a great spot for futher bar-hopping or a night out at Pustervik.

In the summer, Tredje Långgatan is a pedestrian zone and a popular spot for open-air meals and drinks.

Tredje Långgatan

Between May and September every year, the street Tredje Långgatan is a pedestrian zone with plenty of lively outdoor bars and restaurants. Here in one of Europe’s coolest neighbourhoods (according to The Guardian!) you can choose between innumerable beers and sourdough pizza at Brewers Beer Bar, tortellini and organic wines at Taverna Averna and dim sum and kimchi at Made in China. No seats left? Check the courtyard of Kafé Magasinet and Tacos & Tequila.

At Skanshof you’ll find a rooftop terrace as well as a lush park. Credit: Happy Visuals/Göteborg & Co


On the roof of what used to be a bank, the restaurant group Göteborgsfamiljen have created a sunny summer terrace with beautiful views of the city. A few steps up the hill you’ll find a green oasis with large trees and plants where you can enjoy cold drinks, birdsong and a lively atmosphere. Perhaps your new favourite hangout?

Folk minglar och dricker öl på innergård där ett jazzband spelar.
Kyrkogatan 13 has a charming courtyard shared by the sister restaurants Champagnebaren, Unity Jazz and Bar Bruno. Credit: Hugo Hall

The courtyard on Kyrkogatan 13

The cosy courtyard on Kyrkogatan 13 gives you three different options; sister restaurants Champagnebaren, Unity Jazz and Bar Bruno. So what are you up for today – artisanal champagne, yummy cocktails or perhaps some cheese fondue and natural wines?

Havsbaren Tyska bron has one of Gothenburg’s closest waterfront locations on Stora Hamnkanalen.

Havsbaren Tyska bron

Want to get really close to the water? Head towards Tyska bron and their floating pier in the canal Stora Hamnkanalen. The food is all about the sea with dishes like lobster au gratin, shellfish platter and ponzu salmon bowl. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Restaurang Röda Sten

Röda Sten does not only sport an exciting art gallery, but also one of Gothenburg’s most sought-after outdoor seating areas. From here you can check out the impressive bridge Älvsborgsbron, the ships on the river Göta älv and the characteristic red gantry crane Eriksbergskranen on the island Hisingen. The restaurant is family-owned and they make all food, bread and pastry on site. They offer plenty of vegan and vegetarian options throughout the day.

By the large bird pond in Slottsskogen city park you’ll find Villa Belparc.

Villa Belparc

The villa has a fantastic location by the large bird pond in Slottsskogen city park. In summer, the terrace is very popular and there is a garden section as well as piers by the water. The kitchen offers everything from basic café dining to more ambitious dishes, and there is an inhouse bakery that makes buns, pies, cakes and other goodies – vegan options too.

Mariaplan and Mariagatan in Majorna

There are many great outdoor seating options around the square Mariaplan in western Gothenburg. How about, for example, pizza and natural wine at Paradiset, Italian cuisine at Enoteca Maglia or Spanish atmosphere at Tapasbaren? In Majorna, you can also settle for natural wine and pizza at Robb, Mexican street food at Hermanos or fish n’ chips and local beer at Hasselsson.

Clarion Hotel Post: Terrassen and restaurant Vrå

The majestic old post house next to the central station is today housing Clarion Hotel Post. In the summer you can enjoy an open-air lunch, drink or dinner on the large terrace in front of the hotel. The evening sun is complimentary and the location, right by the central station, makes this a perfect stop even when you arrive or travel on by train. The Asian fusion restaurant Vrå, also located in the Clarion Hotel Post, has its very own small outdoor dining area for those who wish to enjoy a first-class dining experience outdoors on a lovely sunny day.

Bar Centro

If you are looking for a feeling of Milan in Gothenburg, Bar Centro is the place to visit. Here you can enjoy a perfect double espresso or a glass of wine at the small outdoor space that you’ll find at the street Kyrkogatan 31.

Café Öbergska at Styrsö

Café Öbergska is located on the lovely island of Styrsö in Gothenburg’s southern archipelago, a short walk from Styrsö Bratten’s quayside. Here you can bask in the sun and enjoy good prawn sandwiches, food and pastries in the café’s wonderful garden.

Brännö Varv

Only 20 minutes with the archipelago boat from Saltholmen will take you to the island of Brännö and Brännö Varv. The old, small shipyard has existed since 1949 and in recent years it has become a bar and café. The outdoor dining area is nicely located right next to the water with a beautiful view of the archipelago.

Gunnebo Kaffehus och Krog

As part of Gunnebo House and Gardens, Gunnebo Kaffehus is a fantastic way to end your tour around the castle. Here you can enjoy coffee and pastries in the sun, just as they did in the 1770s when the castle was built.