Gothenburg is arguably one of the most hipster friendly cities in Europe. It is starting to become a really trendy destination for YoPros and 20-somethings, and we get why. Here is our hipster guide to Gothenburg!
Places to be
Stroll around Magasingatan in the city centre where you can people watch or easily surround yourself with fellow hipsters. For optimal cool status, go into the backyard of coffee shop “Da Matteo” and have a coffee made by its award winning team. The coffee is amazing and you could easily get a nice avocado sandwich with it.
Art is important for all hipsters and if you don’t know it, you should at least pretend as if you do. Luckily it is not hard to pretend that you are artsy in Gothenburg. Go to Röda sten konsthall and enjoy the cool industrial looking area and the art museum with the most hip exhibitions you can find in the city.
If music and relaxed people is more your scene you should take tram 11 or 3 out to area Majorna. It is an old working class area which is now the home of rock bars, famous vinyl store Bengans, second hand shops, language cafes, 30-something hipster dads on paternity leave and organic food markets. Bengans is a good place to go for a cozy evening with live indie music.
Places to eat
Gothenburg got some hip food places with good quality to choose from. Most of them can be found in areas such as Vasa and Järntorget. If you are a vegetarian or vegan you are in for a treat as many of the food places in Gothenburg are good at offering several vegan/vegetarian options.
Hipster approved food places in Gothenburg include:
Little meats, Tugg, Strömmingsluckan, The barn, Tacos & Tequila, What’s the Deli, Natur.
Places to drink
You are not a real Yopro if you don’t go to Tredje långgatan for some afterwork drinks or evening chats over craft beers with your friends. There is also some cool bars to be found around the area called Vasa.
Hipster approved bars in Gothenburg include:
Tacos & Tequila, Yaki-Da, Noba, The Barn, Holy Moly, Noba, Oceanen, Pustervik.
Places to stay
People in Gothenburg are known to be some of the friendliest and funniest you can find. Did you know they specialize in puns? For that reason only Couch surfing or Airbnb could be a good option for accommodation in the city. If you are looking for hotels or hostels with good vibes we would recommend checking out the ones below.
Good Morning+ Göteborg City (sleep on a boat), Slottsskogens youth hostel, STF Göteborg city hotel and hostel, STF vandrarhem stigbergsleden.
Places to shop
There are some really cool and interesting shops in Gothenburg for the ones wishing to get a taste of the Swedish style. To make it as easy as possible we have listed some of our favorite shops to check out below.
For interior design – Grandpa, Artilleriet, Market 29
For stationary – Rum för papper
For clothes – Weekday, Monki, Beyond Retro, Grandpa, Klädoteket, Nudie Jeans, COS, Thrive.
Second hand shops are best found in areas such as Majorna or close to Magasingatan
For other hip things – Bunches