Gondolen is closed for renovations as of May 2020, set to re-open in fall 2023.
Gondolen is mostly famous for two things - being one of Stockholm's most classic restaurants and it's very special shape and placement, "hanging" like an airship passenger gondola between the Katarina Elevator and the KF building. And while you can enjoy great Swedish / European food and a classic bar inside year round, the best time is (of course) summer, when Taket at Gondolen opens up.
The terrace is located along the pathway above the restaurant, equipped with its own bar, umbrellas, dining tables and lounge sofas. The view from the rooftop terrace is amazing over Gamla Stan (Old Town), Gröna Lund amusement park and lake Mälaren. And also over the Slussen area, which at the moment is going through a major restoration. Not always the most soothing thing to watch, but if you look at it positive - there is a lot going on and to follow down below.
The rooftop bar at Gondolen offers well made signature cocktails, beer on draught, wine and bubbles along with classic Swedish dishes. There is usually also live DJs or live music a couple of nights a week. Expect friendly service and good vibes in what probably can be described as a classic Swedish summer atmosphere.
2022 would be the 28th season for Taket at Gondolen, so definitely one of the most classic Stockholm rooftop bars found in this guide.