Bars & Cafes
Stage Door is the place where actors and musicians hang out, which is shown from its name. Performing arts students also go to the restaurant, since it is not very far from Artisten, the University of Gothenburg's artistic centre. The menu offers a variety of different dishes and specialties. From Mexican food and burgers to pasta and salads. The prices are very reasonable and the premises large, so it can get pretty loud as the evening progresses, but the atmosphere is jovial.
Pasta + is a typical pasta place with red-and-white chequered tablecloths and a variety of dishes to choose from. The bar is well stocked and has a large selection of grappas. This is a large and a warm place, with room for many diners. The glassed-in terrace is open all year round, which means you can sit out and savor the food. The kitchen stays open a little longer than at the smaller restaurants in the same area. Pasta Plus is situated in the very center of town and is popular with the people of this city. The restaurant is open from 3p during weekdays and on weekends from 12p.
Nestled within the Elite Park Avenue Hotel, the Park Aveny Café serves typical French bistro fare, with many other international options. The interiors have a modern finish, with white as the dominant hue. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they also serve post-theater crowds. So go ahead and feast on the tender entrecôte or bouillabaisse. The bar is also a popular hangout to sip on cocktails while keeping your friends company. The service timings vary for the food and the bar during the day. Prior check for the timings on the hotel website is advisable before you visit.
If you make your way to the basement of the Elite Park Avenue Hotel, don't be surprised to find yourself in a British pub. The Bishop's Arms has a very English ambiance which is further emphasized by the furnishings, which have actually been imported all the way from England. There is a huge collection of beers, ales, whiskeys, and of course, a full menu!
Evas Paley is perfectly situated halfway up Avenyn and with lots of space for the outdoor section. In the summer, this is a good place to sit and observe people walking by, and to be seen. Evas Paley is fully licensed and also serves lunches. But their coffee and cakes are a bit too expensive, especially as there are lots of cheaper places close by.
Once upon a time, Junggrens (commonly called Jungans) was home to various artists and penniless actors from Gothenburg. You can see their old clientele since their are profiles on the walls. If you are interested, you can also read about them and their relations. Jungans on a fashionable street in Gothenburg and has outdoor seating. Their sandwiches are not too expensive, in spite of the posh location.
For some authentic English pub flavor, step into Jameson's. Fine beer is served along with delicious local preparations. The atmosphere at Jameson's Pub is casual, thus making it an ideal spot to catch up with old friends, or meet new people. The venue also features live music. If jazz and blues lighten you up, then be a part of the Ruby Tuesday event. Besides this, a good range of other live entertainment is featured on weekends. Check the website for further details.
Genuine Australian bar and restaurant owned by an Australian, Dancin' Dingo, in a basement not far from Avenyn, is most popular for the inexpensive beer. The lines outside are long on weekend nights, and there is a definite risk of a loud and rowdy crowd. Every once in a while, there is a live cover band to entertain the bar guests. The food is typically Australian, with large steaks and burgers with names like Bondi Beach Burger and Outback Sirloin Steak. The actual restaurant is quite cozy, with several different rooms and a simple décor.
Babar has a pleasant dining area with large windows overlooking Avenyn. The menu is mixed, with selections of vegetarian dishes, seafood and roasts. Both traditional dishes and modern ones are available. The dining room has a very different ambiance from the bar; it has a sense of intimacy and coziness. Upstairs, the bar has a game area and large windows which also overlook Avenyn which make the bar seem larger than it actually is. Every day the bar offers a two-for-one deal on most drinks until 10p, and on Sundays the offer is valid all night.
The ambiance and interiors of this exotic wine bar will put you at ease in no time. Wines, ales and champagne line the shelves, and the bartenders mix your drinks with utmost style. There is a tapas menu too, which offers some great Spanish delights!
Right in the heart of the city, tucked into the classy Scandic Rubinen, this 80-seat restaurant and bar offers eclectic cocktails and culture cuisine to its patrons. Grab a place on the terrace of the Ruby Nuevo Latino Bar during summer, and watch life go by on one of the busiest streets in the city. Recommendations include the self-explanatory Salmón Marinado, and the simply irresistible Paella de marisco for mains, and later a luscious chocolate tart for dessert.
Tvåkanten is a swanky restaurant, serving contemporary fare in elegant environs. The lunch menu changes each day and the bar grub ranges from sushi to Gravlaxtoast. The bar is well-stocked with spirits and wines; check for tasting events. Private parties are catered to and so are conferences. The place is pricey, but if you want to unwind with a glass of Chablis, Tvåkanten is well worth the cost.