Ölrepublikan - While wine is seriously delicious, here at GoHen, we're often partial to the odd pint or two. This funky bar is full of independent ales from all over Europe and they're always changing their line-up, so you can bet that you'll be able to try a different beer with every visit!
Where? Kronhusgatan 2B, 411 13, Gothenburg
Forssen & Oberg - Who doesn't enjoy a glass of bubbly? The folks behind this bar love champers so much, they've started a bar dedicated to the stuff! Celebrate the nearly-wed's impending nuptials in art-house surroundings while enjoying a flute or two of this sparkling delight.
Where? Kyrogatan 13, Gothenburg
Hush-Hush - For any girl that considers herself a cocktail-connoisseur, a visit to this fabulous bar is a must. Perhaps madame would enjoy a Hollywood Star? Or maybe The Old Cuban is more your thing? Either way, you can guarantee you'll be drinking your delectable creation in chic surroundings reminiscent of The Great Gatsby - get those flapper dresses out ladies!
Where? Linnegatan 11, Gothenburg
Umami's Burger Truck - The quickest way to find Umami's is to simply follow the queues! The delicious burgers sold by this street-food vendor make for the perfect hangover food and they're sure to provide the girls with the energy they need to carry on shopping...not that they'd need much persuading of course!
Where? Courtyard, Magasinsgatan, Gothenburg
Kale'i Kaffebar - In England we have coffee and cake, and in Sweden they have the fika - a traditional lunchtime snack largely consisting of, well, coffee and cake! Take the weight off your feet in this cute café and enjoy delicious pastries as well as tasty sandwiches with a fair-trade coffee in hand.
Where? 139 Ber Street, NR1 3EY
Sights & Sounds
After a big night on the town, seek peace and quiet in the Garden Society of Gothenburg. A walk through the beautiful Horticultural Gardens is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and there's nothing better to help ease away the aches and pains of the previous evening's excesses. These gardens were designed with the aim of bringing horticulture from all over the world together in one space, and the end result is simply magical.
Gothenburg is often referred to as ‘Little London' and after spending the evening in Glow we can understand why! This club is exceptionally stylish and we'd definitely recommend dressing in your finest frocks for an evening spent in these sparkling surrounds!
Push is one of the coolest clubs we've ever seen - it's really modern and refreshingly laid back; you get the sense that everybody's just looking for a good time, which is as it should be! Throw in a few floor-filling tunes and you're guaranteed a memorable evening.
In the Diary
May - Summerburst. The sun's out, and so are Sweden's up-and-coming musicians - enjoy electrifying performances from some of Europe's most promising music acts.
June - Midsommar. Held on the longest day and the shortest night, the entire city joins together in celebration of summer and good times.
August - Culture Festival. Party in the streets! Enjoy live music, dance, film and theatre for six days straight, and best of all its completely free.
August - Way Out West. This is the cities biggest music festival and it attracts huge names from around the world year in, year out!
Top of the Shops
Make no mistake, when it comes to fashion, Gothenburg means business. The girls all look like supermodels and the men, well, let's just say we found ourselves getting a little hot under our scarves rather frequently. Dressing to impress in this city is more important than ever and unfortunately it doesn't always come cheap. However you don't have to send your credit card into total meltdown as there's a fair few vintage shops that have tops and dresses for attractive prices!
Igor the Dog - The name's certainly unusual, and the fashionable bits and bobs you'll find in this delightful shop will certainly turn a few heads on the high street.
Where? Skolgatan 13D, Gothenburg
Miss Ragtime - The girls will be delighted with the range of stylish threads they'll clap eyes on in this cute store - although it is a little pricier than most vintage boutiques...but the heart wants what it wants, right?
Where? Magasinsgatan 15, Gothenburg
Bebop Antik - It's not just your wardrobe that can benefit from a vintage twist - you'll fall in love with the retro furnishings in this fantastic shop, although you'll probably struggle to take an entire chair home with you...perhaps settle for a vase?!?
Where? Kaponjargatan 4, Gothenburg
Girls About Town - Getting around Gothenburg...
Gothenburg is a hugely cosmopolitan city, so as you'd expect there's a massive transport network for you to take advantage of during your stay. You can buy individual tickets for the buses, trams and boats you could find yourselves in need of using, but you're better off saving yourselves the hassle with a Goteborg City Card.
Fed up of buses? Free yourselves with a Styr and Stall Public Bike!
So Gothenburg is great if you're a tourist, but you and your band of merry hens are so much more than that. You deserve entertainments of the highest quality, and that's something that this fabulous town excels in. For your average G.I. Jane there's Paintballing, Inflatable Games and Go Karting to get stuck into. If you're looking for a little R&R before the big day, then our Pampering Day is an absolute must, and if you've never had a Swedish Massage before now is as good a time as any! See more...
Gothenburg has some of the best nightlife in Sweden, and the gorgeous guys and gals of this beautiful city can always be found making their way to the bars and clubs on a Friday evening to dance the night away. Begin your evening of hen party frolics with a delicious meal in the Restaurant of your choice before touring the city's best Pubs and Bars with your own local guide. Enjoy a luxurious Casino and end the evening on a high with Guestlist Nightclubbing. See all our nightlife options...