Creating a space where patrons can leave the outside world at the door and relax in a genuinely friendly atmosphere is something bar owners everywhere aspire to but only very few achieve. Such a rare place is the Bar Central in Stockholm, where beer is served generously and your host, restaurateur Robert Rudinski, have managed to unite the local pub-crawlers, the curious tourists, and the picky urban clientele. Architect Frederik Stenberg and artist Jonas Nobel of local design office Uglycute are the brains behind the interior, which offers a slightly rowdy communal table as well as a set of secluded dining booths.

Bar Central, Birger Jarlsgatan 41, 111 45 Stockholm.