Hej guys I hope you had a great Easter break and enjoyed the nice weather in Gothenburg!!
I have noticed that we have talked a lot about what to do with this beautiful weather during the day. However, I thought that you should have some tips about night life in Gothenburg, which is, by the way, very active. We know Gothenburg as an University city buuut we cannot stay at the library whole day right? ;) When night falls there are plenty of things to do and places to visit. What is really good about living in an active city as Gothenburg is that it does not matter which day of the week it is, there is always something to do.
So Let s start the week :) ! Ooohhh Dear Mondays!! I have good news for you. Even on Monday night you can have some fun. Some of my friends use to go to a bar called PUSTERVIK, very close to Järntorget. On Monday nights you can have a good time playing Ping pong in teams and beating your friends up. Even if you are not good at it, you can give it a shot and have some fun while learning. Or why not? watch your friends competing between each other and tell them later how competitive and focus the looked ;) .
In PUSTERVIK you can also enjoy of some concerts; as in Tuesdays nights and others. We usually visit a nice pub with afterwork if we wanna hang out during the week. Lilla London is a nice choice in the middle of the Aveny with a very nice environment. You can vary every Tuesday night participating in the different Music quiz around the pubs in the city.
What about Wednesdays?? Wednesday night is like getting ready for the weekend. Many people go out but take into account that trams and busses do not run as long as in weekends. Most of my friends head straight to Handels Pub. Since we are not from the faculty we can enter after 10 pm and sometimes there will be a long long line, so be on time ;) . The party is not yet over. After closing the pub around mid night, most people will head to YA-KIDA. You can enter for free before 11 pm. Also, if you have a FREEDOM card you can go for free before 12pm.
I will actually recommend you to get the freedom card if you dont bother to hang out in the same bars often. You can get this card every beginning of the semester in Handelsskolan and it cost around 200 SEK. You can have free entrance in some clubs like YAKIDA and Sticky Fingers, as well as, some discounts in stores like 7/11.
Back to the week. Where were we? Thursday no? What I like to do on Thursdays is to get a Latin night. Maybe you would like to try some free bachata lessons in LUST a nice Chilean bar close to Jarntorget. People are really nice and friendly. You can spend your night there as well, practicing what you learned. Or you can change to Henrisberg, two stops away and for 60 SEK have a Latin night. I am sure you will find other stuff to do around like karaoke and so on but dont blame me ;) it is how I fight homesickness :).
Finally weekend !!! Friday and Saturday nights are the nights to party in Gothenburg. You will see long lines in SystemBolaget so go with time if you need it. I would say that the most famous clubs to go out in the city would be Valand, Excet and Park Lane. If you are not in the mood to pay the “nice” (notice my sarcasm) entrance fee. Some student residences have a Pub, and hold a party now and then which are a good option as well. On Saturday nights the same clubs are famous but the top floor of Sticky Fingers is always an option on our table. Since we can enter for free before mid-night with the freedom card and they have nice music and different environments. Downstairs they have live bands and rock music and upstairs you can dance with the DJ of the weekend. Of course I have to tell you about the Latin options because they are my favorites. Rio- Rio has a good deal on Fridays, Afterwork, salsa lessons and entrance to the club all together and Saturday nights dance you feet off till 5 am. Calor would be more for Caribbean taste :).
Do you want to relax on Sunday? So you can. Swedes do not really party on Sundays but you will always find some pubs open and crowded like the always famous Kings head. I like to go dancing salsa at GU book store 9 to 10 30 pm. Best suggestion to spend your hangover Sunday is cheap pizza and music quiz at Kelly’s.
So guys I know this is a long post… uff Im tired and want to party now just from writing it ;) but you know fun is not something you can summarize. So I hope this will help you to find a way to spend your night and free your mind from school work. Remember to go back to the library sometimes ;)
Vi ses snart,
P.S. This link will tell you everything that is happening in Gtg the date you want :)