May 11, 2018
A restaurant and cocktail bar in Stockholm, Linje Tio – which translates to Line 10 – is the place to go in the Swedish capital for top-flight cocktails and a delicious range of fresh Mediterranean fare. Linje Tio takes its name from the famous Line 10 tram that used to traverse the length of Stockholm, linking the north and south sections of the city. The tram ran through the neighborhood the bar is located in – Hornstull – and while the service may have been terminated years ago, Hornstull is undergoing a hip renaissance at the moment that Linje Tio is helping lead. Linje Tio is the cocktail bar and restaurant side of a three-faceted venue, which also includes a wine bar and barber shop. It’s Linje Tio though that grabs the boldest headlines for its mixology and its already-famous Sunday brunch. The cocktail menu at Linje Tio is always evolving as the bartenders are skilled at adding seasonal and special-occasion flair to the offerings. Recent examples include the El Champo Gimlet – mezcal, grape cordial, cucumber, and lime – the La Belle Epoc – cognac, absinthe, lemon, sugar, and champagne – and a Negroni made with strawberries and saffron. These offerings are just the tip of the iceberg at Linje Tio, and speaking of the frozen stuff, the bar takes theirs very seriously, having created its own ‘craft ice’ program featuring crystal-clear chips off solid blocks of Swedish ice.