Dinner and music on Gamla Stan

_MAL9607.jpg, originally uploaded by Michael A. Lowry.

After our bike ride, Stina and I joined a her friends Johan and Kajsa for a bite to eat at an outdoor cafe on Gamla Stan. After a brie-and-salami sandwich and a couple of beers, we walked up the street to Wirströms Pub, where we listened to Big Walker, a blues band lead by Oklahoma native Derrick Walker. It was really a taste of home to hear authentic blues music like that. I had been to Wirströms before, and it's a typical English-style pub. The bartender is even from Leeds. But until last night, I had not known about the music downstairs in the cellar. The building is solid brick, so the sound doesn't carry far, and the bar upstairs is pretty noisy too. So I guess that explains why I hadn't noticed before. Now that I know about it, I'm gonna have to add that joint to my list of regular haunts. Here are the 18 photos from the evening.

1 comment:

Eduardo Sancho said...


I've found your blog accidentally. I just googled "Wirströms" and there it was.

I used to live in Stockholm in 2004 and I went almost every single Tuesday to listen to "Big Walker" and drink some beers. There were some jam sessions too and it was just fun.

Just that, nice to hear the band keeps playing there and refresh those great memories from Stockholm through your blog.