9. Facit Bar – Very Swedish Cocktails
It seemed ridiculous at the time. Opening a 1 000 m2 cocktail bar in Umeå serving drinks containing exclusively Swedish ingredients. Sure, the lunatic behind the idea, Emil Åreng, had a few successful years to lean on. He’d received national attention for reinstating the old Cadierbaren at Grand Hotel Stockholm to its former glory, but this time surely, he’d bit off more than he could chew – right? Wrong. Facit Bar is now an institution, it won first prize in the Swedish Design Awards and was nominated as Best Cocktail Bar, Best New Cocktail Bar and as People’s Choice at the 2023 Bartenders Choice Awards. It would appear: Sometimes a dash of insanity is just what you need.
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