The weekend is getting closer and this is when the people of Gothenburg relax a bit more and enjoy spending money on a drink or two, even if it is still a weekday. Here are my recommendations for a Gothenburg Nightlife on a Thursday.
The Book Fair is a yearly event and starts on Thursday, September 22nd, from 9 am-6 pm and costs 240 SEK per day. If books are not your thing, you could try a gym group training between 5 p.m.-6 p.m. for only 75 SEK at Slottskogsgatan 12, Dalheimers hus. If you’d rather learn about mushrooms you can start your Gothenburg Nightlife on a Thursday at Amhults torg 7, where Magnus Neunedorf teaches you to recognize mushrooms in Swedish nature for FREE between 5.30-6.30 p.m. But, perhaps your Swedish is still not that great and you would rather go to Språkcafé, (the language coffee break) which is on Thursdays on September 22nd and 29th at Selma Lagerlöfs torg 16 with FREE entrance, or if you live closer to Första Långgatan 28 A, you can improve your Swedish at Frivilligcentralen (The volunteer unit) for FREE every Thursday until 15th of December between 4.30-6.30 p.m. Another service you can get for FREE on Thursdays is at Götaplatsen 3 where you can get help with finding information on the internet from 3 p.m. -5 p.m. But if you are taking your driver’s license in Sweden you might rather want FREE help to understand the driver’s guide between 5.30-7 p.m. from a Swedish teacher.
Gothenburg Nightlife on a Thursday has a lot to offer culturally. Start the evening at Linnégatan 13 at Kino. This is a bar and restaurant for hipsters…you know the ones with beards and tight trousers, who skip the socks in their sneakers and are considered the coolest in Gothenburg. It has a living room vibe, outside as well as indoors. It also has a cinema called Hagabion which is open until 1 a.m. “Forbidden love” is on both at 1 p.m. and 6.15 p.m. on Thursday 15th of September. It’s about Queen Victoria and her love affair, as she was unhappily married to King Gustav V who was more interested in other men. Another movie is “Kiki”, a movie about the HBTQ-community in New York who offered a sanctuary for persecuted gay, trans-and bisexuals and gave birth to the art form “House and Ballroom”. Many of the movies have won prestigious awards and you can book your tickets through the Internet here. However, if you are closer to Angered you have another schedule with movies subtitled in Swedish and some of them have English speaking actors. You can also find information about Bio Aftonstjärnan at Plåtslagaregatan 2 at Lindholmen, which will show movies more suitable for children. Remember that sometimes even an African produced movie can appear at these venues. It is always good to ask for more African productions at the reception or on the website, as the demand will go up and create more pressure on putting African produced culture on the schedule.
If you go to the club guide http://www.djungeltrumman.se/klubbguide/ and set it for clubs, this is an easy way to find what is on for Gothenburg Nightlife on a Thursday. Or go to “Bars & Nightlife“. There is a “Thursday club” at Sticky Fingers, FREE entrance until 10 p.m. and then only 60 SEK, -age limit 18. Synthaket is also FREE entrance with an age limit of 18, open from 7 p.m. at Första Långgatan 32 just close to Masthuggstorget. For more sophistication, you could go to “Klubb Entra” at Nefertiti situated on Hvitfeldsplatsen 6 where “The electrics + Küchen-Dahlgreen-Hellgren-Uuskyla will play for 100 SEK.
On The Avenue you will find Lounges with all its dancing floors, open between 11 p.m – 3 a.m., entrance is 100 SEK at the Kungsportsavenyn 5. As usual even John Scott is open til 1 a.m. and this bar was named after a pastor’s wife who was the owner of the land that the municipality of Gothenburg bought from her in 1867. You will also find quizzes, one called Foxes the oldest quiz that started 10 years ago in Gothenburg at Gibraltargatan 8.
Enjoy your evening!