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Folk & Friends is the labor of love of Tennessee-Stockholm
husband-and-wife duo Alli and Victor.

Folk & Friends is the labor of love of Tennessee-Stockholm husband-and-wife duo Alli and Victor.

After years of dreaming and planning, we opened up the first Folk & Friends beer café in December 2016 on Kungsholmen in Stockholm.

We wanted to combine our passions for craft beer, hospitality, games, and dogs without opening up a traditional bar concept with all of its regulations, and drawbacks. Folk & Friends became Sweden’s first proper “folkölsbar”.

A new kind of modern pub concept was born; a welcoming place where the focus is on spending quality time with friends, together with some great low alcohol craft beer that can be enjoyed throughout the night. It is a place where you can bring your family and where dogs are just as welcomed as people. All the beer can be enjoyed at the location or taken away.

After a positive start filled with an abundance of love, and encouragement we opened up a second location in March 2018 on Södermalm, Stockholm.

In a world where the majority of restaurants seem to be meat oriented with a token vegetarian option, we have chosen to be mostly vegetarian/vegan with a token meat option.

We believe in fairness, and has made it a priority to take care of our team by offering a transparent and inclusive workplace with just wages. We do not discriminate and welcome all friendly and open minded people.

The journey with the beer cafés has lead us to venture into a variety of brewing projects under the brand Folk & Brew, with many exciting collaborations in the making. Through our concept Curated Craft we will bring craft beer and other high quality non-alcoholic drinks to your office in the form of curated fridges and popup bars.

Late 2019 we opened up Folk & Work, a small and personal coworking & social club, it is essentially a Folk & Friends but meant for business and pleasure…

Warm welcome to Folk & Friends,

Alli and Victor McCleary Olin