Where do I buy beer or wine?

Purchasing alcoholic beverages at a store in Sweden isn’t a simple matter as in many other countries. Here in Sweden we have a state-run chain of liquor stores called Systembolaget. These are the only retail stores allowed to sell alcohol (more than 3.5% volume). The stores generally close somewhere around 6 or 7pm on weekdays, depending on store and day. On Saturdays they close even earlier… around 2 or 3pm. All Systembolaget close, without exceptions, on Sundays and holidays! So you need to keep this in mind if you plan on purchasing wine or hard alcohol while visiting Sweden.