Systembolaget On Saturday

If I was back in Sydney, it would have been easy. In Surry Hills, I’m surrounded by bottle shops which are open every day (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) and which trade right up until midnight. If I was home and going to a dinner party, I would have simply picked up a bottle of something on the way there. But in Sweden, you don’t have that option.

In Sweden, there’s a government-owned monopoly bottle shop chain called Systembolaget, which operates with restricted hours.… Read the rest “Systembolaget On Saturday”