While on tour with former heavy metal band In Flames, bass guitarist Peter Iwers and lead guitarist Björn Gelotte had the idea to start a restaurant and bar in Gothenburg. Today, they run restaurant 2112 together and recently added Mg5 by 2112 to the family.

“When we opened 2112, we wanted to offer great food and drinks, and above all a place where everyone feels welcome,” says Iwers. “At that time, Gothenburg had venues for rockers and for suits, but nothing for both. We wanted to change that.”

First in town dedicated to gourmet burgers, the team at 2112 know what they’re doing. Everything is made in-house from the best produce and not surprisingly, 2112 has been named Gothenburg’s and Sweden’s Best Burger. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and it’s all rock ‘n’ roll music. 2112 has around 100 different beers and is a showroom for Odd Island, a brewery run by Iwers and Daniel Svensson, former drummer of In Flames.

Odd Island: From heavy metal to food and beer

New in the family is Mg5 by 2112, which opened last summer. Here you can devour simple yet tasty street food, such as Philly cheese steak and Korean BBQ Bonanza, for lunch or dinner. The bar specialises in cocktails and nature wine, but you can also enjoy craft beer. All served in that fantastic rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere, with somewhat softer tunes than the sister venue.

“2112 and Mg5 are inspired by our trips around the world,” says Iwers. “Going out for dinner abroad is such a pleasure and we get lots of ideas. For instance, Chicken & Waffle takes inspiration from Southern USA, where they’ve mastered the sweet and salty combo. This is what we want to promote – flavour.” Nowadays, Iwers and Svensson play in The Halo Effect and continue to gather inspiration during tours around the world.

Odd Island: From heavy metal to food and beer

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