What?..but this is true!
Was at the very popular pub Dubliner in Stockholm yesterday. Ordered two pints at the desk and gave my credit card..guess of the surprise reply “we only take cash”.
I don’t have cash, so? “No problem you can use the new ATM installed beside the front door”.
So, I had to ask why? “Card fees and terminal rental is a very high cost, a card payment transaction takes to long so we take cash instead and will/can that way lower the price for beer”.
Last argument hard to argue against 🙂
Updated October 2013. Now it’s cash only at the desk at many more popular and crowded pubs/bar in Stockholm. By the way, swiping cards to speed up the payment process and using NFC cards is not launched in Sweden..yet (rumour is that 1-2 big banks sonn will start trials).