Have a Drink in Oslo
Collected by Alexandra Redisch, AFAR Local Expert
Hankering for something stronger than a coffee? Beer menus, dinner-and-drink menus, swankier institutions—here are the best places to get tipsy in Oslo.
Thorvald Meyers gate 30, 0555 Oslo, Norway
World Barista Champion Tim Wendelboe has helped Norway’s light-roast coffee gain an international following. Here’s where he goes when he’s not at his eponymous coffee shop in Oslo: "This bar in the Grunerløkka neighborhood transports you to the...
Josefines Gate 23, 0351 Oslo, Norway
Nobilis works as both a swanky bar and a foodie’s heaven (they change menus every week, featuring local specialities). They were shortlisted on newspaper OsloBy’s best bar list challenge, and their reputation is excellent. Open from 5pm till...
Karl Johans gate 26, 0162 Oslo, Norway
LaWo offers a varied lunch/ brunch menu that varies throughout the seasons, featuring classic pub grub and chocolate fondants galore. After the kitchen closes, the music is turned on and the whole place changes into a proper nightclub. In April...
Rådhusgata 28, 0151 Oslo, Norway
For all you Celtic spirited sprites out there, The Dubliner Folk Pub is the place for you! Irish music sessions every Tuesday, with live music from the Emerald Isle most days if the week, it’s difficult not to tap one’s feet in this joint. The...
Dalsbergstien 4C, 0170 Oslo, Norway
Legendary Underwater Pub has a cozy atmosphere, where punters can get something good to eat and drink in maritime surroundings, good enough for a mention in Lonely Planet and the New York Times. Not to be missed, they hold opera nights every...
Universitetsgata 2, 0164 Oslo, Norway
Fuglen (The Bird) attracts both daytime and nighttime punters. It's a respectable coffee shop during the day, suave club by night. The original coffee shop, Kaffefuglen (established in 1963), has been expanded to include two further rooms of 60s...
Parkveien 12, 0350 Oslo, Norway
The people of Lorry call themselves a ‘cultural institution’, where everyone is welcome; from students for the Friday night quiz, to actors, politicians, and even royals. Art is everywhere, but the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. You can have a...
Waldemar Thranes gate 8, 0171 Oslo, Norway
Any Jo Nesbø fans out there? If you fancy running into Nesbø’s antihero Harry Hole, Restaurant Schrøder is the place for you! One of the few ‘brown’ restaurants left in Oslo (brown as in old-fashioned, dark wood paneling, smoke-stained walls),...
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