Where to Drink in Oslo
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
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...
Ullevålsveien 47, 0171 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: "I often pick up coffee to sip at the Sankt Hanshaugen park...
Tinghuset, C. J. Hambros plass 4, 0164 Oslo, Norway
Stockfleths has roots back to 1895, and is named after Astri Stockfleth who ran the company in Edwardian times. The focus is on good quality coffee and teas, as well as high quality pastries. Their baristas have won national championships in...
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...
Dronningens gate 27, 0154 Oslo, Norway
"Everyone should afford to eat well and drink fine wine", is Café Bacchus' motto. Sounds good, right? That's just what it is, too! Bacchus serves well made food and local beer and wine. Probably most famous for their cakes, the Kahlua Cake is a...
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...
Universitetsgata 18, 0164 Oslo, Norway
Kaffebrenneriet is one of Norway’s leading coffee houses and offers all the things you would expect in a coffee shop: A huge selection of coffee (sold by the pound or by the cup), espresso based beverages, pastries and light food, coffee making...
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),...
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...
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...
Grensen 8, 0159 Oslo, Norway
The secluded entrance from busy Grensen Street leads you into an almost Parisian courtyard where jazz cafe Bare Jazz is located. Friendly atmosphere that welcomes all kinds of people, with a record shop on the ground floor and a coffee shop on the...
Grüners gate 1, 0552 Oslo, Norway
Tim Wendelboe is a micro roastery in a happenin' little neighborhood in Oslo called Grünerløkka. It's a cozy place with only a few chairs, but you can order and stand at the bar or take a cup to go as you stroll the streets. You won't find sugary...
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...
Øvre Slottsgate 25, 0157 Oslo, Norway
If the sun is shining and you’re feeling posh, a visit to Steam coffee shop is always a good idea. It gets bonus points if you also fancy a bit of high end (window) shopping, as it’s located in Høyer Eger shopping centre, which houses some of the...
Rådhusgata 28, 0151 Oslo, Norway
The Dubliner in Central Oslo is a great place to while away an afternoon or evening after a day of sight-seeing, or if you're a local, after a long day at work. Offering a wide selection of local and import beers, you can take a seat in the wooden...
Øvrefoss 4, 0555 Oslo, Norway
Located in trendy area Grünerløkka, Liebling is a funny mix of German absurdity with a side of hipster. They serve all kinds of coffee and pastries, and the café also doubles as a shop that apparently sells everything from ‘designer lamps,...
Thorvald Meyers gate 32, 0555 Oslo, Norway
An homage to Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed the wooden raft Kon-Tiki across the Pacific Ocean in 1947, Aku-Aku Tiki Bar delivers kaleidoscopic kitsch in a relaxed, Polynesian-themed setting. Think Hawaiian shirts and flamboyant...
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