Oslo's nightlife has something for everyone. From Irish style beers on tap to intoxicating cocktail connotations, each bar or pub has its own local, traditional feel. Apart from drinks and pub grub, there are places where live music is played till the wee hours of the morning. However you decide to plan your pub crawl, the atmosphere is welcoming and enticing anywhere you go.
ICEBAR Oslo ( Visit Site )
ICEBAR run by Ice Hotel serves drinks all year round in an artificial environment made entirely from frozen ice. The temperature inside is constantly -5°C at all times and the ice used is sourced from the Torne River in Northern Sweden. This one of a kind bar gives visitors an insight into the arctic winter albeit in a contemporary setting. The entrance fee includes an ice drink served in an ice glass and a trendy thermal cape with a hood to stay warm. Each visitor is allowed only 45 minutes inside the bar.
Address: Kristian IVs gate 12 0164 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: 1st July to 8th September: Monday to Thursday: noon to 11:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: noon to midnight, Sunday: noon to 6:00 pm
9th September to 5th May: Monday to Thursday: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm,
Friday: 4:00 pm to midnight, Saturday: noon to midnight
Tel.: +47 22 426661
The Dubliner ( Visit Site )
The Dubliner is one of the oldest and most authentic Irish pubs in Oslo. Housed in a building from the 1700s, the crowd here varies from early 20s to the late middle-aged, but mostly they are from Oslo's Irish and British neighbourhoods. There is a large selection of typical Irish beers on tap and pub food on offer including favourites like fish & chips, Guinness steak and a carvery. It is also a great music pub with traditional and contemporary Irish music played on Friday and Saturday. On Tuesdays, the pub holds you enthralled with its live ‘jam sessions', where local musicians are free to join in with their guitars and the likes.
Address: Rådhusgata 28 0151 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday and Sunday: noon to 1:00 am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: noon to 2:00 am Friday and Saturday: noon to 3:00 am
Tel.: +47 22 337005
Bar Boca ( Visit Page )
This mini sized bar has to be one of Oslo's greatest inventions, when it comes to delivering an innovative and signature cocktail. Designed to remind you of the 50s & 60s eras, the tastefully done decor does perfect justice to the repertoire of drinks the bar has to offer. Owner Jan Vardøen has just five tables in the tiny bar, but with potent cocktails ruling the scene, it simply doesn't matter.
Address: Thorvald Meyers gate 30, 0555 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am to 1:00 am
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 3:00 am
Sunday: noon to 1:00 am
Tel.: +47 22 041377
Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri ( Visit Site )
Located in the basement of the former Schous brewery, right next to Schous tram station, the Schous Kjelleren Microbrewery is a very easy place to find. The atmosphere with brick ceilings, humongous fireplaces and traditional wooden furniture gives this place a very medieval, German feel. The brewery presents a large selection of deliciously mixed brews and beers on tap making this place very crowded at times.
Address: Trondheimsveien 2, 0560 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday: 4:00 pm to 1:00 am
Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00 pm to 2:00 am
Friday: 3:00 pm to 3:30 am, Saturday: 2:00 pm to 3:30 am
Sunday: 4:00 pm to midnight
Tel.: +47 21 383930
Last Train ( Visit Site )
Located on Karl Johan Street, the legendary Last Train is Oslo's oldest rock bar. Since its opening in 1984, the rock'n'roll bar has regularly hosted some amazing live gigs by favourite Scandinavian artists and international bands.
Address: Karl Johans gate 45, 0162 Oslo, Norway (Entrance Universitetsgaten)
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 3:00 pm to 3:30 am, Saturday: 6:00 pm to 3:30 am
Tel.: +47 22 415293
Det Andre Teatret ( Visit Site )
Det Andre Teatret or “The Other Theatre” is a small, little theatre that presents improvisational plays, guest performances and other contemporary acts. It is a great place to be in, to witness fantastic small-scale stages and performances at a cheap price.
Address: Ivan Bjørndalsgate 9, 0472 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 48 362776
Fuglen ( Visit Site )
Fuglen, meaning “the bird” is the original espresso bar. Opened in 1963 they have established themselves in Oslo as well as Tokyo! The coffee shop serves customers with the finest espresso drinks and tea in addition to selling beans and ground coffee by the pound. Located in downtown Oslo, the recent owners have refurbished the place, making it more of a 3-in-one coffee shop, cocktail bar and vintage store. At night, the coffee shop transforms itself into a cocktail bar, the bartenders mixing both creative and classic cocktails from fresh ingredients.
Apart from drinks, a vintage store is also included, which sells Scandinavian
objects and furniture from the 50 & 60s.
Address: Universitetsgata 2 0164 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 am to 1:00 am
Friday: 7:30 am to 3:00 am, Saturday: 10:00 to 3:00 am, Sunday: 10:00 to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +47 22 200880
Sir Winston Pub & Pianobar ( Visit Site )
A typical English styled pub, Sir Winston has a very distinct British atmosphere marked by comfy couches, a warm fireplace and soothing lounge music. The crowd here can vary from suave martini-sipping businessman to local college goers watching their favourite game. As the name suggests, pictures of Sir Winston Churchill adorn the wall and stacked books keep you informed.
Address: Karl Johans Gate 10, 0154 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 11:00 am to 1:00 am, Thursday: 11:00 am to 2:00 am
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 3:00 am, Sunday: noon to 1:00 am
Tel.: +47 22 411441
Summit 21 ( Visit Page )
Occupying the 21st floor of the Radisson Hotel with an amazing, panoramic view of the city and fjord, Summit 21 is one of the most exciting places to be. This chic bar serves an extensive list of cocktails, some of them the best in Oslo. From classic favourites to modern mixes, there are plenty of drinks to try out here.
Address: Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel, Holbergsgate 30, 0166 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am
Friday and Saturday: 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
Tel.: +47 23 293000
Blå ( Visit Site )
Considered to be one of the biggest names in Oslo's jazz scene, Blå is an independent club that operates as a professional venue for upcoming artists as well as international performers. Located down by the river Akerselva, the musical repertoire comprises of live, contemporary jazz, R&B, hip-hop and more. Concerts are held regularly when DJs from Norway and outside are called aboard to present live performances.
Address: Brenneriveien 9c, 0182 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 40 004277