There are things that are more important than music, you will say. More important than dancing, talking, drinking. Are you thinking soccer? Andy's is one of a few pubs in Oslo where the real action does not happen at night, but around 4p on Saturdays and Sundays (later on some weekdays). Andy's is lively and welcoming to all soccer-lovers. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is just as good as that at a match. In short, Andy's is a great place to stop by if you enjoy soccer or enjoy watching people who watch soccer. Check out the website for more.
Betong is located in the basement of Chateau Neuf, a five-floor building owned by the students at Oslo University. The building itself is worth a tour, with all its hidden bars and concert areas (where Betong offers larger concerts and gigs). These give you the freedom to move around in the building and get a taste of everything that's going on. Betong, meaning concrete in Norwegian, is exactly what you get. Dark concrete walls, sparse lighting and a bit of that, after-the-bomb feel. They often stage high-quality DJs and bands, including some unknown, up-and-coming-ones.
This old, working-class inn is more famous than its unremarkable appearance would suggest. This is mainly because it has a longer history than most places in Oslo, and because it has been the favorite watering hole of the youth of Norway's Labor Party. But it is also known as the restaurant that serves the cheapest lutefisk (a traditional dish of cod that is preserved in lye, and has a distinctive taste) in the festive season. The bar is good, even if it is not cheap, and the building dating from 1820 has the cozy air of old pubs. There are also infrequent concerts, most often jazz and gypsy music.
One of the many of the bars and pubs located close to the old University buildings, Johns is very popular among students and other mid-20s people. It is as much a disco as a bar, especially when the clock starts moving its way towards daylight hours. The atmosphere is usually warm and very party-like. This is not the place to go for a quiet evening, but if you feel like listening to popular music and having a happy time in a lively ambiance, John's is the place. Visit the website for more.
Are you confused about the place to go to for your weekend and holiday season party? Supa is your answer to your confusion! This jazzy nightclub has the likes of DJ Soulshock in the stands to get you swirling on the tunes. The spacious dance floor lets you step up with a bunch of pals and the disco lights make sure that your moves look smart enough to impress. The Club has regular live music nights when the club tends to get specially crowded. So, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a dance party!
Paddy's Irish Pub is located on Stortingsgata, just above Norway Designs 94347, a few minutes from Nationaltheatret. The centrally located Irish pub is exceedingly popular with locals and expats. Offering a range of moderately priced top shelf wines, spirits and lots of local and international beers, Paddy's is a haven for football fanatics in Oslo. The large dining area is conducive for large groups and large TVs everywhere make sure you don't miss out on the current game. The food, on the other hand, is a mix of local specialties and English/Irish fare; don't miss out on their popular Irish coffees, they make it from the scratch!