What's could be better than listening to some of the best DJs in Norway while surrounded by plenty of food, alcohol, and beautiful people? Perhaps doing all of that 12 stories above the ground, atop the historic Folkteateret building, with a beautiful panoramic view of the bustling city of Oslo would be an improvement. This is the premise of Stratos. For most of the year it is rented out for weddings or corporate events, but during certain holidays and the summer months it opens up to the public as a nightclub featuring live music, DJs, and an unforgettable view. Call or email for table reservations.
BLÅ is an independent club in Oslo that offers live, contemporary music, including jazz, every night of the week. Contemporary artists from all over the country and international artists perform here. Resident DJs make guest appearances on the weekends. BLÅ also offers an outdoor café experience on the banks of the Aker river. The club hosts events such as "BLÅ, Molde" at the Molde International Jazz Festival. BLÅ has expanded to become one of the largest clubs of its kind in Scandinavia.
If you are wondering where to spend this weekend night, head to The Villa. This club, with a capacity of 250, is hidden in the basement of Hell's Kitchen bar and pizzeria and acts as the go-to spot for Oslo's most laid-back and music loving young crowd. Techno and electronic music steal the show here. Local DJs know the pulse of the crowd and play their favorite numbers with stunning results. Come and witness this electrifying atmosphere of The Villa as concerts and performances rock the place on Fridays and Saturdays. You won't regret it.
Jaeger is a nightclub, bar and cafe, all in one! Established in 2011, this quiet little bar and eatery by day, transforms into a vibrant party scene by night. The nights at this place are brought alive by local and internationally renowned DJs. House, techno, club are some of the many genres churned out by them. Some nights live performers take the stage and charge the atmosphere with their melodies. Jaeger also rents out its space to host private events. Celebrate your occasion and after that visit the nightclub for an enthralling night!
When you're at Karl Johans, and wish to try something new, Izakaya is one place you just cannot miss! Here you will experience a mini Japan, with the traditional decor, music and specialties offered. Try their Ede-mame, Chijimi which is a Korean pancake, Tsukune a chicken meatball and Gyoza Dumplings. For drinks, you will have an extensive selection of sake, soju, umeshu, whiskey, beer and wines. This place will soon have you visiting them again. Check out the website for detailed information or call ahead.
Fuglen is one fun place at Karl Johans. A coffee favorite during the day turns into a great hangout for drinks in the evening. The atmosphere is a lovely retro with the music from the 50-60's. The coffee is absolutely worth for coffee lovers. The unique collections of cocktails will sure take you by surprise. The ginger daiquiri is definitely a must-try! The patio seating is relaxing and best for smokers. Call ahead for detailed information.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about a world famous cafe chain is the Hard Rock Cafe. The city of Oslo has a Hard Rock Cafe as well, and it is the perfect example of Scandinavian design and architecture blended in with new age American lifestyle. With dragon head arcs, resembling old Viking Boats, Nordic styled bars made beautifully out of wood, Scandinavian paintings and antiques well placed around the cafe, the place has an authentic Nordic Charm to it. Try out the Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings, Caipirinha, or White Russian from the exemplary menu while you enjoy live rock performances on stage. Browse through the exclusive collection for stylish merchandise or simply sit back and relax with a drink.
Whether you wish to enjoy well-crafted drinks, dig into authentic Scandinavian cuisine or dance till wee hours of the night, LaWo is the place to be. This vivacious spot is a haunt for locals and travelers alike and comes most recommended on weekends when the ambiance here is at its euphoric best. The interior is decked up in electric lights that create a dramatic effect; here talented DJs keep the crowd grooving. LaWo also has an intimate lounge where you can unwind and relax your worked up legs while sipping on cocktails. LaWo's extended outdoor seating is explored by many for a laid-back brunch.
The London Pub is Oslo's oldest and most renowned gay and lesbian bar in all of Oslo. It has a very accepting atmosphere and it caters to patrons of all ages. Be sure to show up for the weekly theme nights, including a quiz night, karaoke, and more. Primarily pop music is played, with an occasional more traditional Norwegian song thrown into the mix every once in a while. This establishment has two stories. The first is a casual bar where you can sit, drink, and chat. The second story has a nightclub feel and offers live DJs, dancing, and fun. With all of the activities and fun to be had, this is not a location that you should pass up.
Located close to the famous Icebar Oslo, Aqua Vitae is just another surprise. The intimate and quiet ambiance sure appeals for a relaxed evening. The small selection of creatively mixed cocktails will do more than just make you happy. Some of the contemporary twists include Blood And Sand, Dubonnet Cocktail, Dandy Cocktail, East India Cocktail to name a few. To hire this place for events, check out the website or call ahead.
Located at a street corner here in Oslo is the remarkable Per på Hjrnet. Ordinarily what could have been just a bakery serving hot bread and pastries is one of the most popular attraction in the city. What makes Per på Hjrnet special is the variety of live entertainment that brings in a steady stream of music enthusiasts from all genres and tastes. The spectacular bakery/pub and music house provides light meals of baked goodies and cold glasses of ale and jam sessions by a variety of musicians. Artists and bands from all over the country can find here a welcoming stage supported by music lovers from all over the globe. So if you fancy a great bit of entertainment with good grub and drinks, try the Per på Hjrnet.