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.
This gourmet restaurant, located in the heart of Oslo's oldest neighborhood, is run by award-winning chef Bent Stiansen. A varied menu is available, compiled from the freshest and best available ingredients. The beautiful and stylistic 18th-century décor just adds to the restaurant's ambiance. The restaurant consists of five small rooms with an intimate atmosphere. The ceiling contains some of the finest stucco work in northern Europe. Guests must be suitably dressed (jacket and tie for men).
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.
Boasting a fantastic waterfront location, Hanami is where you can expect to be served Japanese delights crafted from local Norwegian ingredients. An elegant space with an open kitchen and sushi bar, this restaurant offers you Japanese fusion cuisine. You can enjoy izakaya-style Japanese small plates like tempura scampi and edamame with your Geisha Martini, after which you can move on to scrumptious offerings like the signature scampi ceviche and miso-marinated black cod.
If you are someone who loves beers then Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri should be a must visit when visiting Norway. With a fantastic collection of the brew, both domestic and international as well as one of the best local brews, the restaurant and bar serve food that goes well with the drink. During the winters soak in the warmth from the fireplace and chill out on the patio on summers. The vibrant atmosphere, live music, TV all add to the charm of this place. Whether it is meetings or just a hangout with friends, you will love this cool place.
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.
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.
Icebar Oslo, as the name suggests, forgoes traditional building materials such as brinks, mortar, and wood, and instead is entirely constructed out of tons of ice. After paying the entrance fee for your 45 minute stay, you will receive warm clothing to keep you comfortable in the negative five degree Celsius (23 degree Fahrenheit) temperature that the bar maintains. You will also be given a complimentary beverage in a glass made of ice. The main draw of the bar is the unique atmosphere created by the interspersion of ice and lighting, which means patrons are typically tourists or flock to the establishment in large groups rather than as individuals looking to grab a drink. Catering is available for businesses, and the bar will even make an ice sculpture of the business' logo.
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!
Karl Johans neighborhood has one bar that has it all. Dr. Jekylls Pub is such a treat to be at, whether its for relaxing over coffee, or chilling with your gang with beer and your favorite games. You will be offered a variety of entertainment at the whiskey bar with a number of labels to choose from. They also organize many whiskey tastings as well as courses for the whiskey club. The underground space and sports bar is open to watch your favorite games on the many television screens available, play darts or billiards as well as enjoy beer from the tap. Prices are reasonable. Check out the website for detailed information.
Offering a spectacular view of Oslo, it's easy to see where Summit gets its name from. This trendy bar located on the 21st floor of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, is a popular meeting spot that offers a standard drink menu. However, the highlight of this place is the cocktail blends offered here. If you don't try it, you are surely missing out on something good. For a rendezvous at higher elevations, Summit is Oslo's finest drinking locale. Check the website for further information.