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.
Established in Grünerløkka since 2010, Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri is one of the most sought after brewpubs in the neighborhood.The German-styled decor with long beer tables, copper kettles, an historical fireplace and the cozy ambiance will surely take you by surprise. The extensive selection of drought beers prepared by them is magical. Try their top quality beers, Evil Twin Disco Beer 97 and Schouskjelleren Uncle Knut 32. All in all, a must-visit pub! Check out the website for detailed information.
This is a small, stylish Mexican restaurant with a white, yellow and black interior. All kinds of people come here, celebrities as well as good old east enders who want a great, cheap meal, or perhaps just a few beers. A few years ago this was voted Oslo's best hangout, because it is so much more than just a restaurant. People often stand at the bar and wait half an hour for a free table. In such a narrow, crowded and hectic place you don't do that unless the food and atmosphere make it worthwhile: and they do here. The food is traditional Californian-Mexican and all dishes come with vegetarian versions. You can choose from well-known dishes such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas and chili con carne to name but a few.
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.
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 in the heart of Karl Johans, Sir Winston is one of the most loved places in the neighborhood. This English bar will offer some of the best beers and wines available. Choose from the extensive variety of 21 beers and enjoy in the beautiful beer garden. The interior ambiance is dim lit with a traditional English decor and absolutely comfortable seating. The piano bar only adds a sweet charm to this place. Offering wifi too, their prices are quite reasonable, considering a bar in Oslo. Check out the website or call ahead for detailed information.
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.
With its quirky décor, lively atmosphere and delicious food, T.G.I. Friday's is the embodiment of all things American. The restaurant offers diners an all American menu of steaks, burgers, chicken wings, ribs, salads, pastas and much more, while the bar serves up a selection of beer and some wicked cocktails. The service staff are friendly, cheerful and attentive without being intrusive. Located at the heart of the city, the restaurant is just a short distance away from a number of attractions and the central station, drawing in an eclectic clientèle all through the day. Forever bustling with life and good cheer, T.G.I. Friday's is sure to lift up your spirits and keep you coming back for more.