Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in City Centre

Kulturhuset

The Norwegian notion of culture being an interactive, collective enterprise combines here with their exceptional ability to have a good time. The city's 'culture house' moved into this beautiful, rambling old four-s…
Cocktail Bar in City Centre

Himkok

First things first: the door is unmarked, save for a small, decorative 'H'. Also good to know: the crew behind Himkok are the inventors of the 'taptail' – quality cocktails on tap. This also happens to be a distille…
Cocktail Bar in City Centre

Internasjonalen

One of the city's cocktail veterans, the decor here is Cold War kitsch, which is a nice fit for its Oslo Funkis (functionalist) style building, also home to the Norwegian Labour Party, Arbeiderpartiets. There are se…
Bar in City Centre

Oslo Camping

Norwegians like to have a pub activity on hand for those potentially awkward moments before the social lubrication kicks in. Here the activity is an 18-hole minigolf course. Cheap beer, metal clubs and small hard ba…
Bar in City Centre

Angst

Dark, yes, but otherwise far from angsty, this is one of Oslo's favourite small bars. Staff are friendly, there's passageway tables for summer, and a happy, cool crowd. Bonus: if you want to bar crawl or the post-11…
Beer Hall in City Centre

Røør

Craft-beer credentials (check out that blackboard list!) meet Norwegian fun with shuffleboard, an excellent vinyl collection and vending-machine snacks over two floors. There's around 70 beers on tap alone and a not…
Pub in City Centre

Sosialen

A good choice if you're not sure if you want to go out for a drink or have something to eat and kick on. There's a menu of Norwegian and international favourites to be had in the nicely industrial front room, or sta…
Cafe in City Centre

Stockfleths

Founded in 1895, the award-winning Stockfleths is one of Oslo's oldest coffee shops. It also serves wholegrain bread with brown cheese, pastries and smoothies.