Top choice cocktail bar in St Olafs Plass, Bislett & St Hanshaugen

Fuglen and its crew of merry entrepreneurs are part of Oslo's dour-to-dreamily-cool reinvention. Since overhauling this cafe, they've launched a coffee and Norwegian design mini-empire in Japan, while in their home city they continue to roast and brew as well as mix some of the best cocktails around.

Drinks are made with local spirits where possible and are often muddled with foraged ingredients (spruce tips, seaweed from the North Sea, forest flowers). There's a jukebox and achingly stylish mid-century Norwegian furniture to sit on, or come during the day for always-perfect coffee on a sidewalk stool with a Norwegian wool rug for chillier days.