Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Honningsvåg

Artico

For a shiver in summer and a sense of how Nordkapp must hit the senses in winter, visit Artico (adult/child 139/40kr), one of Norway's original ice bars. Owner, Spaniard José Milares, a polar photographer and advent…
Pub in Tromsø

Ølhallen

Reputedly the oldest pub in town, and once the hang-out for salty fishermen and Arctic sailors, this is now the brewpub for the excellent Mack Brewery. There are 67 Norwegian ales on tap to try – including a selecti…
Bar in Tromsø

Bastard

Bastard (with the stress on the second syllable; let's not get unwittingly confrontational) is a cool basement hangout with low beams and white, furry walls (no polar bears killed during construction). It engages ar…
Bar in Tromsø

Verdensteatret

Norway's oldest film house will satisfy both cinephiles and those in search of a great cafe. The bar is a hip place with free wi-fi and weekend DJs. At other times, the bartender spins from the huge collection of vi…
Pub in Vardø

Nordpol Kro

Dating from 1858, with wooden boards and antique bric-a-brac, Nordpol Kro lays good claim to being northern Norway's oldest eatery. Your friendly landlord, Bjørn Bredesen, has what must be just about anywhere's most…
Bar in Alta

Barila

There may not be many places to drink in Alta, but this sassy little spot takes up the slack through sheer variety – they serve great coffee, good beer and exotic cocktails, have live music from time to time and the…
Bar in Tromsø

Blå Rock Café

The loudest, most down 'n' dirty bar in Tromsø packs people in for live music (rock, naturally) and sports, and professes to have the best burgers in town. There's almost 50 brands of beer to wash them down. Kitchen…
Cafe in Tromsø

Kaffebønna

One of our favourite Tromsø cafes, this cool little spot right in the town centre does the city's best coffee, accompanied by tasty pastries.
Cafe in Tromsø

Circa

One building, two venues. Downstairs, Circa is a cavernous cafe-bar with a retro aesthetic that serves light meals by day on Friday and Saturday, and morphs into a cool space for cocktails and clubbers after dark. U…
Pub in Honningsvåg

Nøden Pub

This local favourite near the Scandic Hotel Honningsvåg often has live music, and is more of a local haunt than tourist hot spot. The local chapter of the Manchester United Supporters Club meets here for every game.