Drinking and nightlife in The Northern Fjords

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    Jacu Coffee Roastery

    The west coast's most highly respected coffee roastery is headquartered in this sensitively remodelled industrial space. Drop in for an espresso or a made-to-order filter, breakfast pastries and lunch sandwiches. If you're keen to discover more about the Norwegian coffee scene, they offer tastings and classes, too. Apart from roasting the best beans, they also host art exhibitions.

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    A very stylish big-windowed bar that is right on the water and open late. While grown Norwegians are indeed known to neck a glass of the white stuff, it's the good wines, beer on tap and cocktails that draw the locals here; the name comes from the building's former role as a milk delivery depot.

  • Nightlife in Ålesund


    Within Jugendstil Senteret, this stylish, friendly little place offers excellent coffee and cake. There's also a good lunch menu of sandwiches and salads, made from top-quality local produce sourced from Matbuda, a Stranda providore.

  • Nightlife in Ålesund

    Piano Bar, Café & Gallery

    A laid-back bar with a steep rear garden. There's 28 beers on tap, the crowd is young and fun and there are cosy spots if it's cold outside. Live bands sometimes use its flat roof as a stage.