The Northern Fjords drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in Ålesund

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…
Wine Bar in Molde

Syd Vin & Matbar

No, it's not the name of your host for the night but Norwegian for 'south': the way this wine bar faces. Looking out over the fjord, its terrace offers an inspirational panorama. A good selection of French and Itali…
Bar in Ålesund


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 loca…
Cafe 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 …
Bar 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.
Pub in Åndalsnes


The Grand Hotel Bellevue's cellar bar, backlit in startlingly citified pink and lime green, is where the town meets on Saturday night to drink, chat and dance until late.
Bar in Kristiansund

Christian's Bar

On the 1st floor of Thon Hotel Storgata, this bar does a passable impression of a Williamsburg hipster haunt.