Drinking and nightlife in The Western 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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    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 Italian wines are available by the glass, perfectly matched by charcuterie and cheese platters (145kr to 165kr). Bruschetta, fish soup and burgers are also on the menu.

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    Vesle Kinn

    This fantastic microbrewery started brewing in 2009, and its creative, flavoursome beers have proved a big hit across Norway and Europe. Its taproom in the town centre has around 12 of their beers to try, plus several gins and a white stout. Tours of the brewery are available: ask at the bar or contact the tourist office.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Christian's Bar

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