Trøndelag drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Trondheim

Ila Brainnstasjon

This Trondheim institution is the best place in the city to see live music (most nights around 9pm; on Thursdays at 6pm), but it's a fine little bar-cafe even when nothing's on the bill. We especially love its 2pm S…
Top Choice Bar in Trøndelag


In the tiny hamlet of Skorovatn (population around 40), amid the forests west of the E6, beer-lover Inge Staldvik has created his own version of paradise. This eclectic pub has more than 500 different beers, 160 aqu…
Top Choice Cafe in Trondheim


Now this is our kind of place – craft beers on tap, shelves lined with books, lovely views over the water and regular live gigs to boot. Unsurprisingly it's popular with students and trendy types, and it's in a deli…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Trondheim

Trondheim Microbryggeri

This splendid home-brew pub deserves a pilgrimage as reverential as anything accorded to St Olav from all committed øl (beer) quaffers. With up to eight of its own brews on tap and good light meals available, it's a…
Top Choice Cafe in Trondheim

Jacobsen og Svart

Jacobsen og Svart manages to be unassuming yet achingly hip, and does what many claim to be the city's best coffee. Throw in a very cool soundtrack and near-perfect, freshly baked cinnamon rolls and you're somewhere…
Top Choice Bar in Trondheim

Cafe Løkka

Long before its latest makeover, mustard-yellow Cafe Løkka was a boat-repair workshop. It now carries a good range of beers, on draught and in bottle, and also does milkshakes. It's more an early-evening venue than …
Bar in Trondheim

Bare Blåbær

Join the throng that packs both the interior and dockside terrace of this popular place over near the Solsiden waterfront area. It's renowned for its cocktails – and for preparing what many believe to be some of the…
Cafe in Trondheim

Café Le Frère

This agreeable little corner cafe is strewn with flowerpots outside and inside its story is told in two mottos: 'probably the best espresso in the world' and 'all shots double unless requested'. It also serves pastr…
Bar in Trondheim


This fine little craft-brewery pub serves an intriguing range of sour beers (or what they call 'experimental beers') and 'hand-crafted pizzas' to an appreciative crowd that's a slight cut above the student crowd. Tr…
Bar in Trondheim


During the academic year, this place has 10 lively bars, a cinema and frequent live music, while in summer it's mostly a travellers' crash pad. It shuts down in summer, which is one of Trondheim's great shames.