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Bars & Cafes
Scientists have studied Tranen for years. It was established as a pub for industrial workers dying for a beer after work, and has stayed that way right into the 21st Century. Every Saturday you are bound to meet at least one bachelor party on the premises, due to the living legend Arnie "Skiffle Joe" Norse. Now in his 70s, this character still rides his one-wheeled bike, plays guitar and sings his own folk songs, with lyrics best not translated. Watch out for the female drummer, she is Arnie's wife. When Arnie is not on, the music ranges from rock'n'roll to country, the beer is cheap, and the atmosphere has to be experienced.
One of Karl Johans favorite, hop into No. 19 Cocktail Bar for an ultimate cocktail experience. The ambiance is low lit and intimate for a quiet time. Some of the unique cocktails available are Blue Smoke Martini, Gin Lily, Harvest Julep, Sawyer, Mai Tai, Blood And Thunder just to name a few. The collections of wines and beers are extensive too. The bar food and quick bites make it a great combination with your drinks. You may be delighted to attend some of the live musical nights with famous artists here. Check out the website for detailed information on their drinks menu.
Revolver is a nightclub at which well known artistes regularly perform. Companies and private individuals can hire the premises for events; music and catering is taken care of by the meticulous staff. Traditional delicious Norwegian food is served along with a wide choice of alcoholic beverages. On Sundays you can have an English meal and listen to soothing music in the lounge around the bar area. Check the website for schedule of events and further details.
This is Oslo's premier bowling establishment. In addition to the twelve clean and modern bowling lanes. There is a fully licensed bar on site, which is stylish and has intimate lighting, but you can still have a good time. There are leather sofas, five pool tables, and a dartboard, so you'll never be bored or run out of activities. Call ahead to make arrangements for large parties or groups. Beautiful paintings adorn the walls. If you like to bowl, then you simply have to drop by Oslo Bar & Bowling. You won't regret it.
Small trendy bar and restaurant, Lokk is a popular local spot, especially good for an after work drink and meal. Usually crowded with its fare share of locals, chatting and mingling over a glass of wine or a pint of local beer; they have a select limited menu of daily specials of starter, mains and soup. A good place to enjoy a drink and a casual meal, at reasonable prices. Tucked away in a side street, the restaurant can be hard to find, but the tasty savory soups and chilled out local atmosphere makes it worth a look. For details, give them a call or visit the website.
Politiker'n is a cosy, unpretentious bar that offers its guests a full bar selection of beer, spirits, wine and cocktails alongside burgers, salads, omlettes, steaks, meat dishes and desserts. With wooden booths and photographs of famous politicians adorning the walls, the bar is certainly nothing fancy, making it a great place to stop by after a tiring day at work for a drink. Politiker'n boasts outdoor seating at the square, offering an opportunity to bask in the sunlight and indulge in people watching as you sip one of their creatively named cocktails.
Spread over two floors, the Internasjonalen is a pub born out of minimalism and functionalism. Opened in 2003, this bar and pub is unlike most of the popular joints because it does not have too many of the usual frills and excesses. It has a few blended spirits and beers to offer, which you can perhaps enjoy with some munchies. But little variety does not mean lesser quality. Their cocktails are very popular and creative. Try their Pjolter, a traditional drink, or Agurk Gin and Tonic, or perhaps old favorites like the Manhattan or a Dry Martini. Quite regularly, the Internasjonalen hosts musical performances by several local and visiting artists.
What's could be better than listening to some of the best DJs in Norway while surrounded by plenty of food, alcohol, and beautiful people? Perhaps doing all of that 12 stories above the ground, atop the historic Folkteateret building, with a beautiful panoramic view of the bustling city of Oslo would be an improvement. This is the premise of Stratos. For most of the year it is rented out for weddings or corporate events, but during certain holidays and the summer months it opens up to the public as a nightclub featuring live music, DJs, and an unforgettable view. Call or email for table reservations.
Often touted as being of the Oslo's best coffee bars, Kroghs Kaffebar offers it's customers a trendy, yet cosy place to enjoy a cup of their exceptionally well crafted coffee. Located as it is within the center of the city and within walking distance from a number of tram, bus and subway stops, the cafe is a popular choice for a morning coffee or a quick break from the tedium of everyday life. Apart from their delicious coffees, the cafe also offers a selection of cakes, light snacks, pastries and coffee making supplies for those who would like to enjoy their coffee at home.
Kjøkken og Bar is not just a cozy bar located in Oslo's core, but also manages to effortlessly come off as a delightful mix of a cafe and restaurant. You can opt for a mug of chilled beer or pick out one shimmering glass of cocktail from Kjøkken's cocktail menu. A clientele of young and the good-looking frequents this eatery for a meal guaranteed to have that delectable factor. If none these options lure you, then you can order one of their frothing coffees and simply lounge around.
A peaceful café with a maritime theme, the atmosphere at Fyret is calm and relaxed, even though it is in the middle of the city. The seafood here is a must try. in addition, the extensive variety of burgers is exclusive. This is an excellent place for sitting down in with a cup of coffee and watching people crossing busy Youngstorget square. Fyret serves good food at reasonable prices and is especially known for its "Skipper's Burger." Check out the website for detailed information.
Elm Street is living up to its image of a rock cafe. Most of the people who frequent the place wear black leather jackets and jeans, and very few bands will get played here if they even thought about such things as keyboards or synths. The interior is rather dark and the loudspeakers are massive. Many of the patrons belong to the music industry or the media, and large numbers of bands must have been inspired by this place. The prices are reasonable and the food is quite simple, but good. Visit the website for further details.