In the heart of the city you’re bound to find at least one place to your taste. Downtown Oslo has alot to offer from a diverse collection of clubs, bars, pubs, discoteques and cafés.
Bernt Ankers gate 17
Nomaden is one of our favourite clubs in Oslo. Picture a basement, filled with colourful interior and great music. The music varies from funk, reggae and afro-pop. Nomaden is the kind of club that still has a great underground feel. They do have a cover charge, but considerably less than Blå for instance. Recommended!
Revolver has constantly been expanding and now completely taken over the little red house they are in. The focus is still on rock, and music in general. At Revolver you find a club with dancing and live shows, a small restaurant and a regular bar. Revolver has become a popular weekend destination for the young and trendy so expect a long line and a good time!
”Stop the press” is located nearby the offices of the norwegian newspapers. Stopp pressen is first and foremost a bar, but if the music is right and you are in a mood you can use the little dancefloor. The music is often blues and rock. A usual hangout for many journalists.
Bare Jazz (or “Just Jazz” in English) is something as rare as a jazz café in Oslo. Bare Jazz is run by internationally acclaimed saxophonist Bodil Niska, so the credibility is definitely maintained at this place. In the summer the place opens its charming back ally and you can enjoy a nice glass of wine while listening to some calming jazz. Bare Jazz is also a records store that has a large selection of – surprise, surprise – just jazz!
Fugazi has two floors and an outside backyard, where everybody can dance the night away. A couple of times a month they have concerts in the backyard with some of Oslos best DJ’s.
Fugazi was voted the best club of 2010, and is trying to keep it that way. Worth a visit!
Onkel Donald is a bar, restaurant and a club – all in one! The rooms are large and bright. This somewhat echoes the people coming here. Onkel Donald is your regular Saturday night pick up joint – but hey! What a party!
Bohemen is the place for meeting local football supporters. It is the official Vålerenga pub (local team) , but is also considered a traditional sports bar. Every night they screen matches, both local derbys and international football. Where do real men hug? On a football field, or at Bohemen.
Elm Street is a legend among Oslo’s many brilliant rock bars. Apart from being a legend Elm Street is also a great place to have breakfast when hung over from last night. Check out Double Elvis, on the Menu. Elm Street is well known in Norway, and among metal fans all over Europe.
Mariboes gate 7
Robinet is a really tiny retro-esque bar, populated by musicians, media-people and all sorts of liberal hedonists. Robinet gets easily crowded so expect to hang around a while before you get a seat. Robinet has a southern feel that is rarely found in other bars in Oslo, all in all, highly recommended! Remember to bring cash, cause they don’t take card.
Karl Johansgate 45
Last Train is Oslo’s oldest rock bar serving concerts, beer and no bull shit for 20 years. Just a stones throw away from Hard Rock Café you can experience true rock and roll in a friendly enviroment amongst the many regulars. Whatever you do, do not request a song.
Øvre Slottsgate 10
Tattoos, long black hair and makeup. This kinda describes both the female and male guests of Rock In, a 7 year old metal bar in the heart of Oslo. If you want heavy and black metal topped off with power ballads and sentimental drunken talks at the end of the day, this is the place to go.