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Things we love:

It’s full of vikings.

The bars stay open till 3am.

They love to drink.

They are all mad.

They get our sense of humour.

They love their statues!

They love meatballs.

They eat reindeer and horse.

Things we wish we’d known:

Buying alcohol is near impossible (only beer can be bought in the supermarket and wines and spirits are sold in a special shop. On a Saturday you can’t buy alcohol after 6pm.)

It’s illegal to drink outside in parks etc.

It ain’t cheap (beers can be as much as £12!)

In the winter it only gets light for 4 hours of the day (but in the spring and summer it doesn’t get dark until midnight… nice).

Best bars in Oslo
Best bars in Oslo
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Aku Aku
Aku Aku

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Bar Boca
Bar Boca

A – Wear a flat cap. B – Order your drink at the bar, there ain’t no table service in here, they’re too laid back for that. With all of 5 tables, this bar is small and charmingly formed. They like to Read More

Barfly
Barfly

The menu here is excellent, and available in English, which is always useful for those of us who didn’t pay attention in Norwegian class! First things first, go find Alex. He knows his drinks from his Rakfish (that’s fermented fish, a Read More

Beer Palace
Beer Palace

The clue’s in the title: this place is drowning in different types of beer. Here there is no such thing as “I do not like beer”; you just haven’t tried the right one. This is the perfect spot for glugging Read More

Etoile Bar
Etoile Bar

Located at the Grand Hotel, you can either go get lost in the lobby or head up through its separate entrance. Work your way to the top floor, until you find the sexy / strip bar styled clashing purple and Read More

Internasjonalen
Internasjonalen

No, you’re not hammered, well not that hammered. The bar really is on a slant. Less is more here; as they focus primarily on good and rare spirits, classic cocktails, interesting beers and good music, and man does it work. Perma-packed, Read More

Ryes
Ryes

100 kroner for 3 beers? Sold! Unless you have just arrived you will know exactly what we are on about, most places in Oslo charge that for just one! Come here before 11pm, and it’s like a chill out zone. Give Read More

Stargate 9
Stargate 9

If you’re on your way home and fancy getting lucky, head to Stargate, 9 times out of 10 you will get laid, mostly thanks to the unisex loos. This place is usually the last stop for many people’s nights out, from Read More

The Nighthawk Diner
The Nighthawk Diner

Still going strong? Hungover? Hungry? Or in need of some less Norwegian food? (Look up local dishes). Then there is only one place for it. Get outta bed, don’t bother to look in the mirror, and head straight to The Read More