Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerusgate 3
Phone: (47) 23 108000
Fax: (47) 23 108080
Bars & Cafes
With its quirky décor, lively atmosphere and delicious food, T.G.I. Friday's is the embodiment of all things American. The restaurant offers diners an all American menu of steaks, burgers, chicken wings, ribs, salads, pastas and much more, while the bar serves up a selection of beer and some wicked cocktails. The service staff are friendly, cheerful and attentive without being intrusive. Located at the heart of the city, the restaurant is just a short distance away from a number of attractions and the central station, drawing in an eclectic clientèle all through the day. Forever bustling with life and good cheer, T.G.I. Friday's is sure to lift up your spirits and keep you coming back for more.
Stockfleth's is the cosy coffee oasis that can be found amidst the hustle and bustle of the shopping center Oslo City; a perfect place for a break from busy shopping. The cafe also offers an opportunity to purchase tea or coffee by weight. They have a large selection of teas and a standard coffee menu, including various tasty syrups, to take away or enjoy on one of the few barstools. Stockfleth's also offers fresh pastries.
At Baltazar you can dine in the historical surroundings of the old Bazaar, directly behind Oslo Cathedral. The interior of this restaurant is simple, but the curved room and the subdued light create a sheltered atmosphere. The menu is international, with an emphasis on Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Seafood as well as meat dishes are served here. After your main course, do try the cheeses.
Bacchus is a Norwegian cafe near the cathedral, close to the main railway station and transport hub of Oslo. A small, picturesque place, it has what could be the city's narrowest staircase, (arguably) best brownies and fabulous wines of which many are organic. It is not cheap, but if you can afford an extra treat, it is well-worth a try to find a seat, often a quest in itself.
With warm wood and cream furnishings, cozy seats and a well stocked bar, Buddah Biljard is a classy sports bar, popular with locals. Whether you want to relax with friends over a drink, or enjoy a game of pool with friends; the bar has 13 pool tables for hire. You can also enjoy a game of darts or even just relax and surf the net over their free Wi Fi. Thumping upbeat House music and a pleasant ambiance makes it a good place to spend a couple of hours socializing and mingling at this busy local spot.
Cafe Mono is the quintessential bar where you feel at home after a day's work. Cozy wooden tables, settings from a traditional old fashioned western bar and beer seems to be the theme here. Sit back and enjoy the varied music played here by upcoming local musicians as well as some foreign bands for a change! You will have to pay an entry fee on the concert days. Overall a good place to be in with friends. You'll just have to compromise with their dusty collections of antique accessories. After you down a few beers, the world will look rosy anyway!
Every Tuesday, Norwegian and international musicians meet for one of the most exciting jam sessions Oslo can offer. The warm green and orange colors in here take your mind away from the capital of Norway to cities miles further south, where salsa, Latin rhythms and the North-African raï dance all become natural. The guests at Cafe Sr or Club Sr as it is called on weekends, come from all corners of the world, together creating a unique atmosphere. During the day Cafe Sr offers coffee, tea and cakes; at night it changes into more of a drinking place. The bouncers have a reputation for being strict but fair.
Head to Arctic Internet on any day of the year, whether it's to get in touch with your folks at home or to get a high resolution print out. Burn a CD or laminate something, fax or email - this is your one stop business service provider. You can enjoy a steaming mug of coffee while your work gets done.
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.
Angst is a laid-back and cosy little bar that can be found tucked away down the Strøget passageway. With its casual ambiance, art adorned walls and amazing drinks, the bar has come to be a popular hangout for the city's locals. During the day, Angst is a great place to kick-back with a cup of coffee at one of the tables set up outside, while at night it transforms in to a thriving bar with great music and even better drinks. The outdoor area provides ample space to dance the night away to the DJ's tunes over weekends.
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.
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.