Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerusgate 3
Phone: (47) 23 108000
Fax: (47) 23 108080
Biskop Gunnerusgate 3, Oslo, NO, 0155
- Phone: (47) 23 108000
- Fax: (47) 23 108080
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the heart of Karl Johans, Sir Winston is one of the most loved places in the neighborhood. This English bar will offer some of the best beers and wines available. Choose from the extensive variety of 21 beers and enjoy in the beautiful beer garden. The interior ambiance is dim lit with a traditional English decor and absolutely comfortable seating. The piano bar only adds a sweet charm to this place. Offering wifi too, their prices are quite reasonable, considering a bar in Oslo. Check out the website or call ahead for detailed information.
Teddys Softbar is as close as you can come to John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, shiny hair and the golden days of nylon while on a day (or night) out in Oslo. Teddys opened about the same time as Elvis was getting ready for his military service, and has survived the changes of time with grace. The guests range from the curious student to musicians and people in the entertainment industry who all enjoy a blast from the past. Try the food - the kitchen serves simple, homemade Norwegian dishes, with no fashionable extras.
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.