Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerusgate 3
Phone: (47) 23 108000
Fax: (47) 23 108080
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!
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.
Whether you write it 'Sub.scene', 'Sub Scene' or 'subscene', this place is the place-to-be for raw rock 'n' roll. Local, regional and touring bands perform here regularly. Subscene is a venue that welcomes people of all ages. This age-related leniency means that no alcohol is served, or welcome, at the subscene café. Don't worry though, the fantastic performances and food will you make it worth it.
Rhythm Club located in the heart of the city, is one of Oslo's largest club following a Caribbean theme. The music played here is mainly reggae, African, Jamaican and socawhich blends in urban melodies. Nights that are not livened by live concerts, DJs add the funk to this place. Check the website for further details, as the club opens its doors in the week to host various enthralling events. Your weekend nights at Rhythm Club are sure to get heated up.
One of the trendiest clubs in Oslo, the Source Club is spread over three floors. The upstairs translates into a chic dancing and lounge area, and comes complete with a shiny disco ball and a psychedelic feel. This upstairs section caters mostly to the needs of the trend-setting and higher class section of the society and has three special VIP sections that have their own waitresses and service. The downstairs or basement is the place that sees all the live action in the club. It comes well-equipped with superb lighting, sound system and sound equipment and also has the largest stage area in the club. On a regular basis, some of the best DJs and artists perform here to a very attentive and music-hungry crowd. The Source Club also has a backyard where visitors can catch a breath or a smoke before heading in to dance and party again; or they can just sit outside in this heated area and enjoy a night of lounging around. There is also a bar area for those who aren't into dancing, where you can sip your chosen spirit and enjoy some soothing soul or reggae music. Please see the website for further information.
Gamla is a trendy music venue home to a multitude of musical extravaganzas on a regular basis. With a capacity to accommodate up to 250 patrons, this place boasts of a large dance floor, done up in a contemporary style, fitted with a huge film-screen. Head to the bar area and fill up your glass with an exotic drink as you take in the vibrant aura of the place. Dig into delectable pub grub as you shake a leg to the tunes of the night. Live gigs and DJ nights will keep you entertained through and through. To experience the real feel of the place, head here on Beat Bar nights and have the time of you life! Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
If you are wondering where to spend this weekend night, head to The Villa. This club, with a capacity of 250, is hidden in the basement of Hell's Kitchen bar and pizzeria and acts as the go-to spot for Oslo's most laid-back and music loving young crowd. Techno and electronic music steal the show here. Local DJs know the pulse of the crowd and play their favorite numbers with stunning results. Come and witness this electrifying atmosphere of The Villa as concerts and performances rock the place on Fridays and Saturdays. You won't regret it.
This old, working-class inn is more famous than its unremarkable appearance would suggest. This is mainly because it has a longer history than most places in Oslo, and because it has been the favorite watering hole of the youth of Norway's Labor Party. But it is also known as the restaurant that serves the cheapest lutefisk (a traditional dish of cod that is preserved in lye, and has a distinctive taste) in the festive season. The bar is good, even if it is not cheap, and the building dating from 1820 has the cozy air of old pubs. There are also infrequent concerts, most often jazz and gypsy music.
Jaeger is a nightclub, bar and cafe, all in one! Established in 2011, this quiet little bar and eatery by day, transforms into a vibrant party scene by night. The nights at this place are brought alive by local and internationally renowned DJs. House, techno, club are some of the many genres churned out by them. Some nights live performers take the stage and charge the atmosphere with their melodies. Jaeger also rents out its space to host private events. Celebrate your occasion and after that visit the nightclub for an enthralling night!
Oslo being well known for its rock and metal scene, the Rock In club is an ideal spot for all rock fans. At this rather small place which is very scantily lit with loud blaring music in the background you will find locals sipping on their alcohol while tuning into the fabulous music. Live Performances by local bands promise some original music and take the overall entertainment quotient a notch higher. The theme of this club is Gothic with most of the crowd sporting piercings and colored hair.
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.
The extraordinary Indonesian interior inside this venue is matched by its unusual name. Barongsai is the colorful Lion Dance that has been performed for centuries by Chinese people the world over. While Club Barongsai may not be filled with people wearing lion costumes dancing to the sounds of gongs and fire-crackers, it does attract a lively crowd of young hip-hoppers, who pulsate to 21st-century urban tunes. Originally the club operated illegally from the basement of a skater shop, but eventually they were given a license, so just like the Lion Dance, this club should help to entertain crowds for years to come.