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Bars & Cafes
The concept of TGI Friday's American Bar was born in New York in 1965, and today there are over 400 branches all over the world. The American Bar in Oslo opened in 1997, on the city's main street, Karl Johan. As the name implies, this is undoubtedly as American you can get, decorated with dark wood and brass, and with the sound of American pop music from the loudspeakers. The waiters all have different personalities, giving you some of that Pulp Fiction-feeling. Speaking of movies, check out the bartenders. They are trained by the same people that taught Tom Cruise in Cocktail. The American Bar serves a wide range of excellent alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, tea and coffee, and traditional food like hamburgers, Tex-Mex and ribs. Prices are above average.
Offering a spectacular view of Oslo, it's easy to see where Summit gets its name from. This trendy bar located on the 21st floor of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, is a popular meeting spot that offers a standard drink menu. However, the highlight of this place is the cocktail blends offered here. If you don't try it, you are surely missing out on something good. For a rendezvous at higher elevations, Summit is Oslo's finest drinking locale. Check the website for further information.
Focusing on fresh local ingredients and flavors, Elias Mat & Sant is a bright, lively restaurant and cafe serving up Scandinavian specialties. A great place to stop by for a light lunch or casual dinner, you'll find a nice selection of local dishes like Reindeer Stew, Organic Mussels with Chilli Cream and Safron and Baked Salmon. A short walk from the National Gallery, the little cafe is a popular local eatery, and a nice place to step in and take a break from the hustle bustle of the city. For reservations, give them a call.
Fuglen is one fun place at Karl Johans. A coffee favorite during the day turns into a great hangout for drinks in the evening. The atmosphere is a lovely retro with the music from the 50-60's. The coffee is absolutely worth for coffee lovers. The unique collections of cocktails will sure take you by surprise. The ginger daiquiri is definitely a must-try! The patio seating is relaxing and best for smokers. Call ahead for detailed information.
If you find yourself craving a steaming cup of coffee as you explore the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, then Kaffebrenneriet is the perfect place to visit for a quick break before you dive back in. This warm and cozy cafe offers its customers a variety of delicious coffees, shakes, hot chocolate and other beverages alongside sandwiches, pastries, cakes and light snacks. Every cup of coffee is prepared using coffee that has been sourced from some of the best producers from all over the world. The beans are roasted in small batches to guarantee freshness and to allow the individual flavors to ring out clearly. You can even purchase coffee making supplies and coffee by the pound at Kaffebrenneriet in case you would like to brew your own coffee at home.
Located close to the famous Icebar Oslo, Aqua Vitae is just another surprise. The intimate and quiet ambiance sure appeals for a relaxed evening. The small selection of creatively mixed cocktails will do more than just make you happy. Some of the contemporary twists include Blood And Sand, Dubonnet Cocktail, Dandy Cocktail, East India Cocktail to name a few. To hire this place for events, check out the website or call ahead.
Icebar Oslo, as the name suggests, forgoes traditional building materials such as brinks, mortar, and wood, and instead is entirely constructed out of tons of ice. After paying the entrance fee for your 45 minute stay, you will receive warm clothing to keep you comfortable in the negative five degree Celsius (23 degree Fahrenheit) temperature that the bar maintains. You will also be given a complimentary beverage in a glass made of ice. The main draw of the bar is the unique atmosphere created by the interspersion of ice and lighting, which means patrons are typically tourists or flock to the establishment in large groups rather than as individuals looking to grab a drink. Catering is available for businesses, and the bar will even make an ice sculpture of the business' logo.
Popular with the hipster crowd, this offbeat little cafe serves up a nice selection of speciality coffees, as well as sweet treats, and savory snacks. Brightly lit, modern and colorful; Barratt Kaffebar is a lively local hang-out spot. From professional stopping by for their morning caffeine hit, to students perched at the tables, and families with kids the cafe serves an eclectic crowd. A nice place to sit and relax over steaming hot latte, it's a nice local cafe to check out if you're in the area.
One of the many of the bars and pubs located close to the old University buildings, Johns is very popular among students and other mid-20s people. It is as much a disco as a bar, especially when the clock starts moving its way towards daylight hours. The atmosphere is usually warm and very party-like. This is not the place to go for a quiet evening, but if you feel like listening to popular music and having a happy time in a lively ambiance, John's is the place. Visit the website for more.
Opened in 2008, this bar has regular shows and events, including DJs that spin into the small hours of the morning. Local and international punk, metal and rock acts regularly grace the stage. Friendly bar staff and reasonably priced beer have endeared Funhouse to local music lovers, who will warn you to watch out for the steep narrow staircase should you have a few too many.
At the Bar & Cigar, you are sure to find the best cigars in Oslo, which you can enjoy over a peg of whiskey or some fine cognac. This popular bar in the city offers a place where you can just relax and enjoy an evening among friends and reminisce or make plans for the future, while enjoying the taste of imported cognac. The bar also has an outdoor seating area, which comes with heating, where visitors can catch a smoke and gaze at the flurry of the bustling city. The Bar & Cigar also houses other drinks like wine, beer, coffee and tea. on a regular basis, there are also exciting events organized here, like Open Mic nights, that make for a real fun time.
Located at a street corner here in Oslo is the remarkable Per på Hjrnet. Ordinarily what could have been just a bakery serving hot bread and pastries is one of the most popular attraction in the city. What makes Per på Hjrnet special is the variety of live entertainment that brings in a steady stream of music enthusiasts from all genres and tastes. The spectacular bakery/pub and music house provides light meals of baked goodies and cold glasses of ale and jam sessions by a variety of musicians. Artists and bands from all over the country can find here a welcoming stage supported by music lovers from all over the globe. So if you fancy a great bit of entertainment with good grub and drinks, try the Per på Hjrnet.