Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-1.30am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2.30am,
With simmering student life, a local fondness for beer and good wine, and a continuous stream of thirsty tourists, the bar scene in Norway’s second-largest city is a place of constant activity. So, where do you go when faced with a wide selection of bars? We list some of the bars in Bergen that constantly provide the best nightlife experiences.
As the name dictates to anyone familiar with the Scandinavian languages, this place puts its main emphasis on its selections of good wine and beer. Henriks Øl og Vinstove has an extensive drinks menu with 50 different kinds of Norwegian and Scandinavian beers on tap at all times. This place is a true beer lover’s heaven, and does everything to focus solely on the drinks and the experience of drinking. Henriks Øl og Vinstove therefore does not play music or appreciate loud behavior.
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 4pm-12.30am, Sat 2pm-12.30am
Engen 10, Bergen, Norway, +47 55 90 03 84
Functioning mainly as one of the finest restaurants in Bergen, Lysverket also boasts a great bar with what is allegedly the very best cocktail menu in the entire city. Enjoy a drink in refined, sophisticated surroundings, before or after a world-class meal of Scandinavian cooking. Lysverket has a fine selection of Nordic and European wines, sure to provide a light aperitif for any occasion.
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-3am
Mainly serving as an independent place for the sale of vinyl records and music, Apollon has, since 2012, also served the people of Bergen their extensive selection of beers. Sure to please even the pickiest beer-enthusiast, Apollon Platebar combines two interests in a seamless and natural manner. With an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff eager to make your stay as accommodating as possible, one of the country’s oldest record shops has found a way to keep its doors open for a long, long time.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-12am, Sun 12pm-12am
Nygårdsgaten 2A, Bergen, Norway, +47 55 31 59 43
With a growing student population in some of the country’s most popular universities, Bergen is host to an ever-growing demand for suitable bars and clubs for entertainment after hours. Klubb KOK is one of the places attempting to satisfy this demand, with a hip venue hosting several club nights, concerts and DJs throughout the week. For anyone looking for a venue that extends its hours and drinks into the night, Klubb KOK is the perfect destination.
Opening hours: Tues 8pm-3.30am, Thu-Sat 11pm-3.30am
Christian Michelsensgate 4, Bergen, Norway, +47 480 45 394