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The 10 Best Bars In Trondheim, Norway

The 10 Best Bars In Trondheim, Norway

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Norway’s third most populous area, Trondheim blends a historic city center full of traditional wooden Scandinavian houses with high design and contemporary appeal. It’s a lively place so finding a place to chill out is easy to do. We list the 10 best bars in Trondheim for some convivial drinks.

Den Gode Nabo

Den Gode Nabo is a traditional bar, decorated with wooden walls and floors. Dim lights give a warm and homely atmosphere, especially in winter when nights are long and cold. The beer selection is impressive, with a good selection of locals beers to try; we recommend Trondheim’s very own Nøgne Ø, a very popular beer among locals.


Øvre Bakklandet 66, 7013 Trondheim, Norway, +47 406 18 809

Bar Circus

Bar Circus is dedicated to those who want to enjoy an energetic evening. The bar purposely stokes up a party mood after dark and is a fantastic place to celebrate. DJs play dance and pop music all night long, and provide the beats you need to keep you dancing.

Olav Tryggvasons Gate 27, 7011 Trondheim, Norway, +47 934 61 100

Barmuda Solsiden

Barmuda Solsiden is a contemporary bar with colorful decorations. Using simplicity as the fundamental concept in its design, the walls, floors and the bar have a chic and clean outlook. The bar offers a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Must try items are the imaginative cocktails, many created by the mixologists behind the bar.


TMV Kai 9, 7014 Trondheim, 73 60 05 10, +47 73 60 05 10

Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri

Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri is Norway’s second brewery pub, and  gives you the opportunity to have a sublime local beer drinking experience. The founders of this bar take the quality of their raw materials very seriously, and only use the best ingredients available. Therefore, the beer served to guests is actually brewed from ingredients imported from Scotland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

Prinsens Gate 39, 7011 Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 51 75 15

Bar Passiar

Music is an indispensable part of Norwegian culture and this bar is always filled with great music. Situated in Dokkhuset, Bar Passiar is a concert venue hosting performances of jazz, local and international music. In summer, outdoor seating areas are available, where you can enjoy the light Nordic breeze along with the sounds. The bar also provides a wide selection of wine and food.

Innherredsveien 16, 7014 Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 53 30 33

Søstrene Karlsen

Located in downtown Trondheim, Søstrene Karlsen has a great location and is easy to find. Sitting right next to the calm water, the bar has a relaxing ambience, and offers a wide selection of food and wines. It also serves good versions of international cuisine, such as Thai and Korean food.

Tmv-kaia 25, 7014 Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 60 00 25


Familien is more than just a bar, it is a fusion of a bar, club and an indoor concert venue and is a real entertainment hub in Trondheim. The bar offers a dancefloor, where you can strut your stuff, and the music is always on point. Familien offers free concerts with DJs and dancers to get you in the perfect party mood beforehand.

Dronningens Gate 11 7011 Trondheim, Norway, +47 73516600

Three Lions English Pub

The Three Lions English Pub is basically a sports bar, whose downstairs area is used to show live football matches every day. There’s live music at the weekends and a quiz night on Thursdays. Dahls, Trondheim’s very own beer, is a must-try drink in this bar, especially if you are looking for an authentic local experience.

Brattørgata 10-12b, Trondheim, Norway, +47 4000 7066

Astrum Grill & Raw Bar

Located on the top floor of the Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Astrum Grill & Raw Bar is surrounded by the harbor of central Trondheim, and gives a fantastic view of Trondheim from above. Every night a DJ spins the trunes and the bar serves fusion cuisine, interweaving traditional Nordic food with American culinary techniques.

Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Brattørkaia 1, 7010 Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 92 55 00

Kos Bar & Lounge

Looking for Asian food in Trondheim? Kos Bar & Lounge may be the answer. Kos Bar & Lounge has a contemporary and chic design, with the use of dark colors that give it an elegant atmosphere. The lunch sushi buffet is among the locals’ favorites. There is an impressive variety of sushi and it is all made from the freshest ingredients.

Carl Johans Gate 8, Trondheim, Norway, +47 930 77 567