The 10 Best Bars In Trondheim, Norway

Photo of Billy Poon
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

Bar, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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Den gode nabo
Den gode nabo | © Hårvard H/Flickr
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.

Barmuda Solsiden

Bar, European, Beer, $$$
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Trondheim
Trondheim | © jechstra/Flickr
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.

Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri

Bar, Pub, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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Interior of Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri
Interior of Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri | © Laura Tomas Avellana/Flickr
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.

Bar Passiar

Bar, Coffee, Italian, European, $$$
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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.

Søstrene Karlsen

Bar, Beer, European, $$$
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Trondheim
Trondheim | © jechstra/Flickr
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.

Familien

Bar, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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A concert in Familien
A concert in Familien | © Thomas Dragsnes/Flickr
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.

Three Lions English Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Beer, British, $$$
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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.

Astrum Grill & Raw Bar

Bar, Restaurant, European
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Trondheim
Trondheim | © jechstra/Flickr
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.

Kos Bar & Lounge

Bar, Northern European
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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.

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