After a day exploring Viking ships and Edvard Munch’s vibrantly colored paintings, stopping by one of Oslo’s numerous wine bars is a fantastic way to sit back and relax. With some of the best wines from around the world on offer, these five wine bars are just another way to get in touch with the refined side Norwegian culture.
An intimate setting characterizes Oslo’s oldest wine bar. Dr. Kneipp’s features maps of different countries that produce wine on the walls, which will give an idea of just a few of the many smooth and delightful tipples this bar has on offer. With original artwork also showcased, the bar is a great place to visit before heading out for dinner. Enjoy savory appetizers with one of the many decent wines.
Dr. Kneipp’s, Torvbakk gt 12, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 37 22 97
The place to go to try enticing French wines in a comfortable atmosphere, Ma Poule specializes in fine wines at an affordable price, while also offering a diverse range of dishes to choose from. Enjoy imported cheeses and sausages with the various reds and whites on the menu.
Ma Poule, Mathallen – Maridalsveien 17, Oslo, Norway, +47 94 16 41 48
Explore the world of imported Italian wines at Bruno’s. This wine bar doubles as a fantastic restaurant serving traditional and authentic food from Italy. With a sidewalk patio out front, visitors can also enjoy the artistic fountain in the middle of the square after a day among the historic and iconic walls of the Akershus Fortress, located nearby, just along the fjord.
Bruno’s Proseccheria con Restaurante, Rådhusgata 30B, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 42 00 80
Laid back and good for a comfortable evening of conversation, atmospheric Gaasa is a wine bar housed in a slightly off-the-beaten-track town house with two gardens in which to sit back and enjoy wine or champagne. To ensure a quiet and pleasant atmosphere, this bar is devoid of televisions, however, with a number of pool tables and a nice selection of beers, Gaasa has something to offer a whole host of different patrons.
Gaasa, Storgata 36 B, Oslo, Norway, +47 454 16 469
In a quaint and rustic setting, encounter wines from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, and many more at this wine bar, located in the basement of its adjoining restaurant. Ask for advice on what wine to taste while engaging with neighbors in good conversation. Whether outside on the wood furniture on the patio, or inside amidst the many bottles waiting to be tasted, Cru is the perfect destination for any wine lover in Oslo.
Cru Vin & Kjøkken, Ingelbrecht Knudssøns gate 1, Oslo, Norway, +47 23 98 98 98