The Best Bars Near Youngstorget, Oslo

Michelle Schmid

Downtown Oslo holds the seat of political power in Norway: Youngstorget or Young’s Square. This square, surrounded by governmental offices, also plays host to an array of bars and restaurants, while the streets on its peripheries are packed with worthy places to drink. We take a look at some of the best.

Inside Fuglen


Doubling as a fantastic coffee bar during the day and a hip cocktail lounge at night, Fuglen is a local favorite. The interior is decorated with vintage flare that promotes a sense of ease and is great for a group of friends to catch up and chat over some long drinks in the evening. Fuglen features a variety of drink options.
Fuglen, Universitetsgata 2, Oslo, Norway, + 47 22 00 08 80

The Dubliner

Inside Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri

Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri

Located in an old brewery, Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri opened in 2010 and is more than just a great bar. With an atmosphere more similar to German and Czech underground beer halls, this brewpub sports high ceilings and over 60 unique ales beneath the ground. So, drop in, sit back in the rustic wooden furniture, and soak up the age-old tastes of some truly well-crafted beers.
Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri, Trondheimsveien 2, Oslo, Norway, +47 21 38 39 30

Grünerløkka Brygghus

Another great place to break into some brilliant beer is Grunerlokka Brygghus. Inside this sleek, dimly-lit tap house, visitors can try out 18 different beers from the brewery, as well as other seasonally changing options. Bartenders are available to assist guests with pairing beer with meals, while the cozy setting decorated with empty beer bottles is the perfect spot for some after dark imbibing in Oslo.
Grünerløkka Brygghus, Thorvald Meyers gate 30 B, Oslo, Norway, +47 966 22 831

Inside Grünerløkka Brygghus


Step into this atmospheric, old-school arcade of a bar; unquestionably one of Oslo’s most popular. At Tilt, guests can find entertainment playing at one of six shuffleboard tables, trying their hand at pinball machines, or even just playing classics like Donkey Kong. This bar also offers a wide selection of home-brewed beers to satiate thirst, coupled with a sleek interior that makes for a fun night out.
Tilt, Badstugata, Oslo, Norway, +47 977 82 025

Beer on a table at Tilt

Hell’s Kitchen

Specializing in sour drinks with a twist, this joint is a mixologist’s dream. Despite the name, the fire and brimstone here is mostly used to cook tasty pizzas and to describe the assortment of drinks on the menu. The staff are friendly and accommodating, ensuring that guests’ evenings are just right, while good music, good food, and good drinks do well to make this one something more of a heaven than a “hell”.
Hell’s Kitchen, Møllergata 23, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 11 20 00


Great for a summer night chilling out on the patio or dancing to good music, Angst really is a hot choice on Oslo’s nightlife line-up. Guests here will find cheerful and knowledgeable bartenders to help find the perfect cocktail, while a thumping dance floor awaits those looking to break out the moves in the company of locals.
Angst, Torggata 11, Oslo, Norway

landscape with balloons floating in the air


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