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The Best Cocktail Bars In Oslo

The Best Cocktail Bars In Oslo

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Making a perfect cocktail is a combination of art, skill and technique. Nowadays young and old embrace the beauty and intricacy of the delightful creations of professional mixologists. In Norway cocktails are influenced by Scandinavian simplicity, and are minimalist yet delicious. Here we focus on Oslo, the capital of Norway, and the best cocktail bars in the city.

Etoile Bar

Situated in the Grand Hotel, Etoile Bar is influenced by modern design and is a great place to overlook the Karl Jonans Gate. Etoile Bar serves fresh and light food made from local produce. It prides itself on creative and stylish cocktails, which mix traditional ingredients with modern Norwegian flavors. Lingonberry is one of their cutting-edge cocktails, which includes Storm Aquavit, mountain cranberries, and Peychaud’s bitters, with Ardbeg sprayed on top before serving.


Karl Johans Gate 31, 0159 Oslo, +47 23212000

Oslo Mekaniske Verksted

Oslo Mekaniske Verksted is a former workroom decorated with 1970s nostalgic Norwegian furniture, exposed ceiling girders, and vintage small lamps with candles. Books and board games are freely available for you to play.


Tøyenbekken 34, 0188 Oslo, Norway, +47 452 37 534


Situated near the Akersekva river, Blå started in 1998 as small business in a small industrial building. It has developed into a professional performance venue for many Norwegian and international world class music artists. The repertoire varies, and includes jazz, hip-hop, R&B, dart metal, and many more genres.


Brenneriveien 9 0182 Fredensborg,GrünerlßkkaOslo, +47 98 25 63 86


Lekter’n is the largest open air bar and restaurant in Oslo. Not only do they serve delicious food and drinks but they also offer games such as table shuffleboard and various board games. In the evening, the bar comes to life with DJ performances throughout the night. The seafood and cocktails are both superb.


Stranden 3, 0250 Oslo, +47 21523231

34 SkyBar

Located on the top of Radisson Plaza Blu Hotel, 34 SkyBar is an elegant, trendy bar which attracts many tourists with its Happy Hour. The French windows around the bar give you a breathtaking view of Oslo’s fjords. Gluten free meals and cocktails are served at reasonable prices.


Sonja Henies Plass 3 0134 Oslo, +47 22 05 80 34

Ett Glass

Ett Glass is a bar with contemporary interior design and warm mood lighting. The bar serves great continental dishes which include a list of traditional and modern liquors. This venue is very popular with the LGBT community, and is the perfect place to meet new friends and have a relaxing drink.


Karl Johans Gate 33, Oslo 0162, +47 22334079

Cafe con Bar

Situated near Central Brugata, close to Oslo’s central station, Cafe con Bar has received rising popularity. The decoration of the bar is 1970s retro style, with terrace tables. The wide range of drinks includes bottled craft beer, champagne and cocktails. The Fjellbekk (‘Mountain Stream’), which includes vodka, aquavit, lime juice and lemonade, is highly recommended.


Brugata 11, 186 Oslo, +4722050200