Grünerløkka is Oslo’s haven for hipsters, artists, radicals and all-around cool kids with its assortment of great clubs and pubs. We take a look at the top 10 places to go in this hotbed of hipness after dark.
Ryes is a terrific retro bar and restaurant styled after classic American diners. The atmosphere here is a laid-back throwback, compete with sock hop hits from the 1950s and 60s which will make your toes tap under your table. During daylight hours you can munch on satisfying burgers and shakes. At night the diner kicks up its heels and turns into a hopping host for Oslo’s nightlife. Their beer prices are pleasantly low and they keep their cocktails reasonably priced as well, especially for the skill that goes into making them. Ryes is a great place to mix and mingle with a diverse crowd of locals for a memorable night of drinks, dancing and old-fashioned Americana.
The only tiki bar in town, Aku-Aku‘s striking decor and potent drinks will transport you from Oslo to your own fantasy island. They have an exciting selection of tropical-inspired drinks in a range of surprising flavors. Some are fruity (like the classic Mai Tai), some spicy (like the chili-hot Missionary’s Downfall), and all of them pack a strong punch. Although the bar offers a beer list, exotic mixed drinks are what Aku-Aku does best, with a special focus on rum-based beverages. The bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable, so you’ll have plenty of help to pick the drink that’s perfect for you. Whatever you choose, the best part of all is sipping from your own tiki mug while grooving to a steady soundtrack of classic surf jams.
Thorvald Meyers gate 32, Oslo, Norway +47 22 71 75 71