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Pubs and bars

From hip urban spots and microbreweries to traditional pubs – there is a wide variety of Norwegian watering holes. Check out these recommended places and find your favourite!

Popular pubs and bars in Oslo

In Oslo, you will find a bar for every mood or occasion. And best of all, the nearest bar is never far away. Some are a little more tucked away than other, like Himkoknumber 10 on the list of 50 best bars in the world. This craft distillery and cocktail bar is a bit hidden, but you'll find it in downtown Oslo near Youngstorget. Just look for the blue light! On the top 51-100 list, you'll find the bar Svanen.

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A guide to Bergen's watering holes

As one of Norway's biggest student cities, Bergen has a vibrant city centre, and you'll find everything from large and fashionable clubs to niche bars and pubs. The city is also an ideal place sit outside (weather permitting), and you'll find a lot of pubs along the historical waterfront by Bryggen.

Enjoy Arctic nightlife in Tromsø

Fancy a drink in an old cinema or a fishermen's cabin? Or maybe you want to visit one of the city's microbreweries or cocktail bars? The nightlife in Tromsø is truly vibrant, and you'll find something for every taste.

Explore Stavanger's nightlife

Visit a brewery that was voted one of the best in the world (Lervig), dance the night away at a night club, or enjoypulsatinglive rock music – Stavanger has it all.

Sip your way through Trondheim

Trondheim is an ideal place for a pub crawl,with many pubs and bars with a wide range of locally brewed beers. If you're more into cocktails, visit the Britannia Bar, or the Nordic bartender champion Jørgen Dons, head bartender at Raus Bar.

Find the perfect spot

Visit one (or several) of Norway's pubs and bars.

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