Did like the shortest visit ever. As said for their neightbour Polet - parking is very expensive. Mind your steps the innerfloor is lower and dark. The bartender that I meet, she was very friendly and what not. Many on draught but standard beers, same goes with bottles + expensive... Nice area, a bit posh...
I really like Beer Palaceís effort. They were pioneers in getting Oslo folk to drink something other than grass flavcored piŖwaŖer from exotic places like north Oslo, Valby and St. Louis. But Iíve never been very comfortable here. Thereís just too many ties and white shirts here. Listening to a conversation about options and great deals on properties and what not, just doesnít get me riled up one way or the other. They have rebuilt recently, but the place looks almost the same. They have more taps, but again, having more taps of the same beers, well, doesnít entice me Iím afraid. And then thereís the price lever, which even for Norway is beyond anything I want to expose myself to more than a couple of times per year.
But again, they have the history, and no one can take that away from them.
A loud sports bar near the centre of Oslo. Reasonable selection of beers on tap (Norwegian plus imported including Mikkeller), but the staff arenít knowledgeable and provided incorrect information. Service can be pretty slow as it gets busy. Prices are typical Oslo.
Rune (637) TromsÝ, Norway | March 14, 2014| Updated March 24, 2014
About ten years ago Beer Palace, established in 1993, was one of the few and also the best dedicated beer place in Oslo. Things have changed, but BP is still there and absolutely worth a drop-in for interesting beer experiences. Itís a large place divided into several sections. The cozy, small brick-built cellar bar is perhaps the best part for enjoying beers. The menu includes a large list of 28 beers on tap and an extensive selection of bottles. Quite standard most of them, however, the place has the last few years been promoting beers from Norwegian micros. Has got close connection to the expanding Amundsen/Nydalen chain in Oslo. Opens earlier than other beer-related places in the capital, weekdays at 13.00. Friendly swedish bartender and classic soul music during my stay (visited early in the afternoon, 11.03.2014).
Not bad on weekdays. But very crowded, in a bad way, during the weekends. A place that tries to be a lot, beer bar, sports bar, pub, but donít manage either. Usually frequented mostly by business people and larger groups.
An ok place to visit once but nothing particular on the menu. Had a porter from ugly duck other than that nothing special. Have the feeling that the place is to big and its just for pumping money. Stiff prices. Rather go to one of the smaller ones.
First time Iíve been here and I would say I was quite impressed by the place. I went for watching football, and I gotta say itís a very decent place for such an activity. Itís a large place in the style of a British pub with loads of seats and a couple of shuffle boards. The clientele was heavily dominated by what I assume was employees from the local fat cat businesses as well as "rich kids" from the western parts of town. It was evened out a little closer to kick off.
I think they had around 20 beers on tap, including 4-5 pretty standard ones you will find in most places in Oslo these days. But they had some very interesting stuff going at the other taps, eg. Svanekeís Den UdÝdelige Hest and two-three from Sundbytunet at Jessheim. The last one was a nice surprise since Iíve been meaning to take a trip for a while.
On the minus side: The service was a bit slow due to too few bartenders, and the prices are very high even by Norwegian standards. 80,- for the common lager (0,5 l) is at around 15-25,- more than you would expect from any place in Oslo.
I might return for football, but will probably stay away due to the price level, unless theyíve got something very exciting on tap.