Norway > Oslo
Splitenz (36) Oslo, Norway | April 29, 2014
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 8/20
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.
dj (18) , England | April 5, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
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 (376) TromsÝ, Norway | March 14, 2014| Updated March 24, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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).
Frode (11) Oslo, Norway | January 23, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JamesAllon (104) , Norway | December 7, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (32) SOLA, Norway | October 7, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Smaskifa (32) Oslo, Norway | February 17, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
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.
beeroverwithme (127) TÝnsberg, Norway | January 1, 2013| Updated May 8, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Opened up after renovations in November 2012 with more beers on tap, around 20, but about half of that are industrial beers. Not all the changes have been for the better, the upstairs bar makes it hard to pass from the 1st to 2nd floor on crowded nights and Iím not too fond of the large shuffle boards that have been placed upstairs. But if you visit on a weekday you can choose from a handfull of good craft beers from draft, so itís worth a visit if you find yourself at Aker Brygge. Update (2014-05-08): More exciting beers on tap, such as Founders Porter, Chimay (first in Norway, ok itís not that exciting but still nice) and HaandBryggeriet Odins Tipple. I give extra points for that.
noelM (8) MŠlaga, Andalusia, Spain | October 10, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 13/20
El bar estŠ bastante bien, tiene diana gratuita, cůmodos sofŠs, la decoraciůn es genial con infinidad de latas y botellas de todo el mundo y tienen bastantes cervezas noruegas y belgas.
Lo malo son los precios, totalmente prohibitivos para un espaŮol (imagino que con no ser noruego basta) del orden de 11Ä una pinta de la pale larger mŠs barata.
El servicio tampoco es que fuera genial.
jmgreenuk (163) The Hague, Netherlands | July 26, 2012| Updated August 6, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Itís been around for quite a few years in the Aker Brygge. Was always an OK place to hang out despite the shortage of draft beers. Thereís a half reasonable selection of bottled ales though. I donít think this place has kept up with the times. There are now much better places to enjoy a beer in the city.
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