It’s a great place to be especially on hot summer days in Oslo. There are two wonderful patios on both sides of the bar room, both are in the backyard sheltered from the busy city streets. The house beer is called Gaasa IPA, a delicious dry hopped thirst quencher made by the nearby Schouskjelleren. The other beers on tap in late May came from Beer Here, Thornbridge and Evil Twin. For the moment the bottle selection consists of mostly American beers from breweries like Southern Tier, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Jolly Pumpkin, among others. A few dishes are served by a friendly, easy going staff. Short way over the bridge to Schouskjelleren, but no need to hurry up from this great new find in Oslo. Directly from 6 degrees Celsius in Tromsø to 28 in Oslo, Gaasa IPA came to my rescue (visited, 24.05.2012).
You can’t miss this old yellow building with cobbled courtyard. Nice place, in a not so cosy street. Not a mind-blowing selection on tap, but still a great place to enjoy a beer or two, before heading to the Grunerløkka district or the parallel street Torggata. (Visited December 5th 2014)
Relaxed atmosphere at my visit earli night, got that neigbourhood hospoda feeling, attentive bartender, service minden.Nice selection of tap beers, a porter from Uncommon, my first meet with this brewery.
A place to stretch your legs, read a book and have some good beers. Well worth a detour, located just a 5 min walk from Schoukjelleren.
Located in Mangelsgården in the city centre. Large and nice patio. Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff. Small, but good selection of craft beer (Italian, Belgian, Swedish, Danish, American) and their own beer Gaasa IPA made at Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri.
One of the most beautiful urban beer garden I have visited. Wonderful pub next to a busy street that makes you feel you are dinking a beer in the countryside backyard. There are a few tables in front of the pub but the true beer garden is in the back. Best place to drink beer outside in Oslo. Limited tap selection of 4 beers but they are carefully selected taps. A big selection of bottles that will keep you busy all night long. They had a house beer brewed by Schouskjelleren called Gaasa IPA, so right there you have a quality tick. There are better selections in Oslo but this place has real charm.
The selection is nothing to brag about, but still the place is worth a visit. There’s actually quite a few fine brews available, but you’ll have a broader selection at several other places in Oslo. But it’s a nice building and a pleaseant cortyard where you at the right time of year can enjoy your beers.
Four beers on tap, about 20 bottles when I was in. A great place to spend a sunny afternoon, you may even bring your own food. The service is not too attentive, but I think this will be a staple on an Oslo pub crawl. Beer from Schouskjelleren, both their own brews and imports.
An old wooden building that’s been restored and turned into a pub. They have two separate outdoor courtyards, plus a number of rooms inside the house. The vibe is rustic and sort of modern. The selection is not huge, but very good. The food menu had only two items, one of which was ox stew in a cardboard bowl. Smallish, good, and inexpensive. I really liked the place, and the outdoor part must be among the nicest places in Oslo in summer.
Gaasa opened up in late May 2012 but has already established itself as a very good beer bar and, more importantly, they provide the first real beer garden in Oslo. Located out back, the wooden benches and tables provide a quiet and secluded space to enjoy a good draft beer. Gaasa has a nice selection of bottled beers (Le Baladin , 3 Fonteinen, Omnipollo) and four craft beers on taps - including its own house ale, the hoppy and very tasty Gaasa IPA (brewed at Schouskjelleren, just up the street). There is currently no food service, but the owners are working on a concept.