Great place in the heart of the city. Huge selection of scandinavian craft beer as well as belgian sours. Some of the staff seemed to have good knowledge about beer. The food looked very nice, but the kitchen was closed when I went there.
3fourths (1528) Boulder, Colorado | December 10, 2013| Updated December 11, 2013
Somehow this was a very difficult place to find, right in the heart of Oslo but due to the path taken to reach the marker, which at the time was placed around the corner exact at the street number, so technically correct, there’s nothing on that side of the building that indicates any restaurant. Google Maps even had it wrong and I’ve sent in a correction there as well. The entrance to Håndverkerstuene is the second door on the south of Kristian IVs gate, not Rosenkrantz’ gate. British Brown Bar / classy old restaurant feel with a small bar in the middle of the house stocking a number of Norwegian bottles and drafts. A lot of solid Haand bottles, Ægir, Lervig and more. Friendly staff enjoying their time working and offering good company and conversation. Food is old country kitchen traditional Norwegian meats, Reindeer, beef and duck and such. In central Oslo I’d say this is a must-visit while in town exploring beer. Good for exploring fresh bottles in a cozy setting.
First beer spot I visited upon arrival to Oslo, and the first beer I ordered (Haand Britannia) was the best beer of the 4-day visit (which I enjoyed an even fresher bottle of at Glod). Surprisingly a lot of the Haand beers weren’t very fresh, and this was true at other bars as well. Delightful bartenders (Patricia and an Icelandic lass whose name I cannot spell from memory...Hildur?), very willing to suffer our endless beer questions and queries about bottling dates. Very expensive, as pretty much everywhere else here, so it’s hard for someone with US currency to try 2 or 3 unusual beers without blowing nearly $50. Very fun night here though, and plenty of beers to choose from (about 8-10 taps, dozens and dozens of bottles). Lovely atmosphere too, kinda British-styled, dark and classy.
Quite a nice place with some Norwegian bottles i have been looking for, Lots on taps also. Service is good but what the H is a DJ doing in this place? Build up like a old Inn but for me this gets ruined by the recordspinning swedish guy in the middle of the room. Go here on a monday, not in the weekend
They have one of if not the largest selection of beer in bottles in Oslo. First and foremost the venue is quite impeccable and it oozed tradition from floor to ceiling. The bar is centered in the room and also shows, with their 10 taps, that this is not just a restaurant with good food, but you can also sit down with a good beer in a quiet environment.
I ordered the meat dish of the day, and there was not much to criticize, and the restaurant’s focus on rustic style food, really came through. What is also encouraging is that the beer is really being taken seriously and served as the finest wine, and by proposing various beers to their food. When it comes to the beer meny there is not much to complain about, rather difficult to choose which beer you want to have!
The place appears to me like a solid total package if you are fond of good food and good beer. The whole place is filled by professionalism, and the atmosphere is quiet comfortable. This must be one of the best beer place in Oslo, and will with its big bottle selection be a satisfactory beer place for any beer enthusiast.
Visited for the first time on a Tuesday evening in February 2013. It took me about 10 minutes to walk to this place from Radisson Plaza Hotel at the Train station. This was a large place with a friendy service, not that much guests late on a Tuesday evening. Good selection of beers, both domestic and international. Well worth a visit.
Very nice, authentic place in the center of Oslo. Not a lot people on a Tuesday night, but the athmosphere is still good. Decent to very nice food, very friendly waiteress and a nice selection of beers, 15 taps and 200 bottles with a very large selection of Nogne O, Haandbryggeriet and Aegir. Rather pricy, but normal for Norway, no exception. Definitly worth a visit when in Oslo.