Good selection on bottled beer. Reasonably priced by norwegian standards, efficient staff and traditional food with a modern twist made by skilled chefs. Sometimes busy and a lot of restaurant customers, but often good capacity late fridays and saturdays for a relaxed setting with friends. The noise level makes it possible to lead conversations without shouting, which is i big plus in my book. Nice outside area with grill in the summer.
Forcina (68) Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, Switzerland | September 21, 2010
Its worth coming to this place just to see the interior, which has cavernous, with tons of wood, and draped in chandeliers. Oh, and the beer is good too, especially the bottle list. The food looked good, but I didn’t try it. The service was excellent. Worth the very short walk from the main train station.
Beautiful and huge crystal chandeliers with high ceiling and dark wooden benches. Despite the fancy decor it was very friendly and comfortable place to share a beer. Great selection and the guy in the bar was friendly and nimble.
Nice food, great selcetion of taps and bottled. For some reasons its hard to get service ( and a beer) quickly... So order by the bar, or order the second round before your glass is empty..
Kestral (29) Årnes, Norway | March 27, 2009| Updated May 15, 2011
One of the two best places for having quality beer in Oslo at the moment. Selection is probably the biggest and best in town. About 120 beers at any moment, around 100 from micro breweries I’d say. Two Nøgne Ø on tap at all times, changes every month or so, along with 6-10 others depending on the patio bar. The patio they’ve opened up now is great in the summertime, and there are usually different beers in the patio bar than inside, so you get even more variety. Lately they’ve had a lot of very small danish breweries on, and they get beer from Schouskjelleren microbrewery which is nearby. Food is very good and especially at that price (which is expensive, but this is Oslo and Norway). Service has been great whenever I’ve been there. The staff usually knows about their beer, but it varies from waiter to waiter and bartender to bartender. They usually seem interested in discussing beer with you. If you have any questions, ask the guy in the black shirt, though. Knows his stuff. Last time I was there I got two free samples of beer they just got in. It’s pricy, but it’s Norway. It’s more of a restaurant than a bar, and it’s a bit big and open to feel cozy and intimate, but it looks and feels fairly classy.
Great location, great interior and nice food. That’s a good start for a beer place, and i haven’t startet mention the beer yet. This place has the best selection of beer in Oslo, only competing with Håndverkerstuene. Still, the beer prices at Lompa are far more reasonable. The tap list is not superior, but still very good. Always some beers from Schoukjelleren on tap, also some other more rare beers. The belgian and american beer list is very good, also the NØ and HB beer list is very nice. Occationally you can find rare stuff, last time i was here i stumbled over NØ Dugges Sahti. A must visit place when in Oslo for beer nerds