Norway > Oslo
Beer Available At Olympen Mat og Vinhus (arranged by most recent)
Voss Eldhus Stout , Uncommon Oaked Porter , Nøgne Ø Primator 74, Southern Tier 2X Steam 73, Voss VPA (Vossa Pale Ale) 80, Almanac Biere de Chocolat 91, Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 99, Thornbridge Chiron 96, Kuhnhenn Fluffer 96, Port Brewing Mongo IPA 99, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97, Det Lille Bryggeri Humlemord No 9 Humlebien 38, Nøgne Ø Mandarina IPA 93, Revelation Cat Woodwork Series Acasia 95, Dark Horse Rod 90, Schouskjelleren Juleøl (2013-) 81, Nómada Untitldead 72, Nómada Papaya Crash Edition 98, Schouskjelleren Juleøl (2010-2012) 77, Schouskjelleren 3x5 Blonde
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ILikeOl (115) , Norway | July 22, 2010| Updated May 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lompa, as the locals call it, is as much an eating as a drinking place. They have one of the best beer selections in Oslo, including numerous domestic micros.
It can at times be difficult to get a table in the late afternoon/early evening as they all seem to be reserved by dinnerguests, but usually there’s a seat at the bar. At times service can be slow. Outdoor seating upstairs in the summer.
ClubGonzo (33) Bergen, Norway | July 21, 2010| Updated October 24, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Classic beer hall style restaurant in Grønland, Oslo. Has a simple, but tasty menu and a fairly ok staff dishing out beer and food in a friendly, yet efficient matter. Boasts some macros and several Norwegian micros on tap, including Haandbryggeriet and Nøgne Ø. Bottle collection includes several American beers, some European micros and of course a good stock of Norwegian microbrews. An OK place to have a meal and a few good beers in Oslo.
abemorsten (133) Mosterøy, Norway | July 1, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great place in Oslo for good beers and a good meal. They always seem to have something new and exciting behind the counter and/or on the taps. Good atmosphere. This is not just for the beer buffs - you could probably bring your relatives for a good meal in this renovated and up scale beer hall.
visionthing (260) Oslo, Norway | June 24, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite beer place i Oslo. Pretty centrally located at Grønland, close to the city centre. Good selection of beers, one of the best in town. Very nice atmosphere and good service. The bartenders are friendly and usually knowledgeable.
They also have a nice outside terrace in the summer, but unfortunately it’s only open until 8pm.
Rune (360) Tromsø, Norway | June 21, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large place where the ceiling is high with crystal lightning, massive Oslo paintings on the walls and an overall mahogany coloured decor. During the last few years they have had a steady expanding beer menu on bottle and tap making Olympen, together with Håndverkerstuene, the best place for beer drinking in Oslo. The food is delicious, too. On my last visit I had some tasty rye bread with liver paste, bacon and beetroot which paired very well to my bottle of Imperial Dunkel Wit from Nøgne Ø. At the time being their selection of Danish, German and American beers are particular exciting. Friendly, if not always knowledgeable, service (last visited with Frau Eva on Friday 18th June 2010).
anchr (11) Trondheim, Norway | May 28, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good place with a great selection and good food. Beer knowledge vary, in particular because they appear to have separate bar staff and waiters - so you might want to be seated at the bar. They also appear to have a ’secret selection’ of rare beers - at least beers that I’ve asked for and was told they didn’t have suddenly materialized later in the evening when I had ordered other rare stuff. It is often full and somewhat noisy, and the mix between old style boozer, Victorian beer palace and trendy restaurant is both telling for the place’s history and at best charming. The food is upscale, but not always agreeable to my stomach. Good selection of Norwegian micros.
beeroverwithme (99) Tønsberg, Norway | May 12, 2010| Updated July 1, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
After reopening in November 2007, the "new" Olympen soon became a focal point for beer interest in Oslo. They were quick to realize that a Norwegian beer scene was developing, and they soon had a good variety of Norwegian craft beers on bottle. By the end of 2008, they also had craft beer on tap - from Nøgne Ø and HaandBryggeriet.
The kitchen at Olympen provides great value for money, you get big portions of good, rustic food - whether fish or meat.
What may subtract a little for the beer enthusiast, is that this feels more like a restaurant than a bar/pub. It can be very noisy because of the large, open hall, and the service may be a bit slow on crowded nights. And with such a large staff, not everyone is knowledgable about beer. But ask for Sanel, and you’ll get all the help you need in deciding from the big beer menu.
Bryne (285) Bryne, Norway | April 2, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great place in a rather weird part of Oslo. I like the Grønland area, but a beertourist would never expect to find a beer hall here. It is easier to find a mosque, a kebab corner and a sari shop. Olympen is a place you have to visit when you are in Oslo, thirsting for Norwegian microbrew or imported beer goodies. I prefer to avoid Friday and Saturday evening, it can be to crowded and hard to get a table,or even a place by the bar. The food is good and the service is excellent. I enjoyed Lompas Vinterøl and Haandbryggeriet Wild Thing this time. Looking forward to my next visit. (Visited March 24th 2010)
garza (85) Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), Venezuela | February 9, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very big place with wood tables and old style decoration. Does not look like Norway, sometimes you think you really are in "Europe". Very good selection of tap and bottled beers. Had some cheese, and in the menu they have a whole "pattegris" (young pig) for 10 people. Haven’t tried but I will. Norwegian prices, (high). Worth the try.
Svesse (205) Hässelby, Sweden | November 8, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice and really beautiful bar and restaurant in a slightly worn down area of Oslo. It’s esentially a large beer hall and restaurant, with a large bar along the left side and large wooden tables throughout the place. Efficient and friendly staff, some of them more knowledgeable than others. Apart from the usual crap taps they had two draught beers from Haandbryggeriet and two from Nögne Ö. Impressive selection of bottled beers, not huge but well selected, from norwegian micros Haandbryggeriet, Nögne Ö, Aegir and Inderöy and a good selection of imported beers. The best beer bar I’ve seen in Oslo so far. A must.
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