Norway > Oslo
Beer Available At Olympen Mat og Vinhus (arranged by most recent)
Nómada Untitldead 72, Nómada Papaya Crash Edition 98, Schouskjelleren Juleøl (2010-2011) 82, Schouskjelleren 3x5 Blonde , Evil Twin noma Oxalis 72, Lervig Brewers Reserve Galaxy IPA Single Hopped 91, Omnipollo Nathalius 49, Nómada Dead Monk 79, Nómada Gato Negro 94, Nómada Crianza 62, Nómada Moose Islay 98, Green Flash Friendship Brew , Nómada Royal Porter A La Taza 99, Founders Pale Ale 87, Ocean Glenn No 5 39, Schouskjelleren Belgian Way , La Rulles Brune 84, Dugges Bollox! 96, Nøgne Ø # 500 Imperial India Pale Ale (Batch 500) 99, Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 2. edition 96
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visionthing (237) 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 (344) 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 (90) 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 (267) 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 (83) 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 (203) 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.
yngwie (204) Kristiansand, Norway | July 30, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The place is looking quite gorgeous after they refurbished it, and it’s now probably the most interesting beer-place in Oslo. Even though the selection isn’t the biggest, it’s the probably the most diverse and quality focused. Norwegian micros, even on tap, international quality beers and every once in a while they get their hands on something special from abroad. Mikkeller, Stone, North Coast and others have all been seen here.
Smaskifa (25) Oslo, Norway | July 30, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Last time I visited this place, ca. four years ago, it was a drunken dump with a rather shabby clientel. These days it’s pretty stunning, burnt umber coloured wooden walls decorated with huge paintings. Massive chandeliers hanging from the roof sets the mood. It’s pretty much a very fancy looking German beer hall - very impressive. The beer selection is probably the best in Oslo at the moment, huge selection of Norwegian micros. Two beers from Nøgne Ø on tap, imperial stout and blond last night. The service was a bit disappointing though, maybe because the place was packed with guests. I hope to be back though, as it is easy accessible by bus number 37, which runs through central Oslo, and stops at their door step.
Kestral (29) Årnes, Norway | March 27, 2009| Updated May 15, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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