Amundsen might have the largest bottle selection in Oslo, as well as a fair number of taps. Many of the taps are generic beers. Their home brews are quite good.
The place lacks ambiance, it resembles me of a Bennigans/TGIF type chain restaurant. The long bar is a plus. The place is expensive, they cannot blame high alcohol taxes for charging NOK 179 (23 Euros) for a 3,8% DeMolen Revelation Cat...
gunnfryd (109) Kristiansand, Norway | October 12, 2012| Updated October 13, 2012
A place to visit in Oslo. Some own beers and some others. Nice selection of vintage trappist and fine vintage beer. The food is nice.
Nice place near the center of Oslo. Decent selection of local and international specialty beers. Unfortunatly they had only 1 of their own brews (pale ale) when I visited. Food is regular pub food, ok but nothing special. Service is a bit slow but friendly, although lacking knowledge of the beers. I would expect some more knowledge, especially of the guest brews on tap. Definitly worth visiting.
Big place, crowded when I went there. Lots of taps (some beers are more interesting than others), also their own brews. Also lots of bottles. Helpful staff.
garza (90) Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), Venezuela | May 8, 2011| Updated September 26, 2011
Bah!, this people is only following the hip and trendy tendence of being an international beer bar. Of course, the point in any bussines is making money, wich is evident on this place.
Big place, situated in the middle of Oslo. Sure thing for tourists in summer (they were thinking in that). Ok selection in micros from Norway and abroad but definitely not impressive. With that size and that money they could get more and rare quality beer from around the world. The two first options I order they didn’t have it. They seem to have a full sponsorship from the Hansa people, because the Waldemars brands on tap. Very sad to be sponsored from one of the worst beers in Norway. Or maybe Hansa is the owner of the bar. Did not eat there (c’mon, 138 kr for a bloody fish & chips??!!, please!). The music sucks. But the service was good. Anyways, I don’t think I will give them another chance. Not exceptional at all.
RuneStumo (78) Haugesund, Norway | October 14, 2011| Updated November 15, 2011
14.10.2011. This surly is a very interesting new place. The beers are very good and they have fairly good selection of tap and bottled beers. Good service. The foodwas very nice and was prepared fast. A very nice place!
This place is more or less a merge between Oslo Mikrobryggeri and Håndverkerstuene, with the brewing kettles visible behind glass in a corner and food based on beer. It’s actually a very decent place, lots of space, and a long bar. The situation is quite absurd, in the middle of one of the heaviest tourist streets of Oslo, but I guess it’s good for business. I was here on a friday afternoon, it was packed, and the service was quite slow and not the friendliest - maybe because of the stress. The selection on tap is not as impressive as some other places in Oslo, but it’s a nice addition with their own brews. I would go here to check out their own brews, not so much the other stuff.
A brewpub that also have food. The house production range varies from time to time. One may consider the range as safe and boring, but the quality has increased since the grand opening and the brewmaster has done some quite interesting coops with other norwegian brewers now and also done some nice beers as the late Røykporter. The beer cellar is quite nice and has alot of interesting stuff from demolen, mikkeller, 3 fonteinen and cantillon. Also a very nice tap selection from Haandbryggeriet, Ægir and NØ that is on rotation, so you can get exciting new beers from these breweries from time to time. The normal range of tap and bottles are typical boring english and german stuff. Food is also nice
One of my two favorite places to get good beer in Oslo (the other being Schouskjelleren). Nice people working here, good changeover on the taps, an extensive bottled selection. The beers made here are overall pleasant, and from time to time they make a real winner. The food is matched to the beers, you get a good beer pairing if you ask, and they make my favorite onion soup ever. Value is not really applicable, this is Norway after all and you’ll feel like you’re being robbed no matter whether you’re a tourist or you live here.