Rather unusual place, in that the owner deliberately tries to make it a local, and to get returning guests to know each other. Very low-key place, quiet, good seating, outdoor serving in summer, plus a big heated place where you can smoke all year round. Staff is mostly owner plus good-looking young girls.
The focus is really on cognac, cigars, and beer, in that order. The beer selection is small and changing, but contains only good stuff. Typically has some standard Belgians (Duvel, Westmalle, ...), some Nøgne Ø (4-5 different ones), and now also Haandbryggeriet.
The staff is very pleasant, but not very knowledgeable on beer, except the owner, who is happy to discuss the subject.
Nice qiuiet place were I go when I`m in Oslo. Silent not crowdy, and You colould have a nice talk with the stuff witout feel that you disturb . Nice place with a nice selctions of Norwegian: Nögne Ö, and Haandbryggeriet, and some Belgian beers.
espenra (41) Kurland, Norway | March 22, 2008| Updated November 7, 2009
NIce and quiet place in the centre of Oslo, but a bit hidden so it’s not crowded.
As the name suggests it’s primary target is the cigar and spirits crowd, but they also have a nice, although a bit limited selection of beer.
I like this place! The bartenders are funny and easy to talk to. They do have some strong opinions on what’s good and what’s not, but it’s amusing to just sit there and listen to arguments while enjoying some great beers. This is also a good place for people who loves cognac and cigars.
Atmosphere is great and the bar-keeper a nice fellow that seems to know what hes talking about.One of the few cigar-bars left in Norway.Not a big selection but a good one.When i was there they had Haandbryggeriet Dobbel Dose on tap.
Nice place. Many interesting people (mostly from the music industry). Always something good on tap. Budweiser from the Czech Republic is always on tap. Cognac and cigar selection is also good. Good service!
A modern bar "sandwiched" between modern office buildings. Only two beers on tap, but Herslev Økologisk Juleøl was outstanding! We met the owner who is a beer, cognac and cigar enthusiast. We came for an early "night cap" but ended up staying there for nearly 3 hours. Many nice people among the regulars. (Visited November 23rd 2010)