Fairly small, old style, about twenty taps with no list - "read them off the handles" is what I was told, which was kind of funny since most handles were hand-written in chalk and the handwriting was grade-school "C" level. Good bottle selection, including at least one of the Seasons bottles; did not ask how much as I wanted to keep my heart pumping. A few tables and a couch outside. Cool architecture.
A nice pub with a good selection of craft beer, both on tap and in bottles. But, I didn’t find any new ticks this evening. Most beers available were "old classics" and beer easy available at the Vinmonopolet stores. Ok, I found som 75 cl bottles in the beer menu, but sadly I had no one to share with. Will for sure visit again when I’m in Oslo. Maybe I’m more lucky with the tap list next time? (Visited December 5th 2014)
A really nice selection of Lambic. And the man behind the bar knew what he sold.
This was during the midweek.
In the weeken it was a different story.
A young girl behind the bar did not have a clue what she sold.
When I asked for an unblended Lambic. She ansvered: They did not blend the it. So everyone was unblended.
One of the nicest bars in the city centre. Very good whisky selection and quite decent beer selection too. No beer menu, but most of the beer is visible from the bar and the staff is helpful and knowledgeable. A couple of seats outside on the pavement for warm and sunny days (or for smokers - they have heating outside).
In the centre, just off Stortingsgata. Not the best day to visit as it was Euro 2016 but civilised despite the tele-footie. There are not 200+ beer in bottle - nearer 100 but there are some corkers. Shame about the three high-scoring ratings below, which are amateur marketing bullshit and should be removed.
That pub was an unexpected nice experience. In the heart of the touristy Oslo, only two minute walk from the classic Amundsen Bryggeri pub. They don’t carry an extensive beer menu like Amundsen but I found a few nice beers that were not available at Amundsen. Tap-list is disappointing, only two boring taps. Bottle list can be interesting but like many places in Norway, they don’t maintain a beer list menu, you have to bend over the bar and spot something in the many beer fridges and find items you want. Fortunately I visited the pub early and the super friendly and very knowledgeable bartender took the time to run me through their beer list. I had a bottle of Evil Twin Omnipollo Russian Roulette (Black IPA version) and something else. Free wifi from the hotel in front (!) as suggested to me by the bartender, A few couches on the sidewalk where 10 people at most can drink outside looking at the busy street. A very nice back patio surrounded by walls. Warm and inviting british-style pub interior. Many cool things here but the coolest thing about this pub is the bathroom door, greatest bathroom door ever, there’s a wall in the back of the pub that looks like large bookshelf, part of this fake bookshelf is actually a door, no indication where the door is, kind of like a hidden door to go to the bathroom, locals sitting in the pub had to show me how to open the bathroom door. Cool. I liked this place.
In the last couple of years, Dr. Jekyll’s have moved on from being just an exceptionally good whisky bar to becoming an equally exceptional beer bar. The bar usually offers 5-6 good Norwegian craft beers on draught (Ægir, Nøgne Ø, HaandBryggeriet) and they even plan to add another tower with 5-10 beer taps. But it is their amazing 200+ bottled beer menu that really makes this pub one of the best in Oslo - they’ve got real Belgian sours (Geuze, Kriek) and abbey ales, plenty of US craft beer (Boulevard, Bruery, Westbrook) in addition to many Norwegian, Danish and British micros. You can spend a week here without exhausting the beer menu. And the bartenders are fairly knowledgable about their beer too so Dr Jekyll’s is a truly great bar for beer and whisky, centrally located in Oslo near Nationaltheatret. Last visited: 2014-02-22.