Nils85 (10) , | February 20, 2012| Updated September 3, 2013
I have been to Jekylls for the past 6 years pretty much and what is fantastic about this place is that it always has been developing. Many of the staff that were there 6 years ago are still there for starters. They were one of the first to take in microbrews(these days they have around 100 beers) including some one offs as well like The Mikkeler Stella, they are on its way to create a vintage cellar for beers. What I understand as well is that now they have one of the absolute best whisky selections in the world. This place has pretty much everything to be honest. If you want to party there is a time for you as well, in the weekends after 2300 hours it is jammed with thirsty 23+ year olds and there is an absolute crazy wibe. If you want to relax and go through the fantastic selection come in the weekdays or early weekend nights! Then you can have a chat with the very knowledgeably staff...
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.
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.
This is a really weird place... Everything behind the bar i perfect. Helpful and knowledgeable staff, extremely wide and good selection of whiskys, good beer selection and quick service.
Everything else -- in front of the bar -- is quite awful. Spoilt teens drinking alcopops, discussing sports, fashion and women.
But the whiskys served makes it worth it. Stop by during early hours or odd weekdays.
Nice quaint little get away place. The pub had a great selection of beers and spirits. What were especially interesting were the two fellows behind the bar. I watched them smell each bottle and compare notes after each sniff like a couple of amateur sommeliers. I could tell loved their jobs.