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.
Helpful & attentive staff
Wide range and usually some very exiting beers
garza (90) Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), Venezuela | October 18, 2008
This place does not have a big selection of beer. However, if you like whisky, this is the place to be in Oslo (and if you are prepared to pay a lot). they have some beers from Haandbryggeriet and some usual international lagers.
Went for a beer tasting in the basement so I didn’t spend that much time around the bar. What I noticed was a quite nice selection of bottles and one/two taps from Nøgne Ø. The staff was nice enough, a little inattentive on this occasion. I might go back for a whiskey or beer tasting in the future, but probably not on a regular basis. However, nice enough place if you’re in the area.
This is primarily a whisky-bar, but they do have some decent beer as well including several Haandbryggeriet ales that are not that common in Norway.
It is illegal to smoke inside bars and restaurants in Norway, but they have a secluded spot in the back with heaters for the winter.
Whiskey bar with some norwegian micros, otherwise pale lagers from the rest of the world. They’re pretty quick at getting new norwegian micros, so it’s a good place to check out new brews. I really like the atmosphere of this place, and finding the toilet door is a challenge. Staff is real friendly, although not very familiar with their beer selection.
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...