Gaasa is a relatively new place, in a very old building. Right in the middle of mid-town in Oslo, the building has a long history, but haven’t been accessible to the general public for a long long time. A bar with a pool table and a couple of separate rooms, it is flanked on either side by a courtyard with outdoor seating. It all works like a quiet oasis in the middle of a busy street. The beers on tap is usually the regular fair (Frydenlund pilsner) and a couple of guest beers. Usually they have the lovely Gaasa IPA here, brewed a few hundred meters away at Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri.
The bottled beers aren’t that many, but they change them quite often. I really recommend Gaasa, just a pitty they don’t do food (however, they are quite ok with b.y.o.)
Great place for a summer beer with their excellent courtyard and backyard benches. The pub is hosted by good people that have a neat selection of non mainstream craft beer. The pooltable is even free to use!
A nice place located just near the city center. The beer garden is quite big with wood tables. The selection on tap is not quite big (I spotted 3 craft beers from Norway micro and one from Brewfist, Italy). Quite wide selection of bottles. The staff is very kind. Price in line with other places in Oslo, so maybe more expensive than the average european beer price. Btw worth the visit.
Four beers on tap, about 20 bottles when I was in. A great place to spend a sunny afternoon, you may even bring your own food. The service is not too attentive, but I think this will be a staple on an Oslo pub crawl. Beer from Schouskjelleren, both their own brews and imports.
Gaasa opened up in late May 2012 but has already established itself as a very good beer bar and, more importantly, they provide the first real beer garden in Oslo. Located out back, the wooden benches and tables provide a quiet and secluded space to enjoy a good draft beer. Gaasa has a nice selection of bottled beers (Le Baladin , 3 Fonteinen, Omnipollo) and four craft beers on taps - including its own house ale, the hoppy and very tasty Gaasa IPA (brewed at Schouskjelleren, just up the street). There is currently no food service, but the owners are working on a concept.
A small and cozy place with a big beer garden. Not the biggest beer selection in town but good enough for a few evenings and the selection seems to be handpicked. A few rare choices as well for the picky one. A super engaged bartender made my day. Hope to come back a nice summer day to try out the garden.