Large place, dark and cozy interior. Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food. Beer list is not large, but is well chosen, with a good variety of local stuff and things from farther afield.
3fourths (1564) Boulder, Colorado | December 10, 2013| Updated December 11, 2013
Somehow this was a very difficult place to find, right in the heart of Oslo but due to the path taken to reach the marker, which at the time was placed around the corner exact at the street number, so technically correct, there’s nothing on that side of the building that indicates any restaurant. Google Maps even had it wrong and I’ve sent in a correction there as well. The entrance to Håndverkerstuene is the second door on the south of Kristian IVs gate, not Rosenkrantz’ gate. British Brown Bar / classy old restaurant feel with a small bar in the middle of the house stocking a number of Norwegian bottles and drafts. A lot of solid Haand bottles, Ægir, Lervig and more. Friendly staff enjoying their time working and offering good company and conversation. Food is old country kitchen traditional Norwegian meats, Reindeer, beef and duck and such. In central Oslo I’d say this is a must-visit while in town exploring beer. Good for exploring fresh bottles in a cozy setting.
Håndverkerstuene, right in the middle of the Norwegian capital, is fast becoming one of the most exciting places for beer drinking in the whole country. On my last visit I found myself among the happy company of other ratebeerians (Sigmund, OleR and KnutAlbert) sampling quality ales from Japan, USA and Norway. The eating experience was a great treat, too - I had a delicious made tenderloin steak. According to other guests, the stout brownies, with vanilla ice cream, for dessert, was just as exciting as it sounds. With the additional qualities of a service minded and knowledgeable staff and a welcoming atmosphere, this is a very consistent beer related place, at least compared to Norwegian standards (visited on Friday 19th March 2010).
A favourite pub in Oslo, soon equal to Olympen. I spent some time here Wednesday and a Thursday last week. It was not to crowded and I enoyed some good beer from Haandbryggeriet, Japan and some American micro. A place to return to, and easy to reach.
One of the focal points on the Norwegian beer scene. A real interest in beer and food, makes this a must stop when in Oslo.
Norwegian as well as Scandinvian micros on tap, good food, what more is there to wish for?
A very good beer menu, and very tastefull food. This is one of the best beer destinations in Oslo, and probably the best place if you want both beer and food. Excellent service, we got water on the table just a few minutes after we arrived, and the glass never got empty. The food was excellent and the beer menu is pretty impressive.
It’s probably not my first choice to eat when out for a beer or four, but it’s my first choice for beer, and also a good choice if you’re out to get a nice meal. Quite impressive line-up with lots of import and hard to get domestic beers, a glance at the availabilty list should reveal that. They also serve several domestic craft beers on tap, and you can buy a sampler tray with six beers if you’re out to tick or wants to decide which is your favorite. A must when in Oslo.
A beutiful place - really well kept with white chalked walls with decorations on, almost medival. Light wooden floor and dark wooden tables, chairs, and bar. Quite a good selection of especially bottled beers, but also some seldom beers on draft - you can get a sampler of small glasses of the draft beers, but some of them might be known to you. Pricey as everything in Norway - even for a Dane. Didn’t eat.