Wide selection of beer and always something new in the fridge or on tap. Great knowledge behind the bar and they allways find a beer for the mood of the day. Also the staff are up to date with latest and best ranked beer if you want to stick with the trendy brews. My favourite bar in the area.
Small bar in a hip foodhall in the ’cool’ part of Oslo. Mathallen is a fairly expensive place in general, and although Hopyard is a nice corner with smart decor and a great bottle / can selection it’s hard not to be overshadowed by the price. (NOK140 for an Oslo made cider?? Really?). The two bargirls were friendly and helpful. If money was no object, I’d have a great afternoon in here.
A small-ish permanent fixture in the Mathallen, an indoor market within a commercial development on tram routes 34 & 54, 10 minutes from the centre. Lots of good, slightly-off-centre beers; snacking from the other stalls in the vicinity. You could sit here all day with good company and a decent bank balance. Too many cans for my liking - no beer ever improves in a can; some are good enough to survive them. One of the best in town though, by any measure.
Hopyard is where Oslos connoisseurs of beer meet. Quiet and sophisticated located inside mathallen, and with some of Norways best beer sommeliers you cant go wrong. Great rotation of cheap and rare bottles. Pilsner urquell is always on tap as fresh as it can get. Very enjoyable to sit by the bar.
The selection on tap leaves something to be desired.
Our plan was to have lunch in Mathallen, but the grandiose breakfast at our hotel now became a "problem" We ended up in some deep, comfy leather chairs enjoying Icelandic beer. Service minded and knowledgeable staff. (Visited December 6th 2014)