On a Friday night by 430 the place was fully reserved so the only option was to stand at the bar. Itís a beautiful space, 30 foot ceiling, tall bar, lots of bottles on display that donít match the beer book. About 8 taps, some Norwegian and Danish and Italian. A lot of options to drink.
Neat place if a little stuffy...like a giant banquet hall or something; Iím more of a spacious-but-cozy kinda guy, this was like walking into an auditorium...tons of tables but all (!!!) were reserved, so we made do at the bar. Friendly, generous bartenders and an interesting bottle list made it a worthwhile stop...they were even going to open an old bottle of something for us (free), but we persuaded them that it would be wasted on us since all three of us hate oxidized/old beers. Only about 8 or so taps. Not a must-visit but good.
Very large selection of craft beers. Service is extremely variable: From getting a friendly beer sommelier to a guy who couldnít care less about the customer. Avoid in novemmber/december, place is packed and every table reserved for christmas parties.
What a beautiful place. In terms of dťcor and class Olympen competes with Stavangerís Cardinal for the most classy place in Norway to drink an excellent selection of craftbeer. The place is huge, massive wood, red drapes, big chandeliers and everything. By ratebeer beer bar standards this place is just Wow! We went there twice and the second time we were alone in the main room and we found the place simply beautiful and classy. Tap list is limited but carefully selected with 6 interesting taps that changed between my two visits. On tap they had Haandbryggeriet, Rogue, Schouskjelleren, Flying Couch, others... They seem to be one of the rare place to have Schouskjelleren on tap other than Schouskjelleren itself of course. I drank the Schouskjelleren taps since this is probably my new favorite Norwegian brewery and I also had a disappointing bottle of Evil Twin Room Number 603. Bottle list is extensive and comes in a nice hard-cover book with pages and pages. Most of the good Norwegian micros are on the menu and many Cantillon (including Foufoune), Struise, Alvinne, Lost Abbey (about 15 different ones), Alesmith, Hopping Frog, Mikkeller, Hornbeer, more and moreÖ Good List. The prices are not too stiff considering this is Norway and the place is very nice. A bomber of Barrel Aged Boris is $35, trust me, this isnít bad for Norway, and local products are not much cheaper. A must-visit.
Good selection on bottled beer. Reasonably priced by norwegian standards, efficient staff and traditional food with a modern twist made by skilled chefs. Sometimes busy and a lot of restaurant customers, but often good capacity late fridays and saturdays for a relaxed setting with friends. The noise level makes it possible to lead conversations without shouting, which is i big plus in my book. Nice outside area with grill in the summer.
Nice place with old fashoined decor. Classy looking, but a very relaxed feeling. Only 5 beers on tap, but theyíre usually varied and complements the dishes of the week/day. Not that big, but good bottle selection and you can view them inside a refigerated glass room.
Some beers are old (Founders Pale Ale over one year old) and the staff arenít very knowledgeable about beer, but theyíre friendly and understanding towards beer geeks.
I usually come for the food (itís good and relatively inexpensive), and I can drink some really nice beers at the same time.
Styliís robust place with a decent beer selection and good refined home cooking dishes. I have eaten here a few times, and every time except the last one was very nice. Nothing really wrong the last time either, but pretty average and a bit to salty. Anyway, nice place to visit if you go for a meal or just the beers. The beer menu seems to be a bit outdated, but the bottle selection is easy displayed in the temperate glass room at the end of the bar. I always tend to find a few interesting beers I have never had before, so thatís always nice. A bit pricy.
Easy to find restaurant/bar inn the heart of GrÝnland shopping area. Nice selection of Beer from Norway, Belgium and USA. Separate bar and restaurant area. Quite large bar section, with great setting. Only drawback Was the lack of service, but ingen theyíre defence, I visited on a wednesday.
Nicely decorated place in Oslo, with decent restaurant food and some nice qualitative beers both local and international. Staff is friendly but only on an as-needed base. Suggestions are not always that great (got a India Saison IPA suggested with my slow-cooked lamb which did not really match). Nice atmosphere. Good place to visit.