Olympen has a great selection in both Norwegian and foreign beers. Both on tap but not at least they have a great bottle selection. Great place to sit outside in the backyard in the shining sun. The food was quickly prepared and tastes quite alright. The staff was really polite and had no problems tapping the beer. This is the place #1 for me to visit next time in Oslo. Not to far to walk from the train/buss station.
A nice beer place with a good selection of craft beers. The staff is often very busy and not extremely friendly.
The knowledge level varies widely from waiter to waiter, and the really sad thing is that some of the less knowledgeable staff members will pretend that they know beer better than you.
I liked the patio on the top of the building. To bad it closed early and that everybody was smoking. But they had some very interesting danish brewers on a tap that was the most unique I have ever seen. The main room was a bit out of place in this area of town with high ceiling and chandeliers. But they had a nice selection and the service was nice.
Forcina (68) Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, Switzerland | September 21, 2010
Classic beer haunt in Oslo, well refurbished in 2006 (largely involving a change of clientele, regrettably some will say, but still it’s quite a mixed bunch). Oslo’s best beer selection, most likely. Not that many on tap though. Often among the first bars to make Nøgne Ø and Haandbryggeriet’s new arrivals available. Decent whisky collection, too. Good food. Usually no problem getting a place at the long bar (tables often need to be reserved though). Staff is generally not very cheerful, but appear to be knowledgeable.
Visited in July 2010.
A very nice old-fashioned beer hall within walking distance from the city center.
Good selection of beers, both Norwegian and International.
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good.
Lompa, as the locals call it, is as much an eating as a drinking place. They have one of the best beer selections in Oslo, including numerous domestic micros.
It can at times be difficult to get a table in the late afternoon/early evening as they all seem to be reserved by dinnerguests, but usually there’s a seat at the bar. At times service can be slow. Outdoor seating upstairs in the summer.
ClubGonzo (35) Bergen, Norway | July 21, 2010| Updated October 24, 2011
Classic beer hall style restaurant in Grønland, Oslo. Has a simple, but tasty menu and a fairly ok staff dishing out beer and food in a friendly, yet efficient matter. Boasts some macros and several Norwegian micros on tap, including Haandbryggeriet and Nøgne Ø. Bottle collection includes several American beers, some European micros and of course a good stock of Norwegian microbrews. An OK place to have a meal and a few good beers in Oslo.
Great place in Oslo for good beers and a good meal. They always seem to have something new and exciting behind the counter and/or on the taps. Good atmosphere. This is not just for the beer buffs - you could probably bring your relatives for a good meal in this renovated and up scale beer hall.