Just had my first and probably last visit at this place. I kind of like the ambiance and the service wasn’t terrible but this is the second worst brewpub I have ever visited beer wise. 5 of 8 beers where totally ruined by DMS and Diacetyl and almost undrinkable... Don’t they clean the tap lines at all at this place?
Walked over from city center and found it was 30 minutes until they opened, so killed some time at The Broker up the street. Came back at 3pm, tried two of the beers in small samples and they were both in terrible shape. Didn’t stay long. Had a comfy Brown Bar look and feel, maybe it could have rocked if the beer was any good. Would not recommend based on my experience, which doesn’t seem uncommon.
This brewpub is a bit off-center and it is located in what appeared to me as a relatively quiet semi-residential neighbourhood. There is a more lively area a few blocks away, but close to the pub there isn’t much happening. Clean interior with somewhat of a classic English pub style feel to it. They had 7 taps in service, all their own beers I believe. This place has no patio whatsoever so we didn’t stay long. Prices were among the most affordable I’ve seen in Norway, less than $15 for a full 500ml pint (that’s a cheap price in Norway). I had a pint of their Torpedo (the most interesting beer they had) and I liked it. Their beers are said to be boring but the one and only pint I had there was actually pretty decent. I didn’t ask if they do sample trays, not my thing, but most brewpubs usually do that. Clientele was representative of the pub atmosphere, quiet, clean and boring. This pub doesn’t seem to be a party place. Classic rock at low volume. Worth a pit-stop but not a detour.
This is a pretty nice beer bar, located in Oslo, but with an English pub look. The beers are a bit sub par, but its pleasant nonetheless.
Holmen1 (203) Stavanger, Norway | September 5, 2012| Updated November 24, 2013
Før var et sted jeg alltid måtte innom når jeg var i Oslo. Ikke nå lenger. Ølet er ok (men ikke særlig mer), utvalget dårlig og betjeningen er stort sett sur. De viser lite kunnskap om det de selger og om brygging generelt, og de røper ingen entusiasme for husets øl. Nå er der andre steder i Oslo som er mye bedre. OMB trenger virkelig å fornye seg, de har kjørt på de samme ølene i mange år nå.
Everything bad that people say about this place is pretty much true. The bartender was a bit rude. The beers are dated, at best. The selection is mediocre. The ambiance is OK. The food, I didn’t have. The value was mediocre considering the nature of the product.
Oslo’s first microbrewery and once one of the best places in the city for beer. Lots of things have changed in Oslo since my first visit here some 10-15 years ago, but not much have changed here. Most of the beers are the same and the interior too. The beers are still quite decent, but not the most exciting ones. Mostly classical Britis beer types. Interior is also quite like in a British pub. Always nice to visit, but not a must anymore.
Old fashioned place near the shopping center of Oslo. Very quiet at a Thursday evening, only few other people. Service is ok, but the beers lack quality. All my tasters were slightly infected (badly cleaned piping?). Interior is somewhat passé and there is no real athmosphere. Ok if you are around, but not worth a detour.