Planning a night out in Oslo? Norway’s capital city has a vibrant nightlife scene with a wide range of bars and clubs to visit.
If you really want to experience a city, then the best way is to delve into its nightlife scene, when it’s bustling with party-goers. Every capital city should be flooded with a variety of venues and a choice of music for everyone, and Oslo is no different. The city is vastly growing in its number of nightclubs, pubs and diverse venues.
Here are some recommendations to make the best of your night out in Oslo:
For a unique start to the evening, begin with a tasty cocktail or a glass of delicious champagne at 34 SkyBar. The bar is part of the restaurant at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo. Positioned on the 34th floor, as the name suggests, at 110 metres high, this hotel is home to Norway’s highest restaurant. Here you can enjoy a unique view of the city, and if you are lucky you can watch the sun setting over Oslo and beyond. There is a great selection of well-known classic cocktails on the menu, in addition to exciting in-house specialties.
Baroque Bygdøy Allé
Put on your dancing shoes and go to one of the city’s most sought after venues, Baroque Bygdøy Allé. The décor combines a modern club with beautiful ornate Baroque details. Of the three bars, Baroque Lounge, Baroque Sacristy and Baroque Club, the latter beckons with a vibrant atmosphere on the dance floor with some of the Norway’s best DJs in the booth.
Set in a disused spinning mill down by the Akerselva, the city’s river, you will find the special night spot named Blå, meaning ‘blue’. This is a great place for early evening concerts, and as the night progresses it transforms into a vibrant club showcasing live DJs and bands taking you into the early hours. A great dance floor, plenty of room at the bar, quality music and its cosy beer garden has made this place a hit amongst the city residents. Blå also provides intellectual offerings in the form of theatre shows, literature evenings and various debates.
Soliis Bar & Lounge
You will find Soliis Bar & Lounge in Oslo’s upmarket West End. Dance the night away at one of the most popular venues in this part of town. You are guaranteed a great party atmosphere every weekend. The quality of the DJs and bartenders really shines through. Soliis is not only a great club, but also has excellent facilities for presentations and screenings. In fact, they are the preferred choice for various film and television industry premieres.
If you want to experience Oslo's largest nightclub then go to Nivou. It opened in autumn 2012, and has the capacity to accommodate over 1,000 people. With a large and varied champagne menu, together with a great selection of cocktails, you are guaranteed a super evening out on the town. Divided over two floors, with VIP lounges and an outdoor courtyard, it is easy to retreat and enjoy the evocative surroundings.
If electronica genres, such as house, techno, electro, dubstep and drum 'n' bass are more your taste, then The Villa is for you. Enjoy two large dance floors and music from Norwegian and international DJs, live acts and diverse artists.
Dattera til Hagen
If you like a colourful backyard ambiance and a place that combines a bar, cafe and club feel, then go to Dattera til Hagen. Spanning over two floors, it is one of Oslo's most exciting contributions to the city’s diverse nightlife. During the day you can enjoy a choice of tapas, pasta, burgers and more. At night the place is filled with clubbers, music and live DJs. The broad music profile offers everything from reggae to electronica, pop, funk, jazz and soul. Concerts, debates, improvisational theatre shows and stand-up comedy are also on offer here.
No matter what district you find yourself in when visiting Oslo, you will find a choice of nightclubs, bars or pubs. The ‘What’s on in Oslo’ city guide provides a practical overview of nightlife across the city’s quarters, conveniently divided into categories. Visit the Tourist Information Centre or go to Visit Oslo online for information regarding listing of restaurants, cafes and nightlife in Oslo.
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