Oslo, the capital and most populous city in Norway, may be relatively small as capital cities go, but packs a real punch.

Bars in Oslo – drinking in the Norwegian Capital

This city may have strict laws on alcohol and its consumption, with some bars operating age limits of anywhere between eighteen and twenty-seven, but in the laid back bars in Oslo, there really is something for everyone. Whether it’s a relaxing cocktail or partying into the early hours you are looking for, Oslo can accommodate.

The city is divided into different areas, which house different kinds of bars and atmospheres. The centre of the city, based around the main street Karl Johan, is home to a wide variety of pubs, bars and nightclubs that are very varied in terms of customers, prices and atmospheres. For a more exclusive, fashionable vibe, head to the west of the city centre, around Frogner, Majorstuen and Vika. For the hipsters, there is the Grünerlokka district, a more laid back, relaxed, less well-kept area which is home to a variety of smaller bars and pubs. Try Stravinksy a popular club frequented by some of Oslo’s celebrities and big names. Or Champagneria for some of the city’s best champagne and fine wines.

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