About Oslo Nightlife
As a general rule, Norwegians are not big on social drinking; however, as Oslo grows more and more cosmopolitan, its nightscape continues to offer a greater array of choices. Always popular with tourists are the citys British-style pubs watering holes like Sir Winston and the Scotsman are favorites for their friendly atmosphere and frequent live music. Live jazz has found its niche in places like Herr Nilsen Jazzklubb near Stortinget. Other venues in the heart of the city like Smuget and 3 Brødre draw hordes of trendily-clad young professionals, who are eager to rub elbows, catch a live band or two, and dance. As for what to drink when youre out and about, Norwegian lagers, though not known worldwide, are quite tasty. Hansa and Ringnes are two of the most popular brands. Of course, an ice-cold glass of akevitt
(a clear, distilled alcohol flavored with caraway seeds, cardamom, and citrus peel) is worth trying at least once be careful, though, because the drink tends to be quite potent.
About Kelly Sigmon
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.
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