Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Oslo nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Oslo Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.



Sample more than 300 of the best cognacs in the country at this well-heeled establishment, which is located in über-fashionable Aker Brygge. A popular evening retreat for stylish tourists and local sophisticates, Bar 1 offers a loungey, urban...  Read More

Cafe Amsterdam


Patterned after a Dutch brown bar, this popular café serves a Norwegian menu, specializing in meatballs and fish balls. It also offers International cuisine as well. Located near the university.



This very popular nightspot features a restaurant and pop disco sounds on one level and a cellar concert stage with rock, funk and blues on another.



This complex features a restaurant, two bars, a nightclub, and two dance floors with music that attracts an over-30 crowd. The restaurant features an excellent sandwich buffet served daily from 11am-3pm.

Central Oslo
The Scotsman


A terrific place for drinks and good times with a large group, the pub at the Scotsman features some of the city's most entertaining duets and trios each night. If live music isn't your bag, the Scotsman also boasts a sports bar with athletic...  Read More

Sir Winston Public House


Travelers and expats count themselves lucky that this English-style pub occupies a stately address smack dab in the middle of Oslo's most famous drag. Indeed, Sir Winston himself would find much to be proud of, from traditional pub grub and...  Read More

Central Oslo
Plaza SkyBar


One of the city's most popular hotel bars, SkyBar enjoys spectacular panoramic views of Oslo and a sophisticated decor befitting its lofty setting on the 34th floor of the Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel. As the sun sets over Oslo, few places offer...  Read More

Central Oslo
3 Brødre Pub


Enjoy a fabulous meal and good times at this restaurant and pubwas named for three brothers who were glove manufacturers and once occupied the building. Spicy Tex-Mex fare is featured in the main restaurant, including homemade guacamole,...  Read More

Central Oslo


Recorded jazz plays early in the week at this traditional pub. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however, Herr Nilsen turns things over to the real deal. Indeed, Oslo's jazz aficionados flood in nightly to hear performers specializing in...  Read More

Central Oslo


Located near the Nationaltheatret station, this intimate, maritime-themed restaurant/bar is a favorite of hotel guests and of Oslo's well-to-do. The menu features a variety of meat, chicken, and seafood dishes, and the friendly bar staff is...  Read More