Oslo Beer Guide

Oslo is Norway’s stylish capital, where mother nature meets the city. It’s renowned for beautiful outdoor spaces, expansive museums and skirted by dense forests. We’ve picked out our favourite spots for sightseeing, beer drinking and delicious food in this Oslo city guide…

Where to find the best beers…

Our first recommendation for great beer on our Oslo city guide is the amazing Gaasa. Set in a beautiful little building with a courtyard beer garden, this place serves up a great variety of brews. They do small serves, so you can try a fantastic variety. Beer Palace has all the charm of a traditional British boozer, with an old wooden bar and patio beer garden. You can play darts or shuffle board, and they have a great pub quiz too. And if you’re hungry, you can order food from their neighbours at Burger Joint. Grünerløkker Brygghus is another firm favourite. There’s a slight nautical theme here, with some ship-like interiors and plenty of fish on the menu. They boast a varied and exciting beer selection, and the staff are incredibly friendly.

Top locally brewed beers to look out for…

Fancy drinking fresh beer straight from the tank? Yeh, thought so! Get yourself down to Crowbar & Brewery, where you can sample the latest brews from their impressive 1000L tanks. From American pales to Double Oatmeal Stouts, there’s a great variety to try from this innovative brew team. Oslo Brewing Company have a fantastic array of beers in their range. You’ll find the widest selection of their beers available at Smelteverket Oslo, this is where they showcase all their seasonal and special releases.

Oslo city guide

Our Oslo city guide to great eats…

We’re diving straight in at the high end here with a stunning venue that holds three Michelin stars! Maaemo presents a modern seasonal menu that takes you on a journey through the Norwegian landscape. This is all paired with either wine, or juice. It’s refreshing to see the consideration being made for non-drinking customers. For something entirely opposite to the offering at Maaemo, check out Freddy Fuego Burrito Bar for some cracking Mexican eats. This is a super chilled out spot, perfect for a casual lunch on-the-go. And for a unique setting, head to Klosteret Restaurant. This is ‘the monastery restaurant’, set in an exposed brick basement. There are wrought iron details, vaulted ceilings, and candles galore. This is a cosy and romantic spot for sampling some real Norwegian cuisine.

Oslo city guide

The best sights in Oslo

It’d be a crime to go to Oslo and not head to the Viking Ship Museum. Here, you can discover unique wooden carvings that tell the story of shipping fleets. And of course, an array of ancient preserved ships, discovered over the years. For those with an interest in royal history and architecture, a visit to The Royal Castle is essential. This neoclassical build was completed in 1849 and sits amidst beautiful parkland. It is still the residence and working space of the Royal family, who use it to host state visitors. If the weather’s fine, a wander around Vigeland Sculpture Park is a real treat. This is the world’s largest sculpture park dedicated to displaying the work of a single artist. You can see over 200 sculptures of varying materials, from bronze to granite and iron. They also host temporary guest exhibitions.

That about wraps things up for our Oslo city guide, but why not explore and discover Oslo for yourself on our app-led Oslo beer tour 

Oslo city guide
Anja M
ANJA M Small human with a penchant for all things beer. Can usually be found in a taproom or sweating off a hangover at Bikram Yoga.

Fan of aviation, motorbikes, climbing, music and eating. Professional dog botherer.


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