Smuget is one of the largest and most nightclubs in Oslo, with three stages, seven bars and a happening dance floor. Well-known live acts from around the world often appear at this club, as well as famous DJs. This is also a great place for spotting Norwegian celebrities. The club can get very crowded on weekends, so be sure to arrive early to ensure your spot.
Long standing institution in the Oslo music scene, Buckleys Pub hosts soul, funk, rock, jazz, blues, folk, house and just about every other genre you can think of. The music-mania is evident in its surroundings as many a music-lovers gather here to catch up on various things in life.
Last Train on Karl Johan Street has a long tradition of housing musicians, especially those with a predilection for rock. It has been the starting-point for countless Norwegian chart-raiders and flops, and is still important for those who want to be seen with the right people. If you feel like taking a break from the ultra-trendy and fashionable parts of Oslo, Last Train is a useful hideout. The beer is inexpensive and staff and patrons alike are generally nice and welcoming. Even the bouncers have a nice reputation.
LUUX is one of the brightest spots in Oslo's night circuit. A pub, a club, a discotheque all rolled into one, LUUX attracts club-hoppers of all ages and tastes every night. As in-house DJs pelt out the hottest tracks, crowds take to the dance floor and have a gala time. The bar at LUUX serves exotic cocktails and spirits, along with a delightful pub platter. Concerts and live gigs are a regular phenomenon at LUUX, with the cream of international talent performing at the venue. Visitors can book tables for dining and drinking at the LUUX. It's an experience. Go live it!
There is one of these in every major city and happily also one in Oslo: a place that looks like jazz, feels like jazz, smells like jazz and definitely sounds like jazz. Herr Nilsen is a small and intimate jazz café with regular concerts scheduled in the week. Drinks are reasonably priced and the staff is always friendly. Light snack food is available. This is the kind of place where you can sit back and relax.
The London Pub is Oslo's oldest and most renowned gay and lesbian bar in all of Oslo. It has a very accepting atmosphere and it caters to patrons of all ages. Be sure to show up for the weekly theme nights, including a quiz night, karaoke, and more. Primarily pop music is played, with an occasional more traditional Norwegian song thrown into the mix every once in a while. This establishment has two stories. The first is a casual bar where you can sit, drink, and chat. The second story has a nightclub feel and offers live DJs, dancing, and fun. With all of the activities and fun to be had, this is not a location that you should pass up.
Oslo being well known for its rock and metal scene, the Rock In club is an ideal spot for all rock fans. At this rather small place which is very scantily lit with loud blaring music in the background you will find locals sipping on their alcohol while tuning into the fabulous music. Live Performances by local bands promise some original music and take the overall entertainment quotient a notch higher. The theme of this club is Gothic with most of the crowd sporting piercings and colored hair.
Stravinsky is a large and popular disco club designed for dancing. It is not too far from the main street and, thus, is easy to find. Beer and most spirits are served. 80s music is the primary focus of the club, but classic pop and more modern music are played occasionally as well. Trendy people who want a bit of conversation and a lot of dancing and mingling will feel at home here. The minimum age of admission is 20, which ensures a more mature atmosphere than many other discos. The admission fees are not prohibitive, so this is a rather popular place to spend at least part of the evening.
Without surprise, Tempest is one of the rowdiest places in the city. Low on wine, high on beer. If you want a calm, safe evening with in music, then stay away. But if you think that people are at their most charming when they are very drunk, and you mainly want to dance to chart hits, you may have come to the right place. The place serves international food and rather cheap beer. Rumor has it that this is not the best place to look for a nachspiel. But for a no-holds-barred party it can be good. A lot of the clientele is from outside the city.
Jaeger is a nightclub, bar and cafe, all in one! Established in 2011, this quiet little bar and eatery by day, transforms into a vibrant party scene by night. The nights at this place are brought alive by local and internationally renowned DJs. House, techno, club are some of the many genres churned out by them. Some nights live performers take the stage and charge the atmosphere with their melodies. Jaeger also rents out its space to host private events. Celebrate your occasion and after that visit the nightclub for an enthralling night!
Gamla is a trendy music venue home to a multitude of musical extravaganzas on a regular basis. With a capacity to accommodate up to 250 patrons, this place boasts of a large dance floor, done up in a contemporary style, fitted with a huge film-screen. Head to the bar area and fill up your glass with an exotic drink as you take in the vibrant aura of the place. Dig into delectable pub grub as you shake a leg to the tunes of the night. Live gigs and DJ nights will keep you entertained through and through. To experience the real feel of the place, head here on Beat Bar nights and have the time of you life! Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.