Oslo’s best bars for After Work
Every now and then we need to spend some quality time with our colleagues. Then you might as well make the most of it. Explore one of Oslo’s best bars next time you go out for drinks after work!
Start the evening at Teatro wine bar
There’s nothing quite like a bottle of fine wine. If you want to impress your colleagues, friends or perhaps a date with your unsurpassed wine knowledge, we recommend that you head to the well-stocked Teatro vinbar at elegant Hotel Christiania Teater. There’s something special with authentic hotel bars – they have a touch of Hollywood nostalgia. And they always bring a pinch of excitement; at hotels you meet people from all over the world, looking to make new acquaintances.
The lobby at Hotel Christiania Teater and the wine bar to the right in the photo
After work every Friday! Every Friday Teatro offers After Work from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm so you and your colleagues can just pop in after work – no planning required! A nice bar in Oslo with plenty of charm and ambiance, that is guaranteed to put you in an awesome Friday mood.
- 50 wines by the glass, 1,400 bottles
- Great pizzas
- After Work every Friday
- Open Mon-Fri 4:00 pm -1:30 pm, Sat 12 noon – 11:00 pm, Sun 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
- Address: Stortingsgaten 16
Hotel Christiania Teater’s entrance at night.
Great ambiance and nostalgia at Pier 42
If you and your colleagues aren’t wine lovers, you might prefer kicking off your night at a bar in Oslo, specialising in delicious and tempting cocktails! Pier 42 is located in the grandiose hotel Amerikalinjen in the middle of Jernbanetorget, and is a cocktail bar in Oslo in its own right.
The bar is named after a pier with the number 42 isn Manhattan, New York, where many thousands of immigrants from the Nordic countries arrived around 100 years ago. Here you can enjoy classic, America-inspired drinks in Oslo. With a modern twist. The perfect place to start the evening with its central location and wonderful cocktails.
- Delicious cocktails with a historic twist
- Super central location
- Perfect for kicking off the night
- Open Mon – Thu 4:00 pm – 12 midnight, Fri 4:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Sat 12 noon – 1:30 am
- Address: Jernbanetorget 2
City view from Calmeyers Hage
When you have finished your pizza and wine at Teatro or drinks at Pier 42, you’re ready for a bit more excitement, right? We’re talking drinks, good music and maybe a great view before it’s time to hit the dance floor. Then you should go to Calmeyers Hage at Clarion Hotel® the Hub right in the middle of Jernbanetorget.
Here you can enjoy the view from the 13th floor whilst sipping away on artistic cocktails made from local, organic and tasty ingredients. The herbs even come from an arable turf on the top of the hotel roof! Calmeyers Hage is perfect for all those who love the unbeatable combination of a view, cocktails and fresh air.
- Spectacular views of Oslo
- Caring about the environment
- Delicious drinks
- Open Mon-Sat 5:00 pm – 12 midnight
- Address: Biskop Gunnerus gate 3
Dance until the sun goes up in Strøget-passasjen
Strøget is a small alley between Torggata and Storgata right in the city centre. As soon as you enter the alley, it reveals itself as some kind of nightlife Mecca. This is where you should bring your colleagues after a couple of drinks and when you’re ready to hit the dance floor! Choose between fun and trendy clubs like Angst, Uhørt and Karusell – but expect to stand in line for a little while. Most joints around Strøget are open until 3:00 am.
Enjoy great conversations at Himkok
If Strøget gets too busy you can continue on to Himkok, only a couple of metres away. This club is a must if you are in Oslo! Here are both pumping dancefloor, covered al-fresco areas and even a barber shop if you feel like you need a grooming when you’re out and about!
Himkok has been recognised internationally for their drinks and cocktails and has been crowned Norway’s and Oslo’s best bar on numerous occasions. They even make their own alcohol!
Photo: Bobo Olsson
- Large and interesting selection of drinks
- Crowned Norway’s best bar
- Perfect for bigger groups
- Open Fri–Sat 3:00 pm –3:00 am, Sun–Thu 5:00 pm –3:00 am
- Address: Storgata 27
Fed up with the bars in the city centre? Check out Grünerløkka!
If you and your colleagues want to see another side of the city, you should head over to Grünerløkka – Oslo’s leading outdoor district. Furthest down in “Løkka”, only 10 minutes’ walk from Jernbanetorget, you find Nedre Løkka cocktailbar og lounge. Here you can enjoy delectable cocktails in quaint and nostalgic surroundings. Free from the minimalistic thinking that is otherwise so typical for many of the clubs and bars in the area.
Photo: Nedre Løkka Cocktailbar og lounge
Nedre Løkka cocktailbar:
- Nice and calm atmosphere
- Amazing cocktails and bartenders
- Open Tue 4:00 pm –1:00 am, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm – 3:00 am
- Address: Thorvald Meyers gate 89
Get lost at Ingensteds
When you have finished a couple of proper artisan cocktails in Nedre Løkka, you can move on to Ingensteds and the sister club Bortenfor. Here you can dance the night away to a great beat! The joints are somewhat concealed around Akerselva. Here you find large outdoor areas and dance floors, delicious drinks and a young, energetic feel.
Psst! The music club Blå is right across the street!
- Choose between dancing at Ingensteds and drinks at Bortenfor
- Stunning location by the river in Løkka
- Ingensted’s opening hours: Fri 11:00 pm to 3:30 am, Sat 10:00 pm – 3:30 am
- Bortenfor: Tue–Wed 6:00 pm –1:00 am, Thu 6:00 pm –2:00 am, Fri-Sat 6:00 pm –3:00 am, Sun 13:00–1:00
- Address: Brenneriveien 9