A sunny mood at Bergen’s best bars
It’s no secret that it rains a lot in Bergen. So when the sun is out, you should make the most of it. Here we are listing the six best bars in Bergen where you can soak up the sun – and two more suitable for the disciples of the darkness!
When the sun has set over Bergen’s awesome outdoor joints, you can continue your party at No Stress among others.
Cocktails with Latin-American passion
Ácido is perhaps our favourite restaurant and bar in Bergen. The restaurant bar is located in the posh boutique hotel Hotel Oleana at Øvre Ole Bulls plass. Here you can enjoy the golden combination of lovely and tasteful interior, wonderful and friendly service and aromatic, tangy and exciting flavours. Perfect for adventurous people of all ages.
The drinks taste better in the sun!
Fresh and tangy Latin-American drinks are best enjoyed in their right element – in the sunshine on a warm day. From April to September, Ácido opens up a large and spacious open-air bar in Bergen. Revel in the busy folklife, the sun and exotic South-American cocktails together with good friends!
Photo: Ácido Bergen
- Latin-American social eating and craft cocktails
- Large open-air bar during the summer months
- Perfect for a couple of drinks before you go to the next place
- Address: Øvre Ole Bulls plass 5
- Open 12 midday–10 pm Mon–Sat
On the roof of Bergen
Zachariasbryggen is a super fun nightlife concept in Bergen with several bars, restaurants and clubs spread across several floors and outdoor areas just on the pier. Here you can also hang out at the Taket. With its 350 seats, this is one of Bergen’s largest open-air bars. Here you can sit in heated lounges in various sizes and relish the beautiful view, awesome atmosphere and exquisite drinks.
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Admire Bergen’s attractions whilst sipping on a drink
This is the perfect place to bring your guests from out of town to. From Taket you can look over Bergen’s most famous landmarks: Fløyen, Ulriken, Statsraaden, Bryggen and Torget. If you are looking for the perfect rooftop bar in Bergen, this is it!
Photo: Taket Roofgarden
- Suitable for large groups and AW
- Heated rooftop bar in Bergen, open all year round
- 350 seats!
- Address: Torget 2
- Open Thu 10:00 pm –3:00 am, Fri–Sat 8:00 pm –3:00 am
Kitchen & Table – perfect for your squad and AW
Kitchen & Table at Clarion Hotel® Admiral is a combined restaurant and bar at the heart of Bergen. Here you can soak up the sun at the long, narrow terrace facing Vågen and Bryggen. Admire the stunning view of the sea whilst sipping away on delightful cocktails made from carefully selected ingredients, together with your friends or colleagues. The terrace is not enclosed so we suggest you go there when the weather is fine.
Outside… ...and inside at Kitchen & Table Bergen. Photo: Clarion Hotel Admiral
Not so classic cocktails
Fancy something new? Try their «Not so classic cocktails»; with names like Honey Badger, Bitter Nun and Heisenberg and you are sure to get an insta-worthy cocktail that tastes as great as it looks! This is also a really clever way to get a conversation with your colleagues going.
- Large terrace with view over Bryggen
- Both classic and innovative Instagram drinks
- Super central location and perfect for after works and pres
- Open until kl. 11 pm Mon–Thu and until midnight Fri–Sat.
- Address: C. Sundts gate 9
X-factor at the ultimate after works bar in Bergen
Bar X at Quality Hotel™ Edvard Grieg is without a doubt the best bar in Bergen when it comes to after work events. Here’s plenty of room for larger groups and to break the ice, shuffleboard and foosball games are available free of charge!
Bar X and the ice breaking shuffleboard. Photo: Quality Hotel™ Edvard Grieg
Two terraces and house brewed signature beer
This hotel also has two large terraces where you can kick back and relax whilst discussing the hotel’s house brewed Blond Ale, produced in collaboration with the renowned Lysefjorden Mikrobryggeri. The bar is designed with several terraces and mingle areas so you easily can retire if you want some privacy and you can just as easily mingle and be sociable – it’s entirely up to you.
- Convenient location by the airport
- Two large terraces
- Shuffleboard and foosball free of charge
- Open until midnight Mon-Sat, kl. 11 pm on Sun.
- Address: Sandsliåsen 50
Everyone’s having a good time at Sjøboden
At the historical Enhjørningsgården right in the middle of Bryggen in Bergen, you find the ale house Sjøboden. Here you can revel in delicious beverages and great atmosphere that will appeal to most people. This is the perfect spot to bring colleagues you don’t know very well – then Sjøboden is just the place.
Bergen’s largest outdoor beer garden
In summer time, the largest beer garden in Bergen opens up just by Bryggekanten, and the knowledgeable bartenders are happy to guide you through the more than 60 types of beer they serve. Sjøboden is also offering live music every night of the week! With the super central location, you are within close range of many of Bergen's nice hotels.
It doesn’t get much better than the pier in Bergen on a scorching day. Photo: Sjøboden
- Historical setting
- More than 60 types of beer
- Bergen’s largest beer garden during summer
- Open Mon–Thu 7:00 pm – 3:00 am, Fri–Sun 6:00 pm – 3:00 am
- Address: Bryggen 29, Enhjørninggården
… And a couple towards the end for those true hearts of darkness
Everyone knows that a dark mind works best in a dark environment. And for all you night owls who want to preserve their porcelain skin and are happiest after dark, we have two great suggestions – guaranteed free from al fresco seating and anything related to the sun!
No stress at No Stress
No Stress has the reputation of being Bergen’s best cocktail bar and we have no objections what so ever to this claim. It’s a super fun and popular bar in Bergen, with award-nominated cocktails. This is one of our favourite bars in Norway when it comes to exciting and innovative drinks. The vibe is always fantastic which is great, of course!
This is the entrance you are looking for! Photo: No Stress
Cocktails from scratch
At No Stress they make all the fruit juices and syrups for the drinks themselves. This is a sign of great pride of their craftmanship. This is where all the bartenders, chefs and wait staff go when they want to enjoy a truly delectable cocktail in their free time!
No Stress is a small bar so do come early if you are a group.
Photo: No Stress
- One of Norway’s best cocktail bars
- Favourite among professionals
- Address: Hollendergaten 11
- Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5:00 pm - 1:30 am, Fri-Sat 3:00 pm - 2:30 am, Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
This is the way we wash our clothes…?
No, we don’t recommend that you bring your laundry here although the bar is called Vaskeriet, which means laundry room in Norwegian. The only thing they have done to this place, is putting in some furniture, lasers, slush machines and a ping-pong table. And behind the counter is a passionate and wonderful team of bartenders!
Dance until the sun goes up
Here you and your friends and colleagues are guaranteed a fun and different night. This is the perfect place to drop by after midnight when you’re done talking and are ready for HITTING THE DANCEFLOOR!
- Fun and different concept
- Suitable for smaller groups/after work
- Dancefloor is pumping
- Open every day 5:00 pm – 2:30 am.
- Address: Magnus Barfots gate 4