6 Best Bars in Southern Norway, Norway

Bøker og Børst

At this café, and pub, there's funky artwork on the walls and a cozy garden in back, situated in the vibrant Fargegaten (Street of Colors). This pedestrian street with the official name Øvre Holmegate is the place to go for a coffee or a drink day and night. The street is one of the city's major attractions in general.


Folken is a concert venue with three stages. The main venue can be enjoyed by 650 people; the other two can provide even more intimate concerts from local, national, and international acts. There is a bar and a café on the first floor. Folken also hosts the odd art exhibition and has a history as a cinema from the 1930s. It's a cultural hub spot, especially for students, making it a vibrant place.


Sun-kissed Hansen Hjørnet is a large outdoor bar, pub, and restaurant with DJs and stand up acts that always attracts a crowd. 

Skagen 18, Stavanger, Rogaland, 4006, Norway
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Rate Includes: Closed Sept.--Mar.

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Kompasset Bar

A sleek, cozy piano bar and lounge with plenty of atmosphere and views over the harbor, Kompasset's list of well-crafted cocktails, wines by the glass, and a bevvy of local beers insure a pleasant evening to the strains of live piano music.


Appropriately named Needle's Eye, Stavanger's answer to a London pub is close and cozy.

Nedre Strandgt. 13, Stavanger, Rogaland, 4005, Norway

Samson Bar & Cafe

This "New York--inspired" cocktail bar features an extensive tapas menu and plenty of wines by the glass. DJs spin on the weekends. They also have an outdoor seating.