6 spots for late-night wine drinking in Oslo
Finding a nice place to share a bottle of wine in Oslo has gotten a lot easier over the years. But since the majority of wine venues in the city are restaurants it can still be a bit tricky to find a good spot for late-night drinking, especially early on in the week.
Alcohol laws are quite strict here as well, and how long you can keep open depends even on the street you're located on. But fear not! The following places have great wine lists and good service, and above all take last orders not a minute before they're supposed to.
Phone: +47 23 32 83 00
Address: Mariboes gate 7B, Oslo
Sparkling Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by Nyetimber, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
Arakataka has been one of the most beloved restaurants in Oslo for over a decade now. And while the restaurant is excellent, the real treat is their food bar, which is open from Wednesday to Saturday. Here you can grab a nice meal as late as 00.30 at night, the wine list is ridiculously good, and when you're finally kicked out, there are tons of other venues close by.
Last call: Sunday-Tuesday early, Wednesday-Saturday 00.30 (sometimes 01.30)
Phone: +47 923 38 293
Address: Nordre gate 2, Oslo
Austrian Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by Austrian Wine, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
It's not easy to locate this hidden away wine bar, but if you do manage to find your way to the white old manor house by Akerselva river, you're in for a treat. It's easy to lose track of time here since you're practically enveloped by wine cabinets, but since they have a decent cheese selection and some charcuterie for those of us feeling peckish, there's really no need to leave until closing time.
Address: Markveien 58, Oslo
Best Medium-sized List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
Always busy and bustling, Territoriet is the place to go for a drink late in the evening. It can get a bit crowded, but luckily they're located in an area of town that has loads of other bars in case you can't get in. Don't forget to ask to see the wine list. Their wines by the glass can be a bit pricey but the bottle prices are a steal.
Last call: Monday-Sunday 00.30
Phone: +47 408 40 591
Address: Torshovgata 15, Oslo
Best Short List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
A “hole-in-the-wall” wine bar in the residential area of Torshov. 30 square meters of wine and a fun, warm and welcoming atmosphere, centred around their bar and a few tables. Al fresco drinking is possible when Norwegian summers allow for it. Lasarett serves small dishes (like cold cuts and cheese) and also hosts occasional pop-ups which are always popular. The look is raw and industrial. Voted best wine bar by the local Oslo newspaper ‘Aftenposten’, in December 2023. Great selection by the glass from a wine list covering all bases.
Phone: +47 919 24 446
Address: Fredensborgveien 42, Oslo
It's always pumping at the little cottage Nektar, it appears. This small restaurant/wine bar that opened its doors only a few years ago (2019) is already firmly established as an absolute go-to. Reservations are strongly advised if you would like to grab something to eat from their delicious and hearty servings of small sharing plates based on local produce. However, it is also possible to pop by just for a glass of some nice grower Champagne, get your Burgundy fix or simply sip some of the more alternative wines from their large natural wine offering. All this while some solid hip-hop/rap mus...
Phone: +47 974 32 020
Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 60a, Oslo
California Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by DAOU, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
When Vinoteket opened in 2018, it gained instant fame for three things: the ridiculously low-priced wine list, the innovative pizzas and the fact that former European Sommelier Championship winner Robert Lie was general manager. Today the wine prices are a bit more normal (albeit still cheap), the pizzas are as good as ever, and the wine list continues to evolve and grow. While the combination of great pizza and a kick-ass wine list has been seen before, it's unusual to find such a relaxed and friendly venue in an area of Oslo known just as much for its poor taste as it's wealth and lavish sp...