The 14 top wine bars in Oslo 2024

Oslo has an expanding scene of interesting wine bars for all tastes, from classical to natural wine. It could be argued that the wine bar Territoriet set a new standard when it arrived, but nowadays it’s not alone in highlighting the personal and original. These are the places we return to for the best glasses in Oslo for the moment, and we list both pure wine bars and restaurants with bars that you can drop into for a glass.

  1. Phone: +47 920 96 763

    Address: Holmens gate 4, Oslo

    By the Glass List of the Year Norway, presented by Zwiesel, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    The wine list at this small and cosy wine bar in the rather touristy area of Aker Brygge is thirty-plus pages deep, making it a proper safe haven for all wine lovers. The owner's love for Californian wines is evident, however, the selection is wide and covers all major areas from the “old world” as well as top-tier names from the “new world” outside the USA. Nice and relaxed vibe, and they open at 13:00 at weekends, making an escape from the shopping centre next door easily achieved. Serving cheese and cold cuts as well. Short but well-curated by the glass list.

  2. Address: Thorvald Meyers gate 30, Oslo

    A great new addition (from early 2023) to Oslo’s wine bar scene. It's a small bar serving smaller dishes and (mostly) natural wines along Grünerløkkas main drag, Thorvald Meyers Gate. Perfect also for wine lunches as they are one (of very few) wine-centric places opening already at 11/12, setting Fat City apart from most wine bars in Oslo. Take a seat by the bar or by one of the few tables by the window. It's easily overlooked when passing by, but inside you can dive into their short but well-curated wine list skewed towards “natural” wines – although not too dogmatic on this genre and offer...

  3. 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 in central Oslo is a restaurant and wine bar which continues to build one of the most interesting wine lists in Oslo. In the restaurant a seasonal menu is offered while modern bar food is served in the more informal wine bar.

  4. Phone: +47 23 98 98 98

    Address: Ingelbrecht Knudssøns gate 1, Oslo

    In the west part of Oslo’s city center, Cru has gained a reputation as a wine bar with a personal and interesting wine list. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the wine bar section and share a few French bistro courses or go for a full menu of modern British cuisine in the restaurant. Cru has an extensive wine list which goes deep into classical European regions like Burgundy, Mosel and Champagne.

  5. Phone: +47 981 82 000

    Address: Karl Johans gate 31, Oslo

    California Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by DAOU, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    Oslo’s legendary Grand Café & Vinkjeller is located in Grand Hotel next to the city’s main street, Karl Johan. The wine bar downstairs offers a selection of finger food and small plates and among the 16000 bottles and 1500 labels, there should be something for all wine lovers. All main regions are covered on Grand Café & Vinkjeller’s wine list which is a textbook in classical wines. Every day there is also a selection of wines by the glass in this perfect hideaway from busy everyday life.

  6. Phone: +47 466 73 718

    Address: Københavngata 18, Oslo

    Best Short List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    This Michelin-starred neighbourhood joint is on the northern outskirts of vibrant Grünerløkka, serving a well-priced fixed menu. The kitchen leans toward (neo) Nordic fare, with an extreme focus on the purest raw materials imaginable – always perfectly cooked and treated. The wine pairing menu is highly recommended, always spot on and with a purpose. Not stiff at all, Hot Shop has this welcoming, yet stripped-down Nordic aesthetics to it.

  7. Phone: +47 22 35 79 44

    Address: Søndre gate 6, Oslo

    By the Glass List of The Year Nordic, presented by Le Verre de Vin 2019

    Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro is a family-owned bistro with ambiance and a hearty French menu. Have some oysters at the bar or enjoy a full menu in one of the dark leather sofas. The wine list at Le Benjamin is French, terroir driven and packed with top producers.

  8. 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.

  9. Phone: +47 22 37 22 97

    Address: Torvbakkgata 12, (inngang Markveien ) 0550 Oslo

    Perhaps Oslo’s first wine bar, Dr. Kneipp´s at Markveien Mat & Vinhus is an institution that continues to attract wine enthusiasts. The atmosphere in both the wine bar and restaurant area is relaxed and the worn dining room bears witness to conversations and bottles shared over three decades. Markveien Mat & Vinhus has a long and classic wine list from regions like France, Italy, Spain and the US. The wine list will also reveal some older vintages rarely found elsewhere.

  10. 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...

  11. Address: Monrads gate 1, Oslo

    Perfect for daytime wine drinking on Oslo’s east end, located in the Tøyen area and run by the experienced duo Susanne and Sverre - previously of Pjoltergeist-fame. A duo well in the know, running a wine list(s) that is best described as eclectic and open-minded – carefully matching classical wines with the more “alternative” ones. And yes, at Pillefyken you can actually choose from two wine lists. Do note that for the “pre-order list”, wines are not stored on the premises – so they need to be ordered at least 24 hours in advance. A great place for lunchtime wine drinking and enjoying lunch...

  12. 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

    At Radegast you’re surrounded by bottles in this eclectic wine bar, at the Nedre Foss Gård-complex in Grünerløkka. The wine list is among the most diverse in the city, catering for both traditionalists and the new kids on the block looking for low-intervention stuff. If you can’t find something you like on the wine list, it’s you who need to broaden your wine horizon – not them. Radegast is a year-round place, with al fresco drinking during summer and a cosy fireplace during those long and cold Oslo winters. Perfect for Saturday afternoons, and they do serve some cheese and charcuterie platt...

  13. Address: Markveien 58, Oslo

    Best Medium-sized List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    Although only established in 2014, Territoriet on Grünerløkka is already firmly established as a mainstay on the Oslo wine scene. Pre-2014, Oslo was rather dry concerning wine bars – not anymore, however, and we can thank Territoriet a lot for their trailblazing work. The bar is not very much larger than “a hole in the wall”, intimate for sure and may get busy and crowded late at night during weekends and leading up to weekends. Their by-the-glass program is massive – the widest selection in town. Contemporary and raw interiors, with wines leaning towards the more classical regions/styles, h...

  14. Phone: +47 46746044

    Address: Lakkegata 55, Oslo

    In the eastern part of Oslo city center, tucked in between new office buildings, an old listed building houses Vintage Kitchen, a restaurant and wine bar. Vintage Kitchen combines the essence of a Danish “kro”, offering lavish open sandwiches daytime and a classic kitchen in the evenings. The wine list is extensive and mostly classic, but you will find some hipster wines too. Vintage Kitchen also offers a broad selection of wines by the glass.