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The Villa

The Villa (Mollergata 23, Oslo) – this is another popular dance music club for the 20-something crowd.  With two dance floors, The Villa plays house, techno, dubstep, drum’n’bass, electro and other genres of dance music.  A regular rotation of local DJs, live acts and other artists is booked here.

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Stratos

Stratos (2A Youngstorget, Oslo) – located at the top of the Folketeateret building at Youngstorget (a popular square in downtown Oslo), this venue, which is part of the Hotel Plaza, fills up during the Summer months (the only time of the year that Stratos is opened).  This spot offers one of the best views of […]

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Soliis Bar & Lounge

Soliis Bar & Lounge (Henrik Ibsen Gate 90, Oslo) – this bar (once called “Podium”) is perhaps the most popular in the western part of the city for one simple reason – unlike most other local nightspots, it is free to get in here (reason enough for this venue to fill up with patrons regularly).  […]

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Sentrum Congress & Conference Centre

Sentrum Congress & Conference Centre (Arbeidersamfunnets Plass 1, Oslo) – this is a large venue in functional style used for concerts, shows, congresses, lectures, parties, film screenings and private events.  Sentrum Scene was originally built as a cinema, and has capacity for up to 1,750 standing spectators and up to 1,000 people seated theater-style.

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Revolver

Revolver (Mollergata 32, Oslo) – this is a popular rock club with occasional live performances.  For hungry patrons, there’s also a restaurant on-site (serving burritos, chicken, spare ribs, and cold beer & other drinks).

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Raspoutine

Raspoutine (Henrik Ibsen Gate 60A, Oslo) – located in one of Oslo’s more exclusive areas, this club attracts a deep-pocketed trendy 20 & 30-something crowd.  It books a regular roster of regional dance music DJs, and hosts occasional VIP events like the Norwegian Fashion Convention.  The club’s interior is lavishly decorated with gold colors, velvet […]

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Pigalle

Pigalle (Grondiansleiret, Oslo) – located above the restaurant & beer hall “Olympen”, this nightspot was first opened in 1965, and it still plays music from the 60s & 70s.  To no surprise, this means that Pigalle attracts a mature 30s and above crowd.  Given its location, it’s always a lively atmosphere.  Note:  Pigalle is only […]

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Ophelia Bar & Club

Ophelia Bar & Club (Holbergs Gate 19, Oslo) – this bar, in business since the 1980s, has two levels – the ground-level bar, and the basement-level dance floor.  Since some of the music its resident DJ plays there (mostly 80s and 90s disco music), it attracts patrons in their 20s, as well as 30s plus.

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Nox

Nox (Henrik Ibsen Gate 100, Oslo) – this is one of Oslo’s more popular and trendier nightspots.  The interior décor is plush and covered in red velvet, with VIP sections that offer bottle service.  The steady contingent of attractive local women that come here means that it will stay popular for some time.

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Nivou

Nivou (Møllergata 12, Oslo) — this is Oslo’s largest nightclub, with two floors, VIP lounges, and an open air back area (for smokers) Along with its roster of local dance music DJs, there are occasional appearances from bigger-name international DJs.