Insider tips Oslo: a vibrant and cosmopolitan must-see in Scandinavia

Insider tips for Oslo

Insider tips Oslo: a vibrant and cosmopolitan must-see in Scandinavia

by: Theo

Meet Jan! Renting his apartments and rooms in central Oslo to travelers for more than 5 years, he is ready to share some well hidden secrets about this city.


What makes Oslo a favorite gay destination?

Oslo is, generally speaking, liberal towards the gay community and has an open and lively gay scene. Most gay clubs and cafes are in the same area and you can jump from one to the other in just a couple of hours.  


What is the best gay event that takes place in Oslo?

Oslo Gay Pride, which takes place every summer. In 2017, Oslo Gay Pride will take place from the 23d of June to the 2nd of July.


What is your favorite gay establishment to grab a bite for lunch? a nice dinner?

Elsker is a good lunch café, but also a nice place to go for dinner or for a drink in the evening. Varied menu with everything from sandwiches to a real dinner. The kitchen is open until 9.30 pm every night.


Best gay bar for a cheap beer?

London Club has some days happy hour before 21.  


Best gay bar for a refreshing cocktail?

Elsker or Ett Glass


Which famous LGBTQ personality is from Oslo?

The former Minister of Finance and the former chairman of Oslo's city council are both openly gay.


Ready to go dancing--what is the best gay dance club?

Klubb 9 offers a wide range of music including house, electro and underground. The arrange monthly gay & lesbian parties.


Which gay bar offers the best happy hour on a Wednesday?

London Club


Where to start a gay tour in Oslo?

When going out, most people start their evening with a drink or some food at Ett Glass before heading to one of the other nearby gay clubs or parties.


Best place to socialize with the local gay community?

Really any of the parties. There's always a couple different going on!


Best place to be surrounded by the local gays?

The main street area, most of our gay bars, clubs and cafes are located in that area.


How gay-friendly is Oslo?

Oslo is, generally speaking, liberal towards the gay community and has a very open and lively gay scene.


A gay place for brunch on weekends?

Ett Glass serves great food from every corner of the world and the kitchen closes at 10 pm. During the day this is also one of Oslo's most continental and modern cafés.


What is gay life like in Oslo?

Oslo's gay nightlife is not as segregated as in many other cities; gays and lesbians often go to the same places, and different age groups mix. 


What are your favourite gay venues in Oslo?

As written above, most gay bars, clubs and cafes are located near the main street area, including Ett GlassElsker and London Club.


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