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Herr Nilsen

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Traditional pub - and great live music every night

Very conveniently located in the central part of Oslo, only a few steps off the main Carl Johan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rolf L
Oslo, Norway
Great live music

Great concert the one I sae, the bar was busy with great ambience. Whats more reasonable prices for... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Nacho S
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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3 weeks ago
“Traditional pub - and great live music every night”
25 Mar 2018
“Great live music”
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C. J. Hambros Plass 5, Oslo 0164, Norway
+47 22 33 54 05
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very conveniently located in the central part of Oslo, only a few steps off the main Carl Johan street - and celebrating 25 years anniversary, you find this well-established pub and music venue place. Live music every night (jazz and blues mainly, but see their...More

Thank Rolf L
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Great concert the one I sae, the bar was busy with great ambience. Whats more reasonable prices for norwegian standards

Thank Nacho S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Every Tuesday, musicians and music lovers meet at Herr Nilsen for jam session! This is the best jam in town. The musicians are amazing and they play everything from jazz, blues, pop, country, reggae and rock. They start with the house band and during the...More

1  Thank Totto H
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Perfect place to drop by for some quality live music. Concerts almost every night - and a fabulous musicians jam on Tuesdays! The jam has a house band and all musicians can sit in and play or sing with the band - or other musicians...More

Thank hoenjis
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lovely little jazz place in the centre of Oslo. We went on a Sunday which means we missed any music but atmosphere and staff were friendly. Regular prices compared to elsewhere but the selection of drinks on offer is a downside, no Southern Comfort, no...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Herr Nielsen is a place if you are a Jazz lover it is difficult to find a better place to go in Oslo, the staff is fantastic and the place is small and has the right atmosphere , and best off all the live music...More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

As Jazz clubs go, Herr Nielsen is at the top of the heap. It's small, has great sight lines and good acoustics. It's like a performance in a living room (with a convenient bar tender). A couple of tips: Check their online schedule to see...More

Thank JOEL S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Nice locals bar, great bartender who was very friendly. Not really a place to eat or get any specialty mixed drinks, but they have a nice selection of beer and a few port wines. No music tonight but I heard when the bands are playing...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink since it's across the street from our hotel. The service was friendly and helpful. They made us feel welcome.

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 20 January 2017

It's always a venue for local and popular bands in the summertime. Always packed. But always a good laugh. Difficult to get to the bar which is a shame when you're thirsty.

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Jennifer E
20 August 2018|
Response from hoenjis | Reviewed this property |
Hey. They only have drinks and chips/nuts, unfortunately. But there are plenty of cafes and restaurants invthe vicinity 😊