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“Excellent music, food, prices, service, and milieu”
Review of Midnight Cafe

Midnight Cafe
Ranked #59 of 130 Restaurants in Kristiansand
Price range: US$14 - US$24
Cuisines: American
Description: Midnight Cafe is a small family run Pub/Restaurant located in Kristiansand, Norway. We've been around for more than a decade, influencing local and international heroes. Seen here are names like Lemmy from Motörhead or Paul DiAnno ex-vocals from Iron Maiden, Deftones and Goldfinger. So many bands have visited us over the years and several have left their signature on the walls. Starting with one guitar signed by Oasis, our collection has grown into an international phenomenon. We're a humble establishment in a small town of 70k inhabitants, doing our best to serve you the best homemade hamburger in Norway. Accompanied by a draft from the local brewery CB (Christiansand's Bryggeri), it's as close as you can get to Heaven if you ever visit Kristiansand. In the weekends we're open as a pub and close at 2am, playing rock music from the 60's and till today.So please, we hope to see you if you're in Kristiansand.Rock on!
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Description: Midnight Cafe is a small family run Pub/Restaurant located in Kristiansand, Norway. We've been around for more than a decade, influencing local and international heroes. Seen here are names like Lemmy from Motörhead or Paul DiAnno ex-vocals from Iron Maiden, Deftones and Goldfinger. So many bands have visited us over the years and several have left their signature on the walls. Starting with one guitar signed by Oasis, our collection has grown into an international phenomenon. We're a humble establishment in a small town of 70k inhabitants, doing our best to serve you the best homemade hamburger in Norway. Accompanied by a draft from the local brewery CB (Christiansand's Bryggeri), it's as close as you can get to Heaven if you ever visit Kristiansand. In the weekends we're open as a pub and close at 2am, playing rock music from the 60's and till today.So please, we hope to see you if you're in Kristiansand.Rock on!
Reviewed 7 August 2012

On the outside, you get the feeling it might be a strip-club or a "Hooters"-copy, but when you enter old rock, and an overwhelming aura of "rock cafe" hits you pleasantly. Istarted out with the burger at 99NOK and had a beer 49NOK; food was excellent, and the service was great. though clearly a pub, it had no problems extruding a resturant-ish level of food and service quality.

In a pub, a barkeeps job is also to be conversational partner for those who aren't with friends, or are waiting for friends to arrive, and here do the married couple owning Midnight Café excel, with interesting stories.

Having eaten the more than excellent burger, (made from fresh products only, according to the owners), I decided to continue the visit and as the night grew older the pub filled up nicely with young people, all in a great mood, with the music just loud enough that one could have a conversation while still blaring rock, (typical bands being played and requested was: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and similar bands).

VERY good selection of drinks on their drinks menu, with something for everyone! A very capable staff, who never seemed to be stressed, and clearly loves their jobs.

If I am to nitpick there were a somewhat shabby toilet, but since this is a pub mainly it does not change my rating, but were Midnight a restaurant it would have gotten a lower score from me.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

The burgers are cheap (99) but also very very good and enormous. The place itself are not really an eating place, but a big rock-bar, sometimes with live music. The bar itself could need an up-date (wich is kind off the charm in a way), but staff are friendly and nice.

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GeirMidnightCafe, Owner at Midnight Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

We appreciate your review and hope to see you again. Thank you for taking the time to promote our humble establishment!

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