Best Gay Bars in Oslo

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Norway was the second nation to legalize lesbian and gay partnerships in the world. In 2009, the country, in a move to promote marriage equality rights, went a step further to legalize marriage between people of the same sex. That said, gay and lesbian clubs in Oslo are quite common and very popular.

In Oslo, it's acceptable for gay couples to be out in public. There are some places, especially in the city center, where you are sure to find gays and lesbians for socializing, friendly banter, or even flirting. In this article, you will learn about the most popular hangout spots for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender) individuals in Oslo.

London Pub and Club

This club has been the city's most famous gay pub since the 1970s. The London Pub portion is on the ground floor, and it hosts quizzes on Mondays and karaoke on Tuesdays. You can find the Club upstairs.

C.J. Hambros plass 5
0164 Oslo


Elsker is a popular hangout spot for both gays and lesbians. Anyone who needs something to eat or drink in an open-minded environment is also welcome. It is a perfect place for dinner or evening drinks, with the menu featuring a lot of delicious foods from sandwiches to full dinners. DJs play music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Kristian IVs gate 9
0164 Oslo

Bob's Pub

Bob's attracts mixed crowds and is gay-friendly. It is an informal, unpretentious, and relaxed spot with a traditional pub environment and very reasonable prices. During the summer season, outdoor table services are available.

Gronland 1
0188 Oslo

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