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Norway's black-gold treasure chest

There’s way more to Stavanger than a hunt for black gold, although the oil capital of Norway is not as popular of a destination as Oslo and Bergen. The city still retains some of its sleepy, provincial charm, but it’s now modern and cosmopolitan, and chock-full of nostalgic attractions and worthwhile treasures. Gamle Stavanger, with its winding streets and wooden houses, is still the main tourist draw. The fjords and scenic nature, however, are second-to-none, and there’s enough entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastChrister Edvartsen / CC BY 2.0
Tou SceneSten Dueland / CC BY-SA 2.0



Locals' Pick New craft beer bar

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ØST is the lovechild of Mike Murphy (head brewer at Lervig) , Tou Scene, and a few of the folks behind What’s Brewing, Stavanger’s craft beer festival. Located at the entrance to performance venue Tou Scene in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Stavanger East, this bar is quickly becoming known for having the newest and freshest Lervig beers on tap, as well as loads of heavy hitters from the craft beer world. Must-try: One of Lervig’s many one-offs, which you might not even get at the brewery!

New craft beer bar Editors' Note

ØST opened in September 2015, as an alternative to downtown bars. It has a unique concept, focusing only on craft, quality products. The bar may be called “ØST” but the name does not mean “East.” Instead, “ØST” is an abbreviation for “Øl, Svette og, Tårer!” - translated: beer, sweat and tears.

ØST is located in the eastern district, at the Tou Scene, about 15 minutes walk from the center of Stavanger. The venue has rustic charm, and is the first bar that opened outside the center of Stavanger in a long time.

Kvitsøygata 25, 4014 Stavanger, Norway, Stavanger
Eiganes og Våland
Mon-Thu: 4:00 pm-12:00 am Fri: 3:00 pm-2:00 am Sat: 1:00 pm-2:00 am Sun: 1:00 pm-12:00 am