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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.

Evil Twin Molotov CocktailBernt Rostad / CC BY 2.0



Locals' Pick The best beer bar in Sandnes

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Norway Brewing Co.


Located in Stavanger’s smaller neighbor to the South, Sandnes, Melkebaren is right up there with Stavanger’s best as far as beer selection goes. With over 300 beers in their repertoire, they also have a backroom with a projection screen for all the football lovers out there. Must-try: Weekly draft beer specials.

The best beer bar in Sandnes Editors' Note

With 31 different beers on tap, and over 300 bottled beer labels, Melkebaren is a true beer destination. It has been named the best beer bar in Sandnes for 6 consecutive years and is one of the largest bars of its kind in the country.

Melkebaren has a strong reputation and attracts many beer connoisseurs. The atmosphere is casual, and relaxed: many patrons come to sample different beers, and to watch a game in the football (soccer) room.

Industrigata 1, 4307 Sandnes, Norway, Stavanger
+47 51 67 44 99
Mon: 4:00 pm-12:00 am Tue-Thu: 2:00 pm-12:00 am Fri: 2:00 pm-2:00 am Sat: 12:00 pm-2:00 am Sun: 3:00 pm-1:30 am