Tromsø is known for a lively nightlife with friendly locals and a range of restaurants specializing in the fresh ingredients of the region.
Bars and pubs
Tromsø locals are a social breed and spend endless hours in the café's in the main street, and visitors are expected to partake. As soon as the temperature reaches 12°C in summer, everyone moves outdoors. The number of bars per inhabitant is impressive, and Tromsø enjoys a nationwide reputation as an excellent party city. Tromsø's nightlife is loud, entertaining, varied and open to all.
In the southern part of the city, Ølhallen is the natural starting point for a pub crawl, as it servers 67 types of beer from Norway and it closes at 7pm (Mon-Wed) and 11pm (Thu-Sat). Skarven is the place the locals go to enjoy the local brew, Mack, as soon as there is a glimpse of sun.
Continuing north, there are several alternatives, that is newer concepts with a range of beers, wine and drinks.
In the north part of the city center, there is sevaral café's, and Solid is one of the few with outdoor serving in this area. For the bold, café Flyt offers an extreme sports theme with frozen beer glasses and homemade burgers.
Continuing south, there are several alternatives, as the daytime café Gründer (turns into a bustling place at night) serves nice lunches and great coffee in an open atmosphere. “De 4 Roser” is a European-style café, with good coffee and a nice lunch menu, evening meals and a wide selection of drinks.
Numerous ambitious quality restaurants in Tromsø make use of the unique raw ingredients of the Arctic, but search for inspiration from the great French tradition or from the latest trends in international cooking.
Tromsø's multi-cultural community, featuring more than 100 nationalities, does its very best to whet local palates, and there is no shortage of steak houses and pizza restaurants.
Arctandria and Biffhuset (top of Skraven pub) serves traditional fish and steak dishes, including whale and reindeer. Brasseriet 69° serves a variety of meals in an old, intimate and cozy atmosphere.