Opened sometime in the middle of 2013, Oslo Kulturhuset (which might be somewhat translated as the House of Culture), is a really big place (800 square meters) where one can spend most of the time lost in a wide variety of more or less social activities. I personally used it for a bar in the evenings and had a few drinks with friends. I do like their wide choice of beers and I ended up drinking a ginger ale from Japan for example. I read somewhere that their aim was to have 50 types of beer and 50 of wine.
But besides enjoying a drink, you can either play a game of shuffleboard or table tennis, sit and read, catch a concert, grab a coffee during daytime and, probably the most important, you can find a room with a debate or a meeting that might suit your interests and take part in it. The place seems to try to blend all sorts of cultures and give everyone a chance to learn about new and old things. I can only hope I get to catch a concert there since I am curious about how the scene and the sound are. My favorite part about this place is the feeling of plenty of space. You almost get lost on your way to the toilet.