The difference between visiting Peoples during winter and when it’s sunny out is night and day. To my knowledge, People’s has the largest outdoor seating area in all of Downtown Oslo, occupying a large portion of the plaza adjoining Sentrum Scene, a well-known concert venue. A great place to hang out when the sun is high in the Nordic sky, People’s puts you front and center for some of the better people-watching in the city.
Inside People’s is comfortable and intimate, yet empty when the sun is out and it’s warm. When it’s cold, the interior is invariably well stocked with people. It’s a favorite place for friends to get together for a private chat and the hangout of choice for my baseball team after games and practices.
People’s has long been offering its patrons a choice of good beers and was one of the first places I discovered with Nøgne Ø on tap in Oslo. You can also select from a number of bottles or go with spirits. Their kitchen serves up some very nice dishes ranging from hamburgers to the best Mexican dish I’ve had in Norway – El Grande.
It’s not strange that People’s is one of my favorite places to hang out. The management is the same as those behind Crow Bar and Café Laundromat. It’s a very social place and I’ve found myself on more than one occasion hooking up with strangers at People’s to take the party elsewhere as the night wears on.