Café Mono in Oslo was my number one hangout place for years. It’s a relaxed place with a nice backyard, and usually, they play great music in the alternative genre. The interior is not the best, but this place has personality! It is one of the nicest small music venues in town, small and intimate, with live music several times a week.
I have enjoyed so many concerts at this place! They present concerts with known and unknown bands, both Norwegian and international, with music mainly in the genre pop/rock, with elements of country, folk and jazz. Sometimes they also arrange literary events. You can buy tickets in the bar for upcoming events.
Fridays and Saturdays this place is packed with people, and if you arrive later than 23:30 there is usually a long line to get in. There is no entrance fee, except when there are concerts. When you get in there it’s not so crowded after all, since 90% of the people crowd together in the backyard. If you want to get in touch with new people – squeeze in, smile, and you might get some new friends! A mix of different people visit Mono, and I think this is a place that most people will enjoy.
Most Saturdays at 18:00: free concert – check their program. Don’t miss it!
Unfortunately Café Mono will close down by the end of the year. If you want to experience this excellent music venue, make sure to pass by when in Oslo until December 30th.