Events, Spirits

Oslo Bar Show – third time’s a charm

Oslo Bar Show – third time’s a charm
Best Bar Nordics : Tjoget / Linje Tio

On June 25-26 it’s finally time for the third edition of Oslo Bar Show, and of course I’ll be there. Having been at both previous bar shows I’ve seen lots of improvements from the first stumbling steps in 2015, and since the demise of Copenhagen Spirits & Cocktails I think it’s the most important celebration of alcoholic libations in the Nordics. It’s certainly not the biggest – compared to for example Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival here in Stockholm – but with a focus on cocktail bars, bartenders and delicious cocktails it’s definitely the place to be if you wanna be part of the ever growing Nordic and international cocktail scene. Every year it’s like one big family get-together with some added perks like seminars with international bar celebrities, tastings, parties and so on. The biggest disappointment last year was to find the fair down in a parking lot only accessed by elevator and with no bathrooms – so fingers crossed it will be different this year. Also, I can’t really say that the seminars have been on the level of those at Tales of the Cocktail etc – but hey, it’s always an excuse to have another drink!

One of the most important parts of the bar show – except for having fun, establishing new friendships/business contacts and hopefully learning one thing or two – is the bar awards where you can vote for your favourite bars and bartenders in the Nordics, and here are the results from 2016.

Enough rambling, make sure to book your flights, hotel room and seminar tickets and let’s meet in the lobby bar of The Thief for a drink – cheers!

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