Blaa -, Oslo
Blaa is such a fun place to visit. It is a hippie, artisty kind of place, as it were, and here is live music, which is how I found this place in the first place... I just followed the music without knowing that there was anything down there by Akerselva river. Was I wrong! It is just my kind of place.
On Sundays there is a market in Ingens gate - which is like an alley by Blaa. I have added a tip on that and on Ingens gate as well as I just love this place :)
Dress Code: No dress code.
If you like electronic, jazz, hip-hop, house, then blaa may be the place you want to check out in Oslo. It's got a great atmosphere as it is right next to the river - Akerselva. Outdoor cafe in summer!
Blå is one of my favourite places in Oslo. You wont find sweet mild teenagers haging around there - most people there are 25 and more and even if they're younger, they should be bold and crispy. No fashion sh*t, this is a place for those who go out for good music and groovy atmosphere, not to show off their clothes or hunt for companion. Blå is not very big, but has a big heart! Come rain or come shine, there will always be an awesome concert going on there. Known as one of the best jazz pubs in the whole Europe, Blå is not only about jazz : good acid house djs, good trance, good blues, good punk rock, good progressive, good big bands!
3 ambiences: one outside where you can chill and "fuel up" before the concerts start, the main hall itself, with bar and dancefloor and stage and some random tall tables, the basement.
Blå is a house of art, so there will very often be art exhibitions during the day. YUP!
Good things: There are free concerts every week, and some you have to pay to get in to. The food there is not expensive either...
Dress Code: Confortable!
It was the worst club wich I've ever visited in my life. There is no style inside at all. It is just blue basement with stereo system and metal chairs and tables. Music especialy RnB.
If you are a student it could be a right place for you, but if you want to find glamorous and snobby place, please, forget the way to this urban club. It is really popular and crowded club, but it is full of students.
Toilets are also disgusting...
Dress Code: No dress code, no queue, you should pay for the entrance.
Blaa is situated in the Grünerlokka district and is popular among the urban and trendy people in Oslo. It is well known for arranging concerts with new and upcoming bands and bringing in different popular international DJs at the weekends. The music varies between techno, soul, hiphop, dancehall, house, electronica, rock and pop. The club is situated in an old factory by the river which creates a relaxed atmosphere. Once a month they arrange Sunkissed-parties featuring popular national and international electronica/house/techno-DJs and it's always lots of fun.
Dress Code: No specific dresscode. Expect urban and trendy, but laid-back outfits.
Blå is situated by the river Akerselva, and is a very nice and popular place. They have different kinds of conserts and events all of the week, look at their webpage for more info.
In summertime it's great to sit by the river and have something to drink. The music is very good and it's always lots of people here. It used to be an old factory and the interior is very interesting. Absolutely a place you should visit! When you walk around in the dark streets here you might think you have come to the wrong place, but just follow the music and head for the river... ;)
Dress Code: Many of the people here are quite hip and trendy, and love to dress up in the latest fashion. But you can also come with your casual clothes.
Wonderful atmosphere down by the Akerselva, especially pretty at night when the lanterns are lit. Interesting, "edgy" music, and an intelligent, worldly crowd as well. Excellent beer garden, and good performance space inside.u
Dress Code: university casual
Blå is a small club (only 300 capacity). They book a lot of jazz and acoustic music, but also DJs.
The sound system was great :) And they served really good food. There's a nice outdoor restaurant area behind the club.
Dress Code: Casual.
BLÅ is an independent club in Oslo for live, contemporary “jazz and related sounds.” It is a professional venue dedicated to up-and-coming acts from all over the country, while also hosting established international artists. Opening in February 1998, BLÅ addressed the acute demand for music resources in the capital, and has since grown to become the largest club of its kind in Scandinavia. At no more than an average night club cover charge, BLÅ presents live performances for body, mind and sound system, Wednesdays through Sundays.
Dress Code: Relaxed