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Bar Amundsen

Terminus Whisky bar recently refurbished and changed name to Bar Amundsen. Six-metre-high ceiling, impressive beams and panels, and a massive fireplace – an experience not to miss, and an atmosphere making the bar popular. Nice bartenders always giving you the best service. Their knowledge about whisky is really broad and impressive. At Bar Amundsen you will discover the best selection of whisky.

Bartender mixing drinks

Opening hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 17.00–22.00.
Sunday–Monday: Closed

Extended opening hours for functions can be arranged.

More info or any questions? Please contact us on e-mail or call+ 47 55 21 25 00.

Pizza with ruccula and tomatoes on a wooden plate.

Refreshments and good food in an unique setting

Not only the biggest whisky collection in town, with its more than 1000 labels. At Bar Amundsen you can also enjoy a great selection of wine, champagne, beer, cognac and other refreshments.

The bar offers stonebaked pizza, exciting light meals, main courses and tempting desserts, made by the acclaimed kitchen at Terminus. Reasonable prices. Group menus are available if booked in advance. You can also enjoy the nice menu in our garden, a green oasis in the heart of the city.

Seating group with sofa and chairs.

More than a whisky bar

The bar is open throughout the day, and offers an area perfect to relax with free coffee/tea and the daily papers. Lean back and enjoy the rich craft details.

Bar Amundsen is a popular meeting point for hotel guests and locals. In the afternoon it is often used for aperitifs, and it is also the ideal place to gather for after-dinner drinks.

Roald Amundsen with three other men at Grand Terminus.

Why Bar Amundsen?

It is no coincidence that the whiskey bar has been named after one of Norway’s biggest polar heroes of all time. On June 17th, 1928, Amundsen held his last press conference at the Grand Hotel Terminus. He was actually photographed and interviewed by Bergens Tidende in the whisky bar. Along with other volunteers, he was trying to save the Italian polar explorer Nobile, who recently had crashed his airship on ice northeast of Nordaustlandet in Svalbard. The next day, Amundsen disappears without a trace in the Arctic glacier. This, together with Grand Hotel Terminus nickname Bergens Grand Old Lady and the fact that Roald Amundsen rightly can be called the polar research’s Grand Old Man, the bar has now been named Bar Amundsen.

Orange drink on counter with ice cubes

Voted Norway’s best whisky bar

In 2008 the bar was awarded for Norway’s best whisky bar because of its rich selection and dedicated service. At Oslo Whisky Festival, which annually attracts over 1400 whisky enthusiasts, a prize is awarded for Norway’s best whisky bar. In fierce competition with twenty other bars, we won the prestigious price.


We are very proud of being the only bar in Norway and the Nordic countries with gold-rating. We consider this to be the highest ranking a whisky bar can achieve. The news was released with the list of 2010, 2011 and 2012.


In February 2011 we were voted Bergen’s best bar during the Bergen Bar Awards, and two of our employees were among the four nominees for bartender of the year.


…On The Culture Trip listing of the 10 best bars in Bergen
…Voted Bergen’s best hotel bar in 2012