Welcome to Enoteca Svanen
A traditional Italian winebar in the heart of Oslo

Enoteca Svanen is a little piece of Tuscany in the heart of Oslo! This traditional Tuscan winebar is located in the main shopping street Karl Johans gate in Oslo city center.

Enoteca Svanen opened in June 2014 in the premises of a very old pharmacy called "Svanen Apotek". It has been important for the owners to keep the old original atmosphere and combine this with nice Italian finger food, coffee, selected wines and good beer.
Have a look at our wine producers and breweries here

We promise you a unique experience in a fantastic premises, the best of what Italy can offer of wine, tasteful espressos and of course great hospitality.
Benvenuti !

The pharmacy called "Svanen", which means Swan in Norwegian, was founded in 1628, which makes it just as old as the city of Oslo (at that time named Kristiania) itself, as it was founded after the city fire in 1624. Exactly where the pharmacy was located when it first opened is not known, but it is known that the pharmacist Baltazar Brabants herb garden was near Stortorvet. The architect Ove Laurentius Ekman (1847 - 1921) has drawn both the resident building and the pharmacy interior, and on the 3rd of December 1896 Svanen moved to its new-build estate between Stortorvet and Karl Johans gate. Svanen was also the first place in Oslo who was granted with a licence to serve alcohol, so now as then, you can enjoy a good glass with friends and family in beautiful surroundings. Even though the medicine in its traditional form is gone, we still have loads of unique "liquid" medicine for everyone to enjo


If you have any questions, please get in touch by
phone: +47 906 85 862 or by submitting the form.

Opening hours

Monday - Tuesday: 09.00 am - 00.00 am
Wednesday - Thursday:09.00 am - 01.00 am
Friday: 09.00 - 02.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am - 02.00 am
Sunday: Closed

Welcome to Enoteca Svanen!