Bergen's Best

Whoop whoop! Bergens Tidende just named us the best ice cream bar in Bergen. We're just really glad they got what we're trying to do in this city; that this mad, slightly ironic idea of ice cream and cocktails in a forty-square metre space in Norway's rainiest city is an idea worth pursuing. Is til folket and big ups to every single person who's supported us since day one! 

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Vorspiel, part one

In our minds, Hallaisen is an ice cream and coffee shop by day, and a little cocktail bar by night. For the latter part of our ambitions, our good friend Matt Cowen came by from the UK for a bit of bartending and a lot of cocktail fun.

 Mighty Matt

Mighty Matt

 Beet bravado

Beet bravado

She Fah and May's first encounter with Matt was at a fancy underground cocktail-and-cigar bar in Kuala Lumpur, where Matt spilled a drink on May and made a lasting impression. Several years of friendship, drinks, and card games after, we have come together again to create cocktail evenings worth remembering in Bergen.

 Behind the bar

Behind the bar

 Practising garnishes

Practising garnishes

A new chapter to an old story, or a hint of Hallaisen to come? Either way, cocktails are making their way to our evening menu; and if they're anything to go by, we've got some delectable autumn drinks to look forward to!

 'Garden State'

'Garden State'