The largest nightclub in Bodø is the Rock Café und Nightclub, Tollbugata 13B (tel. 75-50-46-33), which can hold up to 550 patrons, most of them usually in their 20s and 30s. Live bands perform twice a month. The DJs here are some of the best in the north of Norway. It's open Friday and Saturday 9am to 3am and charges a cover of NOK50 to NOK70 ($10-$14/£5-£7).

Nordloenningen, Stogata 16 (tel. 75-52-06-00), is a laid-back cellar pub often featuring live music, such as blues, country, or rock, to a crowd ranging in age from 20 to 50. They also serve pub grub, everything from burgers to omelets. Local artists' paintings dominate the decor. A cover charge is imposed only on Friday and Saturday nights, ranging from NOK80 to NOK100 ($16-$20/£8-£10). It's open Monday to Thursday 1pm to 1:30am, Friday and Saturday 1pm to 2:30am, and Sunday 2pm to 1:30am.

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