An animated (and sometimes hard-drinking and rowdy) pub that attracts lots of good-looking and accessible locals ages 25 to 50 is the wood- and stone-trimmed Pub within the Norlandia Narvik Hotel, Skistuaveien 8 (tel. 76-96-48-00). They tend to offer live music, for which the schedule varies widely throughout the year.

Resepten, Industriveien 5 (tel. 76-94-26-38), is a 50-seat cozy bar whose walls are adorned with artwork from Norwegian artists. Light background music is played most nights, giving way to rock on the weekends. Some of the beers on tap come from England's Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Most patrons here range in age from 30 to 50. It's open Monday to Thursday from 8pm to 1am, and Friday and Saturday 8pm to 3am.

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