CORONA BAR & BILLIARDS "Street bar"/pool hall.
Nine pool tables, one snooker table, small bites and
Fun and relaxed. From the get-go a very popular
place to hang out.
Address: Eerikinkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 642 002
CLUB DUBROVNIK lounge & lobby hosts different
Next to Corona:
MOSKOVA BAR Hilarious concept. "The last monument
of the Brezhnevian era. Cold beer and freezing service."
Address: Eerikinkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 611 200
All three above are owned by Aki & Mika Kaurismäki
ANDORRA culture complex
A21 COCTAIL LOUNGE | A21 on fb
"The philosophy of A21 underlines the culinary art of making cocktails."
A21 has been awarded by "The Worlds Best Bars", as the "Experts Choice". It also has a cocktail school.
Reservations recommended during weekends.
Address: Annankatu 21, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: (358)- 40 0211921
BAR 9 "Ysibaari" (the "Nine Bar") has been a
popular destination for a decade now. Just the
right degree of "trendy", it is frequented by the
cultural/art/public types and us ordinary social
Friendly place, OK chow.
Address: Uudenmaankatu 9, 00120 Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 621 4059
KOKOMO TIKIBAR & ROOM
"Kokomo Tikibar & Room is a restaurant,
cocktailbar and a club. Exotic food, diverse
coctails and the interior authentic TIKI style
and the music just right for the atmosphere.
Kokomo is a place ot have fun at and to enjoy life".
Address: Uudenmaankatu 16-20, Helsinki
Phone: -(358)-(0)44- 7398 125
Corona Bar, located in the center of Helsinki.
Corona Bar was a hit from the start. Very popular
among locals and travels alike. Above and left,
Eerikinkatu reflections on the Corona Bar windows.
Moskova Bar, Helsinki. - As if shrouded in a bit of mystery..
I guess you will have to step in to see more.
The legendary TAVASTIA CLUB in a way like a CBGB's of
Helsinki. It has been there "forever".
Address: Urho Kekkosenkatu 4-6, Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 774 67 423) (In Kamppi)
TAVASTIA on FACEBOOK
Tavastia's tiny "side club" SEMIFINAL , is a cheaper and more underground version of Tavastia.
VANHA Restaurant Vanha,
Vanha Ylioppilastalo (The Old Student House),
Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki
Operated by the live music organization, Elmu ry. Elmu provides a platform for a broad range of events, among other things; concerts, raves, youth discos, theater and art gallery functions, "left to right, everything from unknown underground
bands to the largest mainstream acts".
Nosturi is mostly known for its concerts & other music events. Its concert space has two levels, the main floor & a mezzanine that provides a great view to the large stage.
There are three bars.
Address: Telakkakatu 8, 00150 Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 681 1880
CLUB GLORIA (for youths mostly)
The Gloria "Culture Arena" is owned & operated by Helsinki City Youth Center. The idea is to offer a wide span of cultural activities; music, visual arts, theater & dance.
include, e.g., music from jazz to rock, performance, theater,
art exhibitions, installations & musicals, etc.
Address: Pieni Roobertinkatu 12, Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 310 45812
second link to Gloria, in English
For trendier taste, check out the club/bar
WE GOT BEEF located on the car-free street
Address: Iso Roobertinkatu 21, Helsinki,
Moskova Bar Patio, Helsinki.
WILLIAM K. "beer room", is a chain. We do not happily promote chains, but William K is known for its excellent beer selection
- and our picky bar connoisseur in Helsinki approves.
Various locations, one at Annankatu 3, Helsinki, another at Fredrikinkatu 65, Helsinki, among a few others.
The web site is in Finnish, but it lists the addresses of the different locations and the links show photos.
Address: Erottajankatu 4 - 00120 Helsinki
Phone: -(358)-(0)50- 325 9522
Bar and party room. 12 different mojitos...
Moskova Bar Patio, Helsinki.
KORJAAMO BAR & LOUNGE (also called the "culture factory Korjaamo") is a former indoor ailyard/repair shop for trams. A cozy place that has an art gallery and sometimes features bands.
The bar serves lunch, "pick-me-up" breakfast foods during weekends & culture events in the evenings. The wine list is put together with an eye on the latest Viini (wine) magazine "top picks".
The bar extends out to a pleasant beer garden. There is an art gallery, open daily, and a picnic park, open for everyone, in the courtyard.
Parvi, the upstairs lounge, can be hired for private
events. "Friendly service & fresh food ingredients".
Address: Töölönkatu 51 b, Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)20- 7417 000
As you guessed: "korjaamo" = "repair shop"
KUUKUU, so nice they named it twice. Kuu Kuu is a legendary neighborhood bar/living room for the literary/cultural crowd.
10 tap beers, ciders & additional imported beers. Sandwiches& small bites. The bar walls function as an art gallery with changing exhibitions
Address: Museokatu 17, Helsinki,
Phone: -(358)-(0)9-2709 0974
"kuu" = "moon".
CUPLA, on Runeberginkatu 28, Helsinki, HAS CLOSED. "kupla" (here playfully spelled with a "c") = "bubble" in English
Excellent beer selection. 14 tap beers, from light lager to dark stout, in addition to a large bottle selection.
The name is idiomatic Finnish that roughly translates to "The Obdurate Contrarian". A transliteration actually yields "the blacktail perch of the opposite shore".
Vastaranta = "opposite shore".
"Kiiski" = "blacktail perch", a.k.a. ruffe, pope or redfin darter.
Address: Runeberginkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki,
Phone: -(358)-(0)9- 35084736
Vastarannan Kiiski is actually part of a beer/fish restaurant chain.
Again, we do not readily promote chains, but these cutely named
fish/beer restaurants have an excellent beer selection -and our picky bar connoisseur in Helsinki approves.
Link to all the "fish" restaurants.
Explore the old working class neighborhood, Kallio, where lots of students and artists now live.
Helsinginkatu (Helsinki Street) is filled with cheaply priced bars, most of them depressing dives, which we do not recommend.
But there are some more "trendy" places in the area worth visiting:
Bar KOLA Relaxed, bohemian, elegant, trendy (but not too trendy), cozy & bright. "The living room of Kallio". Nice additional touch: the exhibition on the wall that changes every month.
Address: Helsinginkatu 13, Helsinki. No web page.
Bar RYTMI Popular place, friendly staff, good music.
Address: Toinen Linja 2, Helsinki
CLUB KUUDES LINJA
Address: Hämeentie 13, Helsinki. Entry via the courtyard (Kaikukatu 4).
A club offering diverse music; rock, pop, indierock, tekno, house, funk, rap, etc.
There is a patio that is heated during cooler weather.
CLUB LIBERTÈ Good place. Live music 6 nights a week.
Address: Kolmas Linja 34, Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 272 6001
Bistro SÄVEL Address: Hämeentie 2, Helsinki.
Sävel serves people aged 20 and over. It has a homey décor and serves a home styled lunch and a la carte dinners. Most nights it is open until midnight, sometimes later. The music is pop, soul, “groove” and also rock. There is an upstairs loft that seats 50 people, that hosts private parties.
JUTTUTUPA, which hosts both bands and stand up comedy.
Juttutupa is one of the oldest restaurants in Helsinki. It opened in 1908. Nice, relaxed atmosphere,
Address: Säästöpankinranta 6, Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)20- 7424 240
KAAPELITEHDAS (=cable factory in English)
Historic cable factory (designed by architect Wäinö G. Palmquist & built 1939-1944) turned cool art & culture center.
end of 1980's Nokia (owner since late 1960's) started renting the
large, bright spaces to artists. It is now an independent,
multicultural center for art and other cultural activities, hosting
over 100 artists and photographers, as well as art studios, art schools, dance theatres, small enterprises, two radio stations, 3 museums and 8 galleries. Kaapelitehdas also periodically hosts different music events.
There is also a popular cafe & restaurant, "Hima & Sali" at
Address: Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 4763 8305
A few places that are popular among artists and theater folks:
SEA HORSE (locally, lovingly called "Sikala", i.e., "Pig Stye"). It is famous, among other things, for its fried herring w. mashed potatoes.
Sea Horse is also a pretty popular spot for art opening
after-parties. See image of Sea Horse
Kapteeninkatu 11, 00140 Helsinki,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 628 169
Across the street you will find
the KOM-teatteri (Kom-theater) cafe/restaurant, a classier but cozy place for the "cultural crowd".
Open for lunch and dinner. Short menu (tasty last time we tested) and very basic wine list. "Kom" also offers a good selection of international coffees and "coffee drinks".
Address: Kapteeninkatu 26,
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 684 6224
Their web site is in Finnish only.
BRASSERIE KÄMP & KÄMP BAR
"The Kämp Bar is known for its legendary service staff and bar tenders
who are true masters of their trade. "
Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 5761 11
As you can see from the address, it is on the Esplanade, by the Esplanade Park, in the very center of Helsinki..
Address: Mikonkatu 10, Helsinki
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 698 6505
(it's all in the name= Brewery Restaurant "Bruuveri")
Address: Fredrikinkatu 63 AB, Helsinki
Phone:-(358)-(0)9- 685 6688
Michael Jackson's Beerhunter & article about SAHTI
Another Helsinki Pub Guide - scroll down for microbreweries
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A more low tech way to find out about what is going on in the dance & musice scene, clubs & bars, is to get the "Helsinki Clubland & Elokuvat" (HELSINKI CLUBLAND& MOVIES) -BROCHURE, which is published weekly.
You can get it in bars, restaurants, movie theatres & cafes in Helsinki. The brochure is in Finnish, but you will figure it out. In Finland dates are written with the day first, month second and the year last.
LIPPUPALVELU Address: Bulevardi 23-27
Helsinki, Tel: 09-613 86 11
Phone:-(358)-(0)600- 10 800 (Check the price on Lippupalvelu's website).
TIKETTI Address: Yrjönkatu 29C, Forum's 3rd floor, Helsinki
Phone:-(358)-(0)600-1-1616 (Check the price on TIketti's web site).
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