A big restaurant / bar right in the middle of Helsinki. Specializes in Czech beer/food, and is undoubtly the best place in Helsinki to get some of that. Three (or more?) floors, basically occupying a whole house. Pretty nice bavarian food. Good selection of czech beer. Gets really crowded at times, and is a bit of a party- place on weekends. But nice atmosphere, nontheless.
Saturday afternoon, lots of people. Dark and rambling place. Bartender didnít know what he was selling. I asked whatís the brewery of Maestro, he didnít know. Well he could read the description of the beer from the backside of the tap. Good selection of Czech beers. Quite expensive and centrally located.
Selection of the beer is very nice. But service is very slow. Also, I found that beer wasnít fresh as you can find in other pubs. But location and selection is really nice.
Marko (251) Split / Zagreb, Croatia | April 5, 2010| Updated May 29, 2010
Very good location, nice from the inside too I guess. Went there for the Holba Dark which only seems to be available in Finland, got it immediately, friendly service. A nice selection of Czech tap and bottled beers, with some German and Finnish beers thrown in (they had Karhupanimo Talviuni down as "Karhu Talviuni", which I found to be rare the next day so I came back for that too). All in all, wasnít disappointed. The prices mightíve been slightly lower though.
Been twice - very different experiences. First was late on a saturday night, and it was throbbing, utterly packed. However, I did get served promptly. The second time was on a saturday afternoon, and it was much quieter, much more pleasant for rating. The beer selection is the best of all Czech pubs in Helsinki, IMHO, and they have chosen above average examples of Czech beers, not the weak sweet muck that unfortunately dominates other places selections. Handy location.