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Alko Helsinki - Keskusta Arkadia
Good based on 29 ratings
Type: Beer Store

Salomonkatu 1
Helsinki, Finland 00100 [ print map ]

Hours: Mo-Fr: 0900-2000. Sa: 0900-1800. Su: Closed

Mayor: thellgren (24) | Bottles: 205

Alko Helsinki - Keskusta Arkadia

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Beer Available At Alko Helsinki - Keskusta Arkadia (arranged by most recent)
Maku Saison 54, Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented) 92, Munkebo Alstærk Bourbon 92, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 98, To Øl Raid Beer 95, Camba Bavaria Imperial IPA 92, Baladin Elixir 88, Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale 46, Rousal Ale 43, Bourgogne des Flandres 56, Ridgeway Quadruple 48, Mongozo Premium Pilsener 9, Hitachino Nest White Ale 83, CREW Republic Roundhouse Kick 97, Fuller’s 170th Anniversary Celebration Ale 85, Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout 99, Caulier 28 Brett 87, Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter 99, Boon Oude Geuze 94, Gotlands Wisby Weisse 46
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29 reviews for Alko Helsinki - Keskusta Arkadia
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  70%
 Selection  66%
 Food N/A 
 Value  54%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  70%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
troubles  (200) Tel Aviv, Israel | September 18, 2015
Beer area is at the back of the store, I was expecting better selection but it wasn’t that great, at least when I visited. No rare staff, most foreign beers weren’t exciting, no US beers. It actually took me half a hour to find 8 good beers to take away. Price is ~4 euro for a 33ml bottle, which is ok.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | July 30, 2015
Place rating #500! Alko Helsinki Arkadia is probably one of the largest and most central outposts of the state-run booze monopoly. Inside it is clean and almost clinical. Selection seems pretty decent, but this is the only Alko store I visited on my trip, so it is difficult to compare. Good selection Finnish and world-wide microbrews. Seems like there a few one-off brews for the Alko chain. There are a few ice-ciders available, which although expensive are not overly so in comparison to other countries. I headed straight for the fridge to stock up on Sahti’s! Then I pretty much got boosted on them. I suppose this is THE place to go for take-away beer in Helsinki. Alright.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI  (10) Århus, Denmark | March 17, 2015
The biggest Alko in Finland I suppose. Not a bad selection of beers but one could expect more for a state-run store with monopoly on anything above 4.6%. Certainly overpriced but most of it is due to the Finnish taxes on alcohol.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk  (162) Reval, Estonia | November 24, 2014
Looks clean, bit sterile and expensive. Compared to Kamppi less quantity but more quality. Looks also bit more expensive, but I think it’s depends on taxing the alcohol by %.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar  (131) Stockholm, Sweden | October 6, 2013
Stable selection of finnish micros, quite a lot of german brews, a few belgians etc. Best thing about it is however the two sahtis in the fridge!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
imthebest  (130) , | August 29, 2013
I’ll admit it, I was pretty impressed with this shop. Compared to the Swedish or Norwegian monopolies, Alko has reasonable opening hours and better prices. The selection wasn’t exactly wide, but there was some great stuff on the shelf, including Westv XII and some special relases from Nögne Ö (why doesn’t Sweden get this stuff?). I could only find one or two bottles from each of the major Finnish craft breweries, but I’m guessing they rotate? I was buying Finnish souvenir-beers (souvibeers!) so I didn’t really look at the prices for foreign stuff, I’m guessing they’re rather high, but the prices for Finnish stuff were not bad (for the nordic world).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing  (416) Oslo, Norway | August 20, 2013
Nice selection, decent selection of Finnish micros and surpringsly good selection of American beers too. To different sahtis were present at the time of my visit. Lots of interesting beers in the shelves, but the prices stopped med from going bananas.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
theoncle  (35) Barcelona, Spain | August 2, 2013
Botiga de alcohols en general, amb una selecció de cerveses tan fineses com internacionals. Com a curiositat tenien una cervesa valenciana, la socarrada.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
tonto  (40) Inkeroinen, Finland | July 12, 2013
Best beer shop in Finland, the flagship of Finnish monopoly. Average selection even it is best in Finland. Over priced as all in Finland.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier  (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 27, 2013
I came here looking for some local commercially available sahtis. Unfortunately the selection is a bit thin although it does encompass a diverse range of Finnish breweries. You can even pick up a couple international ticks if you like at higher prices than you’ll find elsewhere in Europe. Swing by here but don’t expect much in the way of a good deal.

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