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Beer Available At Black Door (arranged by most recent)
Boon Oude Lambik 92, Fat Lizard Blacktop Porter , Roosters Londinium 89, ’t IJ / Thornbridge American Wheat Ale 97, Salopian Boomerang 96, Fat Lizard Heavy Fuel IPA 55, Fat Lizard Ankle Slapper Surf Ale 46, Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen 95, Greene King Black IPA , Salopian Polygraph 99, CRAK New Zealand IPA 68, Prairie Birra 92, Borg Skúli Rauðöl Nr. 39 , Borg Leifur Nr. 32 65, Borg Bríóbríó Imperial pilsner nr. 35 , Borg Hrefna Belgian Strong Nr. 40 , Sonnisaari Murheenryyni , Fat Lizard / BrewDog Helsinki Total BS 18, Sonnisaari Raippa , Jopen Jacobus Rye Pale Ale 83
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rosenbergh (618) Tampere, Finland | March 5, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly not crowded on Saturday evening. Real ale and StaPa on tap. Nothing special to mention.
Scopey (517) Croydon, England | July 30, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Black Door was our first port of call in Helsinki due to the central location and rather good opening hours (in comparison to other bars in town). It has quite an authentic English pub style going on with a obvious focus on draught beer, including a couple of hand-pumps. Kegs were all from Finnish microbreweries and casks from the UK. Small, but decent selection of bottles. Service was friendly and attentive. Plenty of locals enjoying a beer or two during the day. A pretty pleasant place to consume some golden nectar.
Rune (502) Tromsø, Norway | October 1, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
An informal, British-like, brown pub in a pedestrian street at the entrance to the red mountain (Rödbergen) area of town. Medium sized pub split into different seating sections and with a patio outside. The tap menu is shown on a huge blackboard to the right of the main bar. Among the tap lines there are quite a lot of craft ales form Finnish breweries. Satisfying pop-rock music in the background with Blur, Cure and Clash. Posters on the walls of Motörhead, Anthrax, Slayer and so on underlining the rock attitude. Black Door promotes a good pub feel and should not be missed. A cozy and friendly place with attentive service offering different sample sizes of the pub’s draught beers. Good red wine for Frau Eva (visited on a Saturday afternoon, 26.09.2015).
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | September 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
My favourite place in central Helsinki, the feel of a proper pub with a more than interesting selection of stuff on tap. The house beer was rather nice.
visionthing (416) Oslo, Norway | August 26, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pub with a lovely patio. Great place to enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon in Helsinki. Nice selection of beer and friendly staff. Nice selection of Finnish brew including the Malmgård Black Door H.O.D.A. 20th Anniversary. Wouldn’t mind going back here.
FatPhil (400) Tallinn, Estonia | June 18, 2007| Updated June 20, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Small, and has a "local" feel to it. OK, yes, that means it’s not at all pretensious and even a little scruffy. Very friendly and helpful staff. Always an interesting selection, occasional festival, and almost always a real ale. Occasional entz too, but I’ve not been to one since seeing Bryn Jones play there years ago.
Tim Webb (336) Bristol, England | October 3, 2015| Updated October 4, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Less mainstream Anglo-imitative than when I visited it four years ago. Would still have given it a higher rating were it not for the incessant loud music that drowned out conversation. Mainly lower strength beers (to 5.5%) and very central.
swoopjones (312) Buffalo, New York | October 18, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
first beer in Helsinki< had a great APA here. Nice little pub with decent Finnish selection, not huge though> bartender was friendly & talkative to us> comfortable setting & enjoyable
TBone (244) Pori, Finland | August 29, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating:One of the places to get real ale. Usually they have also at least one Stadin Panimo brew on tap. This is one of the "fish restaurants" (Kalaravintolat) chain bar.
Re-rate: Nowadays quite nice tap selection with some Finnish micros - also rare ones. Usually few new ones on bottles too. Staff knows about beer and real ale is always in good condition. They also expanded the place and it is now more airy than before. Points up as this is certainly Top5 place in Helsinki.
Svesse (239) Hässelby, Sweden | April 5, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
(Visited March 2015) Nice pub, in old-fashioned brown wood. Quite a large place, with the bar to the right of the entrance, and drinking areas all around the bar. Service was friendly and efficient. Around 20 taps with a good mixtures of Finnish micros and imported beers, from around the world (mainly the traditional beer countries), of good quality. I visited on a Monday evening, so it was quite slow and far from crowded. Finnish ice-hockey play-offs on the TV. Definitely worth a visit, I’ll be back on a more busy evening.
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