This is a nice place to go both for the history of the islands and for a good beer and food. Only a few beers on tap but they are of good quallity. Slow service and when you sit outdors you have to go in to the resturant to order. To few waitriss in the bar and a long wait.
A short walk from the ferry terminal. Itís more food than beer oriented but the food is great and the beer average. The food isnít cheap, but its probably worth it. The waitress that served me was efficient but a little moody and never thanked me for the tip. Their outside terrace is perfect for a late summer dinner with a pint or two. Itís cheap enough to get out here and itís worth the effort In the summer time.
A nice brewpub right next to the ferry quay, the perfect way to round out your visit to Suomenlinna. Beers are nothing out of the ordinary, but theyíre tasty enough, particularly the porter. We sat out in the back terrace area and got tasters of everything, which was only 4 beers. Bartender was amiable and described all the selections well. Did not eat.
Canít really beat a brewpub on an island, especially after walking around that island for miles in the afternoon sun. We sat inside, where it was nearly empty, and enjoyed some excellent raspberry sorbet and a few of the house beers on draft. Service was typical Finnish (theyíre not going to bother you unless you indicate you want something). Very nice environment, clean, comfy. Beers are pretty decent and can get get them in multiple serving sizes, which I love.
Great brewpub on Suomenilinnan island. 10 euro taster got us the 4 house brews, a bit less than 2 pints in total! Great value, decent selection, great atmosphere & knowledgeable+friendly staff that seemed keen on educating people. A great place. The beer I liked the best was the Helsinki Porter though the pils & amphibian were solid too. The Coyot was disappointing.
The low scores for this place are hard to understand, esp. in several cases where the reviewer said nothing but positive things. Peter knows how to brew great beer, itís pretty much that simple. I suppose without extreme or sour or other trendy beers, most beer geeks are bored by porters, pale ales, and pilsners. But when they are made this cleanly and traditionally, how can you not get excited about them? We tried six or seven different beers during this visit, and there wasnít a single dud in the lot. And with tasty food available and a cool ferry ride as part of the experience...this is a no-brainer. Quite pricey, as is the case throughout Helsinki, but Itís a must-visit for fans of precision brewing.
I stopped here mainly to get some food but seeing they had some house beers give one a try. With only three on tap this feels more like a tourist destination than a serious brewpub. At 3.50 euro for a taster it is also pretty expensive (or at least on par with the other bars).
If youíre looking for somewhere to get a beer while checking out Suomenlinna give this place a visit. Otherwise if you have the patience to wait 30 minutes the ferry will drop you off about three minutes walk from a much better brewpub near the Senate Cathedral and Market Square.