The Oak Barrel

Lentoasemantie 2, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport by Gate 22
Vantaa, Finland 01531
bar  3.1/5.0 18 reviews
Mo–Tu 7–20, We-Thu 6-21, Fri 6-21:30, Sat 6-18,

Mayor: visionthing (2) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe  (58) Göteborg, Sweden | May 23, 2016
Decent airport British style pub. OK selection. No food. A couple of macros and always a t least one finnsh micro on tap. An OK place to hang out while waiting for your plane.
56
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
minutemat  (97) Shrewsbury, England | January 10, 2016
Small English-style pub in T2. About 5 or 6 taps, all quite safe. Bottle fridge has Ayinger weisse beers, Fullers ESB, Finnish lager (including one fermented with Champagne yeast) and a couple of American craft options. 9.60 a pint, bottles are 8.50. The lady there is helpful & knows the range well. Head a bit further round the corner and the smart-looking wine bar there has a full range of Maku, Leffe and some US bottles.
56
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
troubles  (227) Tel Aviv, Israel | September 18, 2015
#200 rating! British like pub in Terminal 2, near gate 22. Most taps are boring, but there’s few local micros. Very pricey - I paid 9.6 euro for a pint. Only if you have to kill some time at the airport.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Svesse  (252) Hässelby, Sweden | March 20, 2015
(Visited Nov 2014) Actually quite a nice airport pub. The pub itself is quite small, but there’s plenty of seating outside in the airport. Service was friendly and efficient. Can get crowded when it’s rush hour, so there can still be a queue to the bar. Selection is quite good. Of the ten taps, half of them are less interesting, but the remaining half seemed to be guest beers from good micros. Small but interesting bottle selection. Food is mainly sausages and snacks. As usual with airport pubs, however, prices are quite high. Worth a visit if you have some time to kill at Helsinki airport.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Rune  (630) Tromsø, Norway | August 25, 2014
10 taps and a well selected bottled menu, about 30, some of them from Finnish micros, Fullers and Brooklyn. British look-alike, corner pub located at terminal T2, close to gate 22 and a duty free store. The “outdoor seating” was much airier and comfortable than inside. Knowledgeable service with recommendations and spontaneous offering of tasters. I ended up with a pint of Suomenlinnan Piper Wit freshly served from tap and listening to the music of Kate Bush while waiting for my plane back to Norway (visited early on a Monday, 18.08.2014).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock  (250) Stockholm, Sweden | April 22, 2014
This is actually a descent Airport Pub given the selection of beers. I only had one beer duirng my visit on a Tuesday afternoon in April 2014, a Stallhagen IPA2. (a pint cost 9.60 EUR) The place is a bit dark and not that big, it seems to be a popular and crowded place at least during the afternoon rush at HEL Airport. The service was friendly and fast, and yes, the bartender tried to sell me a Jägermeister. ( I don’t drink that kind of junk)
54
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
visionthing  (501) Oslo, Norway | August 26, 2013
Possibly the best airport pub I have been too. Makes you feel that you’re in a pub and not at an airport. Quite decent selection to given it’s location. Got a chance a try a few more Finnish micros before I left. Friendly, but a bit pushy staff, but a quite relaxed atomsphere. Nice place to kill some time at the airport.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa  (79) Tuusula, Finland | May 23, 2013
Pub at helsinki airport terminal 2. Irish pub style and crowded almost all the time. Basic taps, but bottles are changing and there might be something interesting
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
tonto  (41) Koria, Finland | May 23, 2013
Very nice beer pub in Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Prices are bit high. Quite good selection for small airport pub. Some Finnish micros also in tap. Regular place before take-off.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
villevav  (83) , Finland | April 1, 2013
Centrally located pub in the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Terminal 2. The beer selection is most surprisingly good for an airport pub and includes both international classics and brews from domestic small breweries, such as Stallhagen. Quite expensive even on the Finnish scale, but not particularly expensive in the airport scale. The way the staff tries to sell Schapps as a compliment to beer is plain pushy. They seem generally more interested in selling things than actually serving the customer.

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