The Oak Barrel | Vantaa,
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The Oak Barrel
Above Average based on 14 ratings
Type: Bar

Lentoasemantie 2, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport by Gate 22
Vantaa, Finland 01531 [ print map ]
+358 207 629 74



Hours: Mo–Tu 7–20, We-Thu 6-21, Fri 6-21:30, Sat 6-18,


Mayor: k0mpsa (2) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 20


The Oak Barrel

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Beer Available At The Oak Barrel (arranged by most recent)
Fuller’s Past Masters 1966 Strong Ale 84, Suomenlinnan Hoppe IPA 62, Stallhagen Pumpkin Ale (6 %) 27, Suomenlinnan Helsinki Portteri 73, Stallhagen Lemon Ale 41, Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2013 95, Stallhagen IPA2 48, Stallhagen ESB 36, Stallhagen Green Beer 18
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14 reviews for The Oak Barrel
 Ambiance  64%
 Service  67%
 Selection  53%
 Food  48%
 Value  56%
 Overall  55%
 Rating  62%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Bart  (108) Brussels, Belgium | March 26, 2012
Obvious place to stop by when at Helsinki Airport. Small selection of regional and international draught and bottled beers. No decent food though and rather high prices. Ok service. Taking into account it is on the airport I would say it is ok.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rune  (432) 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).
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock  (187) 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  (321) 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.
54
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa  (62) Järvenpää, 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  (37) Inkeroinen, 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.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
villevav  (82) , 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.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
jookos  (126) , Finland | March 5, 2013
The airport pub of Helsinki-Vantaa airport. For an airport- pub, a very wide selection of beers, and the only place in Finland I know that has Beamish on tap. You will not find rarities, but at least one example of every popular style. English-pub- feeling. Happy on-vacation customers. Fond memories.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314  (402) Leiden, Netherlands | September 17, 2012
Well for an airport bar, one after the security checks, this is fairly bizarre and with a very broad and interesting range (Traquair House Ale??). Not much different pricewise from Helsinki itself.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
TBone  (215) Pori, Finland | July 8, 2012
As said, this is an obvious spot for beer lover at Helsinki Airport. As bars at the airports are usually very poor, this qualifies as one of the best in the world. Yes, there is not much competition. They have 10ish taps and 20+ bottles. Decent selection, Orkney, Sierra Nevada, Fullers, Ayinger but sometimes you can get some Finnish micro on tap (Stallhagen, Teerenpeli). Bartenders usually try to sell you extra schnapps or wurts.

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