As a local, it’s not always easy just to walk in and have a beer from the admittedly great selection. First of all, there’s only two or three tables available for those who aren’t going to eat, and the space is cramped. Sometimes there are people eating at these tables too. Secondly, there’s no list of beers to browse -- the folder containing the items isn’t up to date, and the staff cannot tell you which beers they’ve got in store at the moment. The open floor fridges are a nice touch, but you’re blocking the waiters when you’re going through them, and if you take too long, you start to feel the eyes on your back. Which leads to my third point -- even if there are experts among the staff, often the people at the counter know very little about beers and may be more interested in chatting between themselves than getting the service going. At times it’s been uncomfortable, but that’s on a bad day.
A great place for Belgian beers! And, they have more than 150 bottles! Good service and the staff know their beers. Quite crowded, but the man who served me had time to chat about beers and give recommendations. He showed me an impressive list of beers from Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia an Hungary, their latest private import from Eastern Europe. Beers from Hungary are not common to find in the Nordic countries. I later asked for more Finnish craft beer and I was recommended their sister pub, Gastropub Nordic. (Visited June 27th 2014)
Very nice place. The selection varies a bit, but usually they have lots of beers (own imported Belgians, Polish or German beers) as well as "their" standard Belgians. Usually you can find a place to sit, and the service has been extremely good every time I’ve been there, so staff knows what they serve. The food is maybe a bit on the expensive side, but then again it’s very good as well. The place does get very crowded in the evenings (especially weekends), so if you’re in for beer rating or enjoying lambics, I recommend you go there quite early. Apart from Beer Hunters in Pori, this is my favourite place to drink in Finland.
Nice gastropub at one corner of Hämeenpuisto. Good selection of Belgian beers on taps and even more in bottles. Some others than Belgian too, I had Punk IPA from draft. Good food and snacks. Very good service.
Andy_ (17) Tampere, Finland | August 5, 2013| Updated December 18, 2016
If you love Belgian beers, this is paradise. If you don’t, there’s still lots of reasons to visit. The widest selection of Belgian beers in the whole country. They also import stuff from Belgium and sometimes other countries as well so there’s beers which aren’t available in any other pubs in Finland. The bottle selection would be impressive on its own, but there’s also some rotating taps which usually have stuff you’ve never tasted. The interior is stylish and the service pretty professional. The beer menu is thick as a bible, but there’s also a page for foods in between. They serve fancy versions of pub foods. Pretty pricey but also very tasty.
One the top 3 beer bars in Finland. Wide selection of Belgian and German beers. Few taps, but two fridges full of bottles, which you can admire and look what you want. Have been among the top 50 restaurants in Finland and pairs food with beer. Service has sometimes been rude and the place is quite small due to the size of the dining side.
In my opinion this the best beer restaurant in Finland currently. The private import bottle selection is huge and not badly chosen. The rotating taps have also usually something worh having. And the food is good. The place has improved a lot since its beginnings at another location many years back