This pub has been one of the best beer places in Helsinki for a long time. Lately, they have improved a lot. Many new beers are coming in and usually on tap. Bottle selection isn’t so impressive. This places is owned by an investment company that owns also two importing companies and the selection is mostly but not only based on their beers. Also they serve well conditioned cask ale and open early. Currently, Summer 2013, tickwise the best pub in Helsinki.
English style-pub. This place has this kind of old and worn-out vibe. Stench of spilled beer and cider from last night welcomes me as soon as I enter. It’s a compliment. It shows me that people like to come here and drink more than just beer or two. It’s a feature what sterile modern "pubs" will never have. Fridges look bit empty, but they just opened so it’s obviously too early. And I see barman filling them with new beers as I drink my beer. Cozy. Will come back and recommend this place to others as well! Staff was bit sleepy but friendly.
Fairly close the center of the city, an English-style pub with a lot of craft beer on tap. Mostly from the UK and Finland, but there are a few Americans, Germans and Belgians too. A couple of real ale taps as well as one for cider. Knowledgeable staff who are friendly and talkative when they’re not too busy. Sometimes have live music fitting to the theme of the pub. Probably the most atmospheric of the craft places in Helsinki.
tiong (112) Espoo, Finland | April 12, 2012| Updated March 21, 2014
A medium sized place located near the central Helsinki. Tap selection has some Finnish microbreweries and changes pretty often. They serve real ale (and cider) as well. Bottle selection is quite similar to other places, and isn’t very large. Be sure to try out their massively hoppy house beer (Huvila/Malmgård H.O.D.A.) when you are visiting.
UPDATE: As of 2013 and 2014, they have improved their selection by quite a bit, and the service is a bit better nowadays.
Nice bub with a patio on the pedestrian street. Small walk from the central downtown, but worth it.
jookos (128) , Finland | August 22, 2012| Updated September 1, 2013
A darkish English-style pub on a popular walking street in Helsinki. This used to be quite small and cramped, but they expanded it some time ago, and now there’s usually plenty of room to sit. A couple of real-ales, a set of standard taps, which feature not that uncommon brands. A selection of bottles too, from where you can find, at times, interesting brews. Usually quite quiet, but they do arrange events at times, which can fill up the place.
A great English style brown boozer in the centre of town. A great selection of draft ales from around Europe, great staff, good prices and solid wifi. A decent bottle selection too. What more could you ask for?