Newly opened brewery / panimo / bryggeri located between the Helsinki Cathedral square and the Market Square. An outstanding german-style naturtrüb Pils is on tap, as is a very solid German weizen. A day after the first visit an Altbier was tapped. These three were brewed on-site, while the bottled Brown Ale was brewed as a first batch elsewhere. Some bottles sold to-go until 9 (or 10?). Open until late to drink inside.
Straight ahead from the Cathedral and into the pedestrian street leading down to the habour, you’ll find this welcoming brewpub on the right hand side. A cozy little bar room and a beer garden upstairs and a larger bar and restaurant downstairs with the brewery plant covering both floors. Four of their own beers and four guest ales on tap lines in addition to a list of about 30 bottled beers from Finnish breweries. Beer samples in different sizes, 100ml and 200ml, are available, not only from the taps but also from their own bottled beers. A small room at the entrance with merchandises like brewpub t-shirts and a few bottles. Very tasty bar food, we had cheese salad together with warm and salty pretzels. Brick outlook with old Helsinki photos on the walls. Friendly and knowledgeable service, English and Swedish speaking. Just a pity about the boring Spotify (?) music. An informal, clean, relaxing and likable brewpub (visited twice with Frau Eva in late September 2015).
One of my new favourites in Helsinki. High quality brews and good food. The location has its cons and pros. Bryggeri Helsinki’s own brews are tasty and there are also some more Finnish microbrews available. Helsinki needs (more) places like this.
A short walk from the cathedral towards the harbour, you will find this nice brewpub on the right side of Sofiankatu. Welcoming warmth meets me in the doorway, what a nice place to drink some beers from the brewery downstairs.Modern interior, yellow concrete walls, decorated with old photos from the neighbourhood, visible copper downstars,a small bottle shop when you enter, calm MOR music played at reasonable volume. The Bar itself is inspired by the trams of Helsinki, nice work . 4 Helsinki beers on tap at my visit, 4 guest beers, young girl in the bar spoke English very well, and was service minded and knowledgeable about the beers, good WiFi as a plus. Recommended place.
Bryggeri Helsinki is well-located down by the waterfront in Helsinki. It is a rather new and modern 2-floor brewpub with a decent-sized courtyard area for al-fresco beer drinking. We sat upstairs which has more of a cafe vibe than downstairs which is more a restaurant-bar. The brewkit takes pride of place in the centre of the bar. They had 12 or so draught beers on offer between the 2 floors. I found the house beers to be rather tame all in all. They had around 30 guests bottles including a few edgier brews. Prices seemed pretty good for Helsinki, but perhaps I was drunk by this point. I wouldn’t make this a priority per se, but it did make for a decent lunch-time stop.
Upstairs is almost enough to put you off - what colour is it - it hurts my eyes. But head downstairs, and you’ll be immediately greeted by the sight of a mash tun with a million pipes. Benches for drinkers, tables for eaters, all slightly formal, but nice. Staff friendly, and speak great English. Beers Finnish, end of. And good ones too. The only nod to the big guys is the world-class Koff Porter, everything else is "micro". Did have some dodginess from an early brown ale (possibly not even brewed here), but I just had a storming Alt, so these guys can brew good beers. Even had a revisit to their Pils as a final beer, as even that was good. Senate square was missing the nearby Olutkellari, but this is at least as good a replacement. Great location, but prices quite reasonable for Finland. 3 cheers for Finnish beer! Oh - they have Lammin Sahti - yum!
A neat little brewpub down a side street to the east of the town centre. It has an atmosphere simultaneously staid and welcoming. Five of their own beers on tap with three guests. Bottle selection includes loads of Finnish and Estonian craft plus about 6 or 7 house beers not currently on tap. They offer beer anywhere from 1 to 5dl, and (unlike most of the city) don’t charge comparatively extra for smaller measures. An exceptionally pleasant place to be.
Convenient location in the city center. Nice new brewpub with a pleasant patio and friendly service. Didn’t try the food but it looked nice. Small shop with some beer, glasses and other accessories. Pleasant place to relax with a decent beer.
Tasters are always nice with 100ml running around 1.5 euros a pop. Friendly helpful staff, restaurant in the basement with good food, a menu with suggested beer pairings and a good selection of bottled beers. Average prices for Helsinki. A small take home bottle shop is cool too. Nice terrace in a courtyard, Shari on tap too. Very nice place to check out in a great location.