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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nice modern brewpub with well-above-average beers and well-above-average food. Just off the waterfront in the central area. Bar at ground level, with an outside area too, large restaurant and bar downstairs. Good range of Finnish beers in the non-brewpub list.