Walked past this place several times, it really doesn’t look much from the outside. But once you are inside the place opens up nicely with a small and cosy bar from which you can admire the shiny copper brewing kit. Downstairs is an expansive restaurant. There are at least 4 or 5 fridges dotted about the place, well stocked with Finnish mircros, and another is dedicated to Estonian micros. There are probably north of 100 bottles on offer. There is also a bottle shop (closes at 9) which sells the house beers below 4.7% for takeaway. 10 dcl samples are available from the taps and the very helpful barman also poured me some 10dcl samples from their stronger house beers in bottle. All served up on a flight with a printed deScription of each beer - most impressive. Liked this place enough to come back for dinner, the food was very good, although top end for a pub not for fine dining. Really enjoyed this place and could have come here 5 or 6 times before exhausting all the beers on offer. Judging places on 1 or 2 visits is always a little dicey but for me this place pisses over Pikkalintu.
Visited on a sunny sunday in May. Nice service and ended up ordering two tasting platters with only beers from the brewery, not only the ones on tap, but they also opened a couple of bottles for the tasting. Did not eat. Good selection of mainly the brewery’s own beers, but a couple of other finnish micros on tap and bottle.
Visited on a Monday evening after arriving in Helsinki that morning from the States. We sat downstairs for dinner and it was a nice atmosphere but rather empty. Service and food were excellent, including dessert, beers were ok. Glassware was very nice. Good selection. Would have liked to have had more time.
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.
A superb brewpub in the centre of town. They have half a dozen of their own beers on tap at any one time plus a few guests and a super bottle selection. Service is great and the wi-fi solid. They serve 1 decilitre samplers, so ideal for rating. A great outdoor terrace too. A really super place and I will return here often I’m sure.
A nice brewpub located central in Town. The pub itself is rather small and can get really crowdie as it seems to be popular. The restaurant downstairs is a lot bigger but unfortunately for my visit so popular that I was not able to get a table at all. But there is a possibility to grab some lighter snacks at the bar and this food was of such high quality that I really want to try the restaurant next time. The beer is decent and the selection of guest beers and bottle beer is great, probably amoung the best in town. Very friendly staff and I was lucky enough to get a sample of Sahti served from a plastic container. Lots of other Finish microbrews available make this spot a natural place to visit for the beer tourist, just remember to book a table in advance!
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.
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.
Clean and modern inside, albeit a bit sterile. Very polite and helpful staff, although that was true pretty much everywhere in the city. Very solid house-made brews and good stuff in bottles from other breweries as well. Definitely worth a visit (or two).