Big bar very close to the railway station. Good selection of classic international beers and finnish micros on tap. Around 100 beers mainly from USA, England and Belgium available on bottle. Tasting platters with the finnish beers availanble. Nice rustic food!
Deceptively large bar around the corner from the ice rink and bus station. Inside is a little dark but comfortable and cosy. Service was engaging and friendly after some initial confusion over available pour sizes, talking of which the 10 dcl sizes are great for sampling the available taps and the bar staff thoughtfully arrange them in a suggested drinking order. Well stocked fridges got me a nice US double IPA. Music nicely pitched, cool and audible and never intrusive. Overall I really enjoyed this place and would have gladly returned given time.
Great place in terms of size, atmosphere and selection. Can get very busy, but normally a seat or two will turn up soon. New beers available almost on a weekly basis it seems.
Price for some of the larger more unusual bottles can really sting your wallet. Staff are normally pretty knowledgable about what’s available. The one downside, as with any bar in Finland is the food, which is mostly fried rubbish. The toasts used to be bigger and better too.
In a comparison of size Kaisla vs mines of Moria, Kaisla wins. This place is even bigger than your mother. And despite of being huge they are stylish. Come on look at all those pillars and arches, almost like in cathedral. I wasn’t the most sober person on the planet, so staff was bit tired and grumpy to me. But looking around, the mob what surrounds me, I completely understand them. Beer list is colossal, I didn’t count the taps ’cause I don’t know that many numbers. Absolutely worth to visit.
A monumental corner pub with two entrances close to Järnvägtorget’s metro station in central Helsinki. Even though it is a large pub there are smaller rooms promoting a cozy atmosphere with its terracotta coloured interior. 24 tap lines listed on a blackboard at one of the bars, half of the ales devoted to Finnish breweries The Finnish draught ales can be bought in a tasting log of four glasses each of them containing 100ml. Some of their large selection of bottled beers can be studied in a fridge that is placed on the public side of one of the main bars. Relaxing feeling on a Sunday afternoon, some people playing chess others cards. Indifferent background music. The service was rather reserved, but polite. Good red wine for Frau Eva. A little library section in one of the room where a found a nice place for my book drop (visited 27.09.2015).
Huge pub with several rooms and two bars taking orders. The place was very crowded (with a line to order beers) and noisy while I visited. They have large selection and several local beers on tap but the feeling is less "craft" and more of just a local pub. They serve flights of 4 beers (free selection but only of local taps).Worth a visit but seems over-rated.
Oluthuone Kaisla is well-located right by the main train station in Helsinki. Inside it is fairly standard looking "English-style" pub one expects to see in Europa. I was mildly disappointed to begin with due to the pretty unadventurous tap list. Perhaps I visited on a bad day? The extensive bottle range seems to be the best bet here. A good selection of Scandinavian, European and American bottles were on offer. My second gripe is the lack of bottle list and due to the fairly dim lighting the challenge to choose a beer. Anyway we found a few decent ones and had a fun time. Service was a bit hit and miss, depending which server we got (one guy was great, the other women not so much). A decent spot to stop in for a beer. but there are plenty better places in town in my opinion.