Great location, lots of space, sometimes very busy, rather good selection, two cask ales. Always worth visiting.
FatPhil (627) Tallinn, Estonia | May 13, 2007| Updated January 3, 2009
Great for people-watching with one side facing over the whole station concourse, and the other side facing over the railway square. Friendly staff, and almost always a British real ale - almost always served perfectly and at the right temperature. Big matches and other events are sometimes projected onto one wall.
Located in the central train station, this pub is very convenient if you are waiting for a train! One of the few situations where you do not mind if your train is delayed or even cancelled! The service can be slow but there is a reasonable range of beers here and they are usually in good condition.
TBone (345) Pori, Finland | October 4, 2004| Updated February 6, 2005
Located at the railway station. One of the places with a real ale tap in Helsinki.
I’ve always been a big fan of railway terminii, the cathedrals of the industrial age; and Helsinki is no exception. The Pullman Bar is glorious, located on the second floor, overlooking the concourse, with vaulted ceilings, leather chairs, art deco detailing, and an altar-like bar dominating the centre of the room.
A good range of local and UK beers are available - even if their geography is a little dodgy - apparently Belhaven is an English brewery.
Didn’t try the food, but it looked typically Nordic. The Stadin Pullman’s Bitter was excellent.
An alright place at the train station. Large place with a nice ambiance and a good view of the station. Always have London Pride on cask, decent condition. Sometimes have another one on as well. You can usually find one offs from Stadin panimo here. Other than that, the selection isn’t too good. The service is alright though not that knowledgeable.
Nice place at railway station, at times very crowded. A bit expensive, but well worth a visit thanks to them having real ales. Also when not too crowded it is a nice place to sit while you wait for your train.
Went here to wait for my outbound train and enjoy some good beer. Turned out to be better than I expected. From the lobby of the station (on one end) I saw a nicely made sign advertising the place on the second level of the building. There’s also a sign on the door of the first level, which is where I went as I had luggage and didn’t want to fart around. I did see an elevator to the second floor elsewhere in the station so that may be an alternative to the stairs. The friendly, helpful, quick, (but not too knowledgable about beer) young lady bartender told me that they had a much larger selection of higly regarded draft and bottle beers on the second deck. Where I sat at the bar was quite cozy and yet I was easily able to park my luggage and enjoy my beer and chips. There was one other customer who also was very friendly seated at a low table. I had a couple of beers both Finnish and German that I’d not had before and were fairly good. Also available are the ubiquitous macros such as Heineken. The theme of the interior was kind of art deco. The bartender told me the place was only a few years old although it looked older and was nicely done. It’s a full service bar and has espresso available. They seem to be promoting sparkling wine as they had a lot of bottles of it on display. I’d like to return sometime especially to the second floor. I seem to recall that they may have had live entertainment there too.