FatPhil (614) 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.
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.
Situated at 2nd floor at the railway station. The ground floor houses a cigar shop. The bar is really big with plenty of place. The staff is friendly and ready to explain. But the smoke! About 30 taps and the same number of bottled beer. They have their own special brewed ESB from Stadin Panimo.
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.
sayravai (105) Helsinki, Finland | February 5, 2005| Updated August 3, 2005
Nice surroundings, but relatively smoky and sometimes too crowded. Expensive with quite limited selection. Has real ales regularly, though (not during summer!).
TBone (320) 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.