Centrally located high-ceilinged interior. About a dozen drafts with a number of bottles on the menu. A lot of Americanized Suomi beer available. I was happy enough to find a bottle-conditioned pilsner of excellent quality. Prices are some of the highest in the world for beer, but that’s known before you ever travel to Helsinki.
The pub/bar has got a very central location. The famous Kosmos restaurant is just on the other side of the road, and the Stockman department store can be found in its neighbourhood. Together with fellow ratebeerian Matti, I went here on a Sunday afternoon and had a fine range of Finnish beers, including a Sahti and the hard-to-find Everfrost, not to mention their own house beer, a porter made by the Huvila/Malmgårdin. A rather extensive list of Finnish micros is displayed on a blackboard above the bar. During our stay there were very few other guests in this open, airy and modern pub on three levels with a consistent dark brown interior. Ok service. Opens at 14:00 on Sundays (visited 06.02.2011).
Big place, 2 floors, modern interior,absolutely packed at my visit. Most of the beers on tap where Finnish micros, big selection on bottles as well. A bit too crowded for my likings, still a place to visit.
Quite limited selection of most common Finnish micros and macros. Huvila Villi Wäinö Onni is surely worth trying. Doesn’t feel like a Beer House, more like a regular bar in city centre. Unfortunately I didn’t like.
FatPhil (630) Tallinn, Estonia | October 28, 2008| Updated June 1, 2016
A new place, founded in September 2008. Very central - right opposite Stockmann, off Mannerheimintie. Large place but with subdued lighting, and on multiple levels so it doesn’t feel so big. To be honest, whilst there are other pubs with wider selections of rarer stuff, if you’re coming to Helsinki, and only have time for 1 pub, this should probably be your preferred venue - it’s got a few beers by practically all of the small Finnish brewers. Seems to do weekly live music (man & guitar by the looks of it). Didn’t get a great feel for the place after just one visit, but I am sure that I’ll be there again.
Did - and it’s a great place, keep going back there when I’m in the country. Occasional small festivals for things like cider or wheat beers.
A huge bar in the centre of town. Somewhat open plan and needs to be full before it would seem cosy. Decent selection of local beers and good service. Wifi works fine. A little pricey if I’m honest but not overly expensive. Had to move when a couple of drunks with their own particular odour came in. The doorman should have done his job there I feel. I’d return but it’s nowhere near the top in my list of favourite Helsinki bars.