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.
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.
Located centrally smack in the middle of Helsinki and concentrated on Finnish craft beer with decent prices, it’s a pretty nice place to visit. Can be pretty packed on the weekends. Nice enough ambiance and fairly knowledgeable service with - well, not always a smile, but with at least a friendly attitude.
Located pretty much in the heart of Helsinki, this large-ish three-floor pub specializes in Finnish craft beer. It is located in a neighborhood that has a lot of late-night party places, so it can be quite packed on evenings and weekends. Decent selection of Finnish brews, basic pub snacks (with a Finnish twist) food-wise.
Visited when it was -30c out. Warm and they had sahti, from a plastic flagon. And beer. Lots of it. On chalkboards, all Finnish. Pretend to be confused and English and you’ll get £20 worth in samplers before you’ve even started. Not cheap but part of the charm of Helsinki is being fleeced relentlessly, all day, every day. Isn’t it? Sheep’s skulls, clean lines, ambient light. Didn’t eat because I was still living off the 2 day-old toasted cheese and salmon sandwich in Octo’s rucksack. Will pop back for smoked elk one day. Liked it here.
Average sort of modern place, not really my preference. Decent selection of local stuff, and at least I got some sahti here.
Grima (20) Merzkirchen, RLP, Germany | September 5, 2012
Best place for craft beer in Helsinki. Very nice ambiance, friendly and knowledgable staff and lots of finnish micros. Unfortunately, the Lammin Sahti was out.
The Reindeer jerky and the smoked elk is absolutely amazing!!!
Somewhat comfortable but the selection leaves much to hope for and it’s not that cheap either.
tiong (112) Espoo, Finland | April 12, 2012| Updated March 21, 2014
Very centrally located and quite large bar focused on Finnish microbrews. Unfortunately the selection is quite small and rarely changes. They usually have some Sahti available, and this is a good place to seek for some commonly available Finnish microbrews. Just don’t expect to find any rarities here. Prices are also quite high due to the central location.