Helsinki is a compact city with many bars and clubs within walking distance of each other. To discover some of the exclusive specials at each locations, plan your pub-crawl from some of our top favourites.
The Finns are a gregarious lot who love to drink party and enjoy life. Find them on weekends at bars, rock shows and cocktail lounges to nightclubs and live music venues. Entrance to most bars is free although clubs do charge a fee. The minimum age limit is 18 while sometimes these may be extended to 20, 22 or even 24. Do carry your IDs, as bouncers are known to check at the door for proof of age.
If you are looking to experience a hipster hangout, Siltanen is the best meet up place ever incepted. Good food, drinks, nice music and all that you need to venture out on the ultimate urban bohemia.
Address: Hämeentie 13 B, Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 2:00 am,
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 3:00 am
Tel.: +358 44 0660 530
Moskova / Corona ( Visit Site )
Finnish film directors and brothers, the Kaurismäki’s find themselves owning these twin bars - Moskova and Corona. While Moskova is a Russian themed bar with Soviet influences, Corona calls for the largest collection of pool tables and beers.
Address: Eerikinkatu 11 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
Tel.: +358 20 1751620
If you are a true blue American, you will enjoy the vibes here. Even otherwise, Navy Jerry’s draws attention with a multifarious blend of navy themed decor and an inviting Hawaiian tiki bar. The music played is the best of the 50s and 60s underscored by plenty of cocktails and classic drinks.
Address: Hietaniemenkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 6:00 pm to 4:00 am
Tel.: +358 40 559 3617
Kaarle XII ( Visit Site )
With a minimum age limit of 24, Kaarle XII is the place where adults over the age of 30 let their hair down. The club plays all kinds of music from The Beatles to Robbie Williams and radio dance but mostly specializes in Finnish pop. The bar stocks an impressive range of spirits and liqueurs and you may well have a go at their large selection of beer, ciders, whiskies, Brandy’s, cocktails and cigars.
Address: Kasarmikatu 40 00130, Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday: to order,
Thursday to Saturday: 9:00 pm to 4:00 am, Closed on Sunday
Tel.: +358 20 7701470
Tavastia ( Visit Site )
The best rock club in Finland, Tavastia has top rate artists crooning on most nights of the week. For the last 20 years, they have propagated Finnish rock music with numerous concerts and gigs by the most established artists in Finland. The atmosphere is great, the bar well stocked and in all a great place for live music.
Address: Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 pm to 1:00 am,
Friday: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am, Saturday: 8:00 pm to 4:00 am
Tel.: +358 9 77467420
Kuudes Linja ( Visit Site )
One of the newer live music venues in Helsinki, Kuudes Linja has an eclectic line up of artists from trash metal and hip-hop to electro. Many bands play at this great music club, making sure the night rocks until the wee hours of the morning.
Address: Hämeentie 13, 00530 Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 pm to 4:00 am,
Thursday: 11:00 pm to 4:00 am
Tel.: +358 40 5397599
Liberty or Death did not require much effort or time to rightfully earn the reputation of one of the coolest cocktail bars in town. The decor of wall paintings by local tattoo artists and the vintage paraphernalia take you back to a whole other period. Settle down to an innovative and large cocktail list custom-made by the enthusiastic bartenders.
Address: Erottajankatu 5, 00130 Helsinki,Finland
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 4:00 pm to 2:00 am
Tel.: +358 40 1271731
Sling In ( Visit Site )
Named after the wicked ‘Singapore Sling’, Sling In is the place to head to after a hectic day of shopping. This is one place to source for lacto-free drinks especially since (strangely) many of the Finns are known for their lactose intolerance. Their list of connotations offers great depth and variation, around 900, to be exact. If you are not much into decor but appreciate the philosophy of mixing amazing drinks, Sling In is a great place to meet up.
Address: Mikaelsgatan 8, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 5:00 pm to 2:00 am,
Friday: 3:00 pm to 3:00 am, Saturday and Sunday: 5:00 pm to 3:00 am
Tel.: +358 9 6986505
Pataässä ( Visit Page )
If you have the talent or even if you do not, Pataässä Karaoke bar gives you the stage to crank your voice and sing away to glory. One of Helsinki’s finest, this bar is stylish, modern and a good place to see a few celebrities singing their favourites.
Address: Snellmaninkatu 13 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 5:00 pm to 2:00 am, Wednesday and Thursday: 5:00 pm to 3:00 am Friday: 3:00 pm to 3:00 am, Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 am, Sunday: 9:00 am to 2:00 am
Tel.: +358 9 626076
Swengi ( Visit Site )
Combining a full-on karaoke establishment and a classic nightclub, Swengi is spread out across two floors, giving everybody a chance to showcase their talents. Four bars, including a wine bar and professional bartenders keep the customers recharged and asking for more.
Address: Myllytie 2, 04410 Järvenpää, Finland
Opening Hours: Tuesday: 4:00 pm to 1:00 am,
Thursday to Saturday: 6:00 pm to 3:00 am, Sunday: 3:00 pm to 3:00 am
Tel.: +358 9 2710664