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Top bar recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“Putte's Bar and Pizza, i.e. Putte, has become one of the city's classic pizza bars. Putte is also a family-friendly mix of a bar and restaurant, and the kitchen is open exceptionally late. The downstairs space, The Cellar, hosts evenings from club nights to concerts and other gatherings. Another great reason to check out Putte's is its art. The owner, Antto Melasniemi, has collected high-quality Finnish contemporary art over the years, which he hangs on the walls of his restaurant. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Tavastia is one of Europe's oldest still active rock clubs. The club, built in 1970, features live concerts with international artists as well as top Finnish artists. Tavastia is loved by fans and artists alike, and for good reason. And when the gig’s over, you can dance till four in the morning at the Saturday disco!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Most popular cocktail bar in Helsinki, restaurant at day, bar at night. During summertime they have a great terrace area with DJ outside.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Strong and bold cocktail. Very popular! Bartender's choice: The Lion's tail. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Rooftop bar to have 360 view of the city. Highly recommended! Go there a bit before the sunset. So worth it! ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“A Caribbean themed bar in Kamppi. Best cocktails in Helsinki, plus a small dancefloor!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pool Hall
“Legendary bar owned by Kaurismäki brothers. A popular hang out place for artistic types.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hip and vibrant place, probably the most popular bar of the district, maybe one of the best in Helsinki. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant Teatteri is open to am 0500 if you are wake. Address is Pohjoisesplanadi 2. This place is NOT only grill. They have night club in the best place in town!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Rock Club
“One of the most popular nightclubs in downtown. A chilled place where everyone is welcome.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Bronda has a unique and interesting interior space where the street above blends with the architecture of the restaurant. A good place for starting the evening.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“They have huge cinnamon rolls and other delicacies. Don't really like the costumer service. But they have tables outside on the street and it's fun place to enjoy Coffee, cinnamon roll and watch people walk by. And the view is also into the Esplanad Park. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“This is really exotic tiny mexican bar, defenately should try it if you have a partner but need to go there after 6pm because it will be full fast”
  • 15 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Night club, street bar and karaoke. Night club has also live music every second half an hour. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Small bar with excellent atmosphere. It can get a bit crowded but that's part of the fun!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Relaxed neighborhood bar with excellent wine selection (and late-night snacks)”
  • 11 locals recommend