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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
Beer Bar
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“Just an overall nice place for grabbing a couple of beers. A wide selection of the breweries own beers as well as other guest brews, also by Finnish microbreweries.”
  • 17 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
Rock Club
“One of the most popular nightclubs in downtown. A chilled place where everyone is welcome.”
  • 15 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
“Cosy relaxed place to get a beer or glass of wine. Lot's of board games to entertain yourself with. Reasonable prices.”
  • 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
Restaurant
“Very wide selection of wines and also really good cocktails (on the expensive side though). They also serve food, but I haven't tried their food. Nice venue, but it gets quite loud in the evenings when the place is full.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“A local brewery that offers a good selection of beers, ciders and other drinks. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Great place of have a drink or a cup of coffee on the terrace during summer. They usually have a DJ playing and lots of people hanging out. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Great wine bar for drinks before dinner or just to enjoy some time with good wine!”
  • 8 locals recommend