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Bars and nightlife in Helsinki

Top bars

Nightclub
“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“The restaurant, opened in 1934, server its customers Finnish food and atmosphere. The spirit of the restaurant is created, with a little help from the personnel, by its particular clientele. Restaurant Sea Horse has served Finnish delicates, such as crispy fried Baltic herrings, vorschmack, herring plates and Wiener schnitzels, for as long as 80 years. It’s safe to say that Sea Horse is a part of Finnish restaurant history, perhaps already somewhat of an institution.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Gastropub
“My favourite pizza-place in Helsinki. All pizzas are excellent, but if you want the real deal go for the beetroot goatcheese pizza! Free live events everyday ranging from small classical ensembles to poetry-jams and underground artists. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
“Very cozy place, almost a living room for a local. Usually packed with people like a sardine can and it becomes too warm inside. But it's still a cool place! :D”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Good Italian pizza and a lively bar. Serves food till midnight every day. Tiny club room downstairs has great club nights on some weekends.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Lounge
“Mattolaituri is a seaside terrace located at the beautiful inlet between the islands of Uunisaari and Harakka. You can enjoy the spectacular sea view over a glass of wine. Mainly focused on beverages and other drinks amongst small snacks. You can walk there along the beautiful sea promenade. Afterwards you can walk through the nearby Kaivopuisto park, which is one of the biggest parks in the city centre. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
“Cafe / Brunch / Bar right next to Hämeentie. An option to consider when no option seems like too many options.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“A bar/dance place with nice music and diverse crowd. Very popular, so gets crowded during weekends.”
  • 31 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Pool
“Allas Sea Pool was opened in 2016. It has three outdoor pools (children's pool, warmed pool and sea water pool), saunas and a cafe/restaurant. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Rap and RnB, Indie Rock, Techno and so on. DJ's and artist's seen on the webpage.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Lounge
“Mattolaituri is a seaside terrace located at the beautiful inlet between the islands of Uunisaari and Harakka. You can enjoy the spectacular sea view over a glass of wine. Mainly focused on beverages and other drinks amongst small snacks. You can walk there along the beautiful sea promenade. Afterwards you can walk through the nearby Kaivopuisto park, which is one of the biggest parks in the city centre. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Tavastia & Semifinal are clubs that have gigs almost every night. Check their websites for schedules”
  • 25 locals recommend
Nightclub
“A Caribbean themed bar in Kamppi. Best cocktails in Helsinki, plus a small dancefloor!”
  • 22 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
Jazz Club
“The best Jazz pub in town. Period. In summer they have almost daily performance in their garden.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“Rap and RnB, Indie Rock, Techno and so on. DJ's and artist's seen on the webpage.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Underground club in Vallila district. Sunday afternoon house music in the courtyard, techno, house and hiphop clubs and gigs inside on Fridays and Saturdays. Young crowd. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Finlandia Hall was completed in 1971. Located in a beautiful park by the sea in the centre of Helsinki, Finlandia Hall is a true work of art and embodies Alvar Aalto’s vision down to the smallest detail. Whatever the occasion – whether it’s a concert, a meeting, or one of our many other events – there’s always something happening at Finlandia Hall. A masterpiece by the world-renowned Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, Finlandia Hall is worth a visit in its own right.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“A bar/dance place with nice music and diverse crowd. Very popular, so gets crowded during weekends.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Tavastia & Semifinal are clubs that have gigs almost every night. Check their websites for schedules”
  • 25 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Check out the symphony or listen to some jazz in the black box theatre, there are also great places for a picnic or drinks on the terrace. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Ice hockey team Jokerit, KHL, their home arena. Lots of happenings and activities around the year.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“The best Jazz pub in town. Period. In summer they have almost daily performance in their garden.”
  • 19 locals recommend