Nightlife

Wine Bar in Oulu

Viinibaari Vox

Hefty timber beams and low lighting give this wine bar a cosy, atmospheric ambience. A rotating menu of 30 to 40 wines are available by the glass each month, served with Finnish cheese and charcuterie plates. In sum…
Coffee in Oulu

Potnia

Hessian bags hang on the walls of this little coffee specialist inside the kauppahalli, which roasts its own single-origin beans just outside Oulu. An ice drip produces iced coffee in summer. It also has oolong teas…
Bar in Kajaani

Ulrika

In a central corner position, Ulrika has one of the town's sunniest terraces, strewn with wicker chairs, and a cinematic-themed interior with film reels, projectors and spotlights. Craft beer, cider and cocktails ar…
Irish Pub in Oulu

St Michael

Filled with memorabilia (musical instruments, old bottles, black-and-white photos and more), this convivial Irish pub has a brilliant selection of craft beer, including excellent guest ales, along with Guinness on t…
Bar in Kuusamo & Ruka

Zone

The big glassed-in terrace at this year-round central bar packs out at night in the ski season and has its own fast-food kiosk. There’s karaoke nightly (with 7000 song choices in various languages), regular live mus…
Pub in Oulu

Graali

When it’s cold and snowy outside, there’s nowhere cosier than this pub, decorated with suits of armour and sporting trophies. Sink into a leather armchair by the open fire and feel the warmth return to your bones. A…
Bar in Oulu

Snooker Time

With a bohemian clientele and a dive-bar feel, this characterful place is an Oulu favourite: locals describe it as the city's living room. Streetside seating and downstairs pool and snooker tables are the highlights…
Club in Oulu

45 Special

This grungy three-level club pulls a good mix of people for its downstairs rock and more mainstream top floor. There’s a small cover charge on weekends and regular live gigs. It serves food until 3am.
Pub in Oulu

Jumpru

This Oulu institution is a great place for meeting locals, and its enclosed outdoor area is always humming. There’s a warren of cosy rooms inside, as well as an upstairs nightclub; Kaarlenholvi.