East of Helsinki drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in Loviisa


Situated 23km northwest of Loviisa, this 500-hectare estate has been owned by the Creutz family since 1614 (current owner Count Johan Creutz is the 12th generation). Its brewery's all-organic beers and ciders are pr…
Top Choice Cafe in Porvoo

Porvoon Paahtimo

On the main bridge, this atmospheric red-brick former storehouse is an ideal spot for drinks of any kind, whether house-roasted coffee or beers on tap. There’s a terrace and boat deck, with blankets on offer for coo…
Bar in Hamina

Kellari Pub Kompassi

This down-and-dirty pub is a Hamina institution. It's long been the hang-out of sailors and soldiers, but it's a big, friendly place that welcomes all comers with games, live music, karaoke and weekend blackjack (fr…
Bar in Kotka


Kotka's quirkiest bar is this 1950s railway carriage attached to a steam locomotive, with great cocktails and beer on tap. Terrace tables overlook the metallic wave of the Merikeskus Vellamo.
Pub in Kotka


A legendary sailors’ boozer, right down to the ships’ flags and saucy paintings, with live music and a great terrace. The rules state that if someone asks you to dance, you can’t turn them down!