Drinking & Nightlife

  • Helsinki Distillery Company Cutting-edge Kallio distillery with a fantastic in-house bar.
  • Kaivohuone Unmissable summer club nights in an 1838 beachside pavilion.
  • Birri Helsinki's best microbrewery.
  • Steam Hellsinki Surreal steampunk-styled bar mixing serious cocktails.
  • Kappeli Grand 19th-century cafe with a terrace overlooking Esplanadin Puisto's bandstand.


Cocktail Bars

  • A21 Breaking new ground in Helsinki's cocktail scene.
  • Steam Hellsinki Gin-appreciation and cocktail-making courses are run by this eye-popping bar.
  • Liberty or Death Speakeasy-style bar mixing rare spirits.

Craft Beer

  • Birri Beers brewed on the premises and handcrafted sausages in the heart of the Design District.
  • Teerenpeli Brews from this Lahti-based brewery include berry ciders.
  • Bier-Bier Connoisseurs' favourite in a beauty of a former bank.

Music Bars

  • Juttutupa Free live music, a beer terrace and a sauna.
  • Bar Loose Classy rock bar.
  • Bäkkäri The heaviest of Helsinki's metal.
  • Kuudes Linja Top DJs spin experimental beats.
  • TheRiff The best Helsinki gigs start and/or end with a visit to this bar.