West of Helsinki drinking and nightlife

Bar in Hanko

Park Café

Surrounded by the greenery of Puistovuoret (Spa Park), this lovely clapboard cottage was recently restored to its Victorian grandeur. Tables set amid the trees make a perfect place for a summertime drink. There's oc…
Bar in Lohja


You can dock your boat right next to this serene summer bar floating on a platform in the middle of the lake. If you don't have your own boat, staff will collect you from Virkkala, 7km south of Lohja (€10 return).
Pub in Lohja

Opus K

Wonderfully cosy Opus K is lined floor to ceiling with books and new discoveries from obscure Finnish microbreweries.
Bar in Hanko


This harbour-side summertime beer terrace attracts a young crowd.