Beer culture in Finland is virtually non-existent. Although you can order good German, Belgian and Czech beers in most bars, the most popular order is without a doubt a “tuoppi” (pint in english) which basically means “the cheapest domestic beer you have on tap”.
Cheapest of bars can be found in the Kallio district, which is easily located taking tram 3B, 3T and 9 anywhere and getting out when you see a bunch of dubious looking bars with even more dubious looking patrons hanging around them. Roskapankki is maybe one of the most famous of Kallio’s bars and you can get a “tuoppi” here for 2,5 €.
If you fancy a drink in a more sophisticated place near center, be prepared to pay around 5-6 € for a pint of basic lager, and up to 8 € for a Czech brew.
Molly Malone’s Irish Bar
Kaisaniemenkatu 1C, 00100 Helsinki
Yrjönkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki
Kitty O’Shea Irish Pub
Keskuskatu 6, 00100 Helsinki
Parnell’s Irish Bar Helsinki
Hämeentie 35, 00500 Helsinki
Iso Roobertinkatu 28, 00120 Helsinki
Lönnrotinkatu 4, 00120 Helsinki
Mannerheimintie 12, 00100 Helsinki
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On the Rocks
Mikonkatu 15, SF-00100 Helsinki
Fredrikinkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki
Mikonkatu 15, 00100 Helsinki
Hietaniemenkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
Mannerheimintie 3-5, 00100 Helsinki