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.

Sinebrychoff Porter

Sinebrychoff Porter © by Bernt Rostad

Irish bars

Molly Malone’s Irish Bar

Kaisaniemenkatu 1C, 00100 Helsinki

O’Malley’s Pub
Yrjönkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki

Kitty O’Shea Irish Pub
Keskuskatu 6, 00100 Helsinki

Parnell’s Irish Bar Helsinki
Hämeentie 35, 00500 Helsinki

Gay bars

DTM
Iso Roobertinkatu 28, 00120 Helsinki

Hercules
Lönnrotinkatu 4, 00120 Helsinki

Mann’s Street
Mannerheimintie 12, 00100 Helsinki
More information in the Gay Helsinki -section

Rock bars

On the Rocks
Mikonkatu 15, SF-00100 Helsinki

Bar Loose
Fredrikinkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki

Corner Mikonkatu
Mikonkatu 15, 00100 Helsinki

Heavy Corner
Hietaniemenkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

Finnish bars

Ravintola Zetor
Mannerheimintie 3-5, 00100 Helsinki

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