seansasLCY
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Best Bar In Helsinki

Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:19 pm

I'm looking for a bar in Helsinki to really impress. Would be great if you can also get snacks/tapas style bites there too as we probably won't want dinner but may want something. If anybody can recommend a good bar I would be eternally grateful!
 
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HELyes
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RE: Best Bar In Helsinki

Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:18 pm

Helsinki has a LOT of bars, Finns like to drink  

It really depends on what you prefer and on your timing... My favourite of the local specialities is the pub tram Spårakoff, an historic tram that has been converted into a pub. It operates along the main tram routes in Helsinki. But no snacks available there. An Ice Bar also available, but it seems there's one in every city these day.

Ahjo is nice, it's a combined bar, lounge and night club in the hotel Klaus K. I also like the Belge Bar & Bistro in the city center, good beers and comfy sofas upstairs.

More info here:
http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/stay-...ightlife/bars-and-pubs-in-helsinki
 
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RE: Best Bar In Helsinki

Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:58 pm

I think it would be wrong to limit yourself to one bar in Helsinki. Do a pub crawl and see as many as you can.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are the big nights out.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Best Bar In Helsinki

Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:31 pm

I don't plan on limiting to one bar but for this night we have other plans so just want an impressive bar to grab a drink.
 
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RE: Best Bar In Helsinki

Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:58 pm

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 3):
just want an impressive bar

What do you mean by "impressive"? Great views? Live music? Erotic bar? Something Finnish, European, Asian, Australian...?

[Edited 2012-09-04 16:08:57]
 
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RE: Best Bar In Helsinki

Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:15 am

Just good atmosphere, nice drinks, great views would be good. Somewhere exclusive?
 
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RE: Best Bar In Helsinki

Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:59 am

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 5):
Just good atmosphere, nice drinks, great views would be good. Somewhere exclusive?

You could try Hotel Kämp bar in the very center of the city, old historic hotel with an exclusive bar.

http://www.hotelkamp.com/brasserie
 
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RE: Best Bar In Helsinki

Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:41 pm

You could do the tourist thing and go to the ice bar if you want to see something different before going somewhere else. I've been to lots of pubs in Helsinki but right now I can't think of one that stands out.
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