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Nightlife in Helsinki

For classical culture, Taka-Töölö to the north is one of the best districts, as it is home to the Finnish National Opera House and Finlandia Hall. Most other nightlife is concentrated in the city centre, where bars like Molly Malone's, nightclubs like Onnela, the Grand Casino and Helsinki's leading jazz venue, Storyville, offer a taste of the city's diverse entertainment.

Bars

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  1. 1. Ateljee Bar - Bars

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    Ateljee Bar is on the 14th floor of the city-centre Sokos Hotel Torni, with fabulous views of the Helsinki skyline. On a pleasant evening it's fun to sit outside on the balcony. The bar doubles as an art gallery.Show this on map

    Address

    5, Kalevankatu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 4336 6340

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Ateljee Bar Website

  2. 2. Virgin Oil Co. - Bars

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    The city-centre Virgin Oil Co. offers an Italian pizzeria and a nightclub in the same venue as its large and busy bar. It provides an excellent range of beers and ciders as well as various other drink options.Show this on map

    Address

    5, Mannerheimintie, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 10 766 4000

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Virgin Oil Co. Website

  3. 3. Arctic Ice Bar - Bars

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    Arctic Ice Bar, Helsinki. Courtesy of the Arctic Ice Bar

    The Arctic Ice Bar in the city centre is a curious experience. Constructed entirely from ice, the indoor temperature is permanently set at -5°C. Everyone is given a coat on entry, but there's only room for 12 people at a time.Show this on map

    Address

    5, Yliopistonkatu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 40 5454 666

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Arctic Ice Bar Website

  4. 4. Molly Malone's - Bars

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    Lively and popular, Molly Malone's is an Irish-style pub with a large upstairs room featuring live music nightly, and quieter bar areas downstairs. Located in the city centre, this is a friendly and busy venue.Show this on map

    Address

    1C, Kaisaniemenkatu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 5766 7500

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Molly Malone's Website

  5. 5. Kitty's Public House - Bars

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    With a strong British pub influence in both decor and drinks on offer, Kitty's Public House is a large, popular city-centre nightspot. It's a good choice for watching English football on the television and playing a game of darts.Show this on map

    Address

    6, Keskuskatu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 10 766 4510

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Kitty's Public House Website

Clubs

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  1. 6. König - Clubs

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    König is a city-centre nightclub aimed at the more mature crowd (at least 24 years old), where Seventies music meets more modern sounds. DJs play most of the week, but there are occasional themed club nights and live music.Show this on map

    Address

    4, Mikonkatu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 8568 5750

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

  2. 7. Rytmi - Clubs

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    Relax and get into the Kallio rhythm at this arty hangout. The Rytmi bar-café-club is a good launch pad to embark on an exploration of this quirky nightlife zone in Helsinki. The liveliest parties are often on Wednesdays and Saturdays.Show this on map

    Address

    2, 2. Linja, Helsinki 00530

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 7231 5550

    Transport

    Metro to Hakaniemi

    Website

    Rytmi Website

  3. 8. Kaarle XII - Clubs

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    Kaarle XII nightclub, Helsinki. Courtesy of Kaarle XII nightclub

    Housed in a castle-like building, the two-storey Kaarle XII nightclub plays everything from the Beatles to chart hits and Finnish pop music. Thursday is the most popular night, and expect to queue outside to get in. Open to over 24s only.Show this on map

    Address

    40, Kasarmikatu, Helsinki 00130

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 20 770 1470

    Transport

    Tram 10 to Kolmikulma

    Website

    Kaarle XII Website

  4. 9. DTM - Clubs

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    DTM, Helsinki. Courtesy of DTM

    The DTM week starts gently with chart and dance hits, building up to serious dance weekends of techno and trance, pop and house, handbag and nu-energy. Located in Punavuori, this is a gay-lesbian-transsexual club, but everyone is welcome.Show this on map

    Address

    28, Iso Roobertinkatu, Helsinki 00120

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 10 841 6996

    Transport

    Tram 3T to Fredrikinkatu

    Website

    DTM Website

  5. 10. Onnela - Clubs

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    Three different musical venues might be playing simultaneously within different areas of this nightclub: glam rock, disco-disco, and "Suomi (Finnish) pop". This is a mammoth emporium, holding up to 1,000 late-night partiers, most of them in their 20s. A five-minute walk from the rail station, it's a high-energy place that seems to be much gossiped about within Helsinki offices the next day. 

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    Address

    Fredrikinkatu 48, Helsinki, Finland

    Telephone

    020/77-59-817

    Website

    Onnela

Entertainment

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  1. 11. Tavastia/Semifinal - Entertainment

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    One of the best-known Nordic rock clubs, Tavastia/Semifinal in Kamppi are two venues in one. Tavastia hosts major bands, while Semifinal stages smaller alternative bands for a young crowd. On special nights the two clubs are joined together.Show this on map

    Address

    4-6, Urho Kekkosen katu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 7746 7423

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Tavastia/Semifinal Website

  2. 12. Grand Casino - Entertainment

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    Grand Casino, Helsinki. © Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau

    The Grand Casino in the city centre is Finland's only major international-class casino. As well as the full range of gaming tables and slot machines, it offers restaurants, cabaret and numerous special events throughout the year.Show this on map

    Address

    19, Mikonkatu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 680 800

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Grand Casino Website

  3. 13. Finlandia Hall - Entertainment

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    Finlandia Hall, Helsinki. © Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau

    Opened in 1971, Finlandia Hall in Taka-Töölö is named after Finnish composer Sibelius' best-known symphonic work. It is Helsinki's main venue for classical music concerts and other large entertainment events, as well as congresses and conferences.Show this on map

    Address

    13e, Mannerheimintie, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 40241

    Transport

    Central Station tram, bus or metro

    Website

    Finlandia Hall Website

  4. 14. Storyville - Entertainment

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    Located just north of the city centre, Storyville presents live music from blues and jazz to soul and funk each night. It also offers a full restaurant service to those that want it, but there's no obligation to eat.Show this on map

    Address

    8, Museokatu, Helsinki 00100

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 408 007

    Transport

    Tram 4,7 or 10 to Kansallismuseo

    Website

    Storyville Website

  5. 15. Finnish National Opera House - Entertainment

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    Finnish National Opera House, Helsinki. © Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau

    The ballet and opera performances at the Finnish National Opera House are internationally renowned. Operas are sung in their original languages. The original Opera House was built in the 1870s, but in 1993 it moved to its new Taka-Töölö home.Show this on map

    Address

    58, Helsinginkatu, Helsinki 00251

    Telephone

    +358 (0) 9 4030 21

    Transport

    Tram 3B, 3T, 4, 7A, 7B, 8 and 10 to Ooppera

    Website

    Finnish National Opera House

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