The 5th Street Bar & Café captures the feel of the Kallio district. It’s small and cozy, like an extended living room. Music comes from a record player and the crowd is a mix of young people and older ones who you might think have frequented the place for ages, if the bar wasn’t established only some years ago.
The staff is really friendly and will gladly tell you about the “specialty” of the place: the bar is decorated with hanging Sandels beer coasters and if you look closer they are all unique. Sandels Field marshals on every coaster has a different make-over done with pens and colored markers. This little task gives the place its soul. It’s something that differentiates it from all the other bars. Drawing your own coaster is a fun way of leaving a piece of yourself behind for others to be amused by or marvel at. And it makes the place a little bit yours, too.
Next to the bar you can find a Thai restaurant Du Dii and a sex toy shop Aikuisten lelukauppa, which is known quite far and wide because the owner’s son is Ville Valo, the lead singer of the band HIM.