If you’re a friend of cocktails, like I am, you can’t miss this place. Sure, there are many places that do good cocktails, but what they don’t have is the Coco Daim drink. It’s the most delicious thing I’ve had in Helsinki (drinks-wise, that is) and also a weight watcher’s worst nightmare.
The Shaker opened in 2006 and has since been selected in ‘top 20 bars in Finland’ during a few different years. It is a cocktail bar, so those are its specialty, but you can also get a good glass of wine there.
The downside is that it is a relatively small bar and a pretty popular one, so getting in can prove to be a challenge. So if you’re trying a few different places during the evening, I’d suggest starting here. The earlier you go, the better chances you have at securing a place in there. That doesn’t mean 00:00 though… Might seem a bit too eager for a drinker. It is right next to a movie theater, so I’ve gone a few times there after a movie. Perfect way to process and discuss the movie you just saw.