Ravintola Loiste is the bar and restaurant on top of the Sokos department store and Hotel Vaakuna and is a wonderful place for drinks with a view over the entire city!
You take the lift up to the 10th floor, you don’t have to access through the hotel area, there is a side entrance that takes you directly to the way up.
The view is absolutely stunning. The outside area is quite big, with a terrace that goes around 3 sides of the building so it offers you a beautiful Helsinki panorama in different directions. This is especially recommendable at night when the city is lit up and glowing in the sunset – this view always reminds me of why I love Helsinki so much!