Apollo cafe/ street bar is the coziest place for after work in town. The big cafe/ bar is divided into two spaces: One is a very chilled out lounge and the other one is a terrace indoors where you can watch the shop-goers passing by. The cute cafe is in the Forum mall.
On Wednesdays they organize a fun trivia-game where the teams (from 1 to 4 people) compete against each other. The winning team gets free tickets to the Apollo Night club (next door). It doesn’t cost anything to participate either, so it is good fun after work.
For a Helsinki bar it is quite cheap (to be such a nice place too!). They have excellent offers from Monday to Friday between 16:00 – 19:00: 12 cl of wine for 3 euros or a class of wine or a bottle of beer and a toast for 6,50 euros. That’s cheap for Helsinki!