The Best Truly Local Bars in Helsinki

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Helsinki has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

Bar & Bistro Kuja – Helsinki-style

Bar & Bistro Kuja – Helsinki-style

Image by Kathrin Deter

“Bar & Bistro Kuja” Helsinki is a typical Helsinki place-to-be and definitely a hotspot for locals these days. I love their brunch (ribs & waffles!).

Full Article by Kathrin Deter

Bar Favela – Fique tranquilo, have some rum

Bar Favela – Fique tranquilo, have some rum

Image by Antti Heimo

“Bar Favela” in Helsinki is the kind of bar I’m fond of – ‘a place that has some sort of culture or story behind it, and an atmosphere that represents that.’

Full Article by Antti Heimo

Bettola Milli Miglia – Forza Italia

Bettola Milli Miglia – Forza Italia

Image by Antti Heimo

“Bettola Milli Miglia” is a bar in Helsinki named after the legendary open-road race in Italy between 1927 and 1957.

Full Article by Antti Heimo

Bistro Badenbaden – Pop-up beach holiday

Bistro Badenbaden – Pop-up beach holiday

Image by Niklas Eriksson

“Bistro Badenbaden” is on the most popular beach in Helsinki, Hietsu, and it finally got the cafe and restaurant it deserves! Get a strawberry margarita!

Full Article by Markus Veikkolainen

Cafe Lingua – A multilingual Monday meet up

Cafe Lingua – A multilingual Monday meet up

Image by Aino-Marja Miettinen

“Cafe Lingua” is where I like to spend my Monday evenings- where an event for anyone wanting to practice speaking any language takes place, open for all…

Full Article by Aino-Marja Miettinen

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