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Nightlife in Helsinki

Where to Go Out in Finland's Capital

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Looking for some great nightlife in Helsinki? Keep in mind that Finns love late nights: Clubs in Helsinki often don't open before 10 pm and close at 4 am. At most nightclubs, you have to be 20 to get in. Here are the 10 best and most popular nightlife locations in Helsinki, Finland:

1. The Tiger Nightclub

If you're looking for nightlife with class, go party at the Tiger (previously The Lux). It's got five bars and big terraces, along with a suitable dress code, and is more expensive than other nightlife locations in Helsinki. Location: Kamppi Shopping Mall, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A. (City Street Maps)

2. Helsinki's Arctic Icebar

Ever heard of ice hotels? Well, Helsinki has an ice bar, located at Yliopistonkatu 5! The Arctic Icebar (temperature: -5 C) is a unique nightclub that provides you with gloves upon entering. EUR 10 admission includes a drink.

3. The Tavastia & Semifinal Nightclubs

Two nightclubs that are fused into one for special events, with great live rock music from Europe and the US. Tavastia attracts a more mature audience than the Semifinal. Location: Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 in Helsinki.

4. Molly Malone's Irish Pub

You'll find Molly Malone's close to Helsinki's central rail station. This is an irish-style pub that is loved by many, with live music performances daily. One of the "Top 50 Irish Pubs in Europe". At Kaisaniemenkatu 1 in Helsinki. (City Street Maps)

5. Nightclub Kaarle XII

Six bars, two floors, and a young, energetic crowd dancing to pop music make Kaarle XII at Kasarmikatu 40 one of Helsinki's biggest (and best) nightclubs. Open Thursday-Saturday.

6. The Lost & Found in Helsinki

One of Helsinki's best gay-friendly nightlife spots. You'll find a mixed crowd with quite a few celebrity guests. Minimum age is 24 here. Open daily, at Annankatu 6.

7. The Redrum Nightclub

At Vuorikatu 2 you'll find the Redrum, a pulsing club that attracts a young crowd. Music styles range from hip hop to house to reggae and indie. Open daily, admission price varies.

8. Ateljee Baari at Torni

A popular but pricey nightlife spot in Helsinki especially during tourist season, the cafe-bar of Hotel Torni (at Kalevankatu 5) has a classy atmosphere and gives you a great view over the roofs of Helsinki.

9. Helsinki's Bar "Stuff"

"Bar Stuff" at Eerikinkatu 14 is a relaxing, partially smoke-free gay/GLBT bar with a patio, wireless internet access, and great special events. Minimum age is only 18 here.

10. Helsinki Sports Academy

Feel like watching a game or two? Visit the Sports Academy bar by Helsinki's train station. It can get really busy here when a popular game is on. Location: Kaivokatu 8. (City Street Maps)
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