Wanhan Tanssikellari (Kaivopiha, Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki) – this venue, located in the heart of the city, has an eclectic variety of music – ranging from ballroom dancing to DJ-driven dance music. From Tuesdays to Saturday evening, the orchestras play music to dance to, from walzes to tango, except on Saturdays the music is more youthful […]
The Tiger (Urho Kekkosen Katu 1 A, Helsinki) — The Tiger is a high class nightclub, which is located at the 5th floor of the shopping center of Kamppi (above the rooftops of Helsinki). This club plays a variety of music – from House and Trance music, to Hip Hop and R&B.
The Circus (Salomonkatu 1–3, Narinkkatori, Helsinki) – this 1,500-person venue hold a number of live performances by various regional and international rock & pop acts (such as The Simple Minds, Suzanne Vega, Pitbull, and many others).
Tavastia (Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6, Helsinki) – this is one of the oldest live clubs in Europe and the oldest in Finland. Tavastia has been hosting rock gigs since 1970 and has become a legend throughout the years. You haven’t really been to Helsinki if you haven’t seen a gig here. It’s not a huge […]
Siltanen (Hämeentie 13 B, Helsinki) – located in the bohemian neighborhood of Kallio, east from the city center, this is an easy going, down-to-earth bar with a lively terrace, and DJs playing dance music every evening. During the weekend afternoons, brunch is served.
R3D (Fredrikinkatu 51, Hensinki) – this nightspot books a number of Finnish and regional House music DJs, including the “Helsinki House Nights” parties.
Pacifico (Helsinginkatu 15, Helsinki) – this nightspot, located in the heart of the Kallio area, books a number of international “world music” acts (from Afrobeat to Soca, Calypso, Reggae, as well as Bossa Nova, Samba, Salsa, and other Latin sounds).
Lady Moon (Kaivokatu 12, Helsinki) – located in central Helsinki (across the street from the central railway station), this nightclub has both DJ-driven dance music, and occasional live rock bands. Unlike other nightclubs, this one of open seven nights a week.
Kokomo Tikibar & Room (Uudenmaankatu 16-20, Helsinki) – as the name implies, this is a Polynesian-themed bar, which serves both food and cocktails from that part of the world. During the second half of the week (including the weekend), a portion of the bar becomes a small disco, with DJ-driven dance music during the late […]
Kaarle XII (Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki) — The popular “Kalle” has been working since 1976 with the same business idea and name. The relaxed atmosphere restaurant consists of 6 bars in two floors, one of the bars being the ever so popular Suomibaari (nowadays Bar 4), a bar that only plays Finnish pop music.