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Wanhan Tanssikellari

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 […]

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The Tiger

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.

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Tavastia

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 […]

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Siltanen (Hämeentie 13 B, Helsinki)

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.

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R3D

R3D (Fredrikinkatu 51, Hensinki) – this nightspot books a number of Finnish and regional House music DJs, including the “Helsinki House Nights” parties.

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Pacifico (Helsinginkatu 15, Helsinki)

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).

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Lady Moon

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.

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Kokomo Tikibar & Room

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 […]

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Kaarle XII

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.