Great Nightlife Locations in Helsinki

Where to Go Out in Finland's Capital

A nightclub in Helsinki.
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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 8 best and most popular nightlife locations in Helsinki, Finland.

  • 01 of 08

    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.


  • 02 of 08

    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.


  • 03 of 08

    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".


  • 04 of 08

    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. 

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  • 05 of 08

    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. 

  • 06 of 08

    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.

  • 07 of 08

    "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.

  • 08 of 08

    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.