Helsinki Finland Nightlife - Helsinki has one of the most vibrant nightlife of any city in the region. Since the city is very popular as a nightlife spot, it can be very clouded, so always go early to any club or restaurant. Theater performances, opera, music is always prevalent throughout the city. This cultural mecca is a center in this part of the world for some of the finest orchestras and concerts in the world. The Finnish National Opera offers an entire program of Opera performances – so check what is being offered during your visit.
The best source of information to learn about the hours and offerings of local clubs and shows, or musical performances, is either one of the Finnish newspapers, or by picking up a copy of the Helsinki guide from most hotels or the tourist office. These are fantastic and comprehensive guides listing everything there is to do at night in Helsinki.
In addition to clubbing in Helsinki, there are even a multitude of intellectual and cultural activities for all tastes. Casinos are even available for those with a taste for the slots and the roulette wheel. With a very low maximum bet on most gambling opportunities, even the more resistant visitors will be very tempted to try their hand. Higher end casinos with much higher stakes are also available at the Helsinki casino – there’s something for everyone.
This very stylish club attracts a somewhat younger crowd (20 to 30 year olds). It is housed in hotel Klaus K, and features two bars and is laid out in a series of smaller areas. It has a unique and fascinating décor based on myths and legends of Finland. The centerpiece is the primeval fire pit as described in the epic poem of Finland, Kalevala. The décor and setup creates an ideal ambience for a very hip club.
This bar sits atop the famous Sokos Hotel Torni. This is, in fact, Helsinki’s most famous bars. While it’s small, it offers an intimate ambience where a number of local artists and writers relax. While it’s not easy to locate – you need to take the elevator and then an iron staircase, the trek is well worth it.
Baker’s is a long-running dining and drinking area that is spread across three crowded floors. The club is very upscale, with fantastic dance music and even a small casino. There’s a café and a bar, and even a restaurant. This location is a fantastic entertainment venue for eating, drinking, and dancing at one of the hottest clubs in Finland.
Finnish National Opera
If clubbing isn’t your thing, but a upper-scale opera performance is – head over to the opera house for some of the finest ballet and opera performances in the country. This opera house was built in the 1870’s and moved in 1993. Performances are internationally acclaimed, and an evening at the opera house will be well remembered.
Grand Casino Helsinki
This full-scale casino in Helsinki is another way to spend the evening having more fun than you ever thought possible. Play one of the 300 slot machines, roulette, blackjack or poker. With a very small cover charge – the only money you stand to lose here is the money that you put up as a bet. With two bars, a cabaret theater, and a restaurant – you will want to dedicate at least one full day (and night) to the casino.
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
The Helsinki Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in Scandinavia. This Orchestra is an elegant experience offered 70 to 80 times every year. If you are a lover of fine music, and in particular beautiful orchestra music – do not miss the opportunity to experience the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
Corona Bar for Billiards
This impressive bar boasts one of the largest collections of pool tables in the city. This is a popular bar among the younger crowd, as well as actors and writers who enjoy the atmosphere of the bar. The bar also serves sandwiches to patrons who are hungry.
This nightclub is another popular hotspot, especially on Thursday and Saturday when lines form outside of the club. Inside the club, patrons will discover a pub, the dance floor upstairs, and six bars throughout.
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