Nightlife Tour of Helsinki (Self Guided), Helsinki

Most of Helsinki's nightlife is concentrated in the center of the city around the main train station. Almost all the establishments are a mix of bar, disco and concert venue. Finnish people are great lovers of live performances. No matter what band or artist is playing, they always enjoy the show. So, take this tour to experience the vibrant nightlife of Helsinki.
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Guide Name: Nightlife Tour of Helsinki
Guide Location: Finland » Helsinki (See other walking tours in Helsinki)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: naomi
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tavastia Club
  • On The Rocks
  • Molly Malone's Irish Bar
  • Kaarle XII
  • DTM
  • Mann's Street
  • Nosturi
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Tavastia Club

1) Tavastia Club

The Tavastia Club is a popular rock music club in Helsinki. The club was built in 1931. From early on, it was actively rented for entertainment purposes, including plays and dances. By the 1980s the club had achieved a legendary status in the Finnish rock music scene. The 1990s saw a number of popular new domestic acts rise to fame from the stages of the club. These include Don Huonot, Kingston Wall and The 69 Eyes. In 1994 a "little brother" club named Semifinal was opened in the basement of Tavastia to serve and as venue for "rising star" bands and other smaller acts. For example, HIM first played at Tavastia's Semifinal club when Ville Valo, the lead-singer to be, was still playing bass. Valo is said to have told Tavastia's manager Juhani Merimaa that he would one day play a sold-out gig in the upstairs club – a promise that he did indeed keep.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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On The Rocks

2) On The Rocks

On the Rocks is a rock club in downtown Helsinki next to the main railway station. The club has cave-theme-based decorations and a big stage where live rock concerts are held 5-7 times a week. Every evening the DJs play classics and the best new rock. Rock parties continue every night until 4 in the morning. Outside there is a street bar where you can enjoy a drink while resting from the party inside.
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Molly Malone's Irish Bar

3) Molly Malone's Irish Bar

Molly Malone's Irish Pub is listed as one of the top 50 Irish pubs in Europe. Molly Malone's has two floors, three bars and a skilled staff that will make your visit unforgettable. Kitty, Molly and June are the names of the three bars and are usually called "The Wild Girls” by locals. Here you can listen to high-quality live Irish music seven days a week and enjoy a pint of real Irish beer.
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Kaarle XII

4) Kaarle XII

Kaarle XII, also called "Kalle," has been one of the biggest and most popular nightclubs in Helsinki since 1976. The venue features six bars, three bars on each floor. All six bars serve delicious dishes and a wide variety of drinks. Downstairs the music is mainly Finnish pop, and upstairs you can dance to top international hits. There is a lot of seating space, as well as dance areas. Their professional bartenders mix even the most demanding drinks and cocktails. They also have very large selections of beer, cider, cognac, whiskey and quality cigars.
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DTM

5) DTM

DTM was one of Finland's first gay clubs. Today it is considered to be the biggest in Scandinavia and has the hottest dance floors in town. DTM organizes a variety of performances, drag shows and bubbling foam parties. The club is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 pm to 5 am. The upstairs disco is open every weekend and during special events.
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Mann's Street

6) Mann's Street

Opened in 1998, Mann's Street is a cozy downtown meeting place for gay men, where you can drop by in the afternoon or evening and spend the whole night singing until the sun rises. Sunday to Thursday are the most popular karaoke nights. One night per week is organized as a dancing night, which means you have to get involved in the so-called “Mann's Street barn dances.”
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Nosturi

7) Nosturi

Nosturi (Finnish for crane) is a culture and music hall, as well as a nightclub, located in the Punavuori district of Helsinki. It is owned by the Association of Live Music (Elävän musiikin yhdistys, ELMU). The hall is located at the seaside in Hietalahti next to the Helsinki New Shipyard in an old cargo terminal building. It gets its name from the old crane (Hietalahti crane number 6) located right next to it. Many popular live music festivals are held at Nosturi throughout the year. The ELMU has had its premises in Nosturi since 1999. Before that it operated in the legendary Lepakko nearby.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Architecture Tour of Helsinki

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Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Tour of Helsinki's Ullanlinna District

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Ullanlinna is a district in the south part of Helsinki. The name of the district comes from the town fortifications that were standing in this place during the 1700s. During the 19th century the residential wooden houses were replaced by stone buildings, mainly designed in the Jugendstil style. This tour will show you the most interesting places of this area.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles

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