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The Gallows Bird

Merituulentie 30, Espoo 02200, Finland
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Ranked #2 of 95 Restaurants in Espoo
Cuisines: Pub
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In Espoo you don't have a big choice of local pubs that you could consider visiting for a good pint of beer and relaxed, yet, cosy atmosphere. Gallows Bird is a great choice. They have an excellent selection of beers and wonderful service. If you look the directions from Reittiopas, it is easy to get to, but not very near... More

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Plenty of brew selections, cozy atmosphere. not by the water though...and there are many choices with water views

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Helsinki
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Gallows Bird may well be the best pub in Finland. The atmosphere is instantly welcoming, and the selection of beers is simply astonishing for a Finnish pub. You will almost always find real ale, and a selection of current special offers. If you are in the area in January, be sure not to miss the annual Real Ale Festival,... More

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Best pub in Finland. Hands down! There are some other good spots in the city, but The Gallows Bird has a fantastic rotating and seasonal selection. It's a good size and very comfortable, although it can get busy on Friday nights for example. Food is okay but not amazing; you come here for the excellent range of beers.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Our second livingroom and the best of the best. Perfect surroundings and excellent beer selection. We've spent some good time with good friends there.

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is well off the beaten track if you are visiting Helsinki. Maybe not worth the bus/taxi trip as you can find similar places in the capital (Kaisla, in Kaisaniemi and all the Kala-pubs). But if you are visiting friends in Espoo or staying in Tapiola and start feeling thirsty then this is the place where you can have quality... More

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Espoo, Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This place is located in an area that you really need to travel from downtown Helsinki and the outside of the building doesn't look very promising at all. But once inside and after a quick look at the selection, you do realize that you are in a first class pub. I can only comment on this place based on their... More

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Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great beers, friendly staff. If you don't know what you want, ask them for recommendations. Definately worth a visit if you like beer.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I was taken to this pub whilst visiting friends in Espoo (I live in the UK), so imagine my surprise when we stepped into a nondescript building just off the main highway to be transported into what could be an English pub, but with a far more comprehensive selection of beers than I would ever find at home. The atmosphere... More

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Helsinki
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The Gallow Bird in Espoo is one of the comfortablest bars I've ever been to. It's a public house in Espoo next to Tapiola and offers very tasty beer. The selection is really big (also german brands), so everybody finds his favorite drink. On some evenings there is live-music in the bar. Really one of the best places in Espoo... More

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