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“Delicious and very special cocktails, hidden entry”
Review of A21 Decades

A21 Decades
Ranked #2 of 55 Nightlife in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to A21 - a destination for anyone in love with cocktails & bars. We think drinking and cocktails have been taken too seriously for too long, so we decided to bring the fun back in the game.
Horgen, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Delicious and very special cocktails, hidden entry”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

From outside, you cannot se much, and there is only a small sign. To enter this place, you have to ring the doorbell. The cocktails were quite expensive (well, that's Finland...) but delicious. You can find some common drinks on the menue, but I recommend to try their own creations. They are great, some of them tasting like traditional Finnish desserts. Cool lounge-style atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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Plano, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Cocktail Bar”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Found this place on a stroll, liked it so much, came back with friends, who all agreed...fantastic cocktails. Like the Finnish connection to the cocktails, and lounge decor. Open seating and a great spot to try some new martinis/drinks. Not too busy mid-week, and a definitely worth a stop for a few drinks

Visited September 2012
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Great cocktails”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This place has a very extensive cocktail list - they are serious about their stuff and people say it is the best cocktail bar in Helsinki. The inside is very plush, flowing curtains, clubby soundtrack. Slightly contrived but nevertheless a good place to start the night. The bar next door, bar loose offers a complete alternative - grungy, rock and manic - also interesting as an antidote!

Visited August 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fancy cocktail bar.”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

If you got lots of money and like the high class life style, you´ll love this place. To enter, you gotta ring the doorbell and they have table service (very rare in Helsinki in a bar). The cocktails are really amazing and the waiters are very friendly. Fancy interior.

Visited October 2011
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Fine drinking.”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

I do care a lot about value. And I do set very high standards for any establishment that charges high prices, as I have spent my whole humble life eating & drinking.
In my modest opinion, A21 is one of those places where you will be happy to pay the price.
The drink selection is awesome, the best in Helsinki by far. It is relaxing and cosy, a place for those who want to enjoy without the massive crowds and high volume noises.
Cocktails are prepared professionally, and don't mind if they take their time, as they follow traditional old school recipes, and the drinks are worth the wait.
Go on your own and have an Old Fashioned prepared with Zacapa Rum, take your girl for a signature rhubarb martini, or go with your crew and book the private room in the back.
Definitely one of the best bars around, in Europe.

Visited December 2011
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