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“Lives up to the hype.”
Review of A21 Decades

A21 Decades
Ranked #2 of 52 Nightlife in Helsinki
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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.
New York, NY
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lives up to the hype.”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

First-class cocktail joint with upscale atmosphere, helpful hosts, and many unique Finland-based flavors and liquors. Not a large space, so best visited during the week or early on weekends. Make it a point to go outside your comfort zone a bit -- you won't regret it.

Visited September 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Extraordinary cocktail experience”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

An absolute must if you are a cocktail enthusiast/foodie, A21 has an extensive menu of Finnish (Suomi) ingredients that you will never see anywhere else. A few examples were cloudberries (with pepper!), fresh berries and gin (including arctic bramble!), lingonberries and vanilla, red & blackcurrants, and sea buckthorn jam with a local brandy, Jaloviina. They also have non-native drinks that looked delicious, as well as traditional cocktails, but the fresh local ingredients made for some divine cocktails.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank docpoet
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Lancs, England
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183 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Amazing cocktails”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place. Nice atmosphere and a massive range of unusual cocktails plus all the normal favourites. Staff were brilliant with giving advice on where to start with the huge choice. Not cheap but well worth it.

Visited June 2013
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Thank julie60
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent cocktails!!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

This place was great. It's a good spot to check out earlier in the night. They make such unique and finland specific type drinks. It's completely worth the cost of the drink! It can be pricey but well worth it for the taste. Good service as well. I wish I was able to go more than just once while I was visiting Helsinki. If you're going to Helsinki you should certainly stop by this cocktail lounge. Also, there are two - the first A21 we found is actually the restaurant. They gave us directions to the actual lounge which was just down the street around a corner.

Visited January 2013
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Thank S y
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Oslo, Norway
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Definitely the best cocktail bar I've been to in my entire life, and I've been to many.
Our waiter couldn't have been more service-minded and put us in the most comfortable position. The cocktails served were splendid and created a fireworks of tastes on our palates.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Denis S
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