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“Could have been more”
Review of Oluthuone Kaisla

Oluthuone Kaisla
Ranked #37 of 1,489 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Could have been more”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Kaisla has an awesome selection of beers, but enjoying them is hard. The music and therefore other customers are too loud, the crap they sell as snacks smells all over the place, so that you can't enjoy the beer aroma and the air in general seems to be imported from the 70's or haven't they heard of air-conditioning ?
The decorations and ambiance during quieter daytime is ok, but friday-night was a nightmare.
Young and old twats swarming the bar, behaving like pigs and screaming their lungs off.
I feel sorry for the obviously professional, tolerant staff for having to put up with this in a place like this. Specially the older men bartenders had a great sense of black humour.

  • Visited June 2012
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Amsterdam
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent beer pub”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Nice atmosphere, spacieus, good staff, excellent beerassortment from draught and bottle; big or small

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Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great beer and cider selection”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Kaisla has an excellent selection of beers and ciders, imported and a few Finnish ones too. The atmosphere is cosy and their giant toasts are super delicious.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank chaneli_10
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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great selection of beers and relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

This place has probably the best selection of beers in Helsinki. It's a great place right in the centre to go with some friends for a pint or two. They also have board games :o)

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Anna B
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Helsinki, Finland
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best Oluthuone in Helsinki”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Kaisla is my favorite spot for beer and conversation in Helsinki. It has all the Belgian beers, and a huge selection of German lagers and other ales and beers. The atmosphere is exactly right for my tastes, lively but not noisy. The decor is old beer hall style. There are tables where chess and kimble are played, sofas for groups, and small tables for two. The name means a place where reeds grow. This location was once on the edge of Kluuvi bay (the bay is gone now and covered with buildings).

Visited April 2012
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Thank cowboy888
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