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“Nice beer place”
Review of Oluthuone Kaisla

Oluthuone Kaisla
Ranked #79 of 1,628 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Nice place downtown Helsinki to drop by and taste some local or global beers. Also a small selection of snack food available.

Thank Jari S
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

As it is close to pretty much everything, you might easily end up here for a couple of pints. It's got a bit complicated interior but it looks like to pub and most of all, it has marvellous selection of beers for a Finnish restaurant.

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Thank Lemmy75
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Huge beer selection, some sandwiches from the grills, very busy with people at peak hours and a central location next to the railway station. Won't dissapoint you if it's beer and people you're looking for but won't get you excited either.

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Thank Tuomas P
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Kaisla is one of the must have visits if you are in Helsinki or nearby and would like to have a feeling of the local party -before or instead of a club. It's a few minutes walk from the Central Railway Station (and has two separate entrances from different streets) and if it's peak time, you can be sure it is packed with people. This is fine though: Finns are known to become very friendly and open after a few drinks, so the crowd is very pleasant (and patrolling security makes sure that it stays that way).

The place is big and the beer selection is extremely good, but unlike most other places, that doesn't mean it's only beer that they have: you have a nice selection of many other drinks, like whiskies and other hard liqeurs (the only thing that might be missing is a wine selection). Try their Salmari (custom-made liquorice vodka) which in my opinion is better than at most other pubs (and thus more dangerous). They also have their Fisu (Fisherman's Friend vodka -it tastes exactly as it sounds) and every other Finnish specialty that you and your new Finnish friends whom you just met at the bar can think of.

You can also eat something (sandwiches or easier warm Finnish meals) -this is nice while drinking to keep the night longer, but of course this is not why you would come to Kaisla.

Service is good, actually better than expected in such an extremely popular place: all the bartenders are very experienced and can handle the crowd well.

There are even board games available, so if you feel like a fun afternoon session of Monopoly with your friends while having some drinks, you can head to the corner table inside (the one with the comfortable couches) and have a blast.

This is a place not to be missed!

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Thank n0rdicguy
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Lot of beers and ciders to chose among. The sandwiches are a bit expensive but big and tasty. Lot of people.

Thank KAEPY
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