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“Wonderful brewpub in the middle of Helsinki”
Review of Oluthuone Kaisla

Oluthuone Kaisla
Ranked #40 of 1,675 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I visited Kaisla on the advice of a Finnish friend, who used to come here after work on Fridays. I was a solo business traveler on a rainy, cold night in April.

I loved Kaisla's warmth,staff, selection, and atmosphere. The pub has a lot of tables without seeming too large, thanks to its winding footprint between two street entrances. The English-speaking staff was friendly and helpful, advising me on the available beers and ales based on my descriptions and reviews. The selection of bottled beers is huge, with a sizeable variety of draft beers as well. The clientele was mostly local, stopping by for a drink after work, followed by an after-dinner crowd around 8 PM.

The food is really just hearty snacks, not a meal, and it leans toward the heavy and the deep-fried. There is limited table service, but standing at the bar and having elaborate conversations with the bartenders is part of the experience.

Not to be missed is the large selections of Scotch Whiskies, to top off the evening.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

good service and friendly staff. beer options little limited to donestic products but also some intetesting visitors. better than most bars in helsinki. friendly atmosphere. lot of seating even on a friday.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Big place with a huge selection of beers , professional knowledgeable staff and a very friendly atmosphere. Many local and specialty beers to explore.

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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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