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“A warm place in the city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oluthuone Kaisla

Oluthuone Kaisla
Ranked #32 of 1,453 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A warm place in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

This has become one of our favorite spots in Helsinki! No matter what night you go there it is filled with people in its warm inviting atmosphere where you can meet and have a great conversation. It is a gathering place for many locals and visitors, business people, students - everybody. It has a huge selection of beers (olut in Finnish - hence the name) with many local Finnish craft brews as well as beers from all over the world. It is convenient to the Kaisineimi metro station - just up to the street level and across the street. There are two entrances with bars at both - they each have a different selection of beers on tap so it is worthwhile to see what you might want first - but you can sit anywhere on the tables and sofas spread in the 3 rooms. They have a selection of ciders and other drinks as well, during the Christmas season they have the local Glogi - served with red wine, vodka or without alcohol. They also have a small selection of food - I would recommend one of the "toasts" which is like a grilled sandwich with different combinations - they are iso-large and filling a good value for the price if you need a something for lunch or dinner. The wait staff are great and fluent in several languages - Finnish and English of course - but also have heard orders in French.
This is a great place - so if you are in town for a night or a local this is a perfect choice!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant beer shelves.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Insain beer selection, especiallyy from Belgium.

Even Westvleteren XII was to be found.

Nice atmosphere on a Thursday at 23.00.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stian O
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Helsinki, Finland
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207 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Enormous selection of beer & tasty snacks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Kaisla must have one of the widest selections of beer in Helsinki. You can find the world's best bottled beers here. Also there is an ever changing selection of tap beers - also real ale.

If you are a real enthusiast you can also find more rare and special beers from their shelves. And what I mean are those 20-50€++ bottles of pure celebration of beer.

The food they serve is of good quality. The toasts and snails are quite basic but still tasty and go well with cold drinks of course.

The place can be packed during the weekends so if you are a big group you should come in early to get seats for everyone. The long queues to the bar can be sometimes depressing.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jimmy C
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice pub!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Really good beer selection! They have quiz night on Sundays if you can speak finnish! I had an IPA beer which it was absolutely excellent! Perfect location, definitely worth a visit if you are out and about in Helsinki!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 5lex
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Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of the top 3 places in Finland to have a beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are looking for a place to grab a pint, look no further. Kaisla has the widest selection of beers (and also whiskeys) in the neighborhood. Remember to check the corner fridge for some rare specialities not listed on the chalkboard. There's also nice selection of decent pub food available if drinking makes you hungry.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elitisti
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