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Bar Base

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Kampinmalmi
Bar, European, Pub
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Kalevankatu 3 B, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 672013
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Today
12:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 - 02:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 04:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Nice bartender, great ppl, awesome music, cheap drinks, clean. Would comeback again! Not easy to find, but you do- it's worth it!

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Thank Lironkane
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Visited in April from South Africa. Great music, great atmosphere, friendly bar staff and locals! Highly recommended for anyone into Rock / Alternative music!

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Thank cash2274
Espoo, Finland
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249 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I was there with colleagues and customers. It is heavy/rock'n'roll Bar. Reasonable prices, kind service. Nothing bad, nothing really special except music.

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Thank Markus V
Helsinki Finland
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264 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Been here several times, and I simply like this little bar. It is really right in the middle of Helsinki, on a street full of bars. Nice terrazza, good service, decent prices, relaxed atmosphere. Really, worth a visit - or more!

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Thank theblond
Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is quite good rock bar, if you are in Helsinki city and get thirst. Good music but not so good live gigs, too small for that...

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Thank Leijona44
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

came here for a drink on our last night in Helsinki. The barmaid serving wasn't particularly polite or interested and didn't seem to want to help us when trying to decide on the beer we liked which put us off a bit. the interior was a bit dank and dark and no one was there. we chose to sit outside... More 

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Thank AMY B
Coseley
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

For those looking to stick to more English beer there is a range of Fullers and familiar cider. But for those looking to try something new this place is a goldmine. Twisted Thistle and Hoppe IPA particularly recommended.

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Thank johnnycocheroo454
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

First of all I didnt smell any urine at the bar area or at the places to sit. When we were there a band was playing. They could have been a bit quieter because talking was difficult. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the time we had there. The staff was friendly, the beer good. And the ambience was awesome.

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Thank FuranTraveling
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

No people inside, no people outside. Smell of urine close to bar area. There are plenty of bars in Helsinki better than this one.

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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

First time in a Finnish bar and drinking Finnish beer, friendly bar staff, they play rock music which is a total win for me and the walls are decorated with musicians caricatures. Karjala beer is great stuff too.

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Thank Linzy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 03:00
Thursday
12:00 - 03:00
Friday
12:00 - 04:00
Saturday
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalevankatu 3 B, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 672013

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?