Saturday, 2 April 2011

102nd issue: Alcohol, music and drunken people = Helsinki nightlife: Central

I'm not even going to start telling about the places I wouldn't enter. In all bars you can order in English, it's all good.

My friend says that what I wrote makes it look like these are the bars I wouldn't enter. But what I mean is that I have listed here the bars I would enter, there are heaps of crappy bars in the central which are filled with over sized ice hockey players and rednecks.

Central

Kokomo bar

A new bar with Hawaiian tiki atmosphere.

Average age?
26-27(??)

Music genre?
Indie/Post-punk/funk/surf/etc.

Where?
Uudenmaankatu 16-20


Entrance?
Around 5€ + 2€ 


Snacks/food?
Yes

(pic from kokomo.fi)

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Bar Loose

If you are searching for famous Finnish singers, this is the place.

The average age?
30(??)


Genre?
Rock/surf/garage/etc.


Adress?
Annankatu 21


Entrance?
3€, sometimes gig held downstairs, which you have to pay separately.


Snacks/food?
Yes

(pic from metrolive.fi)

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Llamas

Small and cosy bar with strong mexican influence. Also you have to try the 3€ shot.

The Average age?
All


Genre?
Reggae/World/etc.


Entrance?
Free


Snacks/food?
Yes
(pic from barllamas.fi)
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Gigs and DJs. A wide selection of different music genres. Reggae Sundays, House, dance dance! Also different music in different floors.

The average age?
24-25(??) 

Genre?
Reggae/indie/electro/house/etc

Adress?
Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 21


(pic from klubitus.org)
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A club built under the ground. Interesting, the atmosphere supports the music genre playde in Playground making sounds more intensive.

Genre?
Jungle/house/etc.

Adress?
Iso Roobertinkatu 10

(pic from lifesaver.net)
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Also known as the "teenager disco". Music is good, but the whole disco is full of 18-year old girls who all look the same and boys who all wear timber man shirts. But this disco is a must see!

When? 
Almost every Saturday


The average age?
18. 

Genre?
Indie/postpunk/new-wave/pop/etc.

Adress?
Urho Kekkosen katu 6

note: disco starts after the gig ends in Tavastia... Depending on what gig there was before disco, there can be quite interesting people mixed up with the teenagers.......

(pic from klubitus.org)

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