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Siltanen (Hämeentie 13 B, Helsinki)

Siltanen (Hämeentie 13 B, Helsinki) –  located in the bohemian neighborhood of Kallio, east from the city center, this is an easy going, down-to-earth bar with a lively terrace, and DJs playing dance music every evening.  During the weekend afternoons, brunch is served.

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R3D

R3D (Fredrikinkatu 51, Hensinki) – this nightspot books a number of Finnish and regional House music DJs, including the “Helsinki House Nights” parties.

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Pacifico (Helsinginkatu 15, Helsinki)

Pacifico (Helsinginkatu 15, Helsinki) – this nightspot, located in the heart of the Kallio area, books a number of international “world music” acts (from Afrobeat to Soca, Calypso, Reggae, as well as Bossa Nova, Samba, Salsa, and other Latin sounds).

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Lady Moon

Lady Moon (Kaivokatu 12, Helsinki) – located in central Helsinki (across the street from the central railway station), this nightclub has both DJ-driven dance music, and occasional live rock bands.  Unlike other nightclubs, this one of open seven nights a week.

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Kokomo Tikibar & Room

Kokomo Tikibar & Room (Uudenmaankatu 16-20, Helsinki) – as the name implies, this is a Polynesian-themed bar, which serves both food and cocktails from that part of the world.  During the second half of the week (including the weekend), a portion of the bar becomes a small disco, with DJ-driven dance music during the late […]

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Kaarle XII

Kaarle XII (Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki) — The popular “Kalle” has been working since 1976 with the same business idea and name. The relaxed atmosphere restaurant consists of 6 bars in two floors, one of the bars being the ever so popular Suomibaari (nowadays Bar 4), a bar that only plays Finnish pop music.

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Havanna

Havanna (Kaisaniemenkatu 2, Helsinki) – in existence for at least 20 years, this Cuban-themed club and restaurant has always been playing all kinds of Latin music (from Merengue, to Bachata, Cumbia, Chachacha, Son, Reggaeton and a lot of Salsa and Timba).  Live Latin bands are also booked there.

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Fredan Tivoli

Fredan Tivoli (Fredrikinkatu 51, Helsinki) – this venue, for the 20-something crowd, books a number of international and regional House and Trance music DJs, so it’s always a lively crowd here.  One of its major events here is “Helsinki House Nights”.

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Tao’s Bar & Smoker’s Lounge

Tao’s Bar & Smoker’s Lounge (Augustinergasse 3, Zürich) – located within the restaurant of the same name, Tao’s Bar (complete with its dark wooden interior) is a great place for mature visitors to relax and order a heavy drink (such as Bourbon, Vodka, or Cognac) as well as sample Cuban and Dominican hand-rolled cigars (including […]

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Plaza Klub

Plaza Klub (Badenerstrasse 109, Zürich) – housed within a former movie theater at the western end of Langstrasse, this venue boasts two dance floors (one of which permits smoking) – with its DJs playing a mix of music (from 80s New Wave to more recent electronica. The crowd is age-diverse. Still, Thursdays are student nights […]