From bars and saunas to public transportation, this is your guide to the happiest city on Earth.
What could be better than a combined flowershop and café? Well, a combined flowershop and café serving Japanese tea and delicious cakes!
This pool restaurant is placed in the very center of Helsinki. As a Helsinki classic, the concept is easy: beverages, nice service and a large selection of activities such as pool, darts and table soccer. Feel free to just grab a few, or spend the whole night challenging your colleagues to different games.
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Bar Cón is a vibrant tapas bar floating on top of the city. The drink selection includes local Spanish wines, craft beers, cocktails, and, as a specialty, the North’s widest selection of vermouths. The atmosphere is boosted by live deejays and a rooftop terrace with city views.
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Baskeri & Basso
Basbas has stolen our hearts with their cosy bistro atmosphere, great wines and ‘outrageously simple’ food made with passion. Busy, but no worries. Head downstairs to BasBas & Staff Wine Bar, where you can enjoy small pieces of heavenly food with a vast selection of wines.
All internal and regional bus timetables in the Helsinki area are available in the HSL Journey Planner (see link below). Buses from other parts of Finland arrive at Kamppi bus terminal.
Clarion Hotel Helsinki
Stay the night above city rooftops by the sea, in Helsinki’s newest hotel. Enjoy the stunning heated rooftop pool, sauna with a view, Sky Room bar and Kitchen & Table restaurant by topchef Marcus Samuelsson. Only 8 minutes by tram from the city centre.
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Fat Ramen is a fast casual noodle bar located in the unique Hietalahti Market Hall. From lunch time to evening, offering a variety of hand-made ramen bowls. The restaurant uses always the best ingredients of the season and ambitiously combines Asian and Nordic flavors.
Goldfish, the urban bar, draws inspiration from the library bars of London’s luxury hotels and the best cocktail bars the world over. The full-service bar also has an extensive wine list and quality food on offer. Book a table for the evening or drop by ad hoc for a glass of champagne.
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
A casual and friendly hotel in a modern building located in the heart of Helsinki, and only a few steps away from the central railway station, where the trains will take you in five minutes to the Slush venue!
Named after an Italian car race, Milli Miglia truly is something to count on. Enjoy the beverages from Italy, try out the tapas pizza slice that comes together with the drink and reload your batteries for another day at Slush.
Time to set the sails! Navy Jerry’s is a beautiful mix of pacific kitch and naval officer’s mess. Choose between exotic drinks and classic cocktails, and feel the sea breeze in your hair in this navy themed bar. The music is the best of the 50’s and 60’s, so we promise you will have an amazing time.
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
The functionalist Vaakuna building, completed in 1952 for the Olympics, is situated in the core of Helsinki. The Loiste Restaurant serves you from breakfast till late in the evening, with terraces boasting great rooftop panoramas! Next to the central railway station, just one stop away from Slush!
Pastor invites you in with its relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere. No difference if you choose a beer, some sparkling or a cocktail, they are all going to blow your mind away. Stay for the night at the hip bar, or continue to the restaurant side to enjoy a lovely dinner.
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Lunch, high-quality pizzas, drinks & music.
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Authentic Japanese lunch during the day and unique cocktails during the later hours.
See & Do
The Startup Sauna co-working space is a focal meeting point in Northern Europe for entrepreneurs and investors alike. It’s a 1500 square meter industry hall open for everyone – no membership or previous ties to Startup Sauna are required.
It’s a regular event space for founder talks, pitching competitions, hackathons and BBQs, hosting nearly 100 events a year related to startups and entrepreneurship.
Storyville provides you with a relaxed, international jazz music experience. Come and hang out, continue your Slush talks, and enjoy quality beverages to some fine vibes. Here you will also find a classic selection of dishes, so no need to change places when you get hungry.
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Sushibar + Wine
Looking for an Instagram moment among Alvar Aalto furniture and the best sushi in town? This is the place to go to.
Sushibar + Wine can be found:
– Uudenmaankatu 15
– Fredrikinkatu 42
– Hämeentie 19
– Töölönkatu 51 b
– Shopping center Citycenter (Kaivokatu 8)
Taxis are available through Helsinki taxi service, on call at +358 100 0700 or by using Taksi Helsinki mobile app. A taxi rank is in front of the Messukeskus.
Teerenpeli is located in the center of Helsinki, in Kamppi. Specialized in beers, these guys sure can help you find your new favorite out of their wide selection of small brewery beverages. Teerenpeli also serve beers produced by their own brewery, make sure to try them out.
Tommyknocker Craft Beer Bar
Named after the pioneer of small American breweries, Tommyknocker Craft Beer Bar knows what American Style beers are all about. With a huge selection of small brewery beers, many of them imported from Colorado, and a lovely lineup of American inspired Finnish brewery beers, an aw here is a success.
Helsinki is served with excellent train connections from all around Finland and from Helsinki airport. Helsinki Central Railway station is located in the heart of the city. Also, all trains stop at Pasila Railway Station, just a 300 meter walk from Slush venue Messukeskus.
Trams are easy and convenient way to go around the city and enjoy some Helsinki sightseeing at the same time. Also, trams 7 and 9, that leave from the city center, stop in front of the southern entrance of Slush venue, Messukeskus.
You can download the Uber app from App Store or Google Play, create an account and order a ride!
Finnish beers and Finnish afterwork at its best. At Villi Wäinö you find 17 tap beers from Finnish breweries and countless bottled beers, all handcrafted. This is the place to go when you want to spend an evening that starts with enjoying the finest of beers and ends with dancing on the tables.