The Best Cocktail Bars in Tallinn

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Kasparas Asmonaitis

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is also the cultural center where all the best parties and events happen. From local bars to cozy cafés to wild nightclubs, you can find it all in Tallinn. It can get hard to decide which cocktail bar to pick for your night out, especially if you have limited time, so here is the list of the best cocktail bars in Tallinn to make your decision easier.

1. Butterfly Lounge

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Cocktails

Butterfly Lounge is the most popular and stylish cocktail bar in Estonia, so it’s a good spot to meet the many locals who come to Butterfly Lounge to start their night out with a delicious cocktail. The owners of this cocktail bar are famous Estonian bartenders who have dozens of international awards, so clearly they know how to prepare a proper elixir. They also work behind the bar at night, ensuring that the quality stays world-class. Also, if you are a fan of house music, you must come here on weekends when the best DJs play at Butterfly Lounge.

2. Déjà Vu

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Cocktails

Déjà Vu is one of the most popular cocktail bars in Tallinn, especially among the local Russian community. You should dress up fashionably if going to Déjà Vu – the dress code is pretty strict, and other visitors value beauty and fashion. The cocktails are very good, and there is also an area for Shish smoking on the second floor.

3. Katusekohvik

Bar, Cocktail Bar, European, Cocktails, Pub Grub

The party in Katusekohvik never stops, so you can come here whenever you want and still meet locals who will talk with you, dance with you, and have a drink or two. On Mondays, Katusekohvik transforms into the most popular Tallinn’s salsa venue. This cocktail bar is located on the fourth floor with a wonderful view over Tallinn’s Old Town, so if you don’t feel like dancing, you can just grab a cocktail, smoke some Shisha, and enjoy wonderful views!

4. Babulja Cafe - Cocktail Bar

Coffee Shop, Cocktail Bar, European, Coffee

Babulja Cafe – Cocktail Bar is a cozy and lovely café during the day, which turns into one of the best cocktail bars when the night comes and local party people go out to have some fun. It is a superb place to start your night with a beer or one of their many delicious cocktails.

5. Teater Club

Cocktail Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub

Teater Club is the place where the Estonian elite comes to party. It is an exclusive club with extremely high standards, so make sure to come here in your best outfit and with some extra cash to spend. The club is only open two days per week, but it is totally worth waiting all week just to have a party at Teater, which is located in an old theater from the 1930s.

6. Vabank

Cocktail Bar, Nightclub, European, Cocktails

If you like dancing to house music and having a wild party, Vabank is the place to visit in Tallinn. The entry costs 10 euros, and only people over 21 are allowed to enter, so you can expect to meet an more discerning adult crowd with good taste. Naturally, the standards are pretty high in Vabank – bartenders make some of the best cocktails in the city, the DJs never fail to impress, and the atmosphere is unforgettable (well, of course, unless you drink too much).

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