6 Best Places for Craft Beer in Tampere, Finland

Best Craft Beer in Tampere, Finland.
Best Craft Beer in Tampere, Finland. | ©Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy
Photo of Paula Hotti
25 June 2018

Tampere is known as the Manchester of Finland, with its industrial background, rock ‘n’ roll scene, and thriving pub culture. From old-fashioned pub nooks to stylish craft beer lounges, here are the six best places for craft beer in Tampere.

For Belgian Beer Fans

Gastropub, Belgian, $$$
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Tampere gastropub Tuulensuu.
Tuulensuu gastropub in Tampere. | ©Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Tuulensuu is a foodie institution of Tampere, and also a part of the local Gastropub family. Inspired by Belgian cuisine, Tuulensuu’s food and drink menus are a treasure trove. Tuulensuu is a place for anyone craving for some fried frog legs to be washed down with Trappist beer!

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Casual, Nightlife

Beer With a Nordic Flair

Craft Ale Bar, Restaurant, Northern European, Finnish, $$$
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Best craft beer in Tampere.
Gastropub Nordic beer tasting in Tampere, Finland. | ©Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Gastropub Nordic is located near Tampere Central Railway station and it specialises in Nordic food and drink. The food menu includes interesting options, from Nordic tapas plates to moose stew. The beer list has options from the Finnish brewery of Laitila as well as from Australia, USA, England and others.


Craft Ale Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Restaurant, European, Finnish, $$$
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Best craft beer in Tampere.
Teerenpeli is an iconic gastropub in Tampere, Finland. | ©Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Teerenpeli is an iconic Finnish brewery and restaurant pub. Established originally in Lahti, there are now six Teerenpeli restaurants around Finland. Tampere’s iconic Teerenpeli is located in the main shopping street and it is very easy to find. Apart from their own ciders and beers, you can also sample Teerenpeli’s distillery products. And don’t enter with a full stomach as Teerenpeli is also famous for its gastronomic expertise!

Board Games and Beer

Bar, Coffee Shop, European, $$$
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Best coffee shops in Tampere, Finland.
Taverna is Finland's first board-game café | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Lautapelikahvila (that is, board game coffee shop) Taverna is Finland’s first and so far only coffee shop dedicated to board games. While playing one of Taverna’s 450 games, you can also sample some microbrewery craft beers. Taverna is located in the city centre of Tampere, only one kilometre away from the central railway station.

Idyllic Brewery Restaurant

Craft Ale Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Restaurant, European, Northern European, $$$
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Plevna Brewery Pub & Restaurant in Tampere.
Brewery restaurant Plevna in Tampere. | ©Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

The brewery restaurant Plevna in Tampere has been serving food and tasty beer even before the current trend of craft beer. Plevna opened its doors in an old cotton mill in the city centre of Tampere in 1994, and the restaurant’s portions are not for the faint-stomached. The menu includes typical Finnish and German dishes such as Grandma’s meatballs with mashed potatoes and Bratwurst, which can be washed down by Plevna’s own beer!

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Dinner, All Day, Lunch


Casual, Traditional, Cosy

Public House Huurre

Restaurant, Craft Ale Bar, American, Northern European, Finnish, Mexican, $$$
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Best craft beer in Tampere.
Public House Huurre has a vast beer menu. | © Paula Hotti / Culture Trip

Public House Huurre is located a little bit off from the immediate city centre of Tampere but definitely worth the two-kilometre walk. The beer list is impressive and includes multiple options from the esteemed brewery Kaleva, which is located next door. And what does Huurre mean? It is the Finnish word for frost.