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The Best Bars In Turku, Finland
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The Best Bars In Turku, Finland

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The city of Turku used to be the capital of Finland. There are many tourist destinations in this beautiful city, and, of course, when the Nordic sun sets below the horizon there are plenty of night-time activities for you to enjoy. Here we help you explore five of the best bars in this Nordic City.
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Panimoravintola Koulu

A bar in a former school

If you are looking for an authentic Nordic place where you can chat with your friends and enjoy a glass of beer, then Panimoravintola Koulu is perfect place for you. It is a former school, and many parts of the school have been turned into a bar environment. This bar is well furnished with wooden decorations and furniture, giving you a glimpse of Nordic interior design. This bar only serves their own brews, which means that there may be some creative brews from time to time.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: 11am-2am daily

Eerikinkatu 18, 20100 Turku, +358 2 274 5757

Panimoravintola Koulu © Urpo Helenius/Flickr
Panimoravintola Koulu | © Urpo Helenius/Flickr

Aussie Bar

Enjoy an evening on River Aura

Aussie Bar is a very popular option for a night out for both locals and tourists. It is located in a boat on River Aura, which gives you very close contact with the picturesque river. The boat has three levels and on Friday and Saturday, they open their spacious hull for one of the coolest dance floors in Turku. There are also some really spectacular dishes offered in this bar, including burgers, salads and pizza, and everyday – including weekends! – they offer lunch for only 10 Euros.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: (13 Apr-13 Sep) Sun-Tue 10am-2am; Wed-Thu 10am-3am; Fri-Sat 10am-4am

Itainen Rantakatu 23, 20810, Turku 20810, Finland, +358 449802337

Courtesy of the Aussie Bar
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A bar with high quality music

Situated in the heart of Turku, Klubi is the perfect place for casual chatting and drinking. The bar is filled with an elegant ambience, however it can also be transformed into a massive concert venue. In fact, Klubi is partly owned by a local record label and this explains why the standard of music played in the bar is always high. There are a number of sections in the bar, which cater to the different needs of their guests. You can choose to have a more relaxing environment where you can have a chat with your loved ones, or you can strut your stuff on a dance floor to the massive popular songs.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-4am; Fri-Sat 10pm-4am; Sun 12am-4am

Humalistonkatu 8a, 20100 Turku, Finland, +358 0600 03391

A gig in Klubi © joan!ta/Flickr
A gig in Klubi | © joan!ta/Flickr
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Cosmic Comic Café

Fancy comic themed bar

Cosmic Comic Café is more than simply just a café; it is great bar which aims to bring people together. The ambience is well produced, with wooden walls and furniture. Together with dim yellow lights, the café resembles a Nordic chalet that gives you a homely feeling. There are also comics used as wall paper, which gives this bar a chic, alternative and modern touch. Here you can find more than 70 types of beer and 25 types of cider, and you surely will find a favourite after visiting this bar.

Price: budget

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 3pm-2am; Fri-Sat 3pm-3am; Sun 4pm-2am

Kauppiaskatu 4, 20100 Turku, Finland, +358 2 2504942

Cosmic Comic Café © Ville Säävuori/Flickr
Cosmic Comic Café | © Ville Säävuori/Flickr
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The entertainment hub of Turku

If you are a lover of dance and music, then you are going to love Venus. Venus offers a wide selection of beer and wine, but what’s intriguing is the entertainment provided by the bar. Venus has been considered as the entertainment hub of Turku, as it features the best music in town. The bar invites many talented local musicians to perform on stage and share their music with you. For those who love to perform, there is also a karaoke bar section where you can sing your favourite songs in front of the guests.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10pm-4am

Aurakatu 6, 20100 Turku, Finland, +358 2 2843 300

By Billy Lok Ming Poon