May 5, 2016

Helsinki Sports Bars

It is time for the Ice Hockey World Championship Games. Here you have the best sports bars in Helsinki.

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Sports, Beer, Friends and Food

Ice hockey is part of the Finnish culture and anyone visiting Helsinki should at least be aware of this beautiful game. One might even go to try out ice skating in the winter time at a perfect location at the Ice Park at Rautatientori. There’s two great teams playing in Helsinki. Team HIFK plays in the Finnish League Liiga and team Jokerit plays in Kontinental Hockey League which is an international league. We want to help you find a perfect place in Helsinki to enjoy sports and food at the same time.

Did you know by booking a table in advance for example at O’Learys Bakers you can secure a table for your party while enjoying some food, drinks and hockey?

Book Now O’Learys Bakers Helsinki City Centre (Mannerheimintie 12)

American Style Sports Experience

There’s nothing more cool than a true American sports bar with over the top sport themed decorations. You’ve probably experienced this if you’ve visited US. In the past there have been only few sport restaurants and bars in Helsinki. Sport bars are perfect places to get together with friends while enjoying some beer and food. The atmosphere is relaxed and you can wear even your favorite game shirt on you. Not so long time ago American style O’Learys Bar & Restaurant brand came to Finland and they currently have few restaurants in Helsinki area such as O’Learys Bakers and Sello. One must love the overwhelming American style decorations with all the sport related stuff.

O’Learys originates from Boston which is why you can see especially Boston related gear and posters on the wall. A kind of a funny thing is that even though the inspiration is coming from Boston the chain is founded in Sweden already in 1988. Overall a refreshing addition to the sport bar scene in Helsinki and as they claim the restaurants are like your second living room. Sello even has amazing gaming options and almost like a movie theatre for watching games.

Boston Red Sox on the Wall

Boston Red Sox on the Wall

the Food of a Sportsman

We went to try out the O’Learys Bakers on a rainy evening. O’Learys Bakers was opened in September to replace the legendary Bakers restaurant. The spirit of Bakers is still alive in the name as well as the Bakers night club on weekends. As said the Boston style decor is great and there’s more than 50 screens and over 1400 posters on the walls. Traditionally wings, ribs and burgers are considered as the ultimate food to go with the sports. These items are also the core part of the American style menu of O’Learys.

O'Learys Menu

We chose to go with the burgers and of course we had to order some American beer as well. We tried a vegetarian burger and a burger named after one of the hockey legends Bobby Orr. There were pleasantly well people on an evening in the middle of the week mostly group of friends or families. Every screen was showing sports as expected. The staff treated us well and the service was fluent. The burgers did the trick and we were happy with the outcome. At a sports restaurant you don’t want the food to be too fancy and at O’Learys it was nicely served in a wooden basket so to say. Though for easy eating we would’ve preferred regular plates. For combining food and sports O’Learys is a good choice and why not go there as well if you need a relaxed place to eat out. The unique thing about O’Learys Bakers is that their lunch also features a vegetarian option so there’s something for everyone also during lunch hours.

Bobby Orr Burger and Brooklyn Lager

Bobby Orr Burger and Brooklyn Lager

We think O’Learys Bakers will cater especially well the hungry shoppers in the city centre as well as people after some sports and food in the evenings. The location is great so it is easy to stop by for a beer and a bite in a relaxed atmosphere. This article is sponsored by Restel/O’Learys.

Sport Bars in Helsinki Area

O’LEARYS BAKERS
Story: Legendary Bakers turned into a sport bar
Location: Mannerheimintie 12, 00100 Helsinki
Open: lunch and dinner everyday, party in the weekends
olearys.fi/bakers
@olearysbakers #olearysbakers

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O’LEARYS FORUM
Story: Hidden sport bar on the top floor of Forum shopping center
Location: Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 Helsinki
Open: lunch and dinner
olearys.fi/forumhelsinki
#olearysforum

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O’LEARYS SELLO
Story: Experiences, entertainment and sports for everyone
Location: Leppävaarankatu 3-9, 02650 Espoo
Open: lunch and dinner everyday, party in the weekends
olearys.fi/sello
@olearyssello #olearyssello

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SPORT PUB CHELSEA
Story: Soccer pub in a prime location
Location: Töölönlahdenkatu 1, 00100 Helsinki
Open: 11am until 2pm every day
chelsea.fi
#sportpubchelsea

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HELSINGIN JALKAPALLOPUBI
Story: Unusual sports pub with only soccer
Location: Albertinkatu 36, 00180 Helsinki
Open: Everyday in the evenings
facebook.com/helsinginjalkapallopubi
#helsinginjalkapallopubi

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SPORTS ACADEMY
Story: The biggest sport bar in Helsinki
Location: Kaivokatu 8, 00100 Helsinki
Open: 11am until 3am every day
sportsacademy.fi
@sportsacademyhki #sportsacademyhki

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CASINO SPORTS BAR
Story:
Gambling and sports
Location: Mikonkatu 19, 00100 Helsinki
Open: 12am until 4am every day
casinohelsinki.fi/sports-bar
@casinohelsinki #casinohelsinkisportsbar

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SPORT BAR TÖÖLÖ
Story: Authentic neighborhood sport bar
Location: Mannerheimintie 98, 00250 Helsinki
Open: from lunch time until late evening
sportbartoolo.fi
#sportbartoolo