Turku Nightlife

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    Papa Joes Walk In Bar: Papa Joes Walk In Bar

    by biggeorge Updated May 18, 2004

    Ones of the boats moored on the banks of the Aura , does a neat line in tropical drinks despite the rather chilly May weather. You can order whisky and banana liqcuor , if you want.
    You can also watch crazy Finns taking all their clothes off and sliding down the hill opposite on their arses.

    Dress Code: no

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    Cosmic Comic Cafe: Cosmic Comic Cafe

    by biggeorge Written May 14, 2004

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    Large cafe in a shopping centre that lets you read comics while you drink. Like thats not going to attract loads of nerds. The pumping soundtrack of Iron Maiden was playing havoc with my afternoon hangover and there were a number of 80's metal casualties hanging round the place , wearing the dreaded black t-shirt , pentagram necklace combination. However all of these seemingly insurmountable problems were negated by the fact that I could read Calvin and Hobbes while nursing myself back to something resembling normal. I'm particulary partial to the ones where he builds really twisted snowmen or imagines he's a huge dinosaur smashing up his school.

    Dress Code: See above , if you've got one of those Witchfinder general style hats you'll look particulary smooth.

    Address: Kappiaskattu 4

    Directions: In the Forum shopping centre

    Cosmic

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    Kino: Kino

    by biggeorge Updated May 12, 2004

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    Bar upstairs - Nightclub Downstairs , has pretensions of grandeur as they wouldn't let Jiikku wear his student overalls. Happy hour till 12 upstairs - 2 Euro's a beer , 3 for a shot with a mixer ,as cheap as it's likely to get in Finland.
    Club downstairs plays cheesy chart music with the accompanying videos on large screen.
    Worth visiting because when we were there , me and Dave were the only blokes on the dancefloor , surrounded by about 30 girls for about an hour.

    Dress Code: No overalls

    Address: Kauppiaskattu 8

    Directions: At the top end of the market square.

    Dave and Pauli

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    The Old School: The Old School

    by biggeorge Written May 12, 2004

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    Huge pub set in what used to be an old Swedish speaking school , they've left the maps and the blackboard in and they brew their own beer on the premises.

    The brewery is actually on a raised platform above the bar which explains the slight mens changing room smell in the pub.

    Their own beer is all school related , Teacher is a medium lager and Master tastes like a version of Newcastle Brown Ale.

    Dress Code: No

    Tastes a bit funny

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    The Old Kindergarten: The Old Kindergarten

    by biggeorge Written May 12, 2004

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    Former kindergarten that does a nice pint of Koff and has that minimalist Scandinavian furniture thing , you canread the NME , or sit in one of the original kindergarten chairs , which are rather small .

    Dress Code: No

    Directions: Up the road from the main bridge over the Aura

    Am I very big or is the chair very small?

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  • Koulu: have a pint and smoke a cigarette in school..

    by annamantere Written Jul 30, 2003

    Pub built in an old school... they´ve left the blackboard and other school-stuff to the walls. It´s quite original, I think. You really know that you´re sitting in an old school, drinking beer.... for some reason it gives you certain pleasure...
    However, they have their own brewery -very tasty beer! Also they have sometimes live-music.
    Good pub.

    Dress Code: no code

    Directions: aaahh.. these addresses.. I think it is Eerikinkatu something something.. it´s very close to the market square, on the same side of the river. ask someone -anyone!

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  • Ribs: Jazz by the river

    by annamantere Written Jul 30, 2003

    I´ve been told that this place is built insie the old townhall. Even if it´s not true, it describes the place perfectly. It´s quite narrow, but surroundings are perfect. I never fail to go here when in Turku. It´s located just on the other side of street from the cathedral, down by the river.
    This is he place to go, no matter what time of the day it is. They have excellent live-jazz in the evenings (not every night, check the scedule), tasty food if you fancy a dinner and my thing is to go there for the saturdaymorning. I order a cup of coffee and read the newspaper or chat with friends.
    I think it´s owned by a dutch-man. Very, very, very, very nice!

    Dress Code: no code.

    Directions: By the river, on the other side of the street from the cathedral.

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  • Apteekki: Ex-Pharmacist

    by annamantere Updated Jul 30, 2003

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    This is probably the most famous pub in Turku. It is located in an old pharmacist, so they have left some old pharmacist-stuff on the shelfs etc. there´s no music here, just a cosy hum of conversation. The only but here is the smoke.. I don´t know why, but it really gets to you in this place. It even bothers some people who smoke themselves...
    But overall, great pub. This is not the youngsters spot. Older people come here too. Great place to see how people in Turku spend their friday-nights.

    Directions: I wish I wasn´t so lousy in remembering street-names... again -everyone will know where this is. Just ask. Not far from Maket-square, you just go to the other side of the river.

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  • Vessa: Old public toilet

    by annamantere Written Jul 30, 2003

    the pride and joy of Turku; "Vessa". It really is an old public toilet -my father used to visit it when it was used for the original purposes... (or then it´s just another of his stories...never know with him. ;)) But what I do know is, that this is a nice, a bit on a small side, cosy pub. Musicians from the consert-house on the other side of the street, often come here after rehearsals or consert. So you might even spot someone famous. ;)

    Dress Code: I doubt that they have one...

    Address: Puutori

    Directions: Puutori is a square located up from the market-square. Basically it´s between the market-square and the busstation. Easy to find. Ask anyone.

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    Metropol: Girls just wanna have fun...

    by Scandic Updated Mar 10, 2003

    Maybe it's my attitude, or something, but everytime when I have been in Turku, the nighlife has rock up all night long. (this haven't happen me any other cities att all..)
    Metropol was fun and me and my sister we met some nice guys there too. I really don't know does it have good reputation among local people but I really have fun there...

    Dress Code: There's no dress code, but I prefer something quite trendy clothes. It's not glam place att all, more casual I think.

    Address: Aurakatu 10

    Phone: puh (02) 2780 800

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    Mocca: So stylish, so trendy...

    by Scandic Written Feb 23, 2003

    Mocca is new one and it want to have very trendy name and it's made for all wanna-be's... Ok, you maybe get that point, itäs not my favourite place, but it's not bad one. It's just too posh for me. I want to have fun, don't think all the time, do I look good, is my hair fine, does that nail polish have a glamorous shine...

    Dress Code: Mocca had made well, there's nice furnitures and it's designed with a style. Two floors and good dance music... You should visit there, if you don't like, night is always long...

    Address: Eerikinkatu 30

    Phone: puh (02) 2343 010

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    Discos and night...

    by Herttuli Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Discos and night clubs

    Amarillo
    Eerikinkatu 15......................
    Börs Night Club
    Kauppiaskatu 6......................
    Club
    Kongressikatu 1.....................
    Down Town
    Linnankatu 17.......................
    Forte Night Club
    Kristiinankatu 8....................
    Hitz
    Humalistonkatu 2....................
    Kilta
    Humalistonkatu 8 A..................
    Marilyn
    Eerikinkatu 19......................
    Metro
    Aurakatu 10.........................
    Puuteri
    Eerikinkatu 30......................
    Ravintola 57
    Aurakatu 3..........................
    West/East Berlin
    Yliopistonkatu 17...................

    Pubs

    Arnold
    Kupittaan vanha asema...............
    Bluestock Club
    Humalistonkatu 6....................
    Cosmic Comic Café
    Kauppiaskatu 4......................
    Doggie Bar
    Yliopistonkatu 29 B.................233 7317
    Dublin Irish Pub
    Humalistonkatu 7....................336 1292
    Emigrant's
    Eerikinkatu 19......................
    Erik Public House
    Eerikinkatu 6.......................
    Foijan Yläbaari
    Aurakatu 10.........................
    Haarikka
    Eerikinkatu 19......................
    Hunter's Inn
    Brahenkatu 3........................
    Kipparin Tuoppi
    Kristiinankatu 4....................
    Koulu, Brewery Restaurant
    Eerikinkatu 18......................
    Kultainen Noutaja
    Eerikinkatu 19.....................
    Kåren
    Hämeenkatu 22.......................
    Manuel
    Läntinen Rantakatu 65...............
    Olavin Krouvi Musicbar
    Hämeenkatu 30.......................
    Old Bank
    Aurakatu 3..........................
    Old Havanna Pub
    Kongressikatu 1.....................
    Pub Port Arthur
    Puutarhakatu 35.....................
    Pub Mr. Brown
    Yliopistonkatu 30...................
    Puutorin Vessa
    Puutori.............................
    Rock Pub Pietro
    Linnankatu 27.......................
    Tusina Pub
    Kaskenkatu 3........................
    Uusi Apteekki
    Kaskenkatu 1........................
    Whisky Bar
    Yliopistonkatu 19...................

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  • Discos: Börs, Forte, Puuteri,...

    by eke76 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Discos: Börs, Forte, Puuteri, 57, Prima, Club Metropol, berlin, Säätämö, marilyn...etc



    Dancing: Galax, Thrinax

    Dress Code: regular, no costume (maybe in börs but otherwise not)

    Directions: in center of turku

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    Old Bank: Going through Place

    by hartti Written May 20, 2004

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    This place is a must after working, or before going to the night club. There is a piano, but acoustically not worth of while to make any show there.

    Address: Aurakatu 3

    Directions: Next to Market Place

    Website: http://www.turkutouring.fi/matkailijalle_2.phtml?path=MATKAILIJALLE%2FRavintolat%2FPubit+ja+ykerhot&id=774&kieli=englanti

    In Old Bank Vaults
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    Puuteri: Puuteri

    by Dexters Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The style of this club is very cool. Inside everything looks like an old palace/chateau.

    two dancefloors

    upper floor: disco-techno

    ground floor: rock/pop (opens later)

    Dress Code: none

    Directions: Eerinkatu 30
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