On the Rocks Kallio

On the Rocks Kallio is a music bar and restaurant in Kallio serving lunch on weekdays and pub food in the evenings and during weekends. Events from live music to quizzes and bar games, as well as a pool table for customers.

The Riff

The Riff is a rock n' roll bar located in the heart of Punavuori, a place to be for both an average person and an international rock star. The dark interior provides extra attention to photographer Ville Juurikkala's stunning art gallery; the walls are filled with carefully selected photos of world-famous artists, printed on brushed aluminium boards. The music sound quality is guaranteed with Genelecs. Thanks to their extremely high quality, it is possible to enjoy the music and comfortably chat with your friends at the same time, even on the busiest nights.


Praha, located at Kaivopiha, close to the Central Railwaystation, is a place for beer and heavy rock music lovers.

Boothill Rock Club

Boothill Rock Club is a relaxed rock bar in Kamppi, only blocks away from the Helsinki city center.

In addition to reasonably priced draught beers the bar offers a growing and changing selection of bottled beers from all over the world.

Live music on Thursdays and weekends.

Also a free pool table, darts, board games and free WiFi.

Bar Loosister

Rock bistro Bar Loosister is a cozy living room in Kallio, the bohemian district of Helsinki. Opened in 2013, the restaurant serves delicious pizzas and top-notch burger plates for both vegans and meat-lovers, a good variety of local and global beer brands, honest rock'n roll and a chilled-out atmosphere.


Tavastia is one of Europe's oldest still active rock clubs. The club, built in 1970, features live concerts with international artists as well as top Finnish artists. Every Saturday, after the gigs, the DJs play indie/pop/rock music from the best classics to the latest hits.

The restaurant Ilves offers lunch on weekdays and snacks till the wee hours of the night.


Opened in 1993, Semifinal is a stepping stone for new talent. This is the place to see for the first time some of the promising artists who will later let it rip upstairs at the full Tavastia club.

On the Rocks

On The Rocks is a rock bar and live club on Mikonkatu next to the Railwaystation. Live music, stand up-nights, jams, dj-clubs and different events. THe Street bar is a nice place for rock enthusiast and all other thirsty people of the city: nice company, cool atmosphere, good music and different events from the afternoon until night.
The club downstairs, the Rock Club, is open on weekends and during event nights.