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Sports Academy

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American, Bar, Pub
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Kaivokatu 8 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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495 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Even if you are after an unusual tv broadcast your best is the Sports Academy. It is a typical sports bar. The best atmosphere is when one of the Finnish national teams plays. At other times it is quite lame. Also, the age of the restaurant is observable. Service is what you can expect in a sports bar. A lot... More 

Thank beachstone2c
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here two nights for our stay, due to location to our hotel and the wings and ribs are delicious. Sports broadcast on a few TVs however not willing to change for everyone so would check if they are showing what you want to see before ordering a meal, if wanting to watch something in particular. Wait times was... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Here you can see sport events on several screens, and enjoy drinks and food. Good service and ok options of snacks and good. Sweet potato chips are amazing. Good location just across the railway station

Thank Kirsi T
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

A nice restaurant, we sat outside. A good selection on the menu which was nicely cooked and well presented

Thank inspector61
Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We came to Sports Academy to watch the final of the Euro 2016, and we were rudely kicked out from our table right in the beginning of the extra time (the most interesting part!), without any earlier notice, because the part of the bar we were sitting in was closing (how is that even possible?!). As a result, we had... More 

Thank ksushagal
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This place is something I would call "where I usually go" or as we Finns tend to say "kantis". If you like to watch sports, this is your place. The service varies depending how many people are inside. Busy hours, usually in the weekends or when there is a big match, the service might be slow. Especially with the food,... More 

Thank Pawel K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Been here now for an hour and still no response whatsoever from any of the staff. No drinks, no menu - nothing. This place sucks

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Holzkirchen, Germany
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154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Just what I looked for. Lots of screens and different matches just great! American style and food and great gin! Will come again.

Thank OLaWi
Fort McMurray
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Visited this spot several times over our 2 week stay in Helsinki. The upstairs area has a shuffle board which was great fun! But the upstairs area closes early. There are lots of screens for watching sports and hot wings are excellent! (Ask for candy brandy shots from Timo at the downstairs bar! Great guys!)

Thank MrsLudlow
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Went to this bar for the typical Champions League evening. Different areas, so we could chose which game we wanted to watch. Good beers, fast service and best of all: delicious burgers, pork ribs and chicken wings. Definately order the 'HOT' version, because your beer will taste even better. Been here twice and will go here again when I'm in... More 

Thank IvarDoff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaivokatu 8 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?