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Humalistonkatu 7, Turku, Finland
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Orlando
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice and peaceful pub just little of hassle, time capsule what seems to stucked to 60's. Very relaxed atmosphere, local newspapers. Good selection of imported beers and ciders, domestic also. Friendly staff with good (native) english. Good place to pop in and enjoy refreshments

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Thank Seagull4free
Turku, Finland
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We did some shopping and on our way home we stopped here for drinks. It was in the middle of the day, here and there were some people, talking or just reading a book. The decoration dates back to 1950-70 and it makes this place different from the others. The selection of drinks is good.

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Thank Tukano
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Cozy place, not too small, but not too spacious either. Great place for beer and cider lovers! Every time I was there, the atmosphere was quite relaxed, and the service was excellent. The bar tender spoke perfect English (when explaining all about the ciders they offered). We got free snacks, too! Also there are several board games free to use.... More 

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Thank Sofia G
Espoo, Finland
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140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Lovely place for beer lovers and lovers of good service! The atmosphere is relaxed, there are several board games and you can always pop in even for a coffee and a newspaper!

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Thank Mars66
Turku, Finland
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329 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I have been to this place many times. It is a lot like stepping in a pub in England. Even some of the bartenders speak English as their native language. The selection of beers and ciders is excellent. And service very good. This is a place where you can stop for one or spend the whole night. One word of... More 

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Turku, Finland
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This cozy corner bar has friendly staff and an excellent selection of beers. The beers include international classics as well as produce of small, local breweries. Nice place to sit with friends and sample a few good brews.

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Thank AnnaH0j
Helsinki, Finland
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

A delightful beer restaurant (wouldn't call it a pub per se) with a fine selection of beers and drinks. The atmosphere is relaxed and staff very helpful, friendly and professional. Felt like a good place to hang out and spend your friday evening tasting beers! I only wish they had a bit more smoked beers and dark stouts and lagers.... More 

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Thank Lars R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

A nice place to have a chat in front of a good bier, free wifi, barman is easygoing, kind and helpful

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Thank Caravanpetrol
Turku, Finland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

It is maybe the best place for a beer. International staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2008

Best bar in Turku, excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Humalistonkatu 7, Turku, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southwest Finland  >  Turku

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