Although it has one of the largest collections of pool tables in Helsinki (nine of them, plus a snooker table, each positioned into a high-energy cluster at the back of the premises), most of the hip young people who gravitate here don't really bother with them. Gathered at the bar near the entrance are lots of actors and writers, most of them under 35, enjoying the raffish and sometimes raucous ambience that might remind you of an urban scene in Los Angeles or New York. Pints of beer cost from 4.50€ ($7.20); sandwiches are available if you're hungry. If you are interested in playing pool, a table rents for 7€ to 10€ ($11-$16) per hour, depending on the time of day. Caution: Some Finns are avid gamblers, so be alert to the possibility that your friendly billiards game with a local might be riskier than you imagined. The place is open daily from 11am to 2am.
- © Frommer's 2013