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Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 20 7701470
Thu 20:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 04:00
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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Kaarle XII(="Kalle") is famous old restaurant in Helsinki, known for that their weekend starts on Thursday. Large place, where are different themes like Finnish Pop, 90's disco etc. Central location and good place for tourists to see how Finnish people party :)

Thank Halkidis
Cologne, Germany
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

4 different bars - ambience, of finnish summer spirit - all year around - you cant have a boring night here

Thank Andorra2007
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

It's composed from 4 floors and pub for dancing and drinking some cocktails. Every floor have A different music (retro, techno, ...) theres a floor for playing roolet. It's not very croud. It's the best place to visit by night on helsinky.

Thank Amin S
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The place gets worse year by year. People used to go there because there was no entrance fee, now it costs 3,5 euros. Drinks are overpriced when compared to their quality, the floor is dirty and sticky and music terrible - Coco Jambo ceased to be funny even ironically over 15 years ago! We spent about 15 minutes there last... More 

Thank Satu R
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the better places in Helsinki to go for a beer, music and some fun on a Thursday evening. Great building, lots of bars and good atmosphere. "Crazy" Finnish people dance, sing and drink to local Finnish musik in a very small and crowded room on the first floor. On the top floor main dance room they have... More 

Thank Freddie H
Munich, Germany
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you want to experience Helsinki´s nightlife you can´t miss out Kaarle XII. Forget the upper floor. Turn to the left right after the entrance to enter the world of Suomi pop

Thank Dirk H
Helsinki, Finland
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Kaarle XII is despite one of the biggest warheroes (nearly the only one is swedish history) and old finnish baila baila night bar/restaurant. Its very popular, so you may have to quoe there sometimes, but otherwise itas so big that you nearly allways get in at half on hour. Enjoy.

Thank Markku S
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

nice stylish old building filled with partypeople. Decent prices and lots of fun (due to the happy hour?) If you arrive <22:00 you'll find no queu and find yourself a spot at one of the many bars

Thank Gert G
Duernten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Such a cool place. A must in Helsinki to see. A club in an old church, with two floors and three different music.

Thank Roman8635
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Best place to go on a Thursdayevening, the bar in the basement is the best...They are playing local music, lot's of atmosphere till 3 AM in the morning.

Thank Carls007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
20:00 - 03:00
20:00 - 04:00
20:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 20 7701470
Best nightclub in Helsinki for party people over 24 years of age.We have 7 bars on two floors, three different music styles. Disko upstairs and over 700 other customers.Thursday night is the night in "Kalle". Welcome to enjoy fun side of life thursday to saturday from 8 p.m.

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