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Sports Academy

$$ - $$$
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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Sports Academy on a Saturday evening around 22 but still it was easy to find a table. I decided to have a cider and a Bacon and Cheese burger with fries. I knew the price of the burger with fries was around 20€ but I thought I would get a reeeaaally good burger with that price. Unfortunately that wasn't... More 

Thank Emma R
Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Sports academy is a place of what you make it. My experience have been mostly great. It is located in the center Helsinki so makes it quite convenient to everyone. It's a great place to go to with a large group of friends while enjoying a alcoholic beverage and some fast food. The wings in flavor are not the most... More 

Thank Alonso O
Helsinki, Finland
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Of the sports bars in central Helsinki this is probably the best in terms of capturing the atmosphere particularly for those big EPL games. However my experience is a bit hit and miss. Menus appear to change quite frequently with the restaurant attempting new things to either entice or scare off customers. It can often appear under-staffed as service at... More 

Thank Steven B
Helsinki, Finland
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627 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Jessieleeb
Helsinki, Finland
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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276 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
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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Reviewed 24 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

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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
Groups, Bar Scene
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?