We appreciate you taking the time to read this blog about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Helsinki and Espoo. Our local alcohol guide will attempt to cover the subject in as much depth as possible.
We’ll start with a list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in your area. Anyone who wants to buy a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their information quickly so they can go get what they desire soon.
Following that we’ll look into the top breweries and beer bars in Helsinki and Espoo before sharing a list of excellent wine bars. Wineries and vineyards near you will be mentioned, and we’ll finish up by discussing some of the greatest local happy hours where you can get cheap alcoholic drinks after work.
A wine and beer map for your area will be shared near the end that has all of the establishments we’ve mentioned linked to it. Posts on the best spots to grab an alcoholic drink in other cities around the continent can be looked through at that link if interested.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Helsinki & Espoo
- Alko in City Center Mall
- Alko Espoo Espoon keskus Entresse at Siltakatu 11, Espoo
- Vaappuva Ankka Suurpelto at Kynäkatu 6, Espoo
If you are new to Finland you can buy beers and other low-alcohol content drinks like ciders at many grocery stores and convenience stores. If you want any hard liquor then you need to visit one of the Alko stores, but be warned they don’t stay open late and are closed on Sundays.
There are so many Alko shops in your area, over 350 in the country, that we really don’t want to fill up this list with all of them. You will notice them, or you can just Google ‘Alko near me’ and we bet you will find one close enough to your current location.
The Alko we are listing sells a wide range of liquors and beers in Espoo from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday. Vaappuva Ankka Suurpelto provides a diverse selection of whiskeys along with over 110 different high quality beers from microbreweries.
William K Sello from our best wine bars list sells premium wines in Espoo too.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
These local breweries and beer bars are fantastic places to go whether you want to sample new suds or just watch the game with some friends:
- Stadin Panimo at Kaasutehtaankatu 1
- Restaurant Mullikka at Mannerheimintie 130
- Bruuveri at Fredrikinkatu 63 AB
- Pien Shop & Bar at Ateneuminkuja 2
- Suomenlinna Brewery at Suomenlinna C 1
- Gallows Bird at Länsituuli Västanvinden 5, Espoo
- Tired Uncle Brewing Co at Karantie 2, Espoo
- Fat Lizard Brewing Company at Lämpömiehenkuja 3, Espoo
- Olarin Panimo at Metallimiehenkuja 8, Espoo
- Masis Brewery at Karantie 2, Espoo
- Salama Brewing Company at Fallåker 1B, Espoo
For more than twenty years Stadin Panimo has employed hundreds of different ingredients to create numerous types of beers and over 1,000 distinct beers. They are well-known for their experimental, malted, and flavored specialty brews. If you are looking for a domestic small brewery in your area that delivers beers along with homemade burgers Restaurant Mullikka is a great option.
You may unwind with a pint of beer while admiring the noble shapes of the brewing kettles and the product development of the brewer at Bruuveri. They have their own artisan brewery behind a glass wall that makes famous and traditional beers as well as unique experimental beverages for the courageous beer pioneers. There are also good local happy hours Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 6pm.
Pien Shop & Bar is an award-winning downtown bottle shop with over 300 different cold-stored products, 8 taps, and hundreds of beers to go from across the world. Every late July they host the Haze Wave Festival one of the city’s most enthusiast-oriented craft beer events.
Gallows Bird is a restaurant and brewery offering a wide variety of beers and ciders. A fine assortment of delicious artisan beers and many more products are available at Tired Uncle Brewing Co.
Fat Lizard Brewing Company has been specializing in fresh and tasty American style beers in Espoo since 2014 and you can visit them from 1pm to 10pm Wednesday through Saturday.
A wide range of fresh and award winning beers and sours are provided from 2pm to 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 1pm to 12am on Friday and Saturday at Olarin Panimo.
You can buy high quality flavorful beers at Masis Brewery from 2pm to 6pm on Friday and 12pm to 4pm on Saturday. Salama is an independent craft brewery specializing in innovative and lavish brews.
Wine Bars In Helsinki & Espoo
Visit wine bars in your area for a date night, a business meeting, or for a gather with friends:
- Bricco at Annankatu 22
- Murun Viinibaari at Lönnrotinkatu 14
- Viinibaari Apotek at Lapinlahdenkatu 1
- Gran Delicato Wine Bar & Taverna at Albertinkatu 31
- Vin-Vin at Bulevardi 2-4
- Soil Wine Group Oy at Kasarmikatu 2
- Wino at Fleminginkatu 11
- Grape Wine Bar at Uudenmaankatu 13
You can taste hand-picked delicious Italian wines along with antipasto in a laid-back atmosphere at Bricco. It is an ideal place to unwind and have a wonderful evening with friends, family, or business partners.
Murun Viinibaari is known for its outstanding food, fine wines, and unwavering dedication to customer service. They open legendary and iconic wines from their cellar on Fridays and organize tastings on Saturdays.
To complement their wine collection Viinibaari Apotek serves a variety of entrées, small snacks, cheese, charcuterie, patês, and vegetarian meals. You may purchase single plates throughout the night or split the dishes with the entire table.
For a one-of-a-kind selection of wines and fine dining-level bistro fare in a casual setting head to Wino. Their glass menu includes a weekly changing table setting for old-world natural wines and their food is updated seasonally using fresh and organic ingredients.
Vin-Vin is a real winebar with a variety that is primarily made up of organic wines from local growers. Wino is a natural wine bar and restaurant with a unique assortment of wines and fine dining quality bistro cuisine.
Grape Wine Bar offers exquisite wines, a changing bar menu, and a friendly atmosphere.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Unfortunately we don’t know of any great wineries or vineyards near you in Finland but if you do please tell us in the comments, thanks.
Best Local Happy Hours
When you need to unwind after work these happy hours in Helsinki and Espoo are great places to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks:
- Pub Stern Chamber at Eerikinkatu 2
- Bar Chaplin at Mannerheimintie 6
- Storyville at Museokatu 8
- Scottish Arms at Viherlaakson ostoskeskus, Rajamännynahde 2, Espoo
- Ohana Aloha & Bar at Kuunkehrä 4, Espoo
The Pub Stern Chamber provides a large range of specialty beers and introduces new ones regularly by pouring them from the tap or bottle into the glass. Whether you want to enjoy a coffee break, a long entertainment night with friends, or anything in between Bar Chaplin is an excellent option.
They boast happy hours on Tuesday all day. Storyville also has one of the best happy hours near you every Friday evening and don’t miss the happy hour at Bruuveri from our best breweries and beer bars list either.
Scottish Arms is open at 10am offering fine liquors and some of the best happy hours in Espoo. Daily happy hours are available from 9pm to 12am at Ohana Aloha and Bar.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Saint Petersburg Liquor Stores & Happy Hours
- Stockholm Liquor Stores & Happy Hours
- Copenhagen Liquor Stores & Happy Hours
- Oslo Liquor Stores & Happy Hours
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor & Beer In Helsinki & Espoo
That’s all we have for now but keep checking back because we’ll try our best to keep this page updated. We know you are ready to achieve your goal after reading about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Please let us know if we missed anything or if any of the above establishments have closed in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now you can enjoy drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Helsinki and Espoo.