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#6 of 123 Pub in Helsinki
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 March 2021

Went into the riff helsinki for an expresso! Was target for verbal violence and racist behavior by staff and a customers inside the place! This place should not be allowed to be open as they're not simply completely open to anyone! Racists nest is the...Riff Helsinki! Not to spend a cent on it aa they don't deserve it!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

If you want rock music and fun then this is Helsinki's best spot. One of the owners are from the 69 Eyes band too so you know it's legit. I'm loving my bourbon on the rocks and stomping my feet right now so come join...me! The staff are awesome and talented too to you are well taken care of.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

Sunday night - nothing open in Helsinki. Freezing cold. Get the picture?? Stumbled upon The Riff. I don't know, but I'd guess that it generally attracts a rather "edgy" clientele - certainly not normally a couple of "oldies" from Australia. The service was excellent, the...wine nice, the atmosphere funky. We only stayed for one drink, but it was a very pleasant way to spent an hour or so. It's described here on TripAdvisor as a restaurant - it looked more like a pub/bar to me, but I assume that they do serve food, not that we partook.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Me and my friend were visiting Helsinki and we were really looking forward to checking out some of the rock bars in the city. A lady from our hotel recommended the riff. It was second of May and it was rather empty becouse of that....I guess everybody parties and everybody is smashed the day after. That was weird for us as first of May is also a party day in Denmark but the next day life goes on. Anywho we came back the next day and it was more filled with people. The bar is rather small and cozy. Decor is fine and the staff is really cool. Prices are as everywhere in center of Helsinki, crazy. Well at least compared to danish prices. Music was good and I would definitly visit this place again if I come back to Helsinki.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2019

it was my 2nd visit to The Riff (the partner has visited times before!) and it's always welcoming and accommodating. The barman recommended me sweet cocktails and made them even sweeter to my liking! Unfortuately we had just missed happy hour by a couple of...minutes but that didn't put us off, we love this place!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

near like Hard rock cafes,but place for the people who like hard rock. This place is owned by Finnish hard rock drumplayer Jussi 69. Worth wisiting.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a couple of beers on Friday night and had a great evening! Easy to find and no troubles getting in. Worth finding if Rock music is your thing 🍺

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice place where you can enjoy a metal/gothic atmosphere with very good drinks!! In here I can find the Everfrost beer that is one of my favorites ever ! I recommend it for drinks with friends and enjoying a cool metal experience in Helsinki!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Great music greAt beer, had a chilled Sunday afternoon there, if your music choice is soundgardan, Metallica, nirvana you’ve found your bar!! Loved it

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Overall: 4- Comments: a nice venue for rock loving beer drinkers. All other, another place is probably better Reservation: - Location: 4 Menu: 3- Wine/beers: 4 Atmosphere: 4 Service: 3-4 Background music: 4 Cleanliness: 3/4 WiFi: 4 Price: 3 Price/value: 4 Revisit: when in for...more rock and beerMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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The Riff is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5