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European, Bar, Pub
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0.3 km from Tallinn Old Town
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Reviewed 24 December 2019 via mobile

We threw the dice and ended up in this cellar bar, glogi and beer were fine, menus didn't make the food look appetising so ate elsewhere

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2019

As I walked into the bar, I asked the barmaid if I could take an empty table - she just huffed at me in contempt, and walked away. Didn’t even bother sitting down - and went to the friendlier bar down the road.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

This is a small and cosy bar, just to sit down, take a rest and have beer. But I guess also to have a small party if you want. We went there with a larger group and had some beers. The waiter was totally relaxed...and nice, also he allowed us to put on our own music, which was cool. The interior looks a bit weird, but does have charm.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2019 via mobile

We ordered food and beer at this place... the food was terrible, tasted bad, Boeing menu... the persons working there was very bad at English and didn’t seem that happy to be serving us... don’t go there!! There’s so many other places to get dinner,...no place can be as terrible as this..More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Ill-mannered waitress, she didn’t say even “hello” when we came in. She beat the menu lists on our table. Very rudely she came to us waiting for the ordination. Obviously I don’t advice this place to anybody.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We had a late lunch here. They have several simple options to pick from and the only thing that changes is the piece of meat you get. The rest is pretty much the same uninspiring stuff like ice berg salad, corn salad, slices of cucumber...and some form of potatoes either sliced, mashed or as chips. Don’t expect anything special. The meat will be truly cooked to death so you’ll have something to chew about. You’re better off going somewhere else. The plates are quite large but the content isn’t going to win any awards. They sell Sangria for 6 Euros (1/2 Liter) but they should be arrested for calling it that. You’ll get the cheapest, most unpleasant wine they could find with some slices of fruit mixed in. It is just simply embarrassing. Stay well clear from ordering this stuff. Other reviewers said you should probably stick to the beer and I would have to agree. Plenty of choice in Tallinn. Spend your money elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We descended down the steps into this cellar bar on the promise of 3.5 Euro beers. The music was very loud from the overly large speakers over our table that were low enough to make both of us have to stoop down! The beers were...indeed that price and after a visit to the bar we picked up menus and chose to eat here. No-one was particularly friendly or helpful - maybe because it was quiet on a Saturday? Our almond covered chicken came quickly along with chips. The surprise was the other half of the plate with cold vegetables and a bit of salad. After a quick glance at the menu we realised that most of the meals had this as their 'other half'. Probably best to stick to the beer in this place.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This bar in the lower part of old town is easy to find and has reasonable prices. The service is efficient but not overly friendly. While the main bar is downstairs right on the corner, in nice weather there are some comfortable chairs alongside one...of the main promenades in Old Town. However beware of locals who will take things from your table (condiments, ashtrays, extra chairs, blankets) without even acknowledging you or asking if you might need them. (The charm of Poland and Lithuania quickly evaporates as you move north.)More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

On our way to Helsinki ferry after a good meal in Wana Wiipuri, it began to rain quite heavily. Looking for a temporary shelter we spotted KaRu near the Old town wall. It served ok for our purpose; moderately priced beer & a shot of...Wana Tallinn, and noisy conversation (to mute the music selection...). After half an hour we were ready to continue - and the rain was gone.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you'd like to go back in time it's the right place for you. The pub was decorated in late 80's and nothing has been changed since then. The interior is tacky. There were not many people on Friday evening so the bartender was sitting...behind the bar and playing with his phone. For me it was nothing special.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

after a long day walking round tallinn which started with an early flight, a nice early evening beer was in order walking round the corner from our hotel this was the first place we say so in we went passed a pleasant hour with a...couple of pints, a cocktail, some wine and shots of vana tallinn, a local rum based drink which warms you up! nothing fancy, just a nice welcoming bar away from the cold. staff were good and food looked decent even though we didn't eat pop in if you're passing. steady little authentic placeMore

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place saved my first Dinner in Tallinn. I arrived late in the city and I looked for a place to eat something for Dinner, there are a lot of bups and bars, but not all of them sell food at This time (11.30pm). Here...I found a Dinner and a nice location to drink something. Not really crowdy, but nice. Good prices.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Nice cellar Bar in centre on old tallinn. Very reasonable price for ale coc- beer. 3€ is cheap. nice athmosphere also. Good location on old city.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Probably OK for a beer or two and the décor inside has good painted murals of old Tallinn. We were the only ones there on a Tuesday evening at about 7.30pm. We both had carbonade and while the plate was full and the price reasonable...we found the pork to be a bit on the tough side. The sauce it was in was tasty and the chips were some of the best I have tasted. There are so many eateries in this area, albeit more expensive, that we wouldn't wish to return even though some of the other dishes on the menu sounded tempting.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here with friends and quite much disliked the place. It's no way horrible but compared to the overall quality in Tallinn old town, Karu bar is not in the top class. Food is typical gas station food: wiener schnitzel, potatos and low...quality steaks. Service, food and atmosphere is best described as laconic. Not bad, just really plain and boring.More

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