Why locals love it?
Australians are primarily known for bestowing upon the world such gifts as the eskie, Heath Ledger and vegemite (benefits debated). In Estonia, they're mainly known for being the progenitors and managers of possibly all the backpacker hostels. And we like Greg that he has gives Estonian an opportunity to meet travellers in Red Emperor Bar.
Why you should visit it
Red Emperor is a backpacker hang out that offers a chance to drink on the cheap while meeting fellow travellers, enrolling yourself in drinking competitions like giant jenga for beginners, drunken pool for intermediates and beer pong for experts. The place feels less like a bar and more like that awesome house party you see in movies.
Wanna experience a bit more the awesomeness of Red Emperor, visit them on Thursday for pop quiz night.
Aia 10 courtyard (look for hotel Bern) Tallinn
Latest Red Emperor Bar & Hostel Reviews
Emily on Feb. 24, 2013
Great quiz night (every Thrusday), 2 euro beers and amazing atmosphere...
Kalev Külaase on April 6, 2012
Good place to start the night out - lots of space, cool interior, cheap drinks, pool table. And sometimes the quiet nights end with beerpong and coming home 6am.
Paul Hogan on Feb. 21, 2012
I cam to Talinn to drink beer. I always felt the Australians were the party animals of the world and lent themselves to the cliche. Unfortunately, when I took off my billabong flip flops and my corky hat, i noticed a couple of sheilas by the bar (Brits). These Sheilas could not drink for toffee. Me being Australian, I showed them how to drink Fosters and survive in bushland armed only with a knife. I ended up doinking one of them with my beach blonde hair and light sense of humour chat I offered up by the pool tables. Have found that chicks dig my accent and as I brought my surfbaord with me as checked luggage, I knew I was onto a winner. My only issue with this place (apart from the Sheilas not being able to drink much) was that the staff did not put on any good value or friendly shots for a couple of British mates I brought with me. They could not down the amber nectar for sheet!! cant wait to get back to Oz and sit on the beach all day.
Ally Gator on Feb. 21, 2012
This is by far the worst hostel i have even been to. When I arrived there was a corpse in my room, stuffed into the wardrobe. I had to leave it submerged in the bath for 3 days before i left because i was concerned i would be blamed for the death. This presented further problems as i usually like to sleep under water, this made me angry and upset my roomate Calvin Row. When we went out on the razz and met my friend Arth he led us to a great brothel with some lovely kit. However, once inside we were raped repeatedly by a mental goose. Possibly high on many drugs. The Goose and his friend Nigel took it in turns to attack us and we were very upset. Although I don't blame the Red Emperor hostel for this horiffic episode, i feel as though the location in which it was placed was the catalyst for an awful holiday. There was no mini fridge in the room - However, my friend C.Row told me there was a mini fridge "in here" - holding open the garbage shoot. When i jumped inside, i slid down a shaft approximately 40meters long into a massive vat of faeces, rubbish and discarded belongings - Once in this tip, i was again attacked by a Goose . I was furious and vented this frustration by beating him with a pole for 16 hours until he passed out. I would advise against the Hostel, however, i cannot help but feel that many of the episodes discussed were self inflicted. Ally x
henricky scotland on Oct. 20, 2011
all the best, im sure it will be a top bat in tallinn, i will spread the word in scotland. see you soon.