Rock out like a local
Why locals love it
Now here's a real Helsinki tradition. A club that's been open since the start of the 70s, it's the oldest and most famous rock club in Finland.
Why you should visit it
It couldn't be in a more central location, and it's a very popular live venue with a rocky vibe, a restaurant right next door and a smaller club, Semifinal, downstairs. If a big gig is coming to Helsinki, chances are they'll play at Tavastia.
There can be big queues on popular nights so get there early, especially if there's a well-known band playing.