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Sitsimäe Kelder

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Why locals love it

This bar is so local that not many Talliners are aware of it. It's out in the controversial Kopli district, an area with a dodgy reputation. Sitsimäe Kelder may welcome you with a smell of piss in the doorway, but if you have the guts to enter you'll meet a friendly (and unusually chatty) barman and enjoy a selection of good local beers on tap.

Why you should visit it

Staying inside the safe city walls is anyway a huge mistake for an adventurous guest, so heading out to a bar in Kopli, will give you a chance to meet local middle-age bar-goers and get a glimpse of the early 90s vibe. Beer prices in Sitsimäe Kelder may have also stayed the same from that time. Ok, I'm exaggerating... But it IS ridiculously cheap.

Special tip

Ask for the cheese sticks with mustard and put on your best poker face... Palmse light beer is also nice.

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In truth the smell of piss doesn't start until outside the toilets. Don't be put off by the fact that it looks closed. This is an underground dungeon lined with pallet wood. The real reason to go is for some real local company. Full of friendly and very chatty locals, unlike the old town where you only meet tourists. Number 2 tram to Kopli, get off at Sitsi. Yes, it is cheap, but if you like rough and ready then this is UNMISSABLE!
Mike
Traveller
November 9, 2017
I’m excited that you had the courage ;)
Ülane
Local Guru
November 10, 2017
Without your review we would have never known it was there. Thanks for revealing this gem of a bar!
Mike
Traveller
November 10, 2017

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