Partying in Finland K-18

Once you reach 18, your nightlife begins, and in Finland, there are different varieties such as dancing in clubs, karaoke bars, drinking and playing games in pubs or going to different live shows. Large cities such as Helsinki, Turku, and Tampere offer more options for fun and music while the smaller towns have lesser selections to choose from.

Age limit

24K is the magic word in Finland which means you can visit all kinds of premises that serve alcohol without worrying about the age limit. But it's still advisable to bring an identification card with you such as passport, driver's license or a Finnish identity card.


Men in black standing by the door usually known as "poke" are the bodyguards that help secure the restaurant and make sure people who are partying there are safe. Obligatory coat checks might cost 2€ or more, and usually in bigger cities, you might need to pay 5€ before entering. Yes, obligatory coat checks ca also happen during the summer even though you only have your t-shirt and shorts on.

The restaurant can sometimes also have separate ticket sales. In bigger cities, ticket sales might cost you about 10-50€ depending on the kind of entertainment you're looking for. The trendier the restaurant, the higher the entrance fees usually are.

Opening and Closing hours