As we approach the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day, one may feel a tinge of envy for those reveling in the Irish spirit in the verdant hills of Ireland. However, fret not, dear reader, for even in the unlikely location of Helsinki, the spirit of the holiday can be fully embraced with gusto and fervor.
To fully appreciate this celebration, a bit of knowledge is in order. St. Patrick’s Day marks the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and as such, is a commemoration of Saint Patrick himself. It is also a vibrant tribute to the Irish culture, replete with parades, festivals, and of course, a copious amount of green attire and shamrocks.
Whilst it may seem counterintuitive to seek out Irish merriment in Helsinki, there are indeed some establishments that boast an authentic Irish ambiance. One such establishment, nestled in the heart of the city, is O’Malley’s Irish Bar. This charming pub, located in the historic Hotel Torni (complete with a splendid rooftop terrace), offers a cozy atmosphere to savor a pint of Guinness and indulge in traditional Irish cuisine. It is rumored to be the oldest Irish pub in Helsinki, a true testament to its enduring appeal. Live music is even said to grace the pub’s weekends, allowing one to fully immerse themselves in the jovial spirit of the Irish.
For those seeking a more subdued atmosphere, The Dubliner is an excellent alternative. This quintessential Irish pub is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its intimate setting, complete with dark wood paneling and convivial ambiance. A pint of ale and good company is all that’s needed to feel right at home.
However, for those seeking a more risqué experience, look no further than the Crystal Show Club. This premier strip club is the ultimate destination for late-night revelry on St. Patrick’s Day. With a bevy of stunning international dancers performing perfectly choreographed shows on two floors and exclusive VIP areas, the club offers the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The drinks flow freely, with reasonably priced libations that will make one feel fortunate indeed.
The staff is friendly and attentive, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all patrons. With its central location just a stone’s throw from the city’s hotels, there is no better locale to partake in the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day in Helsinki.
So don your most verdant attire and raise a glass to the Irish spirit at the Crystal Show Club. It is a celebration of unparalleled fun, frivolity, and safety in the heart of Helsinki. Sláinte!