Tallinn nightlife. the capital of Estonia is one of the most sought after destinations in Europe: in addition to the enormous cultural offer, the city has excellent restaurants, a Baltic country atmosphere but, above all, at nightfall, the party-going Tallinn lights up. Bars, pubs, discos, beautiful girls and plenty of alcohol. Let's discover the nightlife of the most “in” capital of the Baltic.
Tallinn , the capital of Estonia, has been characterized in recent years by its rapid economic and social development, which, with its entry into the European Union, has given a great boost to tourism. But what most attracts foreign tourists to visit this magnificent city is the sparkling nightlife with incredible atmosphere and variety: despite its small size, this small Baltic capital still claims the title of party capital of Northern Europe.
In fact, what during the day is a destination for cultural visits, the historic center of Tallinn (also included in the UNESCO heritage list) is transformed by night and offers pubs and discos for all tastes and all ages. Nightlife is liveliest during the weekend, but some clubs are also open during the week, ensuring partying and entertainment every night of the week.
Most of Tallinn's clubs are concentrated in the Old Town area: bars, clubs and discos are all within walking distance. There is a wide choice for all tastes and ages, ranging from the most fashionable clubs to rock and jazz clubs with live music, as well as pubs, cigar lounges, gentlemen's clubs, bars and wine bars open until late at night.
It should be known that the consumption of alcohol in Estonia is only permitted for those over the age of 18, as is entry into clubs and discos: always keep an identity document in your pocket in case they ask you for it at the entrance. Furthermore, after 10.00 pm, the sale of alcohol in shops is prohibited, so do your alcoholic shopping before that time. Good fun!
Clubs and Discos in Tallinn
(Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn) Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 23.00 to 5.00
One of the most popular and fashionable clubs in Tallinn, the Hollywood is always crowded, rich and pulsating with energy: in the opinion of many the best club of the capital, a visit is mandatory! Its location, right in the heart of Tallinn's Old-Town, makes it an ideal place for first-time visitors to the city and a favorite destination to round off a pub crawl. The club, located in an ancient Baroque building, has a large dance floor in the center and other raised ones, with an upper floor where you can sit on the sofas and chat with the girls holding a good drink. The atmosphere is very friendly. Recommended on Thursdays (since many clubs are closed) but especially on Wednesday evenings, for the so-called "Ladies Night ": free admission for women, so be prepared for tons of beautiful girls. Music of all genres, commercial, hiphop, Rnb. It is useful to know that the price of alcoholic drinks varies according to the type of drink, so do as the locals do: drink above all the shots, which are the cheapest. Basically, Hollywood is one of those clubs that never disappoints, always full of people, it's a very nice and well-attended place.
(Vana-Viru 14, Tallinn) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 23.00 to 5.00
Venus club is undoubtedly one of the most popular places to dance in Tallinn and, together with Hollywood , is one of those places where Estonian girls go specifically to meet foreigners (while teenagers go to Hollywood, you can only enter Venus if you're 21 or older, and it's frequented by many Russians). This two-story disco is located in an old fire station, right in the historic center of the city: the über-kitsch decor helps create a great party atmosphere, which never seems to stop. The entrance costs from 0 to 7€. The club applies a 50% discount on all drinks in the first hour of opening!
(Harju 13, Tallinn) Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 23.00 to 5.00
Vabank club is a large disco housed in the building of an old bank. Elegant place frequented by the most beautiful girls in Tallinn. The particularity of this club are the VIP ROOMS on both sides of the dance floor and a private room downstairs, created in the former bank vault. It is mandatory to come dressed elegant or casual. Sports clothes and shoes are not allowed. Admission allowed to people over the age of 21. Entry price: €10, VIP ticket €15.
(Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn) Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 24.00 to 5.00
The Teater club , so called because it is located in an old theater from the 1930s, stands out from other Tallinn clubs for its very varied program of entertainment, which offers its guests various famous artists, themed events, accompanied by showgirls, go-go dancers and very beautiful and professional dancers. The club hosts singers, bands and DJs from all over the world. People are aged 25 and over and admission costs between €8 and €15.
(Harju 6, Tallinn) Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 24.00 to 6.00
Club Prive revolves around a more chic clientele than the clubs and the air is more sophisticated, people are elegantly dressed and the promoters always manage to bring the best Estonian and foreign DJs. Along with Teater and Vabank, the smaller Privé is considered one of Tallinn's three hippest clubbing destinations. Friday evening is dedicated to House music while Saturday is oriented to R'n'B music. Admission €7 – 2pm.
(Viru väljak 4, Tallinn) Open daily from 22.00 to 4.00
Café Amigo is a tropical-style venue located in the basement of the Original Sokos Hotel Viru with a more mature clientele than other Tallinn clubs, including all of which many Finns making up the crowd. The big attraction here is the live music concerts with rock and blues bands. The djs, on the other hand, offer all the pop dance hits of the 70s and 90s, and always manage to fill the club. Admission €6, Friday and Saturday €9.
(Tartu mnt. 17, Tallinn) Open Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm to 5am
A bit out of the way, but not too far from the centre, the Cathouse is the biggest club near the old town and the one where apparently the girls are most beautiful. The club is populated mostly by Russians, with a handful of Estonians and foreigners. The club is elegant and they do a strict face&style control at the entrance. It's worth a visit.
(Sauna 1, Tallinn) Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 21.00 to 6.00
This small club in the heart of the Old Town certainly does its best to make their customers feel like they are on a tropical island somewhere relaxing or to party instead of in the cold of Tallinn. As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted by a tropical aquarium, Latin rhythms and pastel painted walls. The staff at the Baila club are pretty blonde girls dressed in striped sailor-style t-shirts, further teasing the tropical vibe. Good Latin music is danced, ideal for hitting on some girls on the dance floor. The cocktail list consists of more than 30 different flavors of drinks or shots such as " Brazilian Lover" or "Revolver" and the kitchen is open until the club closes, so you can order Burritos , Fajitas or Quesadillas until 3.00 in the morning.
(Müürivahe 22, Tallinn) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11pm to 5am
Munt, which means both mint and coin in Estonian, is a small club located in a narrow street in the Old Town. Excellent evenings, accompanied by beautiful cubists, with commercial and electronic music. The club offers cheap drinks and cocktails, most of which cost only one euro!! Excellent on Thursdays when in other clubs the evening could be rather dead. Definitely go dressed casual: elegant dress is not welcome here.
(Sauna 1, Tallinn) Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 24.00 to 6.00
Club Studio is probably the most popular place right now for local youth aged 18 to 25. The disco is built on two floors: in the first there is mainly commercial music and R'n'B, while in the second Electro-house music. Very nice atmosphere and excellent sound: recommended.
(Madara 22a, Tallinn) The Factory club, located a little outside the center of Tallinn, is probably the largest nightclub in the city and a "mecca" for lovers of hardcore techno music. The turnout of people depends on the events, but is mainly aimed at a younger audience: check the programming on the website or on the facebook page.
Lounge Club Violet
(Roseni 9, Tallinn) Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
Friday and Saturday until 5.00 This club/lounge has great potential for a truly excellent night out: top shows, elegant ambience, quite decent dj set, pretty girls and stiff control face at the entrance. Open all week, the ideal evening is Tuesday. Club suitable for people over 25 years old.
(Ahtri 10a, Tallinn) Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 5.00
A short distance from the historic center, the Mishka club is frequented mainly by Russian people. It's worth popping in to see the gorgeous Russian-Estonian girls who hang out at the club. It's mainly electronic music with a good dose of Slavic dance tracks.
(Ahtri 10a, Tallinn) Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 5.00
Panoraam is a two-story nightclub located a few steps from the historic center, which offers Estonian pop music and dance hits from the 1990s onwards. Some of the most popular Estonian bands regularly play here: when there is a good concert, the club is overrun by young Estonians, otherwise on other nights you can safely avoid it.
(Ahtri 10, Tallinn) Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 23.00 to 5.00
Inside you will find a mix of Russians and Estonians and depending on the night it will be more or less than the other.
The Parlament is located in the same building as the Panoraam club, but caters for Tallinn's Russian crowd, with a selection of bands, DJs, themed parties and other events, often having links to the international and Russian scene.
(Mere pst. 20, Tallinn) Open Friday and Saturday 23.00-6.00
Club located in the port area of Tallinn.
(Tartu mnt. 82, Tallinn) Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 20.00 to 3.00
Live music on Thursdays and Saturdays, mostly Estonian rock and pop bands.
(Rataskaevu 10, Tallinn) Open daily from 12.00 to 2.00
Krahli Baar is one of the best venues in the city for its live music. Unique atmosphere, it is the ideal place to meet people. Von Krahl is home to many alternative music events.
Plub (Valli 1, Tallinn)
Plub is a club located in the historical center of Tallinn. Although small, it is one of the few venues open seven days a week, and offers a selection of dubstep, RnB and hip-hop music on Thursdays, live music on Fridays, and DJ-sets on Saturdays. The entrance fee is inexpensive, so it's worth trying to go there.
(Tartu mnt 80D, Tallinn) The Rock Café is a great place to hear the best rock bands in the country. The club is only open when there is an event check the website before coming.
(Pärnu mnt. 158g, Tallinn) Although it is far from the city centre, the Tapper is one of the favorite clubs among Tallinn's hard rock music lovers, thanks to its live performance programme. Groups from Finland and Latvia often take the stage. This club is also only open when an event is scheduled.
Pubs, Cocktail bars and Shooter bars in Tallinn
There are so many pubs in Tallinn that even Ireland is the envy of them. The bars and pubs in Tallinn are usually open from the early afternoon and the evening drinks in the bars already start at 20 and, at that time, you can find the pubs full of people. Some popular bars in the Old Town are Molly Malone's on the Town Hall Square (Raekoja Platz), Nijmegen and Nimeta bars, O'Malley and the Havana Club, where you can find nights of great revelry.
(Pikk 39, Tallinn) If you want to have a beer with friends while avoiding too touristy places, Hell Hunt is the pub for you. Try the pub's brand of ales and stouts (brewed by Viru Olu) or one of their 140 other beers. The food is also good and at cheap prices.
(Nunne 14, Tallinn) A little off the beaten track, but still close to the center of Tallinn, the Imperial is a quiet and cozy pub, with hearty cuisine, cheap beer and 80s music: the classic pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Kompressor pub (Rataskaevu 3, Tallinn) : simple unpretentious bar, with large tables and cheap drinks, always packed with students until late at night. Kompressor pub is also famous for its excellent pancakes , which are cheap and very filling. The kitchen stays open until 10pm. Undoubtedly one of the best places in Tallinn to have lunch or dinner!
(Suur-Karja 10, Tallinn) Labor (literally "laboratory"), a nice science-themed bar where you can taste shooters with strange names, served in test tubes, like in a scientific laboratory. Very funny! The lower floor serves as a nightclub from Wednesday to Saturday and admission is free.
If you are looking for a more welcoming and familiar environment, then we recommend the traditional Estonian pub, Karja Kelder (Väike-Karja 1, Tallinn) , very popular with the locals, serving good cheap beer and great food.
III Draakon – The Third Dragon
(Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn) Small tavern hidden in a corner of Tallinn's Town Hall, with a medieval style atmosphere with rustic furnishings and candle lighting. A simply fantastic place, where upon entering you have the feeling of diving into the past. The excellent food and the courtesy of the staff make this place an absolutely unmissable destination.
(Suur-Karja 4, Tallinn) As the name obviously suggests, Shooters is a bar all about shots, with a wide variety of different flavours. Always crowded until closing, don't miss the special course of 5 shots for €5.50. Not to be missed