It's good to start the visit by eating well. That's how you avoid next morning's headache. You could choose one of these restaurants Helsinki offers to heavy minded.
Suitable (mostly) to every pocket and offering also vegetarian friendly dishes, many of these restaurants are a good place to feast before heading to city's heavy metal nightlife.
Keep your eye on the special offers and don't forget to try different burgers - that's what Helsinki recently has been all about.
Rockbistro Bar Loosister
Rockbistro Bar Loosister feeds the body and soul of headbangers. Try the burgers. Maybe, you want to grab some nachos and enjoy ice cold beer from a proper old school glass tankard. Vegetarians, worry not - this place has a lot of options for vegan taste!
Basically their idea is to offer simple but tasty food that goes well with the drinks - and they sure have succeeded in that. Located near to Kallio’s terrific watering holes.
Hämeentie 50, 00500 Helsinki
Mon-Tue 14-24, Wed-Thu 14-02, Fri-Sat 12-02, Sun 12-24
Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki
This world famous restaurant chain landed in Helsinki few years back and doesn't need too much explanation.
Decorated with photos and clothes of rock stars, the prices were probably also designed for them - but if you have an urgent need of collecting that Hard Rock T-shirt or miss the American taste, Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki is the place for you. But be prepared to eat - portions here aren't exactly designed for nibbling.
Aleksanterinkatu 21, 00100 Helsinki
Sun-Thu 11-24, Fri-Sat 11-02
Two words: Hot Wings. That's all you need to know, that's all what everyone knows.
Henry's Pub also happens to have one of the best terraces in the city center during summertime. Live music is offered every Thursday, with free entrance.
Vibe: Rock. Wings: Hot.
Simonkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
Sun-Wed 14-01, Thu-Fri 14-03, Sat 12-03
Located next to Tavastiaklubi, Ravintola Ilves has been the stamping ground of music professionals for decades.
This historical restaurant has interesting items in their menu, such as the Elk Burger, but also some more traditional Finnish delicacies such as smoked herring and gravlax (raw salmon cured in salt). Vegetarian options also available - the beetroot burger with red bun is quite a spectacle.
First dinner, then off to mosh your neck till death at Tavastiaklubi!
Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6, 00100 Helsinki
Mon-Thu 11-23, Fri 11-03, Sat 15-03
Being just a stone's throw away from the city center's metal bars, this restaurant uses ingredients from local suppliers in their housemade burgers, which are well accompanied with large selection of special beers. Stone's Cheese Burger was voted to be one of the best in the city in 2014.
Music: Occasionally for the heavier taste. Burgers: A must try.
Keskuskatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
Mon 11-24, Tue-Thu 11-02, Fri-Sat 11-03, Sun 12-24
Folk metal people out there - this is definitely the place for you to wine and dine. Put on your helmet and feast like a Viking!
Choose the voyage of mythological Odin, Freya, Thor or Heimdall and conquer your way through the piles of different mouth-watering delicacies.
Have a ship full of hungry marauders? Make reservations early and ask for The Chief's Feast.
Aleksanterinkatu 21 (Citykäytävä), 00100 Helsinki
Mon-Tue 11-22, Wed-Fri 11-23, Sat 12-23, Sun 13-23