Don't miss Helsinki's live music scene - it's rather lively and almost every week (or day) there's a metal band playing somewhere in the city's many live venues. Facebook pages of clubs and meteli.net give a good idea what's happening where and when.

Lot of places offer both - a decent watering hole and live music. For the popular ones, play it safe and buy the tickets online beforehand from Tiketti or Lippupiste, to make sure you won't be left out when the moshing starts. Smaller clubs usually sell the tickets from door. Note that cloak room charge is usually not included in the ticket price.

Helsinki metal night life is a good combination of live venues and bars, so for the ultimate experience check the category "Heavy Night Out" too!