Pubs and Wine Bars
In spite of their Anglo-Saxon origin, pubs are really popular all over Northern Europe. Estonian people have a real passion for beer. The most known local beer is Saku, that dates back to 1820 and represents a sort of "national establishment". In Tallinn’s Old Town there are more than ten pubs very similar to English and Irish ones, not only as far as concerns their names.
Here you can find some of the most remarkable Tallinn’s pub: :
HELL HUNT - www.hellhunt.ee
It is the first pub opened in Tallinn in 1993. It is located in the heart of the Old Town and it is characterized by a friendly atmosphere, accompanied by a quick service and a really varied menu. Among its best dishes there are: fish and chips, smoked salmon, chicken curry and pork spares. Both local people and tourists appreciate this pub very much. Its beer list - one of the most complete in Tallinn – includes Saku, Hell Hunt Ale, Budweiser Budvar (Czech Republic), Hoegaarden (Belgium), Guiness (Ireland), Bass Pale Ale (England) and Baltika (Russia).
ST. PATRICK PUB1 - www.patricks.ee
This pub, clearly inspired by Irish tradition, is located into a medieval building. Its customers are mainly local people. It has really interesting drink proposals: by ordering three Saku beers the fourth is free. Moreover on Sundays it is possible to buy two Saku beers by paying only one. This pub belongs to a chain consisting of four pubs located in the Old Town ( St.Patrick Pub 1 and 2) and in the centre of the City (St. Patrick Pub 3 and 4)
SCOTLAND YARD - www.scotlandyard.ee
The name of this pub derives from the famous location of the original Metropolitan Police headquarters in London. Staff wear police uniforms. During the week-end it is possible to listen to live music. Besides beer it has a really good offer as far as concerns whiskies (Grant, Jack Daniels, Balvenie) and vodka (Smirnoff and Viru Valge)
MOLLY MALONE’S - www.mollymalones.ee
Molly Malone's is undoubtedly the most “central” pub in Tallinn with its windows overlooking the Town Hall Square. It is a typical Irish pub and its name derives from the famous hymn. During the week-end it is possible to listen to live music or to watch sport through apposite big screens. Its menu includes: fish and chips, burgers, grilled salmon and bacon and cheese chicken. Among its beers, beside the known Irish Guinnes, there are the Estonian Le Coq and Saku, Newcastle Brown (England), Paulaner (Germany), Heineken (Holand), Forsters (Germany) and many others.
BORDOO WINE BAR - www.bordoo.ee
It is located in the historic cellar of the Three Sisters Hotel. It offers an important wine, cognac and vodka list. Tastings are accompanied by light dishes.
GLORIA WINE CELLAR - www.gloria.ee
The prestigious cellar of Gloria Restaurant is probably the richest cellar in Tallinn. Among its customers there are both tourists and famous people from Estonia and abroad. It also offers a wide range of Italian and French wine and it is characterized by a very romantic atmosphere.