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Helsinki Gay Bars

Like much of the Nordic region, Helsinki is a progressive, tolerant and safe city for the LGBTQ+ community. The capital of Finland has a warm heart, if not the weather to match, with a vibrant nightlife and culinary scene. There are a handful of gay venues, but most places are pretty mixed if you want to try something different.


Bear Park Cafe

Bear, Cosy, Outdoor Seating, Food

Bear Park Cafe "13" The super cute and super popular gay cafe in the heart of Kallio, serving breakfast all day.

DTM Club

Dancing, Drag

At DTM you can be yourself and party like there's no tomorrow, where every colour of the rainbow is welcome. Dance until 5 in the morning Wednesday to Sunday. A top DJ every night - two on weekends and lots of special events - DTM claims to have the gayest party in Helsinki. Big gay clubs are getting harder to find these days and DTM fits the bill. Happy Hour on Fri & Sat until midnight and Wed, Thu & Sun all night long. Entrance fee from €3.50 to €12.



A small and cosy gay bar with popular happy hour specials. Friendly staff who will help you find your way about Helsinki.

Hercules Club


Hercules is a great choice for a fun night's dancing in Helsinki. With two dance floors playing different sounds and a large bar area, Hercules is definitely worth a look on your trip to Helsinki. A fun and friendly atmosphere in one of the Nordics largest gay venues. If you get there early, you can often find happy hour deals on drinks. Minimum age of 24 at weekends.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Helsinki

As an LGBTQ+ traveller, it's important to stay somewhere welcoming, with great value and maybe near to gay venues. Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for gay friendly hotel deals in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!

Tours & Experiences in Helsinki

Make the most of your travels by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences.  There's a whole range of options, from cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife.  Get under the skin of your destination, and book a tour or experience now.  

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