A huge, hearty, German-style beer house full of warm lights, thick wooden tables, oompah music and a vast copper micro brewery, which sits in the middle of the room like a Dr Seuss contraption. A large flat-screen TV showing cable and sports may look out of place with the ‘Olde Teutonic’ atmosphere but reflects the type of clientele of this mega bar/restaurant opened in 2002 – merry coach-class Finns on day trips from Helsinki.
It’s a fun place to eat, drink and be drunk without inhibitions, so you may suddenly feel yourself in cheerful, stein-wielding mood as you sit in Munich beer-fest rows, or drink from your own private 15-foot mug. The brewery makes its own, reasonably priced, micro-beers: choose from Pilsner (light, 5%) Märzen (medium, 5.5%) or Dunkles (dark, 6%). The choice of food is overwhelmingly large – with separate menus for grill dishes, pizza, bar snacks, or ‘gourmet’. You can even buy a cappuccino.