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Tallinn

Von Krahli Baar
This venue has an unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere making it popular with arty types and students. Cheap prices and mismatching decor give the club a quirky atmosphere and seems a suitable location for original live music...
Villa Hortensia
This four bedroom villa is located on the principal shopping streets in the city giving it a superb location for those in search of some fabulous restaurants chic bars and glamorous nightlife...
Vanaema Juures
Pure Estonian charm seeps from this restaurant seemingly unaffected by the vast choice of restaurants bars and party spots surrounding it. A smart dining experience with delicious and affordable cuisine...
Valge Villa
Comfortably homely living Estonian style the Valge Villa is a sweet villa with a rural feel. With just ten rooms it's a popular choice for large groups of friends who live to take it over as their home away from home.
Town Hall and Town Hall Square
The Town Hall Square is perhaps the busiest part of Tallinn. Although a principal cultural spot itself it is also surrounded by bars cafes and restaurants making it an important social point for the city...
Tallinna Hipodroom
A betting man? Then head to the hipodroom in the town centre where you can place a bet on your favourite four-legged steed and cheer it on from the sidelines - all the while with a suitably chilled glass of champagne in hand of course.
Tallinn Football Club
Although not yet a celebrated sport Estonia does have a celebrated local team who play at the national arena. Cheer on the local boys and show your support.
Tallinn Basketball Club
Believe it or not basketball is Estonia's favourite sport - and spectators love to watch slam-dunks by local team Kalev.
Taanilinna Hotel
Located on the border of the Old Town and the Toompea area the location of this hotel couldn't get much better. Consistent with the hotel's atmosphere and decor there is a perfect balance of modernity and traditional Estonian life...
Stockmann Cafe
This city centre cafe is a great place to drop into having exhausted your feet and wallet in the popular department stores. With internet access and a vast selection of delicious pancakes, this modish cafe is constantly popular...
RMK Hiking
With such a diverse countryside it makes sense to throw on some hiking boots and head into the great unknown. Just be prepared to puff and pant your way home.
Reval Cafe Mocha
Although principally a tourist restaurant a hint of authenticity still prevails here. Beautiful views of the medieval Old Town can be seen from the delightful balcony adding to its genuine Estonian charm...
Poska Villa
There is a solid selection of excellent restaurants in the area and although there is not a great deal of vibrant nightlife nearby the late night fun of the Old Town is only a short drive away...
Pikk, Vene and Lai streets
These streets form the principal shopping area within the Old Town. Knick-knacks ceramics and crafts abound so there's no excuse not to come back weighed down with bags.
Peppersack
Located just off the Town Hall Square this restaurant benefits from a popular position in the Old Town. Complete with a seemingly popular Medieval theme this is a popular tourist haunt without losing its authenticity...
Olematu Rüütel
Located in the heart of historic Tallinn this guest house acts primarily as a restaurant and conference centre however the three guest rooms have proven popular with those on a budget...
Olde Hansa
Located centrally within popular Old Town this restaurant functions as so much more than merely a tourist venue. The medieval history of the area is brought to life appealing to many local people...
Old Town Maestro
Located on the most popular drinking street of the Old Town this hotel is merely a stumble away from some fiercely vibrant hotspots. With stylish decor and sauna facilities located on the top floor unaffordable views of Tallinn are provided here...
Occupation Museum
Learn something of what the Estonian's lived through under Soviet rule; depicting such recent events the Occupation Museum is certainly one of the more important venues to visit in cultural Toompea...
Müürivahe
A busy tourist street in the Old Town Müürivahe is all about independent shops selling traditional Estonian household goods. Be sure to snap up a souvenir or three to take your folks back home.
Musi
A fantastic addition to the eatery scene in the Old Town. Functioning as a combination of wine bar cafe and restaurant it is slowly becoming a local treasure unaffected by hoards of tourists due to its slightly secret location...
Meriton Old Town
Located at the end of the infamous Lai shopping street this hotel is a recent addition to Tallinn's tourist scene. Offering guests a fabulous location close to the lively Old Town as well as the cultural wealth of Toompea it is a popular choice...
Kuul Saal Bowling Club
Tallinn's young 'uns love ten-pin bowling with most lanes located in shopping centres around the city. Three strikes and you're in. Check out KU:L SA:L.
Kreutzwald Hotel
Although located a little further away from the party scene of the city centre it is well worth the extra walk. However it does fall only ten minutes walk from the Old Town so there is ample choice of entertainment on your doorstep...
Köleri 2
Bringing a taste of France to the impressively-forested neighbourhood of Kadriorg, Köleri 2 serves tasty Gallic treats, from French onion soup to macarons.
Kiek in de Kok
Suitably located in the historical area of Toompea this is a renowned addition to Tallinn's cultural scene. Toompea's Walt Disney appearance is deceptive however and this monument possesses some interesting weapons of war...
Kalma Sauna
For the real Baltic sauna experience head to Kalma Sauna; open since 1928 the famed public sauna is every bit as fabulous as you'd expect.
Kadriorg Palace
The equivalent of London's Kensington; this area is only a short drive from the centre of Tallinn however well worth it. The museum offers the only quality European art in the country, but the formal gardens and palace surroundings that provide the
Jeti Ice Arena
Ice skating can look graceful if you're any good but those who aren't likely to crash and burn rather spectacularly; hone your skills in Tallinn and make sure you don't go down without a sequin-clad fight.
Hell Hunt
This original pub benefits from being located in Toompea where its own historical value is consistent with the area's. With more reasonable prices than the commercial bars in the Old Town it aims to attract locals and tourists...
Gloria Veinikelder
Located just downstairs from the acclaimed Gloria Restaurant this is a more romantic option with a cosy atmosphere. Being less acknowledged the atmosphere becomes intimate and wine tasting by the fire makes a perfect evening...
Gloria Tabacalera
Although located in the popular area of the Old Town this location is relatively unknown by many due to the acclaimed restaurant above taking much custom. As a proud expert the owner welcomes other cigar lovers to sit with a coffee or a port...
Estonian Experience Sailing
Sail away advised Enya - and what a wise woman she was. Do so in style by taking a boat out on the beautiful Baltic waters far far away from the coastline.
Energia Kohvik
Straight out of a movie set; Russian ladies with fur coats and roll-up cigarettes are a permanent feature while the suits from this part of the city enjoy an indugent sweet menu. A true taste of former Estonia located within the Soviet shopping cent
Dr Mauruse Pub
Escaping the radar of many tourists this city centre pub is popular with the locals. However only minutes walk from the Old Town it is certainly worth a visit...
Da Vinci’s Pasta and Pizza
Benefiting from its location on the edge of the Old Town the da Vinci's offers decent food at decent prices. Appearing with a no-frills attitude the locals are enjoying this restaurant...
City Bike Tours
Although the cobbled streets of Tallinn aren't ideal for cycling the surrounding countryside practically begs to be explored on two wheels.
Cafe Elsebet
Near to some principal shopping areas in the Old Town, this cafe is attached to popular Cafe Peppersack, whose trade it shares.
Cafe Amigo
This centrally located club has reinvented itself by inviting rock and blues acts to entertain the clientele. Fabulous guest artists give this music club an exclusive reputation and is also popular with the guests of the Viru Hotel located above th
Borsi Baar
Don't let the rather inappropriate setting put you off this venue; located on one of Tallinn's most medieval streets in Toompea you will forget this quaint charm upon walking into this vibrant atmosphere. Beware of the personal service; designed to

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