ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAR & CAFE
Mon – Sun 14 – 04
Mon – Sun 14 – 04
The Riff is a rock n’ roll bar located in the heart of Helsinki. Since the opening in May 2015, we’ve been offering our customers a refreshing outlook on the rock culture. The dark, slightly luxurious interior provides the deserved extra attention to photographer Ville Juurikkala’s stunning art gallery; our walls are filled with selected photos of the world-famous artists, printed on brushed aluminium boards.
The 69 Eyes -drummer Jussi 69 as an associate partner guarantees that The Riff is the place to be for both an average person and an international rock star. In June 2015 the Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael visited us for the first time, and instantly liked the place so much that he decided to reserve a spot on the wall, so he could come and hang one of his guitars on the wall during his next visit to Finland. The guitar has been hanging on the spot since November 2015, and every time the band stops by for a show, Chris makes sure to find time for a visit to his favourite bar.
We put extra effort on delivering the best customer service, so you can feel yourself welcome and important. We assure that you’ll find a perfect drink for every occasion; our wide menu includes a good selection of beers and ciders, wines and champagne, as well as our pride; a seasonal cocktail menu handcrafted by us. There’s also a separate menu for non-alcoholic cocktails.
Even though we don’t have live music events at the moment, we’ve guaranteed the music sound quality with the best speakers on the markets; Genelecs. Thanks to their high quality, you can enjoy the music and still be able to easily chat with your friends, even on the busiest night. However, live music can be found in many places nearby – The Riff is located in the heart of Punavuori, so the legendary Tavastia club and Nosturi venue are both only a short, 10-minute walk away. The tram also operates between the Helsinki Ice Hall and Kolmikulma, which is the stop located right around the corner from The Riff. Therefore it’s very easy to arrange pre- and after parties at The Riff – keep an eye on our Facebook- and Instagram pages, you can find all of our special events there!
In the summer of 2018 we will open our brand new terrace of almost 50 seats. The whole street of Iso Roobertinkatu has just been through a full reconstruction, which obviously makes the terrace even more comfortable. A rock ’n roll terrace at it’s finest!
The Hate Lounge – a newly renovated VIP room for small groups. It’s been named after one of the best-known Finnish metal bands in the world, Children Of Bodom. The lounge is reserved for the band members until the year 2666, but it’s also possible to reserve it for your group, when the boys are out of town. You can send your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
”What’s the best thing about Finland?”
”Jussi69… The Riff. The Riff!”
— Papa Roach on Radio Rock, October 2017
”Easily one of my top three spots in the world to hang!”
— Chris Kael, Five Finger Death Punch, November 2017
Iso Roobertinkatu 3, 00120 HELSINKI