Pyynikin Brewhouse

This is a very pleasant dog-friendly pub and restaurant offering an selection of their own draft beers and a good selection of interesting food choices. They also offer canned beers, cocktails, and wines, but we have mainly stuck to the draft beers.

The indoor bar and restaurant are in a wonderful old building and offer a very comfortable and warming atmosphere. However, in the summer, they also serve food on a lovely terrace by the canal and have a large beer garden/terrace where you can enjoy a drink.  I think all the tables inside are suitable for dogs, but we found the “booth-type” tables by the windows especially convenient when we had our dog.

We have been here for drinks (inside and out) many times, and have eaten here five or six times so far.  We have always enjoyed the beer and found the food to be good, but in our opinion, the food at Tuulensuu is better.

In terms of food, the menu offers plenty of interesting choices but is mainly focused on meat and fish, with a limited selection of vegetarian dishes. The starter selection is not so extensive; there are about 5 starters plus garlic bread and fries, but there are over 15 main courses. So far, we have enjoyed the meatballs (starter), fish and chips, pan-fried fish,  burger, ribs, and schnitzel plus a few other bits and bobs. While the menu is not cheap, we have found it good value for money. As an example, the meatballs were €8, and the mains ranged from €19 (burger) to €29 (pan fried fish), but as mentioned, everything has been very good so far. On our recent visits, we had a delicious beetroot medley starter, the spicy ribs, and a veal schnitzel, all of which were very good, however, we found the pork schnitzel at Gastropub Tuulensuu juicier and more flavoursome. The fish that comes with the fish and chips is obviously battered to order, unlike the Sailor’s version (which is just across the road), but is not necessarily any better; they are each different, but both very good.

Moving on to the drinks, as mentioned above, we have mainly stuck to the draft beer, all of which have been great, but we also had a very good Negroni and excellent G&T in the summer on the terrace. On our last visit we also enjoyed a very nice glass of red wine (South African I think). The draft beers range in price, but most are around €7.50 to €9 for half a litre, the wine is around €9, and cocktails seem to be between €8 and €11.

We have always enjoyed Pyynikin and will definitely go back. We love being inside the comfortable and beautiful building in the winter or on rainy/snowy days, but love the terrace and beer garden when the weather is warm and sunny. Either way, our dog has always been welcome, we have consistently had good food and drinks, all served by friendly and professional staff. Highly recommended.

Number of Visits

More than 10

Last Visit

April 2023

Dog Policy

All dogs welcome


Author: BTB