Your guide to Estonian nightlife

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Your guide to Estonian nightlife

When the sun goes down in Estonia, the nocturnal culture and music scene comes alive. Tallinn’s most popular bars and clubs are easy to find during a nighttime stroll - simply follow the pulsing music to its source, usually in the Old Town or Telliskivi. However some of the best spots are hidden, or not in Tallinn at all. These hangouts feature the best live music of all genres, cocktails, late-night snacks and quirky happenings. The age for consuming alcohol in Estonia, as well as for entering bars and nightclubs, is 18 years, so bring a piece of identification with you on your night out.


When you need a place to dance the night away to the music of local and international DJs, look no further than these decadent clubs in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu and Otepää.

Rock bars

Thumping beats aren’t so much your thing? Find your favourite variety of rock, whether that be folk, country rock, hard rock or metal and enjoy with likeminded fans. Live performance lineups include bands from across Europe.

Local pubs

Would you like to sip a beer in the relaxed company of locals? Grab a seat at one of these pubs, serving brews, snacks and plenty of character.

Culture clubs

These bars offer more than just libations - here you can catch a music quiz, video game tournament, poetry reading or art exhibitions on any given evening. Excellent places to engage in some thoughtful discussion with new people.

Jazz bars

From the swanky and elegant to the raw and authentic, Estonia’s best jazz locales present exclusive concerts and live jazz most days of the week. Listen to classics and modern interpretations over dinner and drinks.

Alternative and underground

Get off the beaten path and explore the hangouts where free thinkers gather over theatre, music, cinema and art. Cappuccinos by day, drinks and dancing by night.

Cocktail lounges

Yearning for a dose of glamour? Let inventive mixologists handcraft delicious, seasonal cocktails while you enjoy luxurious interiors and spectacular city views.

Last updated : 16.05.2018

In category: Food & Drink & Nightlife