South Karelia, Finland Food Guide: 3 Bar food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lappeenranta

December 13, 2019 Florencio Paulino

Find out what Bar restaurants to try in Lappeenranta. Lappeenranta (Swedish: Villmanstrand) is a city and municipality situated on the shore of the lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the Russian border. It belongs to the region of South Karelia. With approximately 73,000 inhabitants (31 August 2017) Lappeenranta is the 13th largest city in Finland. The neighboring municipality of Joutseno was consolidated with Lappeenranta on January 1, 2009, and the neighboring municipality of Ylämaa on January 1, 2010. Lappeenranta is known as an international university city in Finland with Lappeenranta University of Technology and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences which together have approximately 13,000 students from 68 countries. Lappeenranta is also a commercial centre of South-East Finland and the meeting point of the EU and Russia, 215 km from both Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Location on the southern shore of Lake Saimaa makes the city the region’s centre for tourism. Lappeenranta is the second most visited city by Russian tourists in Finland after Helsinki and it competes with Helsinki for the largest share of tax-free sales in Finland. Lappeenranta is a model for renewable energies and a clean living environment. Lappeenranta was the only Finnish city among the 14 finalists in the international Earth Hour City Challenge 2014, organized by WWF.
Things to do in Lappeenranta

1. Birra

Lappeenranta 53100, Finland Kauppakatu 27 Kauppakatu 27, Lappeenranta 53100 Finland Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Seating, Outdoor Seating +358 10 7621320
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews


Reviewed By Halkidis

They have terrace outside. Inside is kind of a sport bar and quite large. Great selection of beers and ciders, but unfortunately service was really slow. There weren't that many customers, but when someone asks this and other one that, it took too much time. When the place is crowded, that might be a problem.

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2. Giggling Marlin

Oksasenkatu 2, Lappeenranta Finland Bar, Pub Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating [email protected]
Giggling Marlin

Giggling Marlin in the centre of Lappeenranta is the most versatile entertainment centre in town. In the Club-section you will dance on the biggest dance floor in Lappeenranta to the beats of the hottest DJs. On the Afterski side, you can tune in to the A

Reviewed By Akariken

Somedays this place is a cheap place to get drunk (with a membership card etc.).Clientel mostly consists of young students.One of the more "popular" places in Lappeenranta, but it could clean itself up a bit.

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3. Amarillo

Valtakatu 33, Lappeenranta 53100 Finland Mexican, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +358 10 7621451
Overall Ratings

3 based on 40 reviews


Reviewed By legacy135

Tried out this new Mexican place. Food is quite good, service is very friendly and atmosphere is ok. The problem here is the waiting time. We went there on Sunday, a day not much is on in Lappeenranta. We found maybe 10 other guest and three servers. But guess what. It took so long! Everything! Till we got the drinks, maybe 20 minutes. Then half an hour for the food and finally another 20 minutes till we could pay. This is a shame, as the food is fair, good quality and generous servings. So, if you are not in a hurry, it's fine, otherwise you better look for alternatives.

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