Helsinki’s bustling Kallio district might have roots in the city’s working middle class, but it’s undergone big changes in recent years. Long connected to the centre by just one bridge (Pitkäsilta or “Long Bridge”), transportation to the area has improved, and Kallio is now known for its delicious food and vibrant nightlife, particularly after-hours and on weekends. Small bistros, such as the Parisian-inspired Harju8 restaurant, and neighbourhood vinoteca, bakery and café Way Kallio, are wonderful options for keeping a late night going. Harju8 even has its own underground dance club on certain nights, while Way Kallio holds pizza pop-up nights. You can also try Wino, a restaurant and natural wine bar located near Karhupuisto Park, where you’ll find fantastic vino and fine-dining quality bistro food. Booking a table is a good idea, as this popular establishment fills up quickly!