Tallinn

SEE

Roof of Linnahall

Roof of Linnahall

Roof of Linnahall- A sports/concert hall built for the 1980 Summer Olympics.  It is now abandoned, and a fun place to explore and look at the harbor.

Map at Seaplane Harbour

Map at Seaplane Harbour

Tallinn's Old Town- It's one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, so it is tons of fun to just walk around the cobblestone streets, and see what you find.

Seaplane Harbour- An interactive maritime museum with ships, tanks, a submarine, and old movies about Estonia.  While I was there, I enjoyed a temporary exhibit on Vikings.

 

 

 

EAT

Kohvik Moon- Russian cuisine with a twist started by local chefs who have passion. I started with "Something for the Russian soul," Salted lard, pickled cucumbers with honey, marinated mushrooms, Baltic herring, quail eggs and sour cream – horseradish sauce, which was divine. I then moved on to the Borscht, a hearty dish perfect for the rainy weather. I finished the meal with an in-house rhubarb liqueur.  I enjoyed it all in a whimsical atmosphere with great service.

Kompressor- A place known for cheap, large, and yummy pancakes with all types of fillings, and that is exactly what it is.  Tip: You order up at the register and then sit down and they will deliver it to your table. Make sure you have your order ready when you go up, as they are busy. The woman working the counter, while I was there, was very pleasant, and my order of a dark beer and mushroom & blue cheese pancake came out quick and was tasty.

Klaus Kohvic- A nice place to grab lunch with a cute artisan store attached.  I had a sprat on rye bread and a local beer on the side.

 

DRINK

 

Valli Baar- A real deal bar with old-timer drunks, 70's interior, and an accordion player in the corner.  This bar can't be beat, and pictures don't do it justice.  If you are ever in Tallinn, I suggest you make a stop here.

NoKu Klubi

NoKu Klubi

NoKu klubi- A secret bar that you need a code to enter.  You might be thinking, sounds pretentious, but once you get inside, the bartenders are polite and the vibe is relaxed. I read that it was once a closed club for artists, so it's fun to still honor those days with a little code. The interior is pleasant, and they were playing classic hip-hop when I was there, which is a much appreciated rare sound in Tallinn.

Must Puudel- A hipster café without the attitude.  Inviting place to have a drink and a snack.

Three Crowns

Three Crowns

 

STAY

Three Crowns- This is by far the best budget hotel I've ever stayed in.  The original house is from medieval times (this is where you have breakfast), the tree in the courtyard is special, and the rooms are satisfactory.