We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sports Academy

$$ - $$$American, ,
Kaivokatu 8 | 00100, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 10 7664300
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good26%
  • Average34%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken wings” (2 reviews)
“two floors” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
Kaivokatu 8 | 00100, Helsinki 00100, Finland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (98)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We decided for this place, as it is conveniently located almost opposite of main station. It used to be exactly opposite, but has moved further into a shopping area. Waiter was nice and had good service attitude. It is not always easy to have a...More

1  Thank mWrite
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Wowza. This place is throbbing. Great venue. Wall to wall TV screens which kill conversation but are great for following sport. So if you love sport but hate socialising this is the bar to go to!

Thank Marcus R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The restaurant has moved from Kaivokatu to Keskuskatu, the distance is only 100 meters. It is a previous Rosso restaurant that has been refurbished stylishly. The restaurant is divided to two floors: the ground level is for Veikkaus' casino games and the second floor is...More

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Sports Academy on a Saturday evening around 22 but still it was easy to find a table. I decided to have a cider and a Bacon and Cheese burger with fries. I knew the price of the burger with fries was around 20€ but...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Sports academy is a place of what you make it. My experience have been mostly great. It is located in the center Helsinki so makes it quite convenient to everyone. It's a great place to go to with a large group of friends while enjoying...More

Thank Alonso O
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Of the sports bars in central Helsinki this is probably the best in terms of capturing the atmosphere particularly for those big EPL games. However my experience is a bit hit and miss. Menus appear to change quite frequently with the restaurant attempting new things...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Even if you are after an unusual tv broadcast your best is the Sports Academy. It is a typical sports bar. The best atmosphere is when one of the Finnish national teams plays. At other times it is quite lame. Also, the age of the...More

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here two nights for our stay, due to location to our hotel and the wings and ribs are delicious. Sports broadcast on a few TVs however not willing to change for everyone so would check if they are showing what you want to...More

1  Thank Jessieleeb
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Here you can see sport events on several screens, and enjoy drinks and food. Good service and ok options of snacks and good. Sweet potato chips are amazing. Good location just across the railway station

Thank Kirsi T
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A nice restaurant, we sat outside. A good selection on the menu which was nicely cooked and well presented

Thank inspector61
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurant Zetor
793 reviews
.11 km away
214 reviews
.11 km away
Robert's Coffee
89 reviews
.13 km away
Casa Largo
132 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Helsinki Tram System
839 reviews
.25 km away
Ateneum Art Museum
832 reviews
.13 km away
Helsinki Central Railway Station
2,055 reviews
.03 km away
Stockmann's Department Store
619 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sports Academy staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaivokatu 8 | 00100, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664300
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing