Fin-Bears is an association catering for the needs of the bear, chub, chaser, admirer and wannabe bear community in Finland. Most of the bearish events and activites are arranged by local bear groups, but Fin-Bears does have nationwide events as well. The most active bear groups in Finland are ”Bear With Us” in Helsinki and ”Turun Nallet” in Turku. The main channel of communication is the Fin-Bears home page at www.fin-bears.org

Fin-Bears is politically active by being member of Seta, the Finnish national glbt association.

Contact: gro.sraeb-nif@sraeb

Turku

For info please write to gro.sraeb-nif@ukrut

Places to go

suXes

A place for Gay people in Turku. Yliopistonkatu 9, daily 7 pm - 2 am.

Helsinki

Places to go

Bar Terassibaari

Bears Welcome

Bar in Kallio, Porthaninkatu 9 Tue - Thu 2 pm- 1 am, Fri - Sat noon – 2 am, Sun noon – 1 am

Bear Park Café

Outdoor Summer Café in Karhupuisto Park summer only

Bear Park Kulma

Bears Welcome

Café opposite Bear Park. Agricolancatu 13, Mon - Fri 07:30 am – 8 pm, Sat - Sun 9:30 am . 6 pm

Café-Bar Cavalier

Bears Welcome

Café in centre, art, music, eating and drinking . Malminrinne 2-4, Mon-Thu 4 pm – 1 am, Fri-Sat 4 pm - 2 am, Sun 4 pm – 10 pm

DTM Gay Bar & Nightclub

The biggest disco. Mannerheimintie 6B, daily 9 pm - 4 am

Fairytale

Bears Welcome

Bar near metro Sörnäinen. Helsinginkatu 7, Mon-Fri 4 pm – 2 am, Sat-Sun 2 pm - 2 am

Fenix

Bar in centre, Eerikinkatu 14, Tue - Thu 4 pm – 2 am, Fri - Sat 2 pm – 2 am, Sun 4 pm -2 am

Gay Nightclub Hercules

Bears Welcome

Lönnrotinkatu 4, daily 9 pm – 4 am

On the last Friday of every month Hercules turns into Club STROKE from 11 pm to 4 am - especially for Bears

Hugo's Room

Gay Lounge. Iso Roobertinkatu 3, Mon - Sat noon - 2 am, Sun 2 pm – 2 am

KGB-Club

Karaoke Gay Bar. Hallituskatu 3, Fri and Sat 11 pm – 4 am

Mann's Street

Bears Welcome

Mannerheimintie 12 A 2nd floor, Sun - Thu 2 pm – 2 am, Fri-Sat 2 pm – 4 am

Nalle-Pub

Bears Welcome

In Kallio, Kaarlenkatu 3-5 daily 3 pm – 2 am

Sauna Club Vogue

Bears Welcome

Sturenkatu 27 5th floor, Mon - Tue 3 pm – 10 pm, Wed - Sun 3 pm – 11 pm

On Tuesdays ”World Healers” free discussion club