Text: Tuuli Põhjakas

If you are a music fan, and loved going to concerts back home, you’ll probably want to continue your lifestyle here in Estonia. Outside of just discovering and listening to new music, hanging out with like-minded locals is the best way to make new friends in a new town.

In this third installment, we'll be taking a closer look at the hipster live music venues in Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). . We're going to map out some more varied hotspots within different scenes and subcultures, and make it easy to "join your tribe" in Estonia.


Telliskivi Loomelinnak, sometimes called "Creative City," is an art-focused venue, featuring a collective of studios, galleries, and other cultural happenings. The group is well known for the way they have managed to spark life into old industrial buildings, robust concrete, and forsaken houses. Sveta Bar is no exception: It is a modern cultural bar, converted from an old railway depot auxiliary building. It has gained recognition in Europe for its style, offerings, and its location. Sveta Bar's music program is particularly exciting, as it fulfills the needs of the traditional club goer, while also being a popular concert venue for everybody who appreciates the best  in Europe's heavy music. 

With an alternative atmosphere, Sveta Bar mixes rough brick with neon light, offering a modern industrial atmosphere that is always sure to impress its visitors. At the same time, Sveta is located right in the epicenter of nightlife, Telliskivi Loomelinnak, which in itself is one of the most exciting cultural spots in Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). . Here, you'll find a spot where parties last from night to morning, and then from morning back to night again! In general, Sveta Bar is a great place for all music lovers. Music is playing there around the clock, and sometimes, you'll even catch a live music performance on Thursday or Friday, too!

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Uus Laine

Uus Laine, which translates to "New Wave," has one of the coolest club atmospheres in all of Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). . Outside of its excellent acoustics, Uus Laine is just visually beautiful. Boasting stylish rooms and breathtaking interior design, Uus Laine is truly unique from the rest of the Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). scene. Furthermore, this club is diverse: Uus Laine's charming atmosphere is somewhere between a bar, a venue, and a culture club.

Outside of concerts, Uus Laine functions as a bar and a cultural venue, where people interested in music and pop culture can come together. Uus Laine's has a sparse live-music program, but its bar makes up for that. In addition to live music, there are busy DJ sets, comedy routines, trivia, etc. The quantity of diverse programming at Uus Laine is relatively regular, so there is usually something fun going on, should you decide to stop by for a visit.

In addition, Uus Laine is not far from Telliskivi Loomelinnak, and the active nightlife scene is only a short walk away. The next time that you're bar hopping in the area, you'll be able to enjoy all of the live-music charms that Sveta, Erinevate Tubade Klubi, and other party venues located in Telliskivi Loomelinnak can potentially offer.

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Erinevate Tubade Klubi

If all the aforementioned venues are good places to begin your night, then Erinevate Tubade Klubi would be a great place to visit after your concert is over. It is located in the center of nightlife, and can be considered a kind of concert epicenter. It's worth noting, however, that the scheduling of the Erinevate Tubade Klubi is, generally speaking, one of the calmest. This venue primarily offers the best in Estonian music, complete with seating options, for the more easy-going concert-attending connoisseur. (This doesn't mean that the venue won't occasionally get bands that are sure to inspire its patrons to jump and dance like crazy people, though!) 

Erinevate Tubade Klubi is generally best suited for those who have no interest in moving on after the concert wraps up. Conversely, this spot is also great for those who are too excited to go home after the concert, and want to go to the next party right after it has concluded. 

One of the things that makes Erinevate Tubade Klubi atmospherically interesting is its calmness and serenity. Arriving at the club is like arriving at a good friend's home: You will be greeted by kind people in the lobby, and instead of stomping into the room with your boots on, you are expected to change your outdoor shoes to slippers. Everything about the Erinevate Tubade Klubi experience is pleasant, cozy, and thoroughly enjoyable at every moment.

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HALL is a modern culture center that focuses primarily on electronic dance music, with a few occasional exceptions. The techno club, built within an old warehouse, is an internationally-recognized mecca of dance music, where you'll find live-music concerts, discos and raves taking place, and DJs performing their sets.

Dedicatedly, HALL has a fairly clear focus on modern music, and more specifically, on modern electronic dance music. Visuals, laser play, and above all, "danceability," are the most important factors for a HALL event.

HALL is located in the harbor town of Noblessner, complete with industrial buildings, featuring magnificent architecture. In the immediate vicinity of HALL, you can find art galleries, eateries, cinemas, and other varied high culture, rather than clubs and never-ending nightlife options.

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About the author:
 Tuuli Põhjakas is the culture editor for the daily paper, Postimees Postimees is an Estonian daily newspaper.
Tuuli has always dreamed of calling herself a writer, but until that day comes, she writes in Postimees Postimees is an Estonian daily newspaper. about her musical passions, ventures to a variety of concerts, and tries to find her way in this world. Tuuli has studied philosophy and religious studies at the University of Tartu University of Tartu - Tartu Ülikool is an Estonian higher education institute. , and has written two bachelor’s theses on Friedrich Nietzsche. Additionally, she hates talking about herself in the third person.