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By the water

In the summertime the area around the Ratina bay and the Laukontori quary fills up with people and a nice atmosphere, as well as opportunities to enjoy a drink or a meal out in the fresh lakeside air. Located in Laukontori market square is Sauna Restaurant Kuuma. Go and enjoy a nice drink, Nordic cuisine and try the sauna!

If you’re not feeling hungry as much as thirsty, the Ratina bay will offer you a helping drink! On the Ratina Stadion side restaurant boat Keisari and deck restaurant Laituri will float troughout the summer. Boat restaurant Suvi is the longest-floating boat docked on the Laukontori side, and for many locals the summer season starts with a cold drink on the deck of this boat. In addition to the boat restaurants, restaurant Ranta offers a beach-like setting for a casual meal such as tacos, salad or burgers in their outdoor terrace.

Up the rapids is located Dam Bar, appropriately located next to the Tammerkoski dam. You can enjoy the ambiance of the rapids here and treat yourself to tasty food, fun drinks live music and DJs.

Don’t forget these

Paapan Kapakka is a legendary jazzpub in the corner of Hämeenkatu and Hatanpään valtatie. In summer, the front of pub is full of life with an open area terrace that offers views for the busy street and rapids.

Located in Tullikamari square, Bar Passion is a bar with a massive summer terrace. Besides serving hot and cool drinks, they offer trendy music, board games and display sports on the big screen. Restaurant Telakka is the heart of culture house Telakka, founded in 1996. This old warehouse building offers interesting milieu and the sunny terrace serve lunch, food and live music.

Rillinki is a summer terrace located in Hämeenpuisto. They offer street food with a twist from local classics to international flavours. They have a wide selection of quality wines and beers, especially products from the local Nordic Brewery.

From June onwards, you can enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks at the largest terrace in all of Tampere, the Keskustori summer terrace. In the heart of city you can find local flavours and amazing atmosphere.

The region’s gems

In Tampere region, there are wonderful restaurants along the shores of the lakes that you can reach by boat. First, enjoy the summer weather on the lake, and then savor a delicious meal. In Ruovesi, next to the scenic Murole Canal, you will find the Murole Summer Café, which offers not only summer delicacies but also live performances. At Pimeensalmi Dock in Ylöjärvi, you can enjoy good food along with live music on summer weekends. Located on Lake Näsijärvi, Maisansalo is home to the cheerful and vibrant family-friendly Country Bistro Maisa. Their kitchen offers fresh summer flavors made from the best seasonal ingredients.