If you are looking for where the bohemians roam free, your best bet is to head straight to Kallio.
Located in the east of Helsinki, this district primarily caters to a low-budget student, artist and immigrant population.
The general vibe is that of bohemianism and liberal-mindedness. It’s strategically on the other side of Pitkäsilta Bridge, which originally served as a divide between the rich and the poor.
However, the neighborhood has evolved into a nightlife-heavy hub and an artistic mecca for Helsinki locals.
While Kallio is a bit of a hike from the city center, it’s definitely worth a visit during both the day and night.