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When you go to a nightclub or a pub don’t be surprised to find a black jack table or a roulette table there. Many Finns like to play gambling games with small bets.

The age limit to pubs is 18 years. A beer costs about € 3,5 and a cider about € 4,5.
Some popular pubs among students:
Café Anton Beer Hunters
Antinkatu 11 Antinkatu 13
Irish Bar Havana
Otavankatu Yrjönkatu 17
Mums Arnorld’s
IsoKarhu Yrjönkatu 22
Yrjönkatu 14
Sarpi Café Wikholm
Yrjönkatu 22 Isokarhu
Yrjönkatu 14
Mäkilän leipomo
Itäpuisto 11
Antinkatu 13

The age limit (K) varies from club to club. But you need to be at least 18, to some clubs even 22. At the nightclubs there is always a coat check and you need to leave your jacket there.
The coat-check charge is usually €1. Most nightclubs have special band nights and on these special nights the ticket prices are more expensive. On a normal night you will need to pay € 4 to € 7, other times the entrance fee is € 8 to € 10.
Night Vaakuna NiteTrain
Gallen-Kallelankatu 7 Itäpuisto 8
(age limit 22) (age limit 18)
Punainen Kukko Night Kukko
Itäpuisto 13 Itäpuisto 13
(traditional dancing) (age limit 22)
Kino Baarikärpänen
Itäpuisto 10 Mikonkatu 6
Itsenäisyydenkatu 41

ImageJazz Festival
Pori is well known for its annual international Jazz Festival, which has been held since the 1960. The festival is this year from 15 until 23 July, 2006.
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Once you are in Pori, you can also ask for more info at the Pori Jazz Office. The office is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 15.00.
Pori Jazz Office
Pohjoisranta 11 D
28100 Pori
Tel: +358 (0) 2 6262 200
Fax: +358 (0) 2 6262 225
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Andalucia Amado
Mikonkatu 6 Keskusaukio 2,
Tel. (02) 641 2049 Tel (02) 631 0100
Fransmanni Martina
Gallen-Kallelankatu 7 Itäpuisto 8
Tel. (02) 528 100
Huviretki Raatihuoneen Kellari
Cumulus Hotell Hallituskatu 9,
Yrjönkatu 24 Tel. (02) 633 4804
Tel. (02) 550 9612
Ravintola Bepop Rosso
Yrjönkatu 22 Antinkatu 11
Tel. (02) 5299 410 Tel. (02) 6332 533
Siltakulma Olivo
Eteläranta Itsenäisyydenkatu 41
Tel. (02) 641 2073 Tel. (02) 529 300
Oscar’s Steak and Whisky house
Isokarhu Galle
Itäpuisto 2-4 Gallen-Kallelankatu 7
(often special prices) Tel (02) 648 2170

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Fast food
Pressan Pizza Kotipizza
Presidentinpuistokatu 18 Isolinnankatu 20
Mestari Pizza Pizza Rax
Länsipuisto 16 Itäpuisto 1 C (buffet)
Yrjönkatu 22
Market place

Cultural activities
Pori Theatre
Hallituskatu 14
Promenadi Centre Palmgren-sali
Yrjönkatu 17 Rautatienpuistokatu 7

Pori Art Museum
28100 PORI
Tel: +358 (0) 2 621 1080 or 1081
Fax: +358 (0) 2 621 1091
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Poriginal galleria
Eteläranta 6
28100 PORI
Tel: +358 (0) 2 621 1093
Fax: +358 (0) 621 1091
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Satakunta Museum
Hallituskatu 11
28100 Pori
Tel. Office: +358 (0) 2 621 1078
Tel ticket sales and Museum Shop: +358 (0) 2 621 1063
Fax +358 (0) 2 621 1061
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Promenadi Centre
Yrjönkatu 17
The ticket price varies between € 5 and € 9, depending on the film and weekday.

Video rentals
Casablanca Film Town
Keskusaukio Isolinnankatu 24
Kalevanpuisto 54

A rental video costs € 3 and € 5 (depending on a film and the place), DVD-movies costs € 3,5 and € 5.

Social activities
Pori offers a wide range of leisure time activities for everyone. You can take courses in music, languages (also Finnish for foreigners), computing, textiles, sports, fine art, almost anything you can dream of.
The best information you will get by contacting the city’s leisure and recreation authorities.

Isolinnankatu 12
Tel. 02- 621 1400.

The best way to find the cheapest and the nicest shops is by wandering around the city centre and by asking recommendations from the people you know. Most shops are located on the main street Yrjönkatu and on its side streets (Isolinnankatu, Antinkatu).

Department stores
Most department stores are open Mon - Fri 9.00 – 21.00, Sat 9.00/10.00 – 18.00, usually they are closed on Sundays.
Most of these stores sell food, clothes, household and sanitary utilities.
Anttila EuroMarket
Isolinnankatu 18 Eteläväylä 2
Prisma Sokos
Mikkolantie 3 Liisankatu 2-4
Satakunnankatu 23 D
Indoor market place
Yrjönkatu 12
Fresh vegetables, .sh, meat, bread and cheese.

Books and stationary
Suomalainen Kirjakauppa Sata-Info
Yrjönkatu 13 Antinkatu 15
Second-hand books
Antikvariaatti Porin Tori Divari
Markku Ranta Yrjönkatu 10
Nortamonkatu 1

Flea markets
Linna Itsepalvelukirpputori
Isolinnankatu 23 (bargains for clothes and things)
Porin Sisätori Palin Kirpputori
Isolinnankatu 19 Satakunnankatu 32
Bargain shops for clothes
Seppälä KappAhl IsoKarhu
Yrjönkatu 13, Yrjönkatu 22 Itäpuisto 2-4
Lindex IsoKarhu H&M Isokarhu
Itäpuisto 2-4 Itäpuisto 2-4
Ratsula Muotitavaratalo Crimson
Antinkatu 17 Yrjönkatu 19
Porin Asustekeskus Oy (Nanso)
Isolinnankatu 7

Bargain shops for shoes
Kenkäpori Ratsula
Yrjönkatu 21 Antinkatu 17
Kenkäx Kenkä-Kolmio
Yrjönkatu 15 Gallen-Kallelankatu 6
All the department stores also sell shoes.

Hairdressers and barbers
These are found all around the town. See also the yellow pages of the phone book (Kampaamot/parturit).
Ask your tutors and your friends for recommendations.
Many of these give student discount.

Liquor stores (Alko)
Isolinnankatu 19
Eteläväylä 2
Mikkolantie 1

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