Thursday, March 31, 2005

Club Prive: Cream

It's supposed to be the hottest party spot in Tallinn on Saturday nights. And indeed it is - you can always find some happy friendly faces and the best dance music - hip-hop and r'n'b. However, if you don't like 50 cent, Kelis, Beyonce, Usher, Toe Tag etc, you might not like it there. The first thing before you go - find someone who is in the family list, or sign yourself up (send a mail to family@clubprive.ee with subject:cream and your name in the message). That guarantees you a half-price entrance, 75 instead of 150 kroons. A little discount is always nice, especially if the drinks inside are almost the most expensive ones compared to other clubs. For example: a vodka shot is 50, vodka coctail is 70, cider 40 and beer 35. They also have a thing called oxygen bar, which is supposed to be handy when you drink too much. The interior of the club is cool, dark colours, nice furniture, comfortable chairs, pillows and sofas. The only thing that might bother is too much old men from foreign countries, but ignoring them is quite easy. I definately suggest you to go, at least once. It's every Saturday in Club Prive, located in Harju street, close to Stereo bar and Moskva cafe. See you there:)


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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

My favourites...

So, to make a long story short:

the best coffee in Tallinn - Moskva and Novell

the best coctails - Lounge 8, Moskva and Riff

the best food - BabyBack, Moskva and Lounge 8

the best atmosphere - Tristan & Isolde and BabyBack

the best service - Novell

the best parties - Club Prive

... don't you agree? :)

Monday, March 28, 2005

The new Club Hollywood

As last Friday was free from school and work (because of Easter holiday), Thursday was a party night. In Club Hollywood, there was a party called Bunny Revolution. In order to get in free, you were supposed to have bunny ears and tail. Luckily, I had won 2 free tickets (check uno.ee website). The party wasn't so good, lot of funny people and bad music. However, there are a lot of new cool things in the club, for example the bathrooms look really nice and clean (you couldn't say that before). There is also a new huge vip-area (the whole second floor) and a big screen tv on the wall. If you're not sure what drinks to order, then I'd suggest Ocean 11, it's vodka with cranberry and lemon juice. To sum it all up: if you have nothing better to do, or nowhere else to go, visit Club Hollywood:)


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Friday, March 25, 2005

Comments?

First of all, I'd like to thank you, for your time and interest when reading my weblog. However, I'd appreciate it, if you'd leave some thoughts and suggestions. I would really like to know, what do you think about my posts and what else do you want me to write about? Please feel free to express your opinion! Thanks!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Robert's cafe

There are two or even more Robert's cafes in Tallinn, I went to the one in De La Gardie shopping centre in Viru street. The cafe is on the top floor (4th) and the view is great, of course. Especially in summer-time when they open a balcony. But to be honest, this is the only reason to go - they have unreasonably high prices and a poor-poor service. Their choice of tea is quite good, and you can get a big cup for 20 kroons, Caffe Latte was 35. So go, drink some tea and enjoy the view:)

Monday, March 21, 2005

Golden Dragon

In Pikk street, right next to the Gentle Wolf (Hell Hunt), there is a small chinese restaurant called Golden Dragon (Kuldne Draakon). By now, I have visited it many times (about 15) and I have never been disappointed. My absolute favourite is sweet and sour chicken or Shanghai chicken (both 105 kroons) with prawn rice (60.-). Spring rolls are good for starters (60.-). If you like Thai cuisine, you might try Tom Ka soup, which is a coconut milk soup with lemon grass and either with shrimps, prawns or chicken (about 50.-). A beer or a cider costs about 30 kroons, and a glass of wine is about 45. All, or at least most of the waitresses are russian, which hints that the service must be good. And really, they are all friendly and nice.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Thursday night out

Our plan for the night was to see the famous d'n'b DJ Hype, who was playing in Club Prive. However, after seeing the massive crowd outside at Prive's door, we changed our minds. We headed to Moskva to have couple of drinks. We had Long Island Iced Tea (85 kroons) and Martini Bianco (35). It was nice and quiet there for a Thursday night, you could easily find a table. The service was good as always, so were the drinks. We decided to go to R.I.F.F as we have never been there before and our friend was playing some music there. He's called DJ Kiva and it was his debute as a DJ. Riff has two floors, there's bar upstairs and you have to go down the stairs to find the club area. We found some flyers right on the bar tables, and the ticket with flyer was just 35 kroons, then they give you a stamp, meaning you can leave and come back whenever you want to. The club looked cool, however the dancing area is too small, and there are tables with comfy chairs everywhere, meaning that people rather sat and chatted than danced. The waiters and waitresses (REALLY beautiful girls by the way) were very friendly and suggested some cool coctails. We tried Watermelon punch (60 kroons), Fresh Fruit Martini (55) and Mojito (60?). All tasted really really good. And beer was only 20 kroons for 0,5 litre. Nice place, I will definately visit Riff again!
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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Nord cafe

Located next to Tallinn Harbour, there is a supermarket/shopping centre called Norde Centrum. The largest store there is HyperRimi (formally known as Citymarket), a food shop, but it also hosts some beauty saloons, clothes and sporting stores etc. Anyway, there is also a cafe called Nord cafe. It's more like a diner, where you can have a decent lunch really quickly and affordably. For example, I went for a Seljanka (meat soup), for 20 and Strogonov (a meat sauce) with rice and salads, for 50. The servings are huge, I have never accomplished to eat the whole plate. The food was good, like a home-cooked meal. You can also have a variety of cold drinks, several types of tea/coffee and also desserts. The only thing that bothered me, was that it was really crowded, it seems to be a popular place for lunch. If you are looking for gourmet, don't go there, otherwise I'd give it a 3,5 out of 5.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Amarillo

Viru Keskus is a very popular shopping centre in Tallinn. In the middle of all these boutiques and stores it might be quite hard to find a nice place to relax and rest for while with a cup of good coffee. I went to Amarillo cafe, located opposite to ABC shoe store. I had to wait long for a waiter, altough the place was almost empty (around noon). When I finally ordered my Cafe Latte with a glass of water, it arrived soon. The coffee was quite good, and it was only 30 kroons. Would visit again.

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Monday, March 14, 2005

South Estonia part 2

Our southern estonian roadtrip continued from Tartu to Otepaa. As these two cities are only about 50 kilometres apart, it only takes about half an hour until our winter capital welcomes you. If you haven't been there, I strongly suggest it to you. A nice little snowy city with friendly atmosphere and wild nightlife - awesome:) Anyway, we went there to ski and snowboard, but as it somehow always happens, the mountains become secondary..
We stayed in this nice little place called Edgari guesthouse. It's situated right in the middle of the main street next to the infamous Help nightclub. The price was 800 for two nights and two persons, meaning 200 per face per night. The rooms look good, their clean and warm. We had a shower, tv and a little kitchen corner with fridge and everything. I'd say it's quite a good price, and it's in the top-high season.
As we arrived friday night and opened our first bottles of beer, we had no idea, how strong hangover we would be having the next day. Anyway, we started from Help club at about 11, since they have free entrance until midnight. We had some drinks and played some pool, and continued to Comeback, the bigger club. In Comeback, the ticket was 100, but it's always good to know some locals, this might get you in free. And meeting locals is really easy, because they tend to be really friendly and outgoing. The DJ was playing some funny music like 90's estonian pop and cancan, so we took a taxi back to Help. So for 500 estonian kroons, we had a really fun night out for two. So, if you want to do some big pimpin with little money, go to Otepaa:)
By the way - we went skiing/boarding to Kuutsemae (190 for a day-ticket and the food and drinks are really cheap in the pub). It was sooo crowded. If you decide to go, don't do it in the weekend.

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Friday, March 11, 2005

TsinkPlekkPang

It's been a while since I last posted. Anyway, I'm in Tartu right now, the second largest city in Estonia. After visiting the pools, jacuzzis and saunas in Aura, I decided to have some dinner. Went to TsinkPlekkPang, which is supposed to be one of the trendiest chinese food and sushi places here. Or so they say. It's situated in the centre and you can easily find it, a colorful three-story building. They have separate rooms in each floor, the third-floor is a sushi-room. The design and furniture are quite old-fashioned. Nothing hardly resembles China in there.
Anyway, we ordered egg-fried rice, lamb in oyster-sauce and sweet and sour chicken (all together about 200 kroons). The food looked like chinese, but the taste was a typical estonian-chinese, meaning either salty or untasty.
So, to keep it short and simple, I would go there again, the waitress was very nice, the music was cool etc. However, I would not suggest it, if you are looking for some chinese experience.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Popular

Popular is a nice small cafe in Vana-Viru street in Old own, located close to McDonalds. A modern design, small tabes and sofas and new-age or underground alternative music are the best way to describe it. They offer a variety of alcoholic and non-acloholic drinks with reasonable prices. One of it's most popular features is a waterpipe rent (I think they ask about 70 kroons for an hour) + you can have your choice of tobacco. They also have a free WiFi. There's nothing special about this place, but you wont be disappointed when you go either.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Salsa Grill

If you're not estonian, then I doubt if you have been to one of the most beautiful places in Tallinn. It's called Rocca Al Mare (a rock by the sea in english) and it's only about 10 minute drive from the centre and it's really worth going there. Rocca Al Mare is just before Oismae. Here you can find the Tallinn Zoo, also the open-air architecture and cultural heritage museum. A little bit further is a beautiful Kakumae beach. But this is not what I wanted to talk about. In Rocca Al Mare there is also one of the biggest shopping centres in Tallinn - Rocca Al Mare keskus, and in that centre there is a restaurant that I visited. It's called Salsa Grill and it's located in the second floor, just next to Kaubamaja and furniture stores. It's quite a big restaurant. What I liked about it, is that they have separate tables for smokers (a small part at the corner) and also separate a la carte tables, so you can decide whether you'd like a quick lunch or an enjoyable dinner. I ordered salmon and shrimps cream soup (35 kroons), it was really good, quite a big portion as well. For the main course I had Fajitas, which is a southern-american dish. It's brought to you on a hot skillet, on which there are peppers, onions, jalopenos, your choice of meat, sauces and soft tortillas. I have to warn you, that it's quite spicy, but good anyway. For this, they ask 80 kroons and I think it's quite a nice meal for this money. The service was a little bit slow, but friendly. I would visit it again.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Memories of last weekend

Went to Cafe Angel (in Sauna street) for lunch. Since I really love mushroom soup, I am currently trying to find out, where do they serve the best in town. Well, definately not in Angel. Come to think about it, I haven't had anything really tasty there + They put too much oil in salads. But anyway, there I started to think about last weekend. On friday, we started our night out at the new winery (?quality wines offering cafe?) Musi, located on Niguliste street. Luckily we booked in advance, it was full house all the time. Planning to visit several other cafes, we only ordered two glasses of white Tommasi (one of two white wines available to order per glass). Probably that was the reason of not-so-excellent service. Actually, it was funny. They didn't even listen to us, instead, one of the waiters was running around the place, being very excited about what was going on outside. A car was towed away or something like that. They finally brought us the bill, 130 kroon's and the wine even wasn't that good. Probably we're not going back.
We continued our journey in Angel. It was a really cold night, therefore we decided to have some hot drinks. I went for Buena Note, which was hot milk with Baileys and Amaretto. Quite good. Since we got the corner table, and our waiter was Madis from Baar show (whom we don't really like), we decided to leave soon.
Next stop was Lounge 8, located next to Club Hollywood. I really like the place for the food, service and drinks. We had a Club Sandwich, some Cuba Libres and some Boulard calvados with Sprite. It was really comfy since they gave us a table with big sofas. Certainly, the best place that evening. Positive thing is also that they have an entrance to Club Hollywood.
Well, we finished the night in Moskva. They had Connections party there, the dj played r'n'b, hip-hop style music, which was actually really nice. Not so much people, which is usual for Moskva parties + a free entrance for cardholders. Went home around 4 or 5 AM, it was a fun night out.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Miks ma siin olen?

Eesti Ekspress avaldas hiljuti Siim Telleri artikli pealkirjaga "Eesti poolkõva blogosfäär". Lühidalt, kirjatöö kommenteeris ning kritiseeris eesti ajaveebe, kuna need olevat liiga kirjutaja-kesksed, ning seetõttu ka igavad. Kuid siiski, miks minu blog peaks olema lugemist väärt? Kavatsen nimelt keskenduda mitte iseendale, vaid Tallinna ning Eestimaa õhtu- ja ööelule. Kirjeldades oma juhtumisi, saan Sulle ehk pakkuda nii kasulikku informatsiooni, kui ka huvitavat lugemist. Loodan ka, et meie suhe ei jää ainult ühepoolseks - anna ka Sina oma panus kommentaaride ja ettepanekute näöl:)

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