After work

Young people are posing in front of the open trunk of a car. They are holding beverages and wearing relaxed clothes, some have sunglasses on.

Do you fancy your afterwork atmosphere more relaxed or wild? Or both? Oulu has plenty of free time opportunities for those afterwork spirits.

The restaurants and bars in Oulu offer culinary experiences to die for. Many night clubs and live music venues along with other establishments guarantee high-quality entertainment. Bring your colleagues, mates, student friends, or come solo – and take it easy with top-notch services.

Wild free time opportunities in Oulu

More than a thousand irresistible events take place in Oulu every year, and the city has high-class conditions for trying out many kinds of sports – and falling in love with them! Four genuine seasons offer a changing environment for activities together or on your own.

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Catch a gig

Are you looking for gigs or cultural events for afterwork activities? Concert halls and more informal settings invite you to experience culture Oulu style.

45 Special – the oldest rock club in northern Finland (opens in a new tab)

Teatria – home of gigs and giant flea markets (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Tullisali – trade fairs, concerts and other events (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Oulu Music Centre – cultural experiences for all the senses (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Ravintolakortteli – delightful delicacies and exhilarating events (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Eat and drink

You will not go thirsty or hungry in Oulu – in fact, there may be even too many options, making your choice difficult. The city is packed with high-quality eateries, bars, and cafés.

Ostroferia – local food culture (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Winebar Kurkela – have a glass in beautiful Pikisaari (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Puistola – an all-day oasis for gourmands (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Uleåborg 1881 – great gastronomy with perfect products (opens in a new tab)

Leskinen – the public house at the heart of Oulu (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Jumpru – legendary pub, restaurant and night club (opens in a new tab) (in Finnish)

Read more about the most delicious establishments in town at Visit Oulu website (opens in a new tab)