Koplissa sijaitseva entinen kumitehdas, Põhjala Tehas The former rubber factory, Põhjala Factory, in Kopli, is worth a visit, especially in the summer. The long-abandoned factory site has in recent years become home to a number of shops and restaurants. Karjase Sain ja KOKOMO Coffeen pop-up café was the first attraction of the once forgotten rubber factory. Since then, the factory site has started to get a lively buzz.
The Botik Bar has been operating on the site for a few years now, hosting club nights and events. The Botik Bar’s sheltered courtyard and lush garden, as well as its elegant interiors, provide the perfect setting for an evening out. The Botik Bar also serves delicious food throughout the evening.
Good food and music in a bohemian factory setting
The spirit of the old factory district is strong in Botik, which has become a favourite place for urban youth. The suitably bohemian garden has large trees and rowan branches growing in harmony with potted herbs. The almost forest-like courtyard has comfortable seating areas where you can spend time and enjoy the summer days and evenings.
In addition to Botik’s charming gardens, inside you’ll also find factory-style club and lounge areas. There is also a large terrace on the sunny side of the building.
Even though the whole factory area is still largely in its original state, or rather because of it, it is worth heading to Kopli to see this “new Telliskivi”. The Põhjala factory site is now at an exiting stage, as some of the premises are still empty, the first entrepreneurs have arrived and renovations have begun amidst the rundown buildings. The restaurants that have already settled in are also well worth a visit. The studio-style setting of Karjase Sai and Kokomo, and the unique wild garden of Botik both offer refreshments, delicious food and a sensory-rich environment.
Open: You should follow Botik's Facebook pages, to find out about club nights and other events taking place there.
Address: Marati 5 (Põhjala tehdas), Tallinn