Nimeta Bar hires private security to patrol the street outside the pub

03.03.2014, 09:56

Suur-Karja street in Tallinn Old Town that is the town’s party area and home to several popular bars including Nimeta will be patrolled by private security guards over the weekends, reported ERR.

The initiative came from Nimeta bar in response to the city’s complaints over noise and attempts to limit the opening times of Nimeta and another bar on Suur-Karja street.

The city ordinance ordering the pubs to limit opening times effective from February was halted by the Tallinn Administrative Court after the pubs challenged the decision.

The city had ordered owners of the pubs to close at midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends.

Nimeta, open till 6 a.m. on weekends and almost as late on other days, has long been a favorite drinking hole and sports pub. It was one of many foreign-owned pubs that opened in the 1990s and one of the only ones to survive until now under its original name.