Opened at the start of the year as the younger sister of Hopito’s Żurawia venture, this branch feels a little more mature in its target audience, though every bit as fun in its beer selection – radicalized drinkers will love Hopito’s own crazy brews.
Count on Jabbers to provide a well-rounded view of what Polish craft is all about. A Warsaw institution, the adventurous choice of beers gives airtime to international pioneers, domestic trailblazers as well as their own house beers. Pre-war floors and the welcome smell of spillage give it a reassuring pub-like atmosphere and that becomes a boisterous babble of international voices the later it gets. In our eyes, this veteran bar just keeps getting better.
Humble and unpretentious, CBM’s rising stock has been reflected by their growing reputation as one of the finest tap bars with a suburban postcode. Basic as the faux-brick aesthetic is, this bar deserves credit for serving consistently brilliant beers from their 16 taps.
Nowy Świat 6/12
Warsaw’s first legitimate tap bar looks just as edgy as ever slotted inside a glass prism hidden within the megastructure that once housed the Communist HQ. The choice isn’t as renegade as some, but that makes it the perfect get-to-know-you platform for craft novices.
Jammed between the Barbican and the Rynek, Same Krafty shines like a beacon amid all the mediocre rip-offs of Old Town. This raucous and rugged tavern-like bar is an unflinchingly jolly refuge from the frostbitten streets. A bad pint is unheard of.
There are three branches to pick from, but none compete with the original. In colder times, the back room feels wonderfully warming with its vintage armchairs and wonky old lamps. Often packed, the beers are among the most radical found in Warsaw.