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Going Out: Rascal Bar
Having first carved a name as importers, the Rascal team have returned with what has reportedly become the biggest natural wine bar in the whole of Europe… Who’s The Rascal? Actually, there’s two! Created by Dominika Buck and Radek Drabik, this duo carry considerable weight in Poland’s creative circles... Read more
Eating Out: Franco
A.k.a. ‘the caper crusader’, Franco states his case as Warsaw’s Numero Uno when it comes to pizza… The enduring craze for Neapolitan pizza shows no sign of slowing – and as the competition heats up, so too does the overall quality. Located between Politechnika Metro and Pl. Konstytucji, Franco... Read more
Warsaw Nightlife: Roofs & Views For 2022
With August setting itself up to be a scorcher, join us as we take a tour of Warsaw’s best rooftop bars… Loreta Widok 9 (Puro Hotel) Loreta channels the spirit of this design-led hotel brand through its funky décor and eclectic art. The terrace, though, is the clincher. As... Read more
Photography: The Warsaw Uprising
With commemorations marking the anniversary of the 63-day Warsaw Uprising now fully underway, we explore the powerful colorized images of Mariusz Zając. A wedding photographer and computer specialist by profession, Zając has become one of Poland’s most celebrated colorizers of historical pictures. But while it is his inter-war images that are... Read more
The Warsaw Uprising In Color
As the city prepares to honor the anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, join us for a look at the extraordinary colorized images of Mikołaj Kaczmarek, a graphic artist committed to bringing the past alive… Firmly established as one of the country’s premier ‘colorizers’ of historic photographs, Kaczmarek’s work... Read more
The Warsaw Uprising: Then & Now
Though the 1944 Warsaw Uprising has been the subject of numerous books, few have succeeded in creating the visual impact of Teraz ’44 by Michał Wójcik and Marcin Dziedzic… With the Eastern Front rumbling towards Warsaw, the Polish Home Army launched the Warsaw Uprising with the dual aim of liberating... Read more
Warsaw Architecture: A New Zachodnia!
One of Warsaw’s biggest eyesores is set to be replaced after plans were revealed for a new coach station at Zachodnia. Serving a million passengers annually, Zachodnia’s bus station was first unveiled in 1980 and built to a blueprint authored by Zygmunt Kłopocki. Responsible also for the station in... Read more
Exhibition: The Art of the Circus
That’s Entertainment! At Królikarnia a compelling exhibition captures the intrigues of the circus… By Krystyna Spark Clowns, tightrope walkers, lion tamers and gymnasts – ever since its very conception, the circus has brought together the extraordinary, the unseen, the marvelous and the unconventional. Offering a form of entertainment that... Read more
Eating Out: Tajka
Tajka premiers in the downstairs space vacated by Vietnamka… BackgroundWhen Vietnamka opened it became the talk of the town, its reputation mirrored by its guest list – it wasn’t unusual to spot celeb chefs like Kurt Scheller scurrying out with a takeaway. Their success has continued post-lockdown, and resulted... Read more
Climbing The Marriott!
Cheered on by a crowd of hundreds down below, the end of May saw two French climbers become the latest daredevils to scale the Warsaw Marriott without any equipment. We catch up with Alexis Landot, one half of the duo, to find out the story behind the story… WI:... Read more

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