Going Out

Join The Beer Trail!
The initiative of Wolny Kraft, the project is a work in progress with seven walks currently presented online (two of which are in English) and yet more in the pipeline. Featuring easy-to-use maps sprinkled with historical points of interest, the sightseeing routes take users not just past some of...
Great Outdoors: Warsaw’s Best Summer Drink Spots!
For the Insider’s top choices for al fresco drinking, look no further than the following seasonal stars… Bar Studio Pl. Defilad 1 The dehumanizing scale of the Palace of Culture is diluted in warmer weather when Pl. Defilad turns into something of an outdoor party thanks to Bar Studio’s...
Inside Look: Powiśle By Night
If once Powiśle was best known for its scattering of Bohemian dive bars that smacked of 90s Berlin, today it has evolved once more to cast off this more maverick aspect of its history and embrace a new approach to appeal to an audience far beyond student dropouts and...
Six Of The Best: After-Work Drinks!
Returning to work has had its pluses: namely, being able to hit the bar right after you finish! With no further ado, we bring you the places you’ll find us in the weeks right ahead… Pardon To Tu Al. Armii Ludowej 14 If the old PTT looked rebel and...
Feeling Crafty? Warsaw’s Top Craft Beer Taps
Can’t wait for the pubs to open? Then we’ve collected our favorite stores selling freshly tapped beer from the country’s artisan breweries. Despite diabolical, and frankly petrifying forecasts as to their longer-term future, Poland’s craft producers have continued to do what they do best – churn out some of...
Friday Night: Beer of the Week!
The pubs might be closed but the breweries ain’t! And neither, for that matter, are the off-licenses. Having gone overboard on ‘foreign stuff’ last week, this Friday we’re keeping it local – and it doesn’t get more local than Palatum. Recognized as Warsaw’s first bona fide craft brewery, they’ve...
Lockdown House Party!
The weekend starts NOW! And the best party in town? Your house! COCKTAILS With cocktail bars unable to deliver booze to your door, a clutch have sidestepped the law by sending out pre-made, non-alcoholic mixes you can top up yourself with the poison of your choice. For favorites… scroll....
Coffee To Your Door!
Don’t Worry, Be Frappe! In the face of adversity, a clutch of cafes have stepped up to the plate in their quest to supply the city with coffee. Biała ul. Francuska 2 A pristine dove-colored interwar villa plays home to Biała, a venue whose signature piece is an outdoor...
Cophi: To Go!
Locking down doesn’t mean locking out those little pleasures that make life better. Where some cafes have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by shutting shop, a smaller number have resisted, opting instead to explore new channels in a bid to salvage something from the crisis. In this respect, Cophi...
Café Iluzjon

Café Iluzjon

Going Out 1 March 2020 0

Set within a socialist realist era building, and attached to a cult independent cinema, the pluses here are numerous: sparing interiors that emphasize the natural heritage of the building, an exciting vegan menu, locally roasted specialty coffee and a range of experimental beers. To see it at its best,...

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