The Place: it’s been a long time coming, but Muranow is finally showing signs of stirring from its social slumber. Set inside one of the Stalinist blocks that define the area, CBM spreads itself out over two levels. Design-wise, there’s little in the way of unique personality traits: instead it’s a low-budget composition of faux brickwork and a large mural of an anonymous brewery. More noteworthy are irritating acoustics that seem to exacerbate the noise levels, a deadly stairwell and a bar that feels almost inaccessible on busier nights.
The Beer: if that’s the bad news above, then the good news is the beer. Sixteen taps or so, each serving beers on the very frontline of Poland’s beer revolution. Moderate prices and the availability of Prosecco win further bonus points.
Anything Extra? Hot dogs! Served in a variety of ways, one associate claims the Thai version is pretty much the best hot dog ever cooked.
Overall: a very welcome debut. It won’t rival the heavyweights on Nowogrodzka in terms of making headlines, but it’s precisely what Muranow needs: the right bar for the right time in the right area. Will we be back? You bet.
Craft Beer Muranow
ul. Andersa 23