Found snuck to the side of the Jewish Theater, Pardon announces itself with a sign declaring ‘vino, vinyl, vintage’. Decorated in voluptuous brothel colors, the design involves mismatching seats and tilted lampshades, a relaxed art house look complimented with a few flea market pickings. Soaking in these mellow waters, find creatives, musicians and other fringe dwellers, their ages ranging from 18 to 80. And that’s what makes this place: it’s hip and happening but accessible to all.
As the clock ticks to dusk it morphs effortlessly from café into bar, with a well-stocked fridge giving the night some extra oomph. Oblivious to it all find Ykos, the pub dog, snuffling about without a care in the world. Something of a cult hero, this pub fixture is every bit as legendary as the live acts that have made Pardon just about the best space in Warsaw for alternative sounds: from moody quartets to jazzy chanteuses, their music schedule is commonly recognized as the most eclectic there is.
Pardon, To Tu
Pl. Grzybowski 12/16