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Going Out: Macondo
Discover a sunny South American jewel hiding around the murky arches of Poniatowski Bridge… Find It A stone’s throw from the cosmic 1960s saucer building that once acted as the ticket hall for Warszawa Powiśle station, find Macondo buried in the base of one of the supporting towers that... Read more
Going Out: Gemba
Relocating themselves after years on Wilcza, the new-look Gemba on Chmielna transpires to be a… hidden Gem-ba! Location, Location We’ve had something of a rocky relationship with Chmielna. Once one of Warsaw’s key high streets, the last decade or so has seen it degenerate into a scuffed-looking space filled... Read more
Going Out: Hopito Chmielna
Devoted to smashing norms, join us for a look at the Hopito Brewery’s newest Warsaw pub… These are testing times for the craft beer industry, with the planet’s spiraling costs arguably impacting this niche market more than any other category in the F&B industry – and if you want... Read more
Seven Warsaw Pubs For Winter
With Warsaw firmly under ice, join us for a look at our favorite winter pubs…   Beer Station Centrum Lwowska 17 When temperatures nosedive, who doesn’t love a subterranean dive buried down a narrow set of stairs. Looking almost cave-like, there’s a spirit here that puts you instantly at... Read more
Going Out: Winter Cocktail Classics
As Warsaw’s enters its second blast of winter, join us for a look inside our favorite winter cocktail dens… Back Room Koszykowa 49A Opened at a time when Warsaw was going through its speakeasy phase, Back Room owes its continued success to more than just its jazzy, Prohibition era... Read more
Best of Warsaw 2022: Night To Remember
Piano Bar Żelazna 51/53 (Norblin Factory) There’s no shortage of bars in the Norblin complex, but none have caught the attention more than Piano Bar – crowned with a show-stealing 12-foot chandelier that dangles from the ceiling of this dual-level structure, it’s character alone oozes a sense of confident... Read more
Review: Pinta Warszawa
Who Are They? Behold, the founding fathers of the country’s craft beer movement! When they released Atak Chmielu in 2011, it became Poland’s first commercially available American IPA and lit the touchpaper for the country’s brew-olution. Three years later, Pinta were at it again, this time with another first... Read more
Summer Sippin’: 9 Newbies For Summer!
Flaming Bistro Francuska 2 With its perfect white colors, the glass-fronted oblong form of this pearl of interwar modernism has an elegant sophistication to it that’s delicious on the eye. But it becomes even more so out the back. It’s here you’ll find a garden that’s been in-filled with... Read more
The Friday Feeling: Śródmieście Południowe
The Big Buzz If ever a street was dying to be pedestrianized then it’s definitely Poznańska. In summer, find an international crowd of partying professionals spilling out of bars like Beirut and Kraken to give the area a real street party vibe. The recent addition of VHS, an 80s-themed... Read more
Review: Flaming Bistro
Back Story Something of a modernist pearl, the Łepkowskich Villa was completed in 1935 according to a swish design coined by Lucjan Korngold and Piotr Maria Lubiński. Commissioning it was Józef Łepkowski, a car dealer specializing in the import of American automobiles such as the Chevrolet. Commandeered by Polish... Read more