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.... Read more
Beer-lieve It Or Not! Warsaw in world’s Top 15 beer cities!
Dropping like a bombshell among aficionados the world over was August’s news that CNN had picked Warsaw in its Top 15 shortlist of craft beer cities … Photographs by Ed Wight Of all the accolades that have poured Warsaw’s way in recent times, there can’t be many that have... Read more
Get down with the locals at Gorączka Złota, a steamy pub with a rowdy atmosphere. Touting the dimensions of a cabin boy’s quarters, this pungent, pokey den is one of the oldest bars in town. Despite carrying many epic beers from Poland’s rebel brewers, there’s nothing faddish about GZ... Read more
With its fake brickwork and shameless proliferation of Pilsner paraphernalia, the general feeling is that Ceska feels forced and phony – looking like it was fitted out to a rigid company blueprint, it’s more like the kind of theme pub you’d find off Leicester Square. Service, meanwhile, can be... Read more
When the Bierhalle chain first launched over a decade back they were seen as saviors of local brewing. The craft beer revolution of the last five years has seen that opinion reassessed, and while the formulaic brews are a step above the big macro-breweries they fall considerably short of... Read more
Halfway up one of the Harry Potter turrets that support Poniatowski Bridge, find divey Czeska engulfed in a murky yellow glow. Boisterous but friendly, the ace up their sleeve is a brilliant assembly of Czech craft beer. Enjoy them in an intimate, rough looking interior that shakes and rattles... Read more
Having tapped their first beer six or seven years back, their microbrewery have morphed into a national phenomenon with outposts across the country. All three Warsaw locations have a cut/paste Bavarian atmosphere, hefty wooden fittings and waitresses dressed like mountain frauleins. Bierhalle Al. Jana Pawła II 82 (Arkadia), ul.... Read more
Created to showcase Perła’s full skillset, this newbie matches seven taps from Poland’s best ‘big brewery’ to smart interiors splashed with light industrial touches. Choices include cult drops such as Zwierzyniec, Perła Koźlak and Perła Mocna, with prices topping out at zł. 9 per pint. A particular boon is... Read more
The Beer-muda Triangle
Phones fail, compasses flounder and people vanish: filled with some of the best booze the city has to offer, good luck surviving Warsaw’s ‘Beer-Muda Triangle’… Illustration by Maria Mileńko CHMIELNA Ceska ul. Chmielna 35 Having promised to never return following an incident with a waiter, we’ve done exactly the... Read more
Going OutRestaurants 28 May 2015 0
Rows and rows of Belgian beers occupy the shelves, while behind the counter find pedigree treats, cakes and ice cream from the Slow Food approved Consonni brand. Forget the industrial rubbish, the ice cream produced by this lot is an absolute standout. With the outdoor terrace making its debut,... Read more