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... Read more
Neighborhood Watch: The Best of Saska Kępa
Mięsny ul. Walecznych 64 This butcher / deli / bistro is arguably the principal reason foodies visit Saska and its popularity hasn’t waned since the lockdown. From the counter, order such goodies as pastrami, roast beef, porchetta, regional hams and locally produced pates, while from the menu, enjoy a... Read more
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... Read more
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
Looking a charmingly rudimentary from the outside (a wooden bench, wobbly ashtray and plastic crates), step through a battered door plastered with stickers to be instantly seduced by a tiny locale with 1930s floor tiles and no shortage of collectible junk: Polaroids, postcards, books and mags. Polish roasteries are... Read more
Koko & Roy
Quite when it happened we’ve no idea, but somewhere along the line Koko & Roy have blossomed into one of the Insider’s favorite weekend nights. With its quirky-cool design (Bourdain in the toilet, Princess Leah on the walls), multinational crowd and funky sounds, it’s the kind of place you... Read more
Restaurants 7 November 2019 0
Presented as a ‘ruin bar’, the interior has to be seen to be believed: crazy local art, twinkling fairy lights, cuddly toys, bits of corrugated iron and a jungle of plants combine to create an extraordinary atmosphere that’s topped out nicely by fab vegan food, beers from the Brooklyn... 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
For the best surprise this summer, see the reopening of Nocny Market: months after Warsaw bade a tearful farewell to this nocturnal institution, along came the news that, well, they hadn’t died yet. More than just an ultra-edgy collection of ethnic cook spots, the weekend Nocny Market is the... Read more
Notes: Pardon To Tu
Pardon To Tu, remember them? Regarded as one of Warsaw’s most experimental live music venues, its closure at the start of 2017 was a kick in the nuts for the city’s alternative ‘night people’. Having seen the original venue on Pl. Grzybowski bulldozed as part of the area’s relentless... Read more