Przystań Nowa Fala
Playing more than a bit part in the Wisła’s gentrification is Przystań, a sleek moored vessel with ample seating both inside and out. On the first level, order from a bar well-stocked with renegade beers, world wines and funky cocktails, before heading to the open upstairs deck to join... Read more
Nestled beneath Ed Red lies Targowy, a long, shadowy bar that’s low on design thrills but high on merit. Occupied simply by high tables and a bar composed of colored, plastic crates, what it lacks in bling it makes up for with quality. Find decent cocktails, a thoughtful selection... Read more
And upstairs from the cult Warmut bar? There lies Gram, a small room designed to evoke the feeling of stepping inside a circus tent. Set with arcade games (Pac-Man! Space Invaders!!), it’s a super fun space with a fridge of craft beers and quirky little details: look up and... Read more
Welcome To The Fun House!
It’s not often that it happens, but every now and again you get a place that takes Warsaw’s nightlife in unexpected directions: for example, Nocny Market, a food and drinks concept in an abandoned train station – it sent the city crazy. Closed for good in October, its ultimate... Read more
Beer Festival Cheat Sheet!
Survive the toughest three days your liver stands to face with these inside tips from the Warsaw Beer Festival’s co-founder, Paweł Leszczyński… Thursday That’s beer geek day! It’s for those that are ready to take time off work to be the first to try the new beers. With everyone... Read more
Just about the cutest café for miles, Próżna has survived the rapid gentrification of this street to become something of a spiritual anchor for the area as a whole. Tight, narrow and with an arty, almost Krakowian spirit, it’s a place of invigorating soups, homemade cakes, aromatic teas and... Read more
Notes: Yache Korea
Though best known as Warsaw’s principal source of craft beer, Nowogrodzka is starting to show it’s more than just a one-trick pony. Helping the food angle along is this newbie, a tiny Korean joint with an even smaller menu. So far so good, with the bulgogi arguably being the... Read more
Drugie Dno Ochota
Buoyed by the success of their Nowogrodzka venture, the team behind The Double D expand outwards towards Ochota with a new venture that follows much the same spirit as the original: a funky neo-industrial interior, experimental beers and a crowd that feels a little more mixed and diverse than... Read more
Booted out of their original location in Mirów, this legendary dive bar hopes to rekindle the glory years at a new address on that bit of Żurawia most forget exists – all that is, aside from their ardent band of fans. Surviving the move from their former digs is... Read more
Kufle i Kapsle Powiśle
Doing it in a way that feels shabby, gritty but yet totally cool, this is a bar that riffs on themes of industrial and retro to maximum effect. Ground floor: a small bar area with a secret strip of seating snaking back behind; upstairs, the kind of furnishings last... Read more