dive bar

Ulubiona

Ulubiona

Going Out 1 September 2017 0

Set inside the archway, look for a heavy door next to a dented ashtray seemingly unemptied for the last couple of months. Shadowy and shabby, this cult bar is one of Warsaw’s dirtiest little secrets – attracting all sorts: journalists, ex-footballers, failed musicians and functioning alcoholics. It’s a late...
2Koła

2Koła

Going Out 13 April 2016 0

Sat, as it is, in the deserted backspaces and brickyards behind Zachodnia station, 2Koła is the ultimate Warsaw dive bar: still stained and smelling of grease and oil, this former garage features dented sofas and concrete floors. But if it looks terrifying, it transpires to be anything but –...
Pyk i Łyk

Pyk i Łyk

Going Out 21 March 2016 0

Thundering through a flimsy door, customers are met by an even smaller area that’s devoid of furnishings aside from shelves of vodka and a bar that’s been painted to depict dripping blood. Yikes! Decorated with bizarre montages of hard drinking rockers (and Homer Simpson…), the place looks like it...
Machinarium

Machinarium

Going Out 27 November 2015 0

Professing themselves to be a dive bar, this modest description doesn’t paint the whole picture. The beer offer is unusual and experimental (four taps plus a load of bottles), and there’s also a quirky selection of home-infused nalewki. Drink them inside an interior that engages with its easy mix...
Pijalnia

Pijalnia

Going Out 6 September 2015 0

Havoc reigns in Pijalnia, and watching all the tears and tiffs on a Friday night is something of a spectator sport. Pickles and vodka are the essential order, while reading matter is supplied via commie-era sports reports that are plastered to the wall. Pijalnia ul. Nowy Świat 19, open...

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