live music

Sounds of the Underground
Tired of the same, same? This issue the Insider explores the underground sounds and alternative venues the city has to offer… By Alex Webber | Photos by Ed Wight Hydrozagadka & Chmury ul. 11 Listopada 22, hydrozagadka.waw.pl Run by the same people, such are the crowds that gather at...
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 –...
Eufemia

Eufemia

Going Out 30 March 2016 0

Slipped down some steep stone steps, Eufemia unwraps into a series of side rooms furbished with VHS tapes, student artwork and furniture looted from your grandparents dining room. Snugger than a badger set, and mapped out like one and all, the claustrophobic atmosphere lends itself well to intimate gigs...
Hydrozagadka

Hydrozagadka

Going Out 29 March 2016 0

Set out in the wildlands of Praga, consider Hydrozagadka as the heart of unforced cool. Known for its alternative music scene, the low-ceiling and tight, crowded nature of it generate an electrifying atmosphere where the audience and band become one. Walking a fine line between industrial and straight out...
Bar Warszawa De Luxe
Leave your visit to the weekend when De Luxe unfurls into something resembling a Polish wedding disco. All the requisite characters appear in this spinning vortex of Boney M: vodka-fuelled Incredible Hulks, groping granddads, svelte students and everyone else in between. Somehow, the formula works without a hitch. There...
Shamrocks

Shamrocks

Going Out 5 January 2016 0

A Polish-run Irish pub possibly presents the biggest gamble of your night. A subterranean spider’s web of tunnels, customers come out in force at the weekends to listen to what usually appears to be cover bands Status Quo tribute acts – “More like Status Q-woeful,” grumbled our associate. Ok,...
Dwa Osiem

Dwa Osiem

Going Out 16 October 2015 0

If you thought the Praga area was starting to lose its edge and originality then you couldn’t have been more wrong. Take Dwa Osiem, a way cool bike shop serving a second purpose as a minimalist café with a classroom aesthetic. We’ve seen all that before, you might say,...
OSP Saska Kępa

OSP Saska Kępa

Going Out 5 October 2015 0

A little on the small side, the interior features several bits of Fireman Sam detritus: helmets, goggles, a uniform and some toy fire trucks (it’s in a fully functioning fire station!). OSP Saska Kępa ul. Walecznych 74, tel. 603 103 888, open Mon-Thu 15:00-24:00; Sat 13:00-24:00; Sun 10:00-22:00, www.ospsaskakepa.pl
W Oparach Absurdu

W Oparach Absurdu

Going Out 1 September 2015 0

Hidden under Persian rugs, velvety drapes and reclaimed antiques, some still refer to it as The Spider Bar in reference to the giant tarantula that once hung from the wall. There’s an air of louche 60s living here, and it gets weirder when bands with names like the Bum...
Bar Wieczorny

Bar Wieczorny

Going Out 7 July 2015 0

Preparing for their first summer, it’s going to be one helluva’ place to visit once the weather heats up: that garden is going to get naughty! The cocktails are serious here, with top quality spirits (Vestal, Baczewski, Woodford Reserve) used with equally big name mixes (Fentimans, Big Tom, etc.)....

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