Baffled and bamboozled by all those weird beers down your local multi-tap? Don’t get drunk, get crafty! Order a flight for a sneaky sample of what’s hot and what’s even hotter…
Chmielarnia Twarda 42 Not nearly as trendy as the other multi-taps, subterranean Chmielarnia attracts an earnest audience of bearded beer geeks and know-it-alls. The 19 taps have possibly Warsaw’s most varied choice, with taster flights available for zł. 15 and zł. 20.
Cuda Na Kiju Nowy Świat 6/12 Warsaw’s original multi-tap still has an element of the special, and that’s thanks to 16 taps and a brilliant location set inside Poland’s former commie HQ.
Hopsters Jana Pawła II 45 The new kids on the hop have a three-level footprint and a rotating choice of 20 beers sold in measures of 0.25, 0.33 and 0.5 liters. While the choice is mainly Polish the odd appearance from Mikkeller and Evil Twin wins applause.
Jedna Trzecia Wilcza 50/52 Nowhere near as many taps as their rivals (eight), so their mini-glasses don’t get the try-out they deserve – manager Marcin is possibly Warsaw’s top authority on beer and his choices are peerless. Their fridge is fantastic as well.
Kufle i Kapsle Nowogrodzka 25 A flight of four tasters weighs in at zł. 16, though if the tap beers don’t do it then check out Warsaw’s best collection of bottled beers below the bar.
Piw Paw Foksal 16 & Żurawia 32/34 Fifty-something taps in the Żurawia outpost, and a staggering 95 in their latest venture on Foksal! Tiny taster glasses from zł. 1 each, though waiting times can get nasty.