Seen as a revolutionary force for good, Hala Gwardii as we know it will cease operations after one last hurrah this weekend.
Set to close ahead of a controversial renovation, this legend of Warsaw isn’t going quietly though, and this weekend brings with it a host of events aimed at every age group. Reflecting their diverse, multi-generational appeal, expect a variety of happenings sure to please all.
Beer festival held in collaboration with the cult craft brewery Funky Fluid
From 8 p.m.
Noon till midnight
The beer will continue to flow!
From 8 p.m.
Italo Disco sounds from DJ Tony Giuffrida + Dj Marane
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kids cooking workshops overseen by Gwardii legend Marta.
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
So say Gwardii: “bring your friends, grandma, uncle and neighbour!”
Built as a market hall during Tsarist times, in later years Gwardii became ‘the home of Polish boxing’ – in 1953, under the guidance of coach Feliks Stamm, Poland’s team triumphed over its Soviet and German counterparts to rack up a horde of nine medals at the European Boxing Championship.
Resurrected as a food hall in 2017, its unpolished interiors have helped it retain a gritty authenticity and a lingering sense of history that’s appreciated by all. In many ways, it is on these sincere foundations that Gwardii have been able to build a sense of genuine community that has united all ages bands, income brackets and backgrounds. To all those that made it happen – thanks for the memories…