To plug into the pounding heart of Warsaw’s craft beer scene, look no further than Nowogrodzka. Joining the ranks of the street’s multi-tap bars is Drugie Dno, a three-level space that’s been themed to evoke the look of a disused power station.
Sporting rugged brickwork and a scuffed style, the industrialized look has been amped up to the max through the use of steel girders, vintage voltage meters and toilets disguised as elevator shafts.
Though it’s a design that’s already been exploited with much frequency, Drugie Dno somehow feels bold and original.
And the ingenuity extends to the way they store their beer: inside a walled-in glass unit filled with bottles, barrels, pipes and valves.
And what beer indeed: though the offer is largely Polish and patriotic, there’s enough cult international guests to keep it intriguing. Laid back and hyper casual, it’s a venue that perfectly fits the area’s jigsaw of bars.
(Words: AW / Photos: Ed Wight)