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Warsaw Tortilla Factory
Warsaw’s premier sports pub: and it’s not just the extent of their sporting offer that elevates WTF, but the atmosphere. Whether it’s international rugby, or Bristol City on a Tuesday night, the tension, camaraderie and horseplay are unmatched. On the occasions when there is no sport, swing by for... Read more
Kita Koguta

Kita Koguta

Blog 29 April 2014 0

It’s 9 p.m., Wednesday night, and I’ve already ripped and ravaged five menus. Thirty minutes later, and that number stands at eight. But rather than sticking me in a headlock, the co-owner of Kita Koguta approaches me and hands me a gift – a wooden yo-yo emblazoned with their... Read more
Bollywood Lounge
You might remember Bollywood in their previous incarnation: as a sweaty resto-club that frequently descended into bedlam. With a decent menu, cult club nights and a superb location in the heart of the city, it was busy round the clock – so what went wrong for the original, you... Read more
Polonez

Polonez

Going OutRestaurants 25 January 2014 0

As a self-confessed creature of habit, my January’s have something of a repetitive look: without fail they begin with a croaked yawn, a splash of Alka Seltzer and the steely intention to never drink again. As a rule such promises last about a week, sometimes even longer, before ending,... Read more
Warsaw Pub Crawl #1

Warsaw Pub Crawl #1

Features 16 November 2013 0

Warsaw is increasingly choked with bars, yet devising a pub crawl remains a big ask: too many routes are mined and booby trapped by the big beer vendors and their chemical stock. Bypass them entirely by following the Insider’s weaving path… Pub crawls are a tough business. In the... Read more
Przychodnia

Przychodnia

Restaurants 6 November 2013 0

Shot therapy? Step in, for that’s what’s on offer in Warsaw’s strangest launch for quite some time. While theme bars are the rage in Asia (Hitler and toilets figure highly among other inappropriate motifs), in Poland they’ve never really taken off – and that’s fine with me. I like... Read more
Dziurka od Klucza

Dziurka od Klucza

Restaurants 13 October 2013 0

Some of us already knew that Powiśle has emerged as Warsaw’s ‘it’ neighborhood, but now it seems that the secret is out – the area is now bustling with newly-opened venues, most of an ambiguous nature – places that simultaneously fill the function of bar, café and restaurant. And... Read more
Żurawina

Żurawina

Restaurants 13 October 2013 0

Żurawina announce themselves with a burst of jarring modern art set against dentist colors and interiors that include such peculiarities as a set of indoor swings. Aimed firmly at movers on the style scene, it’s at times hard to feel entirely comfortable. That’s as much the fault of the... Read more
Bar Studio
Created from the ashes of Chłodna 25, a cult café and cultural powerhouse closed due to its “disruptive” activities, Bar Studio is somewhat a continuation of the endeavor and somewhat not. Undoubtedly, the interiors are much more polished, located in the couloirs of the Palace of Culture and Science. The ascetic,... Read more
Przekąski Zakąski
Over summer Gazeta Wyborcza published a list of ‘bars that changed Warsaw’. I don’t remember it offhand, but it was a pretty on-point collection of revolutionary haunts: Charlotte, Między Nami, Chłodna, etc. In that number, I remain pretty certain Przekąski Zakąski were in there as well – and why... Read more