Gorączka Złota

Gorączka Złota

Going Out 1 January 2018 0

Get down with the locals at Gorączka Złota, a steamy pub with a rowdy atmosphere. Touting the dimensions of a cabin boy’s quarters, this pungent, pokey den is one of the oldest bars in town. Despite carrying many epic beers from Poland’s rebel brewers, there’s nothing faddish about GZ... Read more
Ceska

Ceska

Going Out 12 October 2017 0

With its fake brickwork and shameless proliferation of Pilsner paraphernalia, the general feeling is that Ceska feels forced and phony – looking like it was fitted out to a rigid company blueprint, it’s more like the kind of theme pub you’d find off Leicester Square. Service, meanwhile, can be... Read more
Bierhalle

Bierhalle

Going Out 10 April 2017 0

When the Bierhalle chain first launched over a decade back they were seen as saviors of local brewing. The craft beer revolution of the last five years has seen that opinion reassessed, and while the formulaic brews are a step above the big macro-breweries they fall considerably short of... Read more
Czeska Baszta

Czeska Baszta

Going Out 9 February 2017 0

Halfway up one of the Harry Potter turrets that support Poniatowski Bridge, find divey Czeska engulfed in a murky yellow glow. Boisterous but friendly, the ace up their sleeve is a brilliant assembly of Czech craft beer. Enjoy them in an intimate, rough looking interior that shakes and rattles... Read more
Bierhalle

Bierhalle

Going Out 29 August 2015 0

Having tapped their first beer six or seven years back, their microbrewery have morphed into a national phenomenon with outposts across the country. All three Warsaw locations have a cut/paste Bavarian atmosphere, hefty wooden fittings and waitresses dressed like mountain frauleins. Bierhalle Al. Jana Pawła II 82 (Arkadia), ul.... Read more
Perłowa Bistro

Perłowa Bistro

Going Out 17 August 2015 0

Created to showcase Perła’s full skillset, this newbie matches seven taps from Poland’s best ‘big brewery’ to smart interiors splashed with light industrial touches. Choices include cult drops such as Zwierzyniec, Perła Koźlak and Perła Mocna, with prices topping out at zł. 9 per pint. A particular boon is... Read more
The Beer-muda Triangle
Phones fail, compasses flounder and people vanish: filled with some of the best booze the city has to offer, good luck surviving Warsaw’s ‘Beer-Muda Triangle’… Illustration by Maria Mileńko CHMIELNA Ceska ul. Chmielna 35 Having promised to never return following an incident with a waiter, we’ve done exactly the... Read more
Chmiel Café
Rows and rows of Belgian beers occupy the shelves, while behind the counter find pedigree treats, cakes and ice cream from the Slow Food approved Consonni brand. Forget the industrial rubbish, the ice cream produced by this lot is an absolute standout. With the outdoor terrace making its debut,... Read more
A Dark Art

A Dark Art

Features 26 February 2015 0

Regarded as a niche within a niche, a rising number of Poles are discovering a new thirst for stout… Let’s try a word association game: I say ‘stout’, you say… Be honest, I bet you’d answer Guinness. Increasingly, however, drinkers are noting that there’s more to stout than Guinness... Read more
Warszawa-Berlin-Express
***CLOSED*** Warsaw nightlife does fancypants just fine: you know, venues that are all Latino wannabes practicing The Game. Sometimes, looking around, you want to scream: give me something real. Well, it doesn’t get more real than Berlin. Hidden in the dirty guts of Most Poniatowskiego, even the approach feels... Read more