Haka

Haka

Going Out 8 July 2014 0

Big things are happening in this small little room. Under the stewardship of Kevin Bradley this ex-pat hit has now added Guinness and live sports (it’s the rugger bugger favorite) to their offer to go alongside a fab menu by Kiwi chef Shane. An intimate space clad in brickwork... Read more
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
Kufle i Kapsle

Kufle i Kapsle

Going Out 8 July 2014 0

Ten tap and two pump beers offer a magnificent spread of daily changing beers, and the good news continues with the choice in the fridge: there’s 120 beers down there, so gamble on a rather jolly night. Interiors are balanced with the pre-war heritage of the building, and are... Read more
Craft Beers For Summer
With beer and BBQ season in full swing, we take a look at three top tipples ahead of the weekend. Deep Love (Ale Browar & Nogne O) A Polish / Norwegian collaboration that signals a return to form for Ale Browar. Marketed as a Belgian rye IPA, this dark... 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
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
Winkolekcja

Winkolekcja

Restaurants 13 October 2013 0

The ambiance isn’t the most amazing, with huge glass windows and a generic design exuding the welcome glow of an office on Monday. But as evening sets, the lighting casts a nice glow and the atmosphere revs up a touch. The shop section is much like any other wine... 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