Bazar

Bazar

Going Out 8 July 2014 0

There’s Krusovice, Bernard and Staropramen on tap, and the Czech slant is lent added meat by a series of evenings held in cahoots with the Czech Cultural Centre – it’s during boozy disco nights the party spills into a shadowy cellar with light retro hints. On ground level its... 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
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
In The Shadows

In The Shadows

Features 24 February 2014 0

To some, the Nowy Świat pavilions are a last resort: an off-grid skid row stretch of bars. To others, they represent the very essence of Warsaw after dark. The truth is somewhere in between… BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT And to think, to the untrained eye,... 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
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