I was lately in Warsaw for a lengthy weekend with my fiancé and I will not lie, we spent most of our time in the city’s a lot of watering holes. The city has tons of attractions, which I covered in my guide to what to do with 3 days in Warsaw, but what got us excited have been how a lot entertaining the bars in Warsaw have been! Primarily based on my findings for the duration of my really really serious study (I’m now on a detox till 2026), I believed I’d place with each other a tiny guide to exactly where to drink in Warsaw, in case any fellow boozy Suzies are going to the city quickly and want to know exactly where to get excellent beers, wines and spirits.
A lot of these Warsaw bars are integrated in the city’s a lot of organised bar crawls for vacationers (there’s even a single with limitless beer!), but we visited them independently so we could soak up the ambience on our personal time. It is worth noting that the drinks rates in Poland are much better than they are in the UK, so we took complete advantage…
This is exactly where I inform you to drink responsibly, ideal?
My choose of the eight very best bars in Warsaw
1. Very same Krafty
This tiny multi-tap tucked away in a single of the Old Town’s narrow streets is spread across two venues: a restaurant on a single side of the street and a cavernous bar on the other. Pull up a stool at the smaller bar and choose a quantity on the board hanging overhead – this common Warsaw bar has a excellent choice of craft beers on rotation, which you can order in 3 distinct sizes. I especially liked the IPAs and the fruity bottled numbers! They also serve a decent pizza. Very same Krafty is extensively acknowledged as a single of the very best beer bars in Warsaw, so it is a ought to-stop by.
Typical cost of a pint at Very same Krafty: 12 PLN
two. Panorama Sky Bar
The Marriott hotel’s Panorama Sky Bar in the city centre gets my vote for fancy cocktails with a view in Warsaw. Positioned on the 40th floor of the Marriott, this swanky cocktail lounge is the highest bar in Warsaw and provides views across the cityscape right after sundown – such as a beautiful point of view of the Palace of Culture and Science. Their alchemists concoct some seriously inventive tipples, and the rates are not sky higher, thinking of the luxurious venue. My favourite cocktail was ‘Beautiful To See’, produced with Belvedere Citrus Polish Vodka, Lillet Blanc, raspberries and orange blossom fragrance. Oh, and the complimentary nibbles are extremely moreish.
Typical cocktail cost at the Sky Bar: 45 PLN
Positioned on Krakowskie Przedmieście, this narrow vodka bar spills onto the street outdoors, exactly where garden seating is set up on the warmer nights. We actually went right here each and every evening of our trip simply because we loved the casual vibe. The runner up from The Voice in Poland performed more than the weekend and he gathered very a crowd outdoors, but we preferred to sit indoors so we could take our choose of the bar’s vodka infusions, which are kept in glass jars behind the bar. I advocate a vodka sour produced with Klar’s home-produced strawberry vodka (it tastes like a Solero ice lolly).
Cost for a 3-shot ‘Klar Experience’ vodka tasting combo: 22 PLN (or 10 PLN per shot of infused vodka)
four. Podwale Bar and Books
Okay, this is not the least expensive bar in Warsaw, but Bar and Books in the Old Town is an expertise worth shelling out for. The New York-born cigar bar is all old-planet glamour. The dark wood interiors and old books lining the walls produced me really feel like I’d stepped back in to a a lot, a lot far more scandalous time. You ring a doorbell to achieve entry then step via a thick curtain. Be warned that smoking is permitted inside (it is a cigar bar, duh). Tom’s Old Fashioned was best (effectively, it is a predominantly a whisky bar) and my raspberry cocktail was topped with a scrumptious scorched marshmallow. The genuine attractions on the menu even though, are the whisky tasting flights, which come with paired cigars.
Cost of a ‘Super Premium Whisky Flight’ with six major-shelf whiskies: 185 PLN
five. Piw Paw
I had study about Piw Paw when I was researching exactly where to drink in Warsaw (I take my tipples seriously guys) but we only stumbled into the location by accident. This is a single of the far more pricey craft beer bars in Warsaw but it is distinctive in that it’s entirely wallpapered (for lack of a much better word) with bottle tops. Seriously, it ought to have taken them forever to decorate the location! With more than 90 craft beer taps and even far more bottles in the fridge, Piw Paw is a different far more pricey Warsaw bar but absolutely worth a stop by if you are a beer drinker. It is open 24 hours a day and they show football. Plus, you can invest in beer to take away.
Typical cost of a pint in Piw Paw: also varied to say!
six. Pijana Wiśnia (Drunk Cherry)
This bar on Nowy Świat confused us when we 1st entered and we just about walked back out. It is a curious location with red interiors and just a handful of tall, round tables about which drinkers can stand and sip the only offered drink: a Ukrainian cherry liqeur. It is served cold or in a hot mulled wine, and they set up a tiny stall to sell it on the street outdoors also. You can choose up a bottle for just a handful of pounds and they also sell chocolates produced with the stuff. Be cautious when you drain your glass – there are booze-soaked cherries at the bottom!
Cost of two smaller glasses of cherry stuff: 18 PLN
7. Coctail Bar Max & Dom Whisky
A further accidental obtain on the principal street, this Warsaw cocktail bar is a ought to-stop by. There’s no menu, but you ought to pick out exactly where you sit primarily based on what you strategy to drink. Downstairs is for fruit cocktails with flamboyant garnishes. Upstairs, the barman merely looked us more than and told us what we’d be drinking. He got our custom-produced drinks bang on (while I do not know what a ‘sour but sweet passionfruit’ drink says about me)! The bar itself is cylindrical and stretches from the ground to 1st floor, with an impressive choice of spirits accessible by way of a ladder. We went twice. In our opinion, this is a single of the very best cocktail bars in Warsaw.
Cost of the cocktail of the week: 22 PLN
There are six branches of this bar in Warsaw but we frequented the a single on Nowy Świat. Wooden bench seating, blue and white checked tablecloths and waiting employees dressed in conventional countryside costumes give the entire location a casual really feel. You can order all the usual Polish dishes to soak up your two pint stein of beer, which is brewed in-home. The menu has photos, if you are struggling with deciding upon what to consume! It is not the fanciest location to drink in Warsaw but it felt like we have been in the ideal location.
Cost of a litre of Pilsner: 22 PLN. A bottle of Prosecco was about £14. Here’s a photo that illustrates how delighted I was about it.
Boozy tours and activities to attempt in Warsaw
If you are in a group of six – 10 persons, it is worth booking a beer tour ahead of your trip. This two hour beer tasting tour would be best for stag dos! It requires you about 12 of Warsaw’s very best beer bars. If you are worried about anybody not getting in a position to hack the pace even though, there’s a slightly longer beer tour that incorporates a meal and it is less expensive!
Combine sightseeing with drinking with an right after-dark tour on an old college communist-era bus that lets you see some of the huge sights about the city and then to some bars. Alternatively, push the boat out and employ a private celebration limo to take you to the very best clubs (with queue skip).
When in Poland, you type of have to drink their vodka so why not attempt a vodka tasting exactly where you are taught about why the really hard stuff is aspect of Polish culture?
If I was to go back to Warsaw in summer time, I’d absolutely do the party cruise on the Vistula river. It has an open bar, there’s a fire-breathing show and you finish up at two of Warsaw’s greatest clubs.
Exactly where to go for nightlife in Warsaw
The principal nightlife locations in Warsaw are along Nowy Swiat, which is the city’s principal thoroughfare, and some of the streets branching off from this street. I’ve study that in the summer time months, the principal road is closed to bars and rather filled with chairs and tables from the bars and cafes. The Pawilony location is a compact street with about 12 bars that locals and vacationers adore.
There are also a lot of cool bars dotted about the Old Town and along the banks of the Vistula River. These spots are bound to be very best when the sun is out – does something beat a sipping a cold beer al fresco although watching the planet go by?
We didn’t bother going to any clubs in Warsaw but I hear that some of the very best can be discovered in the gritty Praga district – even though I’d be cautious in that location at evening.
Exactly where to remain in Warsaw (close to great bars)
I was provided a complimentary a single evening remain at Hotel SixySix on Nowy Świat which I’d advocate for a couples’ weekend in Warsaw. It was completely situated to stroll to all of the bars in this report and all of the principal attractions. If you are preparing a city break in Warsaw, any of the hotels about this location will function even though!
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Organizing a celebration weekend with a group? The very best hostels for partying in Warsaw appear to be Oki Doki City Hostel and, for persons travelling to Warsaw alone who want to make good friends to go out with, Patchwork Hostel.
All of these Warsaw bars have been attempted and tested by myself but of course I’m not a regional so I’d adore to add far more suggestions to this list of Warsaw’s very best areas to drink! Really feel absolutely free to leave a comment if there’s someplace we ought to have attempted.