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Kraków Bars, Pubs & Clubs

Kraków Bars, Pubs & Clubs
If you believe urban legend (like we do) Kraków has the highest density of bars in the world. Simply hundreds of bars can be found in cellars and courtyards stretching from the Old Town to Kazimierz and beyond. Keeping them open, of course, are the thousands of tourists that flock to Kraków every year, and with higher tourism comes higher prices: expect to pay 7-10zł (2-3 Euros) for a large beer. The opening hours we list are flexible; basically if people are drinking, the barman is pouring. Bars and clubs in the Kazimierz district have their own separate sections in the guide.

Below is a list 
of nightlife recommendations depending on what you're looking for.


Those who want the sexiness of a strip club, without the laddish antics or dodginess should try Stalowe Magnolie (Live Music) or Burlesque - discerning clubs that keep it classy while evoking sultry inter-war ambience. Baroque is the best spot for cocktails, while Diva and Taawa are the most upscale clubs in the Old Town and Kazimierz, respectively.


Not your most discriminating demographic, students will go anywhere there’s fun music and cheap drinks - namely GorączkaMinisterstwo, or Społem, while those with more intent to impress head to Frantic and Cien.


Pod Papugami and Irish M'Bassy – where matches are on and the staff are used to boisterous behaviour – welcome stag groups, after which you can try the local institution known as Prozak. Alternatively, head to CK Browar for a rowdy beer hall that brews its own, or sample upwards of 150 Polish and foreign ales at House Of Beer.


Couples looking for some face time should go wine tasting in Bottiglieria 1881 (Wine Bars), snuggle in a cosy loft at Święta Krowa or cuddle in a Cafe Szafe cupboard, converse by candlelight in Mleczarnia (Kazimierz) or stay home and listen to Barry White.


Take your tight pants and non-prescription specs to Miejsce (Kazimierz), Bomba or Forum Przestrzenieyour photography portfolio to Pauza, your unfinished novel to Dym and your self-destructive side to Klub Piękny Pies (Kazimierz).


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