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Out and About

Out and About
Łódź’s commitment to hedonism is on a par with Poland’s capital. For the unadventurous a straight-forward pub crawl down ulica Piotrkowska is the way to go, though stand advised some of the best drinking dens in town are found squirrelled away in the back streets and side alleys. Follow your nose.

During the warmer months the streets, particularly Piotrkowska, are thronged with beer gardens. Once the chillier weather starts to move in the party shifts back inside and downstairs. For the most part you’ll be paying no more than 7zł for a large beer, and bear in mind that the opening hours we list are flexible: most bars will stay open as long as drinkers are drinking. Clubs often charge an entry fee, many of which are based on what’s on offer that night.

Here are a few ideas depending on what you are looking for:

Splurge – Swig cocktails with the beautiful people at Buddha Pub, one of the most stylish bars in the city with the clientele to match, or visit Klub Wino for a quieter night sampling wines from around the globe.

Lads – Check out the gazillion strip clubs that have popped up around town, including newcomer Klub Cocomo or veteran Magnes, all of which promise carnal delights. Bierhalle does great beer brewed on site, while Iron Horse is one of the manlier operations we've experienced in all of Poland. 

Couples – Another vote for Buddha Pub for cocktails that will make you weak at the knees. Couples that like to kick up their heels should check out the intimately-named Bedroom to shake their groove things among the city’s most stylish residents.

Local – One of our favorite local haunts, zmiantemantu, has reopened after some time off and is still a top night out. And Spinka plays up Lodz's industrial history with a raw space that is prime for loud music and questionable dance moves. 

Off the wall – Lodz has no shortage of curious locales. Want to drink in a helicopter? Do so at Mi-2. Lodz Kaliska is a legend, and the madness is hard to imagine until you experience it. And newcomer Shotme serves up some of the strangest sprinkle-coated shots we’ve ever tried.

All nighter –  Cure your post-boozing munchies with a visit to the late night zakaskas bars of Pijalnia Wódki i Piwa or Meta Seta Galareta for herring in oil and vodka shots for just a few coins. You can start your night here or cap it off with jellied meat and huge mugs of beer. 

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