First off – what is a Gdanski Bowke. Well there’s a dummy outside showing a typical ‘Bowke’ who could be found cruising the waterfront before the war. They were casual labourers whose wages earned on the quayside would generally go straight into the bar owners' purses. They were obviously an important part of life in the city and the old-fashioned menu includes a poem in German about them alongside a selection of pre-war advertisements. The menu is concise and offers local dishes washed down with locally produced beer or the traditional Danzig Machandel, a juniper based drink that was produced in nearby Nowy Dwor (then Tiegenhof) until 1945.