Perhaps the only space on the Rynek to survive Kraków's tourist boom with its scummy integrity intact, Vis a Vis is a timeless local favourite happy to tell foreigners to piss off while indulging pensioned Polish drunkards until their heads hit the beermat. Long the cheapest beer on the Rynek, the price of a pint has inflated to a sacrilegious 11zł, but the grumpy service is still free. Send your most competent compatriot to the bar to make the orders while you watch the local barflies watch you back. An intriguing social study and one of the few remaining remnants of the 'real Kraków' left on the market square.
Having visted Krakow on many occasions with many different friends we always make for the vis-a-vis for a drink. price is not really a concern, when u pay 4 pounds (20 pln) at home. NOT as scummy as in the editorial. never been told to piss off by the locals unless u pinch their fav table by the entrance, Only downside is during the afternoon sitting outside you are always in the shade. Maybe thats why the beer is a few zlotys cheaper. Hope they still do their Biggos and large beer for 10pln as they did last year. maybe its 11 this year. See you there in AUGUST 2013
What a great review we spent so many great evenings and a fab afternoon there, was funny watching the tourists come in and not be prepared to wait to be served for 2 mins. it was a home from home with great staff and food as well