Warsaw has come a long way since the political changes of the 90s, and what was once considered to be the 'Wild East' of Europe has certainly become a much more dignified affair. Warsaw now offers a collection of seemingly legitimate ‘Gentlemen’s Clubs' and other forms of adult entertainment to spice up your visit to the Polish capital.
As it is with other nightlife pursuits in Warsaw, we emphasise the importance of taking precautions...
Putting your faith in a taxi driver to deliver you to a place for your 'specific needs' may have you ending up out at some questionable establishment in the suburbs (the cabbie often gets a kickback for taking you there), and prices in these ‘high end’ venues tend to start at 200zł or more. In such situations, don’t be tricked into buying champers for the lady unless you’re sure you can afford it. Regarding these types of establishments, we say engage such businesses at your own risk.
If you happen to find yourself walking along the Royal Route, or any tourist hot spots for that matter, and are approached by a young lady or ladies taking an overactive interest in you and suggesting you join them for a drink, please exercise common sense and skepticism. While we don't wish to suggest you aren't the handsome dude you surely must be, we do receive reports of situations in which men are lead to a ‘random’ bar or club by flirtatious young women, where upon later attempting to leave they are intimidated into paying vastly inflated bar tabs by thuggish bouncers. Others have reported being drugged in strip clubs, while unauthorised credit card charges, or charges vastly exceeding the amount on the card reader, are also a complaint we hear too often. Unfortunately the dodgy, dangerous and sometimes criminal behaviour of strip clubs is a problem now affecting most major Polish cities, and the local governments and law enforcement seem either unable or unwilling to stop it.
Having read this far, you may feel slightly apprehensive about Warsaw's adult entertainment options, however, as long as you keep your wits about you and take heed of our warnings, you can still have a damn good time. And you can start by checking out our recommendations below.