Krakow’s nightlife is known to be one of the best in Europe with a wide range of venues meaning a great night out is almost always guaranteed no matter what your tastes. With more drinking establishments per square mile than any other European city there is no shortage of options, so here is our rundown of the top five restaurants, pubs and clubs.
If you’re looking for a big meal then look no further than the famous Pod Wawelem restaurant. Situated in the shadow of Wawel castle, the restaurant serves huge and delicious meat dishes for extremely reasonable prices. A large meat platter will cost you about 6 GBP whilst a steak meal will only set you back 10 GBP. Another positive is the beer which can be served in litre glasses, as well as the home made vodka they produce. With great service, great food and a great atmosphere Pod Wawelem is the perfect place for a stag group eat, drink and be merry.
Krakow’s very own microbrewery and the home of our famous brewery dinner; CK Browar is the perfect place for beer connoisseurs looking for great meat dishes. The speciality dish is the Golonka which is a Polish hamhock and a must try meal for anyone visiting Krakow.
The best place to go in Krakow if you want a decent steak meal. This grill restaurant is known for its decent sized portions, great burgers and a famous T-Bone Steak. The service is exceptional, and the restaurant has no problem in providing you with a private room if need be. A number of large screen also show the latest football, so you don’t have to worry about missing the match.
Traditional Polish food at its best! Babcia Malina is popular both amongst tourists and locals as affordable prices, decent cuisine and a unique atmosphere make this a great place to dine out. It’s a great place to try Pierogi with a variety of different flavours on offer.
Moaburger makes the best burgers in Krakow. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time for a sit down meal then Moaburger is the place to go for a quick bite to eat. Their freshly made burgers are absolutely delicious, not to mention oversized! The only thing that’s not oversized is the price, 5 GBP for a huge burger!
House of Beer
This is the place to go if you’re a beer connoisseur. There’s no Foster’s or Carling on tap here, instead a wide variety of over 150 beers from both Poland the around the world. English speaking staff will be able to advise you on what to choose to cater for your taste buds, whilst TVs also show live sports. The perfect pub for a few beers before heading out to a club, the only danger is it’s so comfortable you might not want to leave!
English Football Club
This cellar bar is where you want to go if there’s a match you simply can’t miss. Separate rooms with a number of flat screens means that they can show more than one game at a time, with a large number of locals coming here to watch the matches meaning there’s always a decent atmosphere. Cheap beers on tap too (1,50 GBP a pint) and food also available means this is the perfect football pub for stag dos. Also if you make a booking in advance they can arrange for you to have kegs underneath the table so you can pour your own beers without having to leave the comfort of your seat.
What this place lacks in the originality of its name, it makes up for in every other way. Good beer, cheap prices, sports on TV and a pool table downstairs make sure that this place has everything you could possibly want. Also a large number of seats mean this is a good place to chill out and watch a game or get warmed up for the night ahead.
This place is a great venue to sit back, drink and eat. A great atmosphere and a variety of beers and vodkas make this a great place to spend the afternoon drinking and chatting. Like a lot of pubs in Krakow, this place also shows sports with a large number of screens showing more than one game at a time.
A popular place for stags to hang out, Bull Pub has a great food menu and a very boisterous atmosphere. A great pub to start your night out in, The Bull is better avoided if you’re looking for somewhere to have a ‘quiet beer’. Decked out like a typical boozer back home, this bar is comfortable and has a few different local beers to try, as well as being one of the only pubs in Krakow to serve ale.
Shine is the perfect place to say goodbye to your bachelor status. The VIP area is an elegant private place for you and it’s perfect for groups looking for something a little classier as this 2000 capacity venue is decked out with deeply luxurious interiors and is the place that young and stylish people go to hang out. Three separate parts of the club with different kinds of music in each, guarantees that everyone can find something they enjoy. To get to the club you must pass face and dress control and the entrance is 15 zlotys (about 3 GBP), but if you want to make a reservation for your group in this club, the price of entry will be included.
Club Społem has existed for a relatively short time (since September 2006), but has already become a must-visit place for people who place music before anything else. Fridays belong to the 60s, 70s and 80s, Saturdays are all old school disco with some reggae and rock and Wednesdays and Sundays have old school karaoke with dance parties all other days. In one word: classic! If you want to groove to the rhythms that aren’t the newest trends ever, if you like the 60s-80s – you definitely have to visit this club. It’s also unique in that it’s decked out in a communism style, with a number of mementos and ornaments from the communism period adorning the walls which all help to add to this basement bars character and charm.
Four Music Club
This club is located in a cellar on Jagiellonska street, very close to the Main Square. The club has a youthful atmosphere and is often full of students who love to dance. Aside from partying in this club you can enjoy a varied drink menu with skilful bartenders mixing a variety of cocktails (not to mention performing an awesome fire show). The interior is nice and bright, with no strict dress codes in place and a wide variety of music played.
TAAWA club is located in the centre of Kazimierz (the old Jewish part of Krakow), which is always full of life. TAAWA opened in 2008, and the interior is done in a modern, romantic style. This club can accommodate 400 guests. In 2014 a new area was created – two separate rooms that provide independent sound and also a personal bar that serves a full menu of exotic cocktails. This music club cooperates with the best DJs, who play not only radio hits, but also show off their own music. Selection on the door can be strong though, so inside this club you’ll see well-dressed people who want to be in a pleasurable atmosphere and drink delicious cocktails.
A cavernous and cosmopolitan music bar, Prozak can boast some of the top DJ talent in the city. Each weekend the crowds are entertained by DJs from around the world. The club itself is a maze of different rooms, with many guests complimenting the venue for its unique furnishings and design. A wide variety of drinks are on offer at fair prices, with four different bars and three dance floors available.[/fusion_text]