Welcome to my mini Warsaw series, which was first created for the MRG newsletter prior to the media conference in the capital of Poland in November 2016.
This time I'm going to focus on those who love to party.
If you want to drink like a local, visit The Pavilions at the back of Nowy Świat Street 22/28. You need to go through a small gate off the busy shopping street to immerse yourself in quirky little bars, with interesting interiors and cheap drinks. Each bar is different, so it is worth checking out a few!
Top tip: I’ve got good memories of Le Melange but apparently Oranż (read Orange with a slight French accent) is pretty cool (picture above).
‘Zamieszanie’, which can be translated as ‘confusion’, is a fairly new cocktail bar at Nowy Świat 6/12. The cocktails have interesting new flavours and are pre-bottled in a secret room downstairs. Worth popping in for one to admire an amazing ceiling covered in bottles. Not bad view.
Top tip: If cocktails are not your thing, visit their sister bar Cuda na Kiju.
Kufle i Kapsle
This one is certainly for craft beer enthusiasts. Head to 25 Nowogrodzka Street and look for a neon sign of a beer poured from a tap. There are plenty to choose from, so you won’t be disappointed.
Top tip: Try their beer sample tray with 12 different flavours. Cheers!
Kieliszki na Próżnej
For wine lovers who appreciate a decent food with it. Located at Próżna 12, not far from a famous Pl Grzybowski, so it is worth going for an evening wander and explore the neighbourhood bars and bistros.
Top tip: Slightly less upmarket area, with plenty of night bars to choose from is at Poznańska street, on the other side of the Palace of Culture and Science. Check Beirut Hummus Bar for some night entertainment and food.
Centrum Zarządzania Światem
The Centre to Rule the World is situated on the other side of the river Vistula, in my favourite, up and coming Praga district. Worth a metro ride to Warszawa Wilenska to have a great night out in a low-key, unpretentious atmosphere. Open late over the weekend.
Top tip: Check 11 Listopada and Zabkowska Street for more lofty, industrial and secret bars and clubs. Taking an Uber is a good idea as the area might feel a bit dodgy at times.
To find out more about Warsaw, check my previous posts from Your Warsaw Insider series.
Also, if you go and explore Warsaw, please let me know your thoughts. I'd love to know.