Suffice to say, there is plenty to do in bars and restaurants in Krakow. Here is a small selection of our favorite places to party all night long in Krakow, between vodka, communist propaganda and Polish gastronomy. Have fun !
Where to have a drink in Krakow?
We start with this incredible place on the other side of the Vistula river. Located in the former reception of a huge abandoned communist hotel, it is THE cool and bobo place in Krakow, with its exhibition halls, small shops and of course, its large, very lively bar. We tasted two small coffee lattes before leaving by plane. We would love to come back in summer to enjoy the beach atmosphere bar which promises funny evenings.
One of Krakow’s oldest cafes, located in Nowy Square, the central square of the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter. You have to dare to enter, but it’s really worth it. It’s all done up in odds and ends, lit by candlelight on sticky wooden tables and chairs sticking out of who knows where. It’s dark, it’s dirty, it stinks of cigarettes: a real bar just the way we like it!
Right next to Alchemia, there is this cocktail bar with a much more subdued atmosphere. The decoration, 70s style, is particularly well cared for. Perfect for enjoying a good little cocktail – with vodka of course – to start a good evening.
Place – Estery 5, Krakow
As its name suggests, the bar is dedicated to the famous sewing machine, which can be found on every table. We come here to taste vodka, and you have the choice given the large selection. Great atmosphere and very welcoming.
Singer – Estery 20, 31-056 Krakow
A tiny, very dirty bar with an improbable communist decor: between the built-in Trabant , the posters and the communist plaques, it’s almost like thirty years ago! To discover absolutely if you are in a curious mood.
Propaganda – Miodowa 20, 31-055 Krakow
Right in the centre, this post-communist decorated bar is an excellent address for partygoers. They serve excellent vodkas and beers for 4 PLN (less than one euro!) to suit all tastes. All in a great atmosphere and open 24/7!
Pump room – Święty Jana 5, Krakow
Where to eat in Krakow?
A real favorite for this restaurant in the center of Kazimierz. We simply enjoyed a local specialty, kopytka , a kind of knocki served with pretty garnishes. Marine chose with breadcrumbs, brown butter, spinach and poached egg with Hollandaise sauce, while Thibault went with the cream-based accompaniment, Black Angus beef and marinated cucumber. A real delight, accompanied by a small glass of vodka, and bam, it goes by itself…
All in a very classy atmosphere with impeccable service. Guarantee of quality, Miodova is recommended by the 2016 Michelin guide.
Miodova – Szeroka 3, 31-053 Krakow
Plats entre 25 et 80 PLN (5 € and 18 €)
We had spotted this little address during our research of cool places in Krakow on Instagram . Without hesitation, we went our first evening to Chimera, this cafeteria installed in a large glass roof filled with plants. It is located in the center a few meters from the main square. Well, we admit that we didn’t necessarily enjoy ourselves, but, for lunch, it can be ideal for composing a really inexpensive salad in a very nice setting.
Chimera – Anny 3, Kraków
Salad from 5 PLN (€1.20)
Where to sleep in Krakow?
Puro Hotel Kraków
We chose to stay there for two nights and frankly we didn’t regret it. The location is ideal – although perhaps a bit far from the hyper-centre – a stone’s throw from the large central station Kraków-Glówny . It is almost new and its design is particularly modern and refined for a Polish hotel, which is no small feat. Our room was not particularly large, but fully equipped and with excellent bedding. We loved having fun with the tablet that controlled almost everything in the room: light, air conditioning, television and even room service. As for the breakfast, it is a large continental buffet rather well supplied. In short, a very nice 4 star that you can easily afford here in Poland.
Puro Hotel – Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Krakow
À partir de 74 € la nuit