Budda Drink & Garden
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Upon entering the impeccably renovated courtyard leading to the bar, you begin to catch the vibes of the smooth music emanating from within. The chilled beat, flavored with hints of native Indian tones, leads you through a stained-glass entrance. The place is a bit tight, but you investigate nonetheless. At once, you note the tall, turban-like structure leading upstairs. Upon closer inspection, you discover it's the perfect setting for a gathering of your "circle" of friends (you'll know when you see it...). The cool colors on the wall keep you in the mood. You accompany that special someone in the cosy vestibule on the side - perfect for a private conversation; besides, the Kama Sutra decor does all the talking (viewer discretion advised). You're home; you're at the Budda Drink & Garden.
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I have been coming to the Budda bar for the past 10 years, i have watched the renovation work over the years in and around the court yard and i can honestly say ive never experienced any rudeness from the staff, they are very hard working, friendly and polite. They sometimes get groups of single sex drinkers and ive found they tend to make nuisances of themselves and the staff are very tolerant of these beer swilling visitors who make pigs of themselves!!! leer over the young bar staff, mostly married men let on the loose for a weekend of binge drinking!! (rant over)Im back next month with my family for the christmas activities and will pop in to say hello!
Hi my name is Adrian and I was part of that Party on Sept. 05 and I was a full witness to the absolute rudeness and bad behavior of the Staff and the so called Manager. The problem started when one of our guests brought a sandwich in into the patio to eat, and the Staff made a high fuss and proceed to ask them to step outside of the pub and into the street, then the Manager came with a high attitude and tried to push the person around. There was no physical abuse to the Staff, on the contrary, it was the staff that was in the face's of the people prosecuting them, just because they ate a small sandwich ( this could of been handled better). All in all, after all that they pushed a big heavy motorcycle from the back and through the Garden Patio and through the Party area, this was ok to do that, but eat a sandwich, well that's too dirty. I'am witting this, because, I hate Liars that make false comments, just to rebut a comment of complaint. As for me, I will never return to this place and tell everyone to stay clear.
Ha that's funny Scotty and who are you a friend of the owner, who put you up to this 10 out of 10. Everything I said was the truth and nothing but the truth. No one was drunk and if anyone was rude or physical with your Staff, why was the Police call in or USE YOU SECURTY GUARD... hummm, why not. Your Manager has put you up to this, that arrogant uneducated person... As for you Scotty, I do not know you nor were you part of our group, so back off, you are a pawn in this review... Tony
In response to the review below : the author is making up quite a story !! We were there on this night and his crew was completely belligerent and impolite. The one who didn't get change was completely wasted ... Miisunderstood the waitress and was physically as well as verbally rude to her. The management did their best to fix the situation in all (4 of us) of our opinion . We have been coming here for 4-5 years and make a point of hitting this place every time. Great loungey atmosphere with good music , a nice outdoor section and super friendly staff ..do yourself a favor and don't listen to Tony !!
I'am the Organizer for one of the largest Groups in Krakow with about 9,000 Members (sorry no name, for this is my complaint) and we have a large get-together every week at a local Bar or Restaurant. This week we decided to gather at the Buddha Bar & Garden, like we have done in other places for 5 years. Now the decor was nice and up-scale and we negotiated with the Manager for 20% off all drinks. We ended up having about 78 Members show up from all over the World and Krakow.
The service was nice at the start, but a lot of the People companied about, why? was there a small wooded shed with windows at the edge of the sitting chairs with a Guard in it always looking at us, I have to say that we found this very odd, and unsettling in a place like this. My Members was there about 4 hours and since they had " no food, no menu" two went out and brought back sandwiches to eat, they were not a the sitting couches but standing next to the exit, on cobblestone flooring (mind you this was the outside patio). With this one servers came rudely to them eating and told them " to eat outside of the Building" , well that caused a uproar from everyone, then the Rude Manger came also and demanded that they take it out of the building not because of their "no food policy", I have never seen in my Life any type of treatment of Customers before, the Staff could of handled this in a more proper and polite way. By the time the Manager had his say " the sandwiches were eaten and gone" . Soon after this, two of my Members came and said " They do not want to give me a beer because they had NO MORE CHANGE", so off to the Manager again, and what to our surprise did he say " Your Group must be very rich, for they use only 100 and 50 bills, so we have no more change for your beer, then he said " Your 20% discount is now over, so you are welcome to go elsewhere". Also our Members are always polite and no one was drunk nor rude, they are all educated People with the highest of respect. Well that did it, we all left. No food, rude servers, Security Guard and a badly train arrogant Manager, with all the other nice Pubs in the area " We will NEVER set foot in this place again..:( real bad ....Tony
Went there during the day on saturday, had a few daiquiri's and was really impressed. That said, went back in the evening with my missus and another couple and was refused entry by the bouncer on the grounds of being too drunk!!! Ordinarily i would say fair enough, but i was stone cold sober...we were gutted, the guy was a real prick about it!!! Next time I'm in Krakow, i will give this place a wide berth
This bar was by far one of the coolest in the whole of Krakow. Set in a courtyard off the main square this place is laid back with great music.
Its a small bar and this gives adds to the cosy relaxing feel. If your in Krakow definately worth a visit - so different from most of the tourist filled places on the square
Just back from a very hot krakow...went to buddha three times and always a brilliant experience! the decor is lovely and relaxing especially at night,,the great air con helped as it was very hot during our stay in poland. The drink are fab and the service fantastic and very friendly. Paying around 70p for soft drinks/£1.30 a pint--excellent!
We liked this place so much we went on two different days. Originally when I noticed the sign off the court yard, I wrongly assumed it was a Thai restaurant, but is only a bar and a great one at that. Apparently the owner imported much of the decor from Thailand, though the kama sutra frescoes are Indian I think. Anyway, it all went together to create a great place for a beer or coffee. The staff were great too, especially the student surveyor who was into Nick Hornby novels.
This bar is a must for fans of chilled out music. In the summer, you can sit in the garden at nnight with it's dim lighting and enjoy the music, the plethera of stunning beauties and the atmosphere. In the winter, the bar staff are so attractive, you won't mind sitting in the small and cosy bar.
Without doubt the best bar I have ever been to. During the day it is superb for a coffee whilst reading a book or paper (although you will love the hot chocolate). In the evening it is wonderful for beer, cocktails and for having a wonderful time with your friends. The bar staff are not only amongst the prettiest in a city that boasts attractive women as standard, but they are friendly and helpful that is unusual to those of us from England who are not used to this kind of approach to service. I was so impressed I spent more time at this bar than I did at my apartment.
wow just got back it was worth looking around the door ways leadign off thats how we found the bar its small enough to seem privet , great drinks and friendly attrative and helpfull staff with a great atmospher very layed back, became our regular bar have to go back again !
thank you buddah bar!
On my way back from Zakopane, Ski Paradise, Poland I visited Krakow Buddha Bar with an old friend by almost a total coincidence. I certainly thought (living in the US) that I better take it easy at my age. But the Buddha Party turned into an off the hook, outta control ageless dance of friendly semi gods. Needless to emphasize the friendliness and prettiness of the Polish. This went beyond anything imaginable even there. One of the best parties of my life. (and maaan I've been to a few) Thanks Jonna and Dominique and all the others I can't recall by name.