Tower Pub

Tower Pub
Rating
81% from 30 reviews
Website
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Address
ul. Mikolajska 26
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Editor's review

A good example of Cracow's extraordinary cellar pubs, you'll find here a real taste of what makes Cracow's nightlife so vibrant. The place is particularly popular with students and musicians, and there's a slight Gothic feel to it when the Polish Rock bands descend - but they've thrown in a dancefloor with lasers, satellite TV for the sports fans, darts, pinball, all in a 14th century basement with medieval frescos on the wall. It's an utterly unpretentious mishmash that feels just right. Oh, and the barman speaks English too!

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Rolf from Sweden Reply Apr 1st, 2011

This places sounds great, is it still there, we will be going to krakow during eastern. Anyone know if tjis place is open during the holiday? Are lots of places closed durin the holiday?

Keith Bulstrode from Australia Reply Dec 15th, 2010

It's a wonderful pub and I always recommend it to friends. You won't find crazy places like this where I come from! Happy Days!

Al from United Kingdom Reply Nov 6th, 2010

Hi we think the Tower pub ROX! It is really friendly and Zeiweg is lovely! Go there and you will have a great time Alison XX

ewan from United Kingdom Reply Apr 1st, 2010

Moijoto's amazing dude !!!!

from Portugal Reply Jan 29th, 2010

kem for a a polonia, seja por kt tempo, tem, como um dever ir a este sitio. isto pa kem rock/metal. uma jukebox altamente e musica a vler. o ppl é mt bom e coisa e tal. vale a pena.. mt a pena. dp de ter stado la, n ha sitio em porutugal k esteja ao nivel. so ver pra crer.

me from Portugal Reply Jan 29th, 2010

the best place in krakow. benn there everyday for a year, and will allways be there whenever i go to poland. met brothers and sisters there. and its rare to meet a place where the owner knows peter from vader. in a city with so many pubs, its a pity that there r so dew metal pubs around (check popularny or jazz rock) but the lack is worth it. its also rare to see a place where a urinal is stolen though. check the concerts there. great polish bands. i give 5/5

Simon Bloomfield from United Kingdom Reply Oct 1st, 2009

March this year we went in for an afternoon drink and spent ages looking for it in the evening. Going back this weekend and will def find it now.

joe&c from United Kingdom Reply Sep 28th, 2009

cool pub, good jukebox, drinks reasonable, would definetly visit again. this place rocks, keep up the good work! watch out for the low ceiling on the stairway!

Bat On Fire/Kowaleski Bros. from United States Reply Aug 21st, 2008

Look forward to someday performing in Krakow!!!

Dorothy from United Kingdom Reply May 28th, 2008

Fantastic bar! On our latest visit the barman remembered our tipple from the year before! Music great, although not loud enough sometimes.

Jan Lowes from United Kingdom Reply May 14th, 2008

One of the best bars in Krakow. Fantastic atmosphere and great staff. Music also great

cerisepoivree from France Reply Mar 27th, 2008

HI ! I'm looking for the tower pub's adress or mail adress ! Please! Please ! Please! We were 7 days in Krakow and we spent all our nights in this pub ! We met each times other people from every country ! Very nice, funny and emotional ! Please give me one adress !!! Thanks

Dan from Norway Reply Jan 8th, 2008

This is a great pub for rock'n'rollers and metalheads as myself! Really loved it! Cant give it full score because of small details , like the music being to low and stuff. Rather than that: BRILLIANT!

Mario from Austria Reply Feb 26th, 2007

if you're ever at this fantastic place, order a drink called "russian fire" (it's a secret drink of the bartender)... the bartender will love you. and you will have the time of your life :-)

Neil from United Kingdom Reply Jan 29th, 2007

Great rocky jukebox, but the barman told us not to select too many tracks as it would stop working!!

Alex from Ireland Reply Jan 16th, 2007

Be careful on the stairs, I slipped went to grab the handrail and ripped open my finger as the handrail was made of cheap aluminium and was square! Then the barman appeared, assumed I was langers and said they were closed. Never been in the place, but a warning, watch your step...

anthony from United Kingdom Reply Nov 30th, 2006

A satisfyingly dark cellar bar with a clientele that includes goth rockers with alabaster pallours, chainsmoking locals popping in for a post-work snifter, the obligatory loud-voiced Aussies and alas, blotchy Brit stag parties in humourlessly homemade matching t-shirts. Thankfully the deadbeat stag elements tend to skulk off early doors in search of lapdance drudgery, leaving a superb drinking hole with extremely friendly staff. It boasts a jukebox with an impressive selection (from Rammstein to Leonard Cohen) a fine choice of hooch and an atmosphere unlike any other bar I've found here. Not to be missed.

Jonathan from United Kingdom Reply Jul 4th, 2006

Have just returned from a weekend in Krakow with a mate and spent a considerable amount of time (althouigh not much money given how cheap the place is) in the Tower. It is just off the main square so is very central and is a typical cellar bar. The owner even remembered what our round was (2 Zywiec - local beer, with Jagermeister chasers. The death metal etc doesn't take away from the pubs character. Well worth a visit.

Andrew from United Kingdom Reply Mar 13th, 2006

This is a great cellar bar. I'm not the biggest heavy metal/rock fan in the world but it doesn't matter. Lovely staff, great women and lots of character. I always go here before setting off for bars with more jazz/chill based music

Bob from United Kingdom Reply Nov 8th, 2005

A great place to spend an evening, if you're lucky enough to find it. The Tower Pub plays exclusively heavy metal music. Even if you're not a big fan, give this place a try! The staff are friendly as are the interesting mix of Polish people who come here to drink. It's the place to be if you want to meet Polish people. We stayed until sunrise one night because we had such a great time! I agree with Richard that the Tatankas are wonderful!

Richard from United Kingdom Reply Sep 15th, 2005

Stunning place. Good music, friendly people, especially the guy who wanted to learn English with a Brummie accent so he could talk like Ozzy! Beware the Tatankas! Vodka & apple juice & soooo good

Ben from United Kingdom Reply Apr 12th, 2005

great place with a down to eath local feel more than other bars i whent togo down the steps into a more rock feel bar with friendly folk drinks are good to jukeboxs was good but need a locals help as i could not work it out- what ever you do dont wring the bell unless you have enough zlotys to buy drinks for evey one in the place- we found this out almost to owr cost!!!!

camiiiila Strrroong from Denmark Reply Apr 10th, 2005

forgot to rate it to 5/5!! Everything you have to do there is to be nice to Marion and use money the first time you're there, and next time you'll get all you need!

Camilla 'Strong' from Denmark Reply Apr 10th, 2005

To my friend MARION! Tower Pub is awesome..!! Good that we from Denmark got the VIP room everyday in the week!! I'v never had such a good time, and the best was that you named a drink after me: Camila Strooong! veeery gooood! Anyways, we love TOWER PUB

Tombob from United Kingdom Reply Apr 8th, 2005

a rock n roll bar? watch your heads when you go in, very low ceiling, but great music ranging from deep purple, to system, to joe satriani, very expensive, but very good cocktails, or i say expensive, but works out about uk prices - good place to go after the buddah bar, before going back to the buddah bar again

Jussi from Finland Reply Mar 22nd, 2005

Excellent bar, good mood! Jukebox offers a huge selection of hard rock and metal. Excellent! Keep on the same way in future.

Paul from United Kingdom Reply Feb 28th, 2005

The music was often good (System Of A Down for example), but they did have a tendency to go for too much Malmsteen twiddly stuff! They also have a jukebox that is louder than the stereo itself, so choose where you sit carefully. The bar staff seemed to be up themselves a little bit, so what could have been great left us feeling disappointed. Give it a go though if you want rock and not jazz. Nice.

Eleanor Middleton from United Kingdom Reply Feb 15th, 2005

unfortunately this was the only place we were ripped off in. Over charged for 2 drinks! This was a shame, and spoilt our experience of the bar thought luckily it didn't spoli the day.

Nathan Kramer from United States Reply Nov 20th, 2004

This place is crazy! It's like stepping into a goth hangout, except instead of painting their faces, the kids play darts and dance. You get the distinct feeling that this place doesn't care if you like it or not. Definitely NOT a tourist trap. I'm coming back fo sho.

Sean K from Australia Reply Nov 2nd, 2004

Gets my vote! Goth student hangout with balls! Who cares about all the tourist trap pubs elsewhere in Krakow? Go Tower Pub!

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