There's good news for party lovers arriving in Poznan. The nightlife here is said to rival , and locals would even say better , Poland's more obvious party destinations such as Warsaw, Wroclaw and Krakow. In fact Poznan is considered at the very forefront of electro and dance music in Poland, and many of the nation's top DJs and producers hail from this part of the country. Great news then for dance freaks; if making shapes to the latest sub-genre of house is your bag baby, then you can't go far wrong with nights out at the likes of Cute, Kukabura and SQ Club.
For those that would rather listen to a car alarm than stomach another night of techno there's no need to fear either - Poznan has a traditional party atmosphere that few cities its size can match. The Rynek (Main Square) is the centre of the action, and during the warmer months the heart of Poznan is crowded with sippers drinking up the sun along with their beer. If it's a bit nippy out then the various interiors of many a good venue mean that revellers don't have to go far for a good time. Places like Tapas, Pod Minogi, Lizard King and Brovaria blur the lines between restaurant, bar, and club and provide for many a legendary late night out. The latter two are also good choices for live music.
Whereas the Rynek can rightfully be considered the central hub of Poznan's nightlife, there's plenty of venues scattered elsewhere in the Old Town for those prepared to delve. With Poznan's large student population you'll find a decent scattering of raw, laid-back drinking dens. Check out Kisielice, Dragon and Czytelnia (ul. Marcin 69) for some authentic artsy anarchy. Other favourites with party-goers of all kinds include Proletaryat, the obligatory Commie-themed bar, The Dubliner (ul. Marcin 80/82), the obligatory Irish bar and Tuba (ul. Male Grabary 6), the obligatory meatmarket with lasers, girls and commercial hits!
Finally for those who didn't know it, Poland has quite a strong penchant for jazz. If you're a fellow fan then Blue Note (ul. Kosciuszki 76), Sushi Jazz Sarp (Stary Rynek 56) and Czerwony Fortepian (ul. Wroniecka 18) are the places to head.
Hopefully you've got a few tips to take with you on your adventures into the Poznan nightlife, but there's much more to be discovered than can be written here, so be prepared to follow your nose. Whereas you're more likely to make life friends than to encounter any trouble in Poznan, if you do get any dirty looks from the local rude-boys simply dispel the danger with a cheap round of vodka and talk of Polish national heroes. Bigging up Jerzy Dudek, Artur Boruc (Celtic goalie) and Robert Kubica (Poland's answer to Schumacher) proves that you love Poland as much as your own mother.
Raman from India Reply
Hallo, I am in Poznan from 13nd June to 15th June for my business trip, looking to meet a lovely girl to be my guide there :)
PeachEater from United States Reply
Does this actually work? I would love to find a nice female "guide" too ... I like to take guidance. My tongue will be your servant. I am here this week only.
manjit from United Arab Emirates Reply
Hi m in Poznan is there any female who can spend some time with me
Nikesh from India Reply
Hey I am in Poznan from 2nd June to 6th June for my business exhibition, looking for nice accompany that can show me the city. and she can be my hostess during my exhibition... I will pay for hostess ....
Michael from United Kingdom Reply
In pozan for weekend 2 may I'm 38 and looking for someone to show me around email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey! I'm in Poznan now, 3rd-9th december. Any relaxed female who likes guitar music places and would like to hang out a bit? Hugs... Andreas STExupery@gmx.de
Kami from Italy Reply
I will be in Poznan middle of Dec for 4 days.Is there any Polish girl or woman from Poznan which could help me as a tour guide ?Male 37 years old It will be my pleasure not to be alone in Poznan......email@example.com
Ziya from Turkey Reply
Hi, I'll be in Poznan on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November'13. I'll be glad to contact a hang-around mate whom we can enjoy the city together ;) Just e-mail me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrzej from United Kingdom Reply
Where to go for Andrzejki in Poznan, looking for Underground Techno/House Music Club (Friday & Saturday)?
Chris from Germany Reply
Whats going on in Poznaan on a Tuesday night?
Kemo from Oman Reply
Hello :) i am from Oman ,and will be coming poznan in 2 weeks times .hope to meet a lovely girl to be my guide there :)
Steffen from Germany Reply
hi i am in September in Poznan,'d emich a nice lady looking to accompany that can show me the city.
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Bill from United States Reply
Poznan has alot to offer by just walking around and mingling ...just walk...and dont forget to explore just off the side streets a little. Avoid Club 22 -- pretentious and "overrated" ...There are much better places to hang out in Poznan. Club 22 is like all the attitude of an opening night club in Vegas but with nothing to offer. Its in my top 10 all time worst and Ive been to over 20 countries and live in Vegas . It starts with the stuck up girls out front serving free drinks to women and goes down hill from there fast.
Lirch from United States Reply
Hi Will be next week in poznan and would appreciate a nice girl to show me the way. Leave a note on email@example.com
Solid place to party. Great people.
Darren from Ireland Reply
I was here during the Euros, it's probably not the best time to judge a city but I found the people are very nice, met some polish lads who spent their life in the gym but there was no problems. Women are stunners and the beer is nice and not expensive. I would gladly go back to Poznan at some stage but since I was there for 2 weeks it might not be for a while!
friendo from Switzerland Reply
I would also need a nice guide: firstname.lastname@example.org
friendo from Switzerland Reply
I just want to ask
nadoskar from Germany Reply
I am looking for new people in poznan. Today is my first day in Poznan is therefore a city guide would also be interesting. And if a nice lady out there interested in a salsa course or going out for coffee, feel free to connect me: email@example.com !Poznan is great!
salmene from Poland Reply
Hello, I'm salmene and I'm now in poznan . I am wondering if a girl can guide me in the city if you are availible please mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 729607062 even to pay here fee for guiding me and i need her to teach me polish
salmene from Qatar Reply
Hello, I'm from the qater and I'm now in poznan and I was wondering if a girl can guide me in the city if you are availible please mail me: email@example.com
Marco from Mexico Reply
Well. when i was living in Poznan i used to go to Brovaria and some others, i really loved the night life, not too noisy, not too crazy, beautful girls all around and very talkatives and open to get new friends. Cuba libre also its good, maybe because im latin and i loved to go there and dance salsa with beautiful polish women :)
James from United States Reply
Thank you Anna for wonderful evening - possibility to meet and talk with you was the best thing in Poznan! :))
serhan from Turkey Reply
Hi Anna, firstname.lastname@example.org
anna from Poland Reply
A an Vision_1 - write your emails please
Kami from Italy
Hi,How are you Anna,I will be in Poznan from 11/12 to 14/12,m 37 years old,do you know any girl could help me to see the city?
Vision_1 from Canada Reply
Looking to go out Sunday, wysc, pogadac, zobaczyc Poznan wieczorkiem... 32 m Need a guide for a good electro night
A from Denmark Reply
hi Anna, a special guide in Poznan could be very nice to have :)
Sulo from Netherlands Reply
Hello, I'm from the Netherlands and I'm now in poznan and I was wondering if somebody can guide me in the city if you are availible please mail me: email@example.com
from United States Reply
Do you want to know real Polish girl and spend good time in Poznan? Write to me firstname.lastname@example.org
anna from Poland Reply
I am Polish blond woman and I would like to be your special guide in Poznan... Please, leave massage here if you are interested in that
willem from Netherlands
i will be in poznan, from 20 till 24 th of may. when you like you can help me on the fair in Poznan. later we can go out and have some drink.
Higgy from Ireland
Anna, Me and 6 friends are in Poznan 21-24th June and would like guide round city if possible
Alex Walsh from Ireland Reply
4Continent, Seriously you were either on lsd or some other mentally altering drugs that completely messed up your mind. Poznan old square as well as the rest of the city is beautiful, enjoyable, friendly and up there with most other major European cities. I have been there at least twice a year for the past 6 years and as of yet have not seen anything that closely resembles the city you describe. The city is well policed, clean and safe. You could not be more wrong with your review. Maybe you a sociopath and are afraid of life.
George from Sweden Reply
I read the comments from 4continental and get scared. I have just booked a trip to Poznan staying close to Stare Rynek. So what is true? Please give me some advice. Shall I stay at home or shall I visit Poznan? What about Stare Rynek in daytime? Tell me 4contintal. George
Kurwa! from Portugal Reply
4continents, make yourself a favour and kill yourself! Both Czech Republic and Poland are wonderful countries! God damn idiot
4continents from Poland Reply
Do not go around Stary Rynek at night thinking it is a safe place or for that matter that it is even enjoyable. Almost every place that serves alcohol is open past 5AM (probably illegally) and from midnight until about 6AM (that is not a typo) the great majority of people around Stary Rynek are mostly male, completely drunk, swearing, shouting, breaking bottles in the street, and getting into fights. Again this is not an exaggeration. I have lived here for over a year and near the Rynek. I don't think a week has gone by where I didn't see an actual fist fight in the street, and not a day goes by where I don't see an Alaskan husky style "stare you down" contest. It would be a much better place if they enforced the liquor laws, banned bars from opening past 2:30, and permitted the nicer clubs to operate with late night licenses. The truth of the matter is that any person living in Poznan should be embarrassed of this Old Town square and the literal insanity of the people there. I wish other people on this forum would be more honest (you can sort of tell they aren't being so) but do not believe any of the nice photos you see of the city, with sophisticated or interesting looking people having good natured fun or socializing politely in the Square. The violence around this old town square is inexcusable, especially given what the brochures show and if I worked for an international company, I would be ashamed to send my employees here. (Just as an historical matter I understand it used to be much worse, the fist fights only occur on the side streets now, they moved them out of the middle of the square). Poland has a long way to go before it catches up to someplace like Czech Republic, and even Prague has a long way to go before it starts to be able to say it is an advanced European city. As an insight, I can tell you that the Poznan people are terribly opinionated, obsessed with money, go around imagining that their zloty will be at parity with the euro soon, that their universities will be equal to German ones, and all their 60 zloty dinners will soon be 60 euro dinners and as a result, they will be some of the wealthiest people in Europe. Welcome to the real Poznan.
vidhi from India Reply
Poznan is beautifully city but too cold. Poland people is very nice.
king a the craic from Ireland Reply
im going to poznan soon with a few mates because everyone i met that was there for the european championships said its a great city and friendly people, i cant wait to visit the famous "kebab shop" in market square after a session..see you soon poznan whoo hoo...stand up for the boys in green ;)
from United States Reply
Sweden and England are more boring and dull. I was in Poland twice it is safe and friendly country .Go tomorrow
Torstien from Sweden Reply
Baltic states Poland is nice but if you are a vistor be prepared to have a hard time from local guys looking for trouble..Go to Sweden instead for friendly people..Poland does not deserve euro 2012??
chris from Germany Reply
Alex from France Reply
I'm right now in Poznan... So far the city is beautiful. It's winter... So not much about the girls ^^'
Sean Headd from United Kingdom Reply
Hello does anyone know where i can pitch my tent in Poznan, I will be travelling on my motorcycle from UK, I will also need tickets for Ireland games. Thanks Sean
Declan from Ireland Reply
can anyone get me tickets for Ireland matches for euro 2012 in poznan ,pleasw
roman from United Kingdom Reply
Hi, I am 28 years polite, honest and fun loving old UK boy,my ticket is booked for 15-18 of dec 2011. I am travelling alone and I would love to have any girl from krakow or any other city to be accompanied by. please let me know if any one is interested.
Swedish viking from Sweden Reply
I've been to poland and love Poznan. Very nice city and I'm going there again in October on a weekend with my family again. Greetings a Swedish Viking
Majed from Saudi Arabia Reply
I am from Saudi Arabia. I visited Poznan Really a city. Beautiful. and safe. More than. Five. Times. Through. Six. Years.
Lobo from United Kingdom Reply
I am an indian guy and would like to visit poland. And let me clarify my intentions are clear that i only want to enjoy the place and do some sightseeing. although once in a while i do chat up beautiful women but never 'target' sleeping with them (am only saying this since most people herein are talking about women there being ugly or beautiful). I only want to know how indian men are treated there in Poznan and in Poland in general? is there any thing I need to be worried of?
f from Spain Reply
I saw some comments here, and I was worried. There are a lot of racism with foreigners? btw, some of you mentioned a few clubs, cafes, museums, etc.. I wonder what the best coffees, best restaurants and the best disco / night club in terms of music, the environment of people, and women. it's true that there are many beautiful women as they say? from what I saw in pictures, women do not seem to Poznan this city or this country, because they aren't blonde but are brunettes right? I hope to answer;) Have fun
Momo from Netherlands Reply
hey hey, I will visit poznan thursday and friday this week. Is there a party this weekend? cheers Momo. from Amsterdam
Kim from Korea Reply
hi i'm a 26yo korean guy. i'm going to poland to work this weekend. and i will live in poznan forever... i'd like to meet ppl and learn polish language. Thanks
Mickey from Brazil Reply
Hi i´m Mickey...i´ve been this weekend to poznan and it was great...!...people in general are very nice...i will be visting poznan this week from 20 to 26 of september...i would love to meet friends from here to know the best places in poznan and have fun...and to make a return soon...
Eric05 from United States Reply
Dudes, COME ON! This is not a date service page nor an escort service! Shame on you! Go look for your "Sugar Girls (!)" somewhere else and STOP insulting the Polish girls by "call me" type of things.!
Berkay Polat from Turkey Reply
I stayed just 6 months in Poznan and I came back to Turkey and I felt terrible :) I love you Poznan more than any city or country ! :) Everything is great in Poznan you can not bored in there ... So go and live your best times :)
Mark from United States Reply
Hey Jack D. Peehaps girls in Poznan are less pretty than in Warsaw but I have to tell you there are no uglier women than in your country. That's why U ended in East Europe - looser.
harry from United States Reply
hey poznan will be 28th this mnth looking for tourist guide and where are party places
Jordi from Spain Reply
Hi!I'm from Spain especially barcelona I'll visit Poznan looking for party the nights of 28,29,30 of May.perphaps I can't manage all the nights but I'll do my best.If someone(authentic traveller)wants to join me those days is welcome!
Bjørn from Norway Reply
I am a norwegian man at 38, and I am going to Poznan in the end of june and beginning of july 2010. Just wants to have fun and hang out..:) Anyone who wants to meet and show me the town? And where do people in Poznan in the age 25-35 go out to party? Send me a mail and will meet!
YAREN from Poland Reply
Adek from Poland Reply
POznañ POznañ :)
kristina from Romania Reply
hehe, I AM IN POZNAN for 3 more months, been here for 1 already. it is fabulous! :D
Eugenio from Estonia Reply
Poznan is wonderful city. Very beautiful and clean. It has great nightlife. I liked its clubs and nice cafes. Super!!!
Christian from Norway Reply
We are going to celebrate NYE in Poznan. Do we have to buy tickets to clubs in advance, or can we just go out and depend that we can enter where we want?
Alain from France Reply
I'll be celebrating in my favorite dance club Al-Mirage, near Place Wolnosci. A small club with great atmosphere, great crowd and great music. Alain
Patrick from Germany Reply
Hey there ... i am going to be there this New Year from the 29 th december till 2nd of January :) Any plans where to celebrate new year ? =)
Andy Korczak from United Kingdom Reply
I'm going to Poznan around the weekend of the 12th September for roughly three days. Where is good to go out at night, and what is good to see during the day?
Magda from United Kingdom Reply
I lived in Poznan during my studies and I had really great time. Now on 28/08 I'm going to Poznan to meet friends and find out if it's worth coming back for good, of course to Poznan :) As I heared Czekolada Club is good place to go out I will check it out. See you there :)
Greg from Poland Reply
Looking for people to help me learn and practice Polish in exchange for their learning and practicing English.
julia from Poland Reply
I have been living in Poznan for many years, I must say it is a city of contradictions you can expect diferent attitudes, but if you want you can definetely have fun: I recommend Cafe Miesna on Garbary, and nowadays a real party avenue has become ul. Nowowiejskiego (there are Meskal, Pod Minoga, Stare Kino, Almirage and many other, here you have some addresses http://www.9477.pl/e/kluby_muzyczne_poznan/index.php) ! have fun
Paddy P from United Kingdom Reply
Hiya Where going to Poznan 8-11th August 2009, could anyone recommend any good clubs & apartments?? Cheers Paddy
k from Ireland Reply
nightlife is brilliant, after a pub crawl of the square we fell out of some dark underground pub/club that some local guy(chris fox, what a legend!) had brought us to absolutly pissed at 6am and staggered back to our hotel, with out doubt the most beautiful women in europe, didnt see one bad lookin girl, definitly goina go back there again!!!!! what a city!
frav from United States Reply
I will be in Poznan in two weeks to speak at a conference at Adam Mickiewicz University. The town looks beautiful from what I have seen on the web and I am hoping for some good nightlife venues. After reading some of the posts on here I am a bit concerned. I am American and while I speak Japanese and Hebrew, I don't know a word of Polish. Is there really a lot of xenophobia in Poznan or is that just a couple of idiots who had a bad time or have a bad attitude (I am thinking of Hans and Gregg's posts). Most of the posts are pretty positive, and I have heard great things from people who have been there. I am also wondering about anti-semitism there because I am Jewish. I have been to Berlin and experienced none, in fact quite the opposite, and I assume things are also good in Poznan, but wanted to be sure. Actually, so far the worst anti-semitism I have faced in all the countries I have spoken in was ironically in England.
claude verstraete from Belgium Reply
Hi all, I have worked from 1995 to 2000 in POZNAN and it is still my favorite city alround! worked in south america, the USA in several states, pacific, and work at the moment in ENGLAND! But the atmosphere was in POZNAN top top top! The DUBLINER, STUDIO JACK, HARRY's PUB, and many more! dont even know if those places still exists after 9 years? the good news is that probably I will start to work again later this year in poznan and wonder if there is a location for EXPATS at the moment? I am really interested to know ;o) best regards, Claude
Aggi from Poland Reply
And... Thank you John (from Ireland) for doing justice to my town!
Aggi from Poland Reply
For anyone interested in sightseeing Poznan check the website: http://www.poznan.pl/mim/public/turystyka/index.html?lang=en For the ones interested in culture, there's much going around all the time, though summer is even busier. Check: http://www.malta-festival.pl/en/home/1/index.html Any other questions? Enjoy your stay in my town! :)
brian from United States Reply
I will be in Poznan from May 16-19. Where are some places that I can chill and party? Also, which places speak english?
edo from Spain Reply
Hi, i´m go to poznan in 8 june...alone, and will a good idea meet backpackers, for know the city, go to pubs for beers, etc.In good rule of course!!! write to me, and i answer bye
Erhan from United Kingdom Reply
Will Poznan be busy and lively in mid june? I am planning to go from the 12th June to the 14th. Any info / advice would be much appreicated.
Martin from Germany Reply
I studied in Poznan together with a lot of foreigners from the U.S,England,Norway,Sweden;Germany,Italy,Taiwan etc. and I have never wittnessed nore heard that somebody got into a fight during my 5 years I spent there. Actually I never felt any fear being out on the streets or clubs in complete contrast to my home country Germany,where I feel much more endangered everyday.When it comes to girls and nightlife,I can only say fantastic...I never had more fun in my life.Now I am in Cologne,which is supposed to be THE Party city in Germany,but all I can think of is only when I am going back to Poznan again. Most of my classmates that already finished their studies and went back to their countries just think the same,so I am really suprised to hear so much negative comments from some people.The best time to come to Poznan is May and June,that when all the restaurants open their tables outside at Stary Rynek.I can recommend Blue Note on Thursdays(during the semester),and Post Dali and SQ on Fridays and Saturdays. In general there are a lot of nice cafes like Zielona Weranda or Kakao Republic where you can just chill and enjoy life. So please make your own opinion about Poznan.
Dorkas from Poland Reply
I was really curious to read "Poznan Nightlife"! But quite disapointed about some contributions: people are like this or like that, girls are like this or that... In my point of view its people who "make" places; starting from ourselves! If we are open and relaxed , curious about everything its half way for beautifull experiences... Of course our experiences are the base for our statements, but we should remember that probally there are a lot of people we have not seen, met and talked to........
Kalle from Sweden Reply
So John, which places do you recommend?
John@xdsnet.pl from Ireland Reply
I have to laugh - I've been here 5 years and only seen 1 fight in a bar and guess what the guy was English. I go to the football - no trouble even there and there are some seriously scary guys there. I think the problem is a lot of foreigners tend to be in the less classier establishments like Dragon looking for easy sex, there are always foreigners there and less classier girls. So far I have only seen the worst clubs mentioned here. The guys who sometimes are aggressive to foreigners only do so if they think the guy is being insulting and arrogant - and they only go to the worst pubs in the city serving cheap beer. You see the same thing in England except worse, there doesn't need to be a reason in England for the racism and violence. Resentment to foriegners is more common in the south, especially in Krakow but it does exist but very rare in Poznan. Not that it really matters but Poznan for sure has the best looking women in Europe. If you come here and don't find them, you are going to the wrong places. My advice coming here is to not act arrogantly and condescendingly as a lot of foreigners do here. A lot of the guys I see behaving this way are losers in their own countries and would have no chance scoring with good looking girls' back home let alone here not speaking the language. If there are English 'jack the lads' in a bar, myself and my English/American friends will leave and we will just ignore them - these guys cause trouble everywhere and we have met some right clowns here. It's all about your attitude when you come here basically.
Maynard from Belgium Reply
Hi Everybody, I'm workin in Poznan for a few months and let's say that i'm very surprised by the cosy atmosphere in this town, especially by Night. I'm not agree with all the comments, i've red. I saw no fights, all the clubs are not full of men and girls in here are very communicative and naturally beautiful. Of course, it depends in which club you've been to party... I met a lot of interesting people in a very short period. I love it. Czesc
Olaf from United Kingdom Reply
The thing i liked about Poznan was that there weren't many clubbers about, it has a more sophisticated feeling, with cafes open late. Not like in England with drunk ugly English people vomiting in the streets.
Hans from Germany Reply
well, that is very true Jack, but you won't be hearing this ever from a website that actually ives on promoting Poznan and their messy town, with agressive drunk people everyday after 9pm... If you read on internet, they also promote Portugal as being a country with beautiful girls, but when you go there... bleahh..
Jack D from United Kingdom Reply
I stayed in Poznan with business for more than 4 months, so i can tell you the inside and outside. I left because the girls in other cities are much more beautiful, and there are not racial problems in other places, like there are here in Poznan. Each and everytime in disco clubs, when there are more than 10 polish boys (and always boys are a majority in clubs in Poznan), they start a fight, they are very agressive (of course against foreigners). They think that foreigners came here only to sleep with the polish girls. Which are, by the way, more ugly than in the average city of Poland. Overall, this city is definitely not worth it.
gagan from India Reply
hi,i would like to vist poznan,but i dont know anyone,is ther anyone to help to show the city,am a student studying in germany ,please
DuKe from Turkey Reply
I just love it ^.^
Drunk Paul from United Kingdom Reply
Poznan was much better in the 90s. Dragon and Dali......that's it now. Everywhere on the Rynek is overpriced, the service is bad and the atmosphere akin to that in the bar in Heathrow terminal 1. 10 quid for a shot of Sambuca in the Lizard King...dream on. Beautiful women out on the fleece....it's cheaper to go to Thailand.
Jm from France Reply
i am agree to tell than Alcatraz is for sure the Best Night club i saw in poznan,, ""Rapport"" is also good I will back in poznan at the end of September
John from Ireland Reply
Some great places in Stary Browar, nice night club and piano bar. Brogans is a great Irish bar near the square. Laughing at the Norwegian guy who said Polish people are ugly. Poznan has the best looking girls in the world, without question and there are new clubs opening on a weekly basis.
Per Egil from Norway Reply
Ok, but like being in 70's. Polish nighlife is basic. People aggrexive and ugly.
Hubert from United States Reply
Fajne fajne ale moglo byc lepij, Go NYC!!!
elvira from Spain Reply
go to Czytelnia..if u r erasmus...:)))
ismail brother of Apollo from Turkey Reply
u dont waste ur time there..
Erdeniz from Turkey Reply
Kocham POLSKE, PRZYJADE ZA ROK DO POZNANIA
Voytek from United States Reply
no no, poznan isnt dead in the whole, what some people say, "black" music area many clubs have specific nights when there is only hip-hop and the like Blue Note on thursdays for sure Alcatraz is great, and i think fridays is the night to be there but find out for yourself
Monika from United Kingdom Reply
If you want to black music go to Blue Note..somebody forget about it..:)