Krakow Bars and Pubs

Famous for their vodkas and superb beers, Poles are not shy when it comes to the odd tot or three. As a visitor to the city, the choice is mind-boggling. Just bear in mind that for every drinking hole you find at street level, there is probably another in the basement, and a club upstairs. Even the local franchise of a famous coffee shop chain offers spirit chasers! Once you're here, just remember that the Old Town district has more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the world, so don't expect to get very far on a pub crawl. For a fuller flavour of what to expect on a night out in Krakow, check out our nightlife section with updated info on weekly parties.

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ul. Sławkowska 23

1. na'lɛfka

4 reviews
ul. św. Jana 18

2. Irish Pub Pod Papugami

78 reviews
ul. Rajska 12 (enter from ul. Szujskiego)

3. Pauza In Garden

39 reviews
ul. Gołębia 6
ul. Józefa 9

5. Eszeweria

8 reviews
ul. Szpitalna 1

6. Szpitalna 1 Klub

8 reviews

7. Strefa

6 reviews
ul. Józefa 25

8. Czajownia - Tea House

5 reviews
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ul. Floriańska 20
Plac Szczepański 5

10. NIEWÓDKA

4 reviews
Old Town

11. Krakow Pub Crawl

3 reviews
ul. Królowej Jadwigi 4

12. Zielono mi

3 reviews
ul. Józefa 17

13. Pub Galeria Wręga

16 reviews
ul. Stolarska 13

14. Baccarat

51 reviews
ul. Felicjanek 4

15. Massolit

12 reviews
ul. Grodzka 2

16. Zakatek Cafe & Wine.

11 reviews

Reviews about Krakow Bars and Pubs

Hot Peppers Club - Be Warned! Was in Kracow for the weekend and my friend and I were encouraged into this place for a drink and to see some topless girls - that really should've been the warning we needed. Anyway we had a couple drinks and two girls sat either side of us. I felt obliged to buy them a drink and that didn't feel like a problem. Fast forward a couple hours later. From 2am-5am they got me for close to £3k and my friend for £500 (he got an authorisation text from his bank, which is when he caught on). His bank reversed the charges but I'm still disputing with mine. I'm in the UAE so not sure I'll have much hope of getting the money back as chip and pin was used. At least its a lesson and I hope it can help others to avoid the same scam. Basically the first dance for two girls was about 400Zl. There were four more transactions that I can remember making all in the thousands. I recall the lady with the card machine coming into the room every so often for more time/payment. Do yourself a favour and don't enter these places. I'm glad my friend has his wits about him as it could've been worse.

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The barman refused to serve us as we are Ukrainians, while having the sign in the front of the bar saying: “We fuck covid and putin”, also the bar is “saving” money for Ukrainians, what we consider as hyping and making the place more visible. Moreover, he said “ I don’t give a f*ck about your war”.

Ukraine,
Black Gallery

Thank you for the warnings, YOU GUYS NEED TO GO PUT ALL THESE REVIEWS ON GOOGLE, BING AND FACEBOOK... WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC WILL SEE THEM!

Australia,
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Tricky club. I highly not recomend, they force you to drink a lot of booze and they pay ridiculous amouths of money for almost no services. I arrived sober, and girls forced me to start drinking. First drink is cheap, then prices go up, also you have to pay drinks to a girl which sits with you. After half hour they asked me, if I want private show, I agreed, they wanted 900 zloty for hour, which is really expensive. Worst was that after 10 minutes in private room they told me that I need to pay another 2900 zloty for continuing. I was confused and declined, lady was like OK, I will come back in some time. Whole time girl begged me to drink shots. After 5 minutes second girl arived that she wants to join. I told her that she can, but that I will not pay for that, she joined anyway. After another 5 minutes cashier arrived and demanded another money. I argued, that I didnt had my hour and that I didnt wanted second girl. All 3 started to force me into more payments, so I left the club. One hour and 1250 zloty was gone, I didnt even enjoyed my lap dance, because they still came to ask for more money. When you dont want to drink or have expensive services, they start asking over and over again ehy, that Im making them sad, that I shoul enjoy life and so on and on and on. Scam club!

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Please watch on youtube: Opgelicht in het buitenland - Krakau. A dutch reporter went inside those clubs and made a documentary about these evil strip clubs!

Netherlands,
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Whatever you do brothers please ensure that you report the charges and request a refund from your bank and keep pursuing your claim until you get your money back. Please do not be too embarrassed to do so! I had to answer some tricky questions but I ended up getting my money back eventually after half a year. These experiences happen to thousands of people every day across the globe and it's not your fault - shit just happens sometimes after a few drinks. Just ensure that you learn from the experience and don't let it happen again and don't give up on getting your dollars back!

United States,
Night Club VIP

No comments! Don't go! It is a terrible place! All comments are true.

Lithuania,
Night Club VIP

Oszuści. Omijać szerokim łukiem. Nie bede sie nawet rozpisywać bo historie poniżej wiele mowią. Jak ktos chce sie w dziwny sposób pozbyc paru tysięcy to polecam. Przez chwile nieuwagi panie barmanki podpatrzyły pin do karty a potem nabijaly coraz to kolejne kwoty twierdząc ze transakcja nie przechodzi. Rano oczywiście okazuje sie ze na koncie brakuje pieniędzy nie tylko przez autoryzowane transakcje ale nawet jakimś dziwnym trafem panie wypłaciły pieniadze w bankomacie moją kartą. Oczywiście policja zapewne niewiele wskóra. Niesamowite ze takie rzeczy sie tam dzieją i nikt nic z tym nie robi

Poland,
Night Club VIP

This is not a night club. This is a mafia heist. You’re met on the door by an old pro who promises you free drinks and girls, you’re on a stag do and you oblige. Once inside you head to the bar, you order your beers and a waitress directs you to a table whilst the bar man sorts you a liberal dose of GHB in your Heineken and your free shot. All with a smile. Once seated and they bring you your drinks you realise there’s no one else in there, until two scantily clad ladies make their way to your vicinity (2 per person). One complements you on your plain black shirt, whilst the other digs into your annual earnings and tries to find out your mothers maiden name. “That’s weird”, you think. But within 20 minutes the drugs kick in and the fraud begins. Your mates disperse to various rooms, dragged by various ladies. Despite you declaring you’re not interested in a dance they promise you a free taster. They pull you into a cupboard before your legs turn to jelly and you wait there for what could be 5 minutes or could be 50 minutes. By this point it’s a blur. The dance, that you’ve not agreed to, is 20% dance and 80% pouring drugged Polish vodka down your throat until you can’t breath. Once that’s over, they bring you out to wait for your mates, only the room you’re waiting in looks nothing like the one before and there’s a lock on the door. There’s 2 more girls in there. By this point things are really sketchy. You’re wondering why they’re demanding a certain bank card from you and you can’t understand why a woman is waving your phone in front of your face. “It might be time to leave”, you think. Yet there’s a girl straddling your lap and even if you could somehow push her to one side, your legs no longer work. Despite asking nicely to leave, they pour more vodka down your throat and treat you to another beer. The next thing you know it’s 7.00am and you’re hobbling back to your hostel confused and annoyed. You’ve been in there for 5 and a half hours, most of which unaccounted for. You crash out on your bed fully clothed. When you wake up 2 hours later, you check your bank account. They’ve taken a loan out in your name, opened a Revolut bank account to transfer the funds to and they’ve charged £8k to said account through a Virtual Card on Apple Pay. In summary, I would say it’s best to avoid VIP Club, but that’s just my experience. This is coming from someone who got all of their money back, so it is possible. Basically made it my full time job to keep pushing the bank, but 8 grand is 8 grand and I got it all back. Now, whenever I mention this story to anyone else who has been to Krakow, they always recount a similar experience they or someone they know has had.

Night Club VIP

Avoid! If you walk down them steps you WILL be drugged (GHB) you WILL be violated and you WILL be robbed of what ever money you have available on you at the time, cards will be max’d out, smart phones will be used to access funds, if you come around and they not finished robbing you you will be re drugged till they are done with you, if you fight it you will be beaten or pepper sprayed… it’s literally the stuff of nightmares and they have no morals, the whole square at night is one massive scam but they are literally playing with your lives

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