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The Irish Arms is an authentic Irish pub less than a minutes walk from the Market Square. Irish-owned and run, you'll find it right in the heart of the city. It's truly a little piece of home. With live music every Friday and Saturday and SkySports taking care of all the football, rugby, golf, NFL and other sports you could wish for, a great atmosphere is ensured. For those not into sports, chill out in the "College of Knowledge" library, or enjoy the free wi-fi. Open Monday to Friday from 5 pm, and Saturday to Sunday from 12 pm until the last guest leaves. Drop by for music, lovely waitresses and flowing alcohol - who could resist a pint of Guinness here?! Don't forget the new location - Slawkowska 4 !
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The star is for the incorrect information! We tried to find this pub in order to watch England vs Scotland. The bar is not at this address - we ended up at ul. Slawkoska 4 (just off the main square, as you say) but found only two polish bars. One called Decafencja at street level, and another, downstairs which called itself "Free Pub". Both bars were obviously showing the Poland game. As my boyfriend watched that, I spent half an hour, wandering around trying to locate The Irish Arms. Reading my bar receipt from last night, it does indeed say: Ul. Slawkowska 4 - so I definitely had the address you wrote here!
Hi Andrea, Thanks for the info. I will check it out - perhaps the place has closed in which case we will update this page asap....!
had a great night at the quiz night. But only one complaint the beer tokens that we won could not be used on the night of winning even after 12 am which is another day. Correct this policy and i'll come back. I do understand the bar is not doing so well but this is not the way forward to forcing your clients to come back another day to exchange beer tokens to try and organise a few clients into a bar that is normally empty. Please
Its the best bar in krakow the only one with irish staff
Great music lastnight see you again tonight i luv the Irish arms
We left this bar at 6am today great night by all accounts live music beer was flowing dont miss out on the irish arms if in krakow best irish bar i have been to in poland
Fantastic bar, great music, brilliant craic,wonderful staff, clean toilets,amazing Irish owner,the only Irish Bar in Krakow,don't miss out on this place
good bar loads of fun to be had here bargirls were great to us oh yes great live music on the weekends an it stays open untill all hours :)
Best irish bar in town for the late night craic
Best 3 nights on a 6 night trip for us! best company, best banter! where else can you balance 7 bar stools on your head and not get thrown out!! ;) happy times!! cheers Shane!!
We found this bar because the live music was bursting out into the street so down we went some guy on guitar belting out the tunes was very good well priced beer an the only place in krakow with cider and irish bar staff that we seen well worth a visit we will be back all 12 of us we recommend this bar to all music loves they will even give you a piece of paper an you pick your own song from youtube if its shit they will take the piss hahahaha great bar
had a problem trying to find this bar gotta say we looked everywhere but when we did find it was worth it beertones rock and david the guy that plays there aswell was great :)
Great spot for a bit of late night drinking :) irish staff an nice girls behind the bar worth a visit
Great spot for live music an they have quiz nights aswell
Lad from dublin plays thr on the weekends think his brother is running the place shane i think had a great night irish dancing pissed aint a good idea at 7in the morning in this bar 10/10 hands down
Went to this bar on Saturday night on recommendation of Friends who had been before and had our best night of Our 4 night in Cracow, mental, great music great staff just a great bar. Cracow look great a 5 in the morning, even if We didnt.
Hi, Message for Mo. I'm coming over in August big fella. Any chnace you can mail me back so I can get my travel dates / hotel sorted. Cant wait to see the new arms! Do I need to bring my football boots?
nice little find this bar was very nice staff and cheap beer good live music on the weekends thanks for being nice to us english lot the only bar in krakow that the staff smile and have a laugh
Fantastic place and great staff! A must visit!
I have never enjoyed myself as much. Great atmosphere, great staff and so friendly. I would recommend a visit to anyone!!!!!
Great place, beautiful bartenders. Best Irish bar in Krakow.
Excellent pub and truly authentic. Close to everything from a tourists point of view. Made my few days in Krakow even more enjoyable!
Great night out - was there the first week it opened and had a great time (from what I remember of it ;-D )
Great place, life music, lovely atmosphere and the people. Dont miss it!
Absolutely amazing place in Cracow! very friendly staff, great live music, and great atmosphere. If you're planning night out in Cracow, I recommend Irish Arms!
Finally an irish pub with NFL games :)
a great spot!all sports on tv,cheap drink,good music,friendly staff,good location.what more would ya want?!
had a fantastic time, loved the ambiance, will recommend it as a must visit place.
great bar,felt like i was sitting in my local at home,plus the pints of guinness were super.special tks to fergus for making us feel at home.deffo will be back.
Lovely atmosphere,friendly staff ,The drink non stop,And a beautiful venue,Recommended to all my friends here and abroad,Can't wait to go back,Thanks Fergus for a great time there
Whatta find! A 1000 welcomes greets everyone who enters this fantastic bar, staff are excellent,selection of beers& spirits is gr8,the prices will have you coming back time&time again! Tv screens cover all the sport you could ask for& the music and atmosphere are excellent! Well run by good people and very clean and tidy,couldn't recommend it enough,c ye all again!
Great little pub!!! a sister to Irish MMBASSY!! Love the place!! Would recommend!!!
We've visited so many pubs in Krakow but Irish Arms Pub is the best!!!!!!!!! We've had a really good time there. Such a fantastic place,the atmosphere is so nice, the staff is so friendly!!!We didn't want to leave,will be back to see Iga-your voice grabbed us!!!!
What a treasure this little bar is, definitely worth a visit (or a couple) to experience the friendly, warm and charming atmosphere of Irish Arms. The staff are very attentative and welcoming as the managers duo with personal welcome for everyone. Don't miss this place! Thank you for lovely time.
Great bar atmosphere live music. felt more irish than anywhere else. amazing manageress and very friendly staff. best place to visit for good craic. higly recommend.
fantastic place, live music was brilliant, definitely will be back!!
What a great pub, the craic was 90, met the owner Maurice Morgan what a great Fella, it's so good to see an Irish traveller from Limerick doing so well for himself, will be back.
me& Padraig had a fab time& thank u2 getting us rat arsed& making me make a fool of myself trying to sing James Connolly after 15vodkas! whoohoo the Irish rebel! (I rem the words now))
Was here on Tuesday for the Champions League match - Man U v Chelsea. My first visit to Irish Arms. It was good, but a couple of small suggestions -
1) It would be good to have a few more chairs for people watching the footie
2) Barrels everywhere! Fun at first but all the loading up of barrels, having to move around so barrels can be removed etc was a bit of a pain later
3) Bigger screen? Any chance of a projector / bigger screen?
Overall all, though it was great. The staff were friendly, and I hope you take my comments as constructive, not a dig!
now that's the kinda shit I'm talking about! had awesome time there, top bar , top staff! & thanks fergus4 intellectual chats! after all the Guiness !! nice1 :)
thank you for making our post wedding party so special ..and thanks to all the lively staff 4 joining in on the craic! it's going to be an annual event so see you all next year! xxxo lisa& enda
brilliant spot! friendly atmosphere and great craic!!
Absolutely great bar, great staff, great music.. highly recommend it for craic and ceoil :)
Good luck Fergus! Nice bar
Awesome place, would highly recommend that if you're in Karkow to drop in, great service from very friendly staff, big thanks to all the staff by the way, Fergus, Maurice and Iga,you really made our week special! :)
Hey this place rocks ,had the pleasure of playing there for Paddys Day and had a great time ,great staff ,and a big thanks to Maurice and Fergie for lookin after us ...its the best venue in Krakow......cant wait to return one day
you,d be crazy to go to Krakow and not visit this bar . thanks to all the staff . Specially Fergie , Iga and The big man himself Maurice :) love you,s all guys . be back real soon xx
the friendliest bar in krakow. the staff and management were fantastic and very friendly. thanks guys !
Great IRISH bar that always has a great atmosphere.. location is perfect as its right on the main square, I am always treated very well by all the staff in the arms and I always visit the bar for great live music, few drinks and a good night!
Didn't think the atmosphere of the original Irish Arms could be recreated,but I was wrong. This place has it all & more. Congrats to Fergie and the girls for making it all happen.
we tryed the rest but we always went back to the best. great friendly place
What a weekend i arrived here thursday at 7pm an i left it this morning at 7am i have to say its the best bar in krakow the music was just top shelf the beer great just a pity they dont have a kitchen the best paddy's week i have ever had i will be back next year with all my friends thanks again for a mental weekend
hey are you guys showing any of the march madness NCAA basketball games tonight?
Lads i will see ye thursday for the first Saints Patricks Day in the Irish Arms i said i will have to come bless the place since its my day!!!!!! I Heard thr is a band from ireland playing thr all weekend?Am looking forward to seeing the bar i hear its as mad as the old one ;-)
good live music stag friendly an cheap beer an nice girls behind the bar
love this bar the only place in krakow we were allowed to have the craic good staff very funny expats drink here its like a sit com
Yes, Mike. Come over! :)
7 of us have just got back from a 3 night stag do in Krakow and visited this place every night! Watched the football, saw a great live duo, inpromptu late night live music and great staff! Fergie, Iwona, Ania, Iga and everyone else involved - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Are you showing the Man U game tonight?
Great bar the cheapest irish bar in krakow 7zl for a beer its in a basement so watch the stairs good music on the weekends an the girls that work here very sweet
Good bar nice staff they have good bands on the weekends have a look
Great little bar had a good time here on my hols very friendly and helpfull staff welll worth a visit
Came here on friday night the place was packed live music came back on saturday an sunday they dont do food but the lovely girl behind the bar will order you a pizza or something live music all weekend good fun here the best laugh i had in krakow good groupp of locals an it was full of women the lateer it got :P
Good spot, friendly staff. Another high recommendation.
I was lucky enough to be able to visit the old 'Arms' a few times when I first came to Krakow, so imagine how pleased i was to hear it was re-opening. The new place has the potential to be just as good.
It's a fantastic location, great prices, some of the friendliest staff and management in Krakow, and a great pint of Guinness too.
Good luck for a long and prosperous future.
I dont normally write reviews but really felt I should here with this new Irish bar in Krakow.
I was in krakow for 3 nights on the weekend just gone and well it was class!! I made my base at the arms which is just off the square and across from the hotel I was staying.Anyway the place took me back to great Irish pubs of old!! from the pictures to the books plus a savage map of my beloved country custom made on the wall as you come down the stairs,the place seems as if its been there for years in a good way!!
I leave the staff to last as they are what this place is all about!! they made me feel so welcome,and were a great laugh(not afraid to take the pi** either)which is what an Irish pub should be!! the beer was cheap as chips and the vodka even cheaper!!great looking girls behind the bar and fergie the manager is a gas character!!
hope to get back over next year,Im sure its going to be a huge hit!!
Came across this bar at the weekend very nice bar and staff. Has to be to cheapest irish bar in krk met the owner big irish lad he owns a few bars here thanks for mad few nights i will return again ;-)
Fantastic pub. Great beer, cider and Company. Fergus your a legend. Be back soon I think!!
Music was fab..!! One hell of a night(s)one hell of a pub, thanks Fergie, but way to clean to be a true Irish pub.
Best live music i have heard in this city for a long time great bands on the weekends
I left this bar at 7 this morning great night i think i am still drunk at work not good
Went here with my friends and had a blast. The pub owner was awesome and the bartenders served you quickly and were really friendly. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
"3" of best best nights We had in Krakow, love this bar got their on the opening night stayed for 3, great music, the staff are amazing great fun very helpful & a great laugh...thanks Fergie, see You all in the new year..Keep up the good work..
One thing i will say its a lovely bar the people who work here and the manager were really helpful to us its just a pity i didnt find it 2months ago but i hear its only open a week well done the bar manager was so nice even bought us a drink thanks again ps if my girlfriend sylwia come in pls make sure she is ok
the funniest irish bar i have ever been too. Love this place the manager is great he is a george michael look alike i can't wait for him to start singing last christmas or even a quickie IN their mens room. Check it out
the one and only Irish bar in town. Don't miss it.
Nice little bar fell across it on sunday halloween great live music an irish manager fergal or something like that they have sky for footie lovers cheapest irish bar i found and they are stag friendly not like other polish bars the owner owns the mbassy bar aswell great steak an staff ;) but the arms in a nice bar worth checking out
Great to hear the Arms is open again - that's excellent news for pub-lovers. Hope you bring back the quiz nights too...
Went here for the opening lastnight very nice bar loads of expats big screens an sky they dont do food but you can get thai take away here from shanti krakows only good thai and sorry i shouldnt forget the live music! very good night
Are the rumours i hear around town true the arms is opening again?Please say it true have been looking for a good regular bar to stop in but haven't found one can someone please tell me if this is true? thanks mike
The irish arms was a great pub ,cant fault the food it was fab really enjoyed it ,me the wife and freinds ate there every day of our visit,staff were freindy to,defo go back
Stuart you sound like the kink of person that hit the place on a wrong day i agree there was one barmaid there she was not nice at all but all in all this was the best place to go for a laugh an watch the game then the owner morris opened the Irish Mbassy an the arms went downhill but such as life :)
Devastated! I spent many a good day / night in this little piece of Irish heaven. Maurice and Thomas, two great kids who looked after me. The great football team.... too many memories to list. Hope to see you soon Maurice.
Can't believe it closed down. Was partying there from 2001-2004. Was the only place at that time to watch American Football and the Superbowl.
Ah for the love of fuck the arms is gone i never even knew i cant belive it pinched myself twice an fuck i wanna die now it was the best thing krakow had to offer for us loonys will miss it :......(
Celebrating new year 3 times in one night, getting smashed on £15! It Carlesberg made this pub it wouldn't have closed down! Arms 4eva! x
Our pleasure! The least we can do is preserve a small space on cyberspace for a place that played such a huge part in the changes we've seen in Krakow over the past 10 years! The King of Arms is dead, long live the Ambassador!?!
Big thanks to cracow-life for keeping this up very nice of ye i would just like to invite everyone to the irishmbassy on ul. stolarska 3 where the craic continues quizz nights are on thursdays great food lovely staff an just like the irish arms the staff smile talk an nearly always know your name so come over an have a look ;) Thanks again to the cracow-life team all the best
Kevin Macmammion from Dublin 6 owes me a pint. great place!!!!!!!
Howya Maurice, sorry to hear the best pub in eastern europe is closing down. Very fond memories of your pub with all the Shamrock Rovers fan's trip back in June '03, I'm sure you will never forget the madness :)
The arms is dead long live the arms thats it now lads tiz over at last 10 years of madness an all of that would just like to thank all for the craic we had thr so all the best in the new year an many thanks to krakow life the arms is now closed hope to move it upstairs in the mbassy for now till i find new location thanks again
Will the Arms relocate? Please don't tell me it's the end of an era!!
Merry christmas to everyone from the irish arms ;) ho ho ho
Mo you are joking??????this brought a tear to my eye f;[.k i will b thr will book flight tonight
So it's been a good 9 years open, but now it's time to say goodbye to one of the oldest Irish pubs in Poland. The lease is up and unfortunately will not be renewed. Now, because it's been open such a long time, and has so much history with ex-pats and Poles alike, bringing people together and breaking them up (the toilets have a lot to answer for), not to mention it coincides with Maurice's birthday, this is going to be one hell of a party. 5 days' worth, in fact. This needs to be a farewell to end all farewells.
So, if you're ever had a good session in the Arms, and would like to wish it farewell (that being getting plastered, blacking out and waking up with a black eye), come on down to the Arms on the 6th and following days to put your liver to the test.
Should be a cracker!!!!!!
Totally brilliant place with an excellent atmosphere, great food, great beer, staff very proffesional. Would recommend to anybody, Miss it miss out!
great bar. And the best food in town.
ok here is the deal this is a pub a real pub ,nothing fancy except the craic ,u want plastic try mc donalds,you want gay sticks in your drink go to the sheraton.you want some wossie assed cocktail that you pay thru your teeth for try paino rouge,but if you want some real drinkin with a bunch of loons that should be in a hollywood comedy...you want laughts this is the place to be ok .. get it right its a proper no nonsence no bollix pub.. and to hell with the begrudgers
What a find got in here lastnight met all the local expats had a great night cant remember leaving this place got a bad headche today all in all great pub staff an locals might pop in later for a few great pint of the black stuff ;-)