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Editor's review

A lot of care has gone into the creation of this hip venue and it's paid off. Ministerswo has quickly taken its place as one of the liveliest bars in the Old Town. Descend the fantastical stairway and find a setup that outgrooves most of its rivals. Unlike many of Cracow's subterranean bars, the owners have infused it with a sparkling dose of good cheer, with vibrant decor and a pumping sound system to match. Like an Alladins's cave, a new room appears at every turn, with the medieval walls concealing what is in fact a very large venue. So there's plenty of space to flop about in. And what of the upstairs cafe in the courtyard? Keep this under your hat old bean but this is one of the most agreeable places to have a drink in Cracow.

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United Kingdom

This is the best nightclub in krakow.

Reply Mar 3rd, 2012
Juan From Alicante

Good place to go! I went there a couple of days ago with my mate Tony from Alicante and we had a lot of fun there... with the local guests but also with the barkeepers working there... Especially "Carles Pujol" who owes his nick to his amazing resemblance to the Barça soccer playert... he was a whole lot of fun... :-) (Cheers, Carles!!! :-)))

Unfortunately his colleague was more the Kenny Lund/Lenny C... type...

Anyway... Also the ladies were quite approachable... Isa was definitely my favourite one... such a pity that we couldn't stay in touch... But, hey! maybe this site gives us a second chance, ah...? ;-)

Reply May 1st, 2011

Gorgeous place! Went there with my good old chum Juan, and had a whale of a time for two days in a row. Nice atmosphere, wonderful people and very friendly barmen. Highly recommended.

Reply May 1st, 2011
United Kingdom

Loved this place, went here 3 nights out of 3. They play pretty much rnb and hip-hop, and the dance floor was always busy. Some nice looking girls in here, who were very approachable, we meet a good looking bunch of girls who took us to a mad after party when the night there finished.

Definitly recommned

Reply May 26th, 2010
United Kingdom

I was at Ministerstwo about a year ago...provided me with the best night out we had in Krakow!!

Reply Mar 25th, 2008
United States

ossom? incredable!

Reply Feb 12th, 2008
United Kingdom

Ossom had one of the best night evry and meet just an incredable bird but what can i say there all ossom!!!!!!

Reply Feb 11th, 2008


I went there just from 4pm to 8pm upstairs in the "garden" with some nice company and it's a very nice place. the barman is inspired and is able to go beyond the list of drinks. I've just visited downsatir but i'll be back to party there... how amazing style !!!:)

Reply Aug 11th, 2006
Sir Slink-a-lot
United Kingdom

Tuesdays are 'Today' at Ministerstwo - Krakow's best midweek party! Drinks promos before 12 (ask at the bar) and funky, eclectic music. The party has a regular crowd of cool party people, plus new faces wander in every week to keep it fresh!

Reply Apr 28th, 2006

A very nice design of a place, loved it! But people are soooo terrible... We just sat there for 15 minutes and left. But if u r a crowd already and just want a nice place for a drink, it´s a good choice!

Reply Apr 25th, 2006
United States

i immediately liked this place when (after visitng 3 other clubs) i finally found 1 table free for me to rest my tired legs.

Reply Mar 13th, 2006
Stephen Martin
United Kingdom

Like many of Cracow's drinking dens, this music club is tucked away off an apparently empty hallway and would be easy to miss but for the crimson glowing staircase that can be spied through a street window. Stagger down the Faustian flights as I did after one too many glasses of the rocket fuel that masquerades as Polish beer and you begin to wonder about your sanity. A row of silver grasping hands plead for a drink from the well-stocked bar, or are they bar stools for the thirsty customers? A ruby red pair of lips pouts at me around a corner, or is it a sofa? Taking in the contortions of the furniture requires a force of will so I grabbed myself a pint (Ok, half a litre) of potent brew and retired to the farthest room where I reclined on a chaise-longue. There are agood number of benches seats and sofas, but why sit down when you can lie down and watch the swirly shapes projecting onto the walls. The place truly is cavernous, literally in some places, with a deceptive number of rooms off the main thoroughfare. One of these houses the dj, whose pounding break beats along with a smattering of James Brown soul finally lifted me from my slumber and propelled me onto the good sized dance floor until the wee small hours.

Despite the plethora of other places to explore in this vibrant city, I found myself determined to visit Ministerstwo again the next day, to ensure that I didn't imagine its freakish charm. Its fair to say that it captivated me all over again. A must-see place, whatever your mental condition.

Reply Aug 10th, 2005
Neil Robertsw
United Kingdom

I DJ'ed at Ministerstwo on 30th April 2004 and must say it is one of the best decorated clubs Ive ever played. Good atmosphere too and a great city!

Reply Mar 15th, 2005

great!!! the club is amazing especially dancefloor and bar's chairs:) music is groovy! I'm going to visit Ministerstwo tonight!!

Reply Feb 12th, 2005
Sarah & Mark
United Kingdom

We agree the bar stools are unusual. The place really rocks. Great tunes. We went there 3 nights, and each night there was a excellent and friendly atmosphere. Wicked!!!

Reply Jun 3rd, 2004
willy v.

This bar is great! We were curious because a lot of people were going in so we tried it and true enough, the place rocks! I agree, the bar seats were quite funny.

Reply Apr 25th, 2004
United States

This bar was great, we were there in the off season, so it wasn't very crowded. The bartenders spoke great english and were very friendly. Would definitely go back.

Reply Mar 23rd, 2004

Nice place, especially the seats at the bar were funny, go and check out!! Good music too even if I was there on a sunday night when Krakow was veeerrryyyyy silent... So what should it be on friday and saturday nights... I can imagine :o)

Reply Nov 7th, 2003
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