Kraków drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Western Kraków

Mercy Brown

This hidden bar shows just how far word-of-mouth goes. It's not easy to find – nevertheless, it's so popular you need a reservation to get in. The allure is obvious: a taste of the 1920s, with low-lit chandeliers, p…
Top Choice Cafe in Old Town

Bunkier Cafe

The Bunker is a wonderful cafe with an enormous glassed-in terrace tacked on to the Bunkier Sztuki, a cutting-edge gallery northwest of the Main Market Square. The garden space is heated in winter and always has a b…
Top Choice Cafe in Kazimierz

Cheder

Unlike most of the other Jewish-themed places in Kazimierz, this one aims to entertain and educate. Named after a traditional Hebrew school, the cafe offers access to a decent library in Polish and English, regular …
Top Choice Club in Kazimierz

Hevre

After all of those tiny, cramped Kazimierz bars, spacious Hevre, occupying an enormous former Jewish prayer house, is a breath of fresh air. By day, Hevre serves as a civilised combo cafe/restaurant (mains from 25zł…
Top Choice Cafe in Old Town

Café Camelot

For coffee and cake, try this genteel haven attached to a theatre of the same name and hidden around an obscure street corner in the Old Town. Its cosy rooms are cluttered with lace-covered candlelit tables and a qu…
Top Choice Cafe in Wawel Hill & Around

Dziórawy Kocioł

Harry Potter fans should head to this quaint basement cafe hidden away on ul Grodzka. It's aptly decorated from tip to toe with magical memorabilia, Hogwarts House flags and hand-drawn character sketches. There is s…
Top Choice Bar in Podgórze

Forum Przestrzenie

In a highly creative re-use of an old communist-era eyesore, the Hotel Forum has been repurposed as a trendy, retro coffee and cocktail bar – and occasional venue for DJs, live music, film screenings and happenings.…
Cafe in Kazimierz

Mleczarnia

Wins the prize for best little beer garden – located across the street from the cafe. Shady trees and blooming roses make this place tops for a sunny-afternoon drink. If it's raining, the cafe itself is warm and cos…
Cafe in Western Kraków

Meho Cafe

A handful of tables are carefully arranged around a leafy oak tree in the Mehoffer House garden. In case of rain, you can sit inside the cosy cafe. Service is leisurely, so sit back and enjoy the delightful setting.…
Bar in Old Town

Spokój

Trendy young Kraków residents populate this hidden retro bar. Surrounded by colourful '70s-style decor, mismatched furniture and a permeating orange hue, you'll soon find yourself settling into the low sofas and bei…