Mazovia & Podlasie drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Łódź

Z Innej Beczki

Tucked away unexpectedly to the side of the crumbling concrete facade of the YMCA, this bar and beer garden feels like a secret hideaway, concealed in the basement of a 19th-century villa. It's one of the city's bes…
Top Choice Club in Łódź

Łódź Kaliska

With its open-door policy, this renowned pub/club attracts a broad cross-section of Łódź society. The unusual decor – stripped-back walls covered in cheeky semi-erotic photos from the bar's namesake group of concept…
Bar in Łódź

Piotrkowska Klub

Easily recognisable by the two-storey, wrought-iron-and-glass drinking area that stands outside the front door, this joint has great views up and down its namesake street. Inside it's more sedate, with wood panellin…
Coffee in Łódź

Brick Coffee Factory

This small but stylish cafe, with massive timber slabs for tables and counters, serves the best coffee on Piotrkowska. There's nitro cold brew on the menu as well as the usual suspects, while the large flat white pa…
Cafe in Białystok

Pijalnia Czekolady

Serving fabulous chocolate in the form of drinks, cakes and sweets, this cafe is a chocolate-lover's dream come true. Willy Wonka would be proud of its chocolate fountain, and there's outdoor seating overlooking the…
Bar in Białystok


Excellent bar with two distinct sections: a romantic, dimly lit interior and an over-the-top rear beer garden, with secluded tables, little fountains, and a convivial atmosphere for drinking and chit-chat.
Beer Garden in Augustów

Beer Gardens

In summer, head to these semi-permanent beer gardens, by the Netta bridge and strung out along the Netta River, for cheap food and drink in a festive atmosphere.
Club in Białystok

M7 Club

If you feel like hitting the dance floor, this central nightclub decked out with black glass and red sofas will fit the bill. Located opposite Skwer Zamenhofa.
Cafe in Suwałki

Klubokawiarnia Poduszka

Elegant cafe serving a selection of cakes with tea or coffee, in an interior full of classy timber furniture. A great spot for partaking of afternoon tea.
Cafe in Białystok

Bella Vita

Old-fashioned ice-cream counter. Big booth seating gives it a vaguely diner-style look and provides a comfy seat for coffee and ice cream.