Silesia drinking and nightlife

Bar in Wrocław

Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia

Hidden away in a courtyard that was once part of the city's Jewish neighbourhood, this atmospheric place is stuffed with chipped old wooden tables bearing lace doilies and candlesticks. It turns out good coffee and …
Club in Wrocław


With its alternative/rock/dance lineup and distressed decor, 'Insomnia' attracts a high-end clientele and is one of the most popular clubs in town. It's located in the Pasaż Niepolda, home to a group of bars, clubs …
Bar in Wrocław

Vinyl Cafe

Hitting the retro button hard, this cool cafe-bar is a jumble of mismatched furniture, old framed photos and stacks of vinyl records. It's a great place to grab a drink, both day and night.
Bar in Wrocław


The dictatorship of the proletariat is alive and well in this tongue-in-cheek venue inspired by communist nostalgia. Disco lights play over a bust of Lenin, propaganda posters line the walls, and red-menace memorabi…
Pub in Wrocław

Pub Guinness

No prizes for guessing what this pub serves. A lively, fairly authentic Irish pub, spread over three levels on a busy corner. The ground-floor bar buzzes with student and traveller groups getting together, and there…
Cafe in Opole


A relaxed split-level cafe tucked away in a backstreet, this is the perfect place for coffee and cake after a hard day's sightseeing. There's a smattering of outdoor seating too. Enter from ul Podgórna.
Bar in Wrocław

Papa Bar

This spacious bar is a cut above the rest, with its designer decor, huge rectangular bar and fine cocktails. Try the Wrocław Sling, a mix of vodka and citrus juices. There's also a menu of light meals.
Pub in Wrocław

Pub Więzienna

Housed in what was a prison in the Middle Ages, and located below a well-concealed courtyard, this atmospheric bar with timber furniture serves Polish and Czech beer, and wine from around the world.
Cafe in Jelenia Góra

Pożegnanie z Afryką

This inviting branch of the cafe chain 'Out of Africa' peddles any number of imported beans within its dim and character-packed premises and, of course, serves great coffee. Sip and savour.
Cafe in Wrocław

Cafe Artzat

Low-key Cafe Artzat is just north of the landmark Church of St Elizabeth. It's one of the best places in town to recharge your batteries over coffee or tea (or a beer) and a good book.