Must-see nightlife in Warsaw

  • Pogłos

    With room for 300 revellers, a night at Pogłos might see anything from punk to reggae being played by the DJs on two different levels. It also hosts…

  • Same Krafty

    Split across two locations facing each other on opposite sides of the street, Same Krafty is a convivial spot to sample a wide variety of Polish craft…

  • Lapidarium Cafe

    A cosy, contemporary spot for a drink or a snack that's attached to the Museum of Warsaw. As well as coffee and tea, it also offers beer and wine.

  • Pożegnanie z Afryką

    ‘Out of Africa’ is a cosy cafe offering nothing much beyond coffee – but what coffee! Choose from around 50 varieties, served in a little pot, and a range…

  • Craft Beer Muranów Piwny Świat

    Work your way through 14 local craft beers, a cider and, for non-beer lovers, Prosecco – all on tap – at this cosy and convivial pub where the friendly…

  • Łysy Pingwin

    The 'Bald Penguin' is a classic old-school Praga bar. Hunker down with your beer or vodka shot at low tables made of wooden crates and chalk something on…

  • Wrzenie Świata

    This peaceful and arty bookshop and coffee house draws journalists and those interested in Polish and world affairs. It's located on a quiet backstreet…

  • Luzztro

    Classic techno music club that kicks on well into the early morning ensuring it's a favoured last port of call for Varsovians on an all-night bender.

  • Polyester

    Smooth establishment with retro furnishings and a laid-back vibe. Serves good cocktails, as well as a full range of coffee drinks and light food.

  • Pawilony

    Duck into the courtyard off ul Nowy Świat to find this cool collection of small bars and cafes occupying street-art adorned cabins.

  • Klubo

    Under the steady gaze of communist icons, dance the night away to great music with a chilled party crowd at this basement club.

  • Metropolis

    The most popular weekly gay dance night in town brings in the punters with its hunky topless staff and glam drag queens.

  • Cześć

    This small craft-beer bar tucked off the main street at the foot of an apartment block has a loyal local following.

  • Galeria

    Long-running and popular late-night gay nightclub, offering midweek karaoke and DJs at the weekend. Show up late if you want to dance and mingle with the…

  • Podwale Bar & Books

    If smoking a cigar while savouring a cocktail, premium whiskey or a glass of wine in a clublike environment takes your fancy, this bar, close by the Old…

  • Room 13

    One of several popular nightclubs on the nightlife strip of ul Mazowiecka, Room 13 occupies a series of grand, high-ceilinged rooms in a 19th-century…

  • Daft Cafe

    In the entry lobby to the Warsaw Spire building and with a prime view of Plac Europejski, this unfortunately named cafe is fine for a coffee, a cake or a…