Drinking a frothy Polish beer between the bulbous candles and dust-caked antiques of Alchemia has become nothing short of a rite of passage for the first-time traveler to Krakow. However, there’s a hidden, darker side to this bar that few people get to see. Lurking underground, beneath the trodden pavements of plac Nowy in the heart of Kazimierz, the pub-come-club also plays host to a cavernous music venue. In the summer it’s used for film showings, while wintertime means an eclectic mix of electronica and jazz below the city.
Alchemia, Estery 5, Krakow, Poland, +48 12 421 22 00