The interior of W Oparach Absurdu reflects the atmospheric and historical character of spots in Krakow’s Kazimierz, complete with its historic furniture, colorful carpets and intricate flower ornaments on the walls. All these decorations contrast with the building itself and the pipes that are visible on the ceiling create a curious, nearly absurd look that gave rise to this it’s name. Chairs, sofas and tables differ from each other, while the staff are young, fun, friendly and energetic.
Address & telephone number: W Oparach Absurdu, Ząbkowska 6, Warsaw, Poland, +48 660 780 319
Za Kulisami is located in Praga Park, neighboring the zoological garden, just behind the Concert Shell. During the warm, summer days it is full of people who come there to listen to music, drink some beers and take a walk in the surrounding parkland. Apart from concerts, Za Kulisami also hosts many other events, like disco polo parties, jam sessions and samba nights. The bar is a cool place to spend summer evenings in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Address & telephone number: Muszla Praska – Za Kulisami, Ratuszowa 4A, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 224 15 01
Skamiejka is the most international spot in all of Warsaw’s Praga. It is a small place managed by a woman of Russian origin who aimed to create a space where people from all around the world could come and talk about travelling with a cup of traditional tea from a samovar. It is based on the idea of pielmieni – years ago in Russia there were local pubs where people gathered around the table with a portion of pielmieni, a typical Russian dish, and a shot of vodka. Today, this type of local joint has become popular again, and Skamiejka has proved something of a second home for travelers and ex-pats living and working in Warsaw.
Address & telephone number: Skamiejka, Ząbkowska 37, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 670 04 26
Sen Pszczoły is an artsy place. Spread over two levels, patrons here will find fascinating combinations of different styles. The basement’s decor is influenced by modernism, while the upstairs is a surrealist, dream-like place. The rest of the concept bar uses the patterns of Berlin’s post-industrial centers of alternative culture as a blueprint. Many musicians come to perform here, and there are also many cultural events, such as silent cinema nights, slam poetry, or meetings with travelers taking place throughout the year.
Address & telephone number: Sen Pszczoły, Grochowska 301/305, Warsaw, Poland, +48 530 360 060