Olsztyn, located on the Łyna River, is situated in the northeastern part of Poland. Olsztyn’s Old Town dates back to the 14th century, and comprises of the Old Town Hall, the Old Market Square, High Gate, the castle of the Bishopric of Warmia, and St. James’ Cathedral. It’s also here, you will find some of the best local bars to quench your thirst as you’re taking a historical tour of the Old Town.
Discover the world of Nordic legends at this two-storey themed pub. With wooden benches covered with fur throws, coffee tables made of shields, swords hanging on the walls and carved Nordic strands, this unusual place allows its guests to experience the days of valiant Vikings with its unique atmosphere. This is truly the land of eternal happiness with its wide range of drinks in mugs and beer served straight from buffalo horns. This place is particularly great if you’re visiting in the fall or winter, with its warm and darkly lit atmosphere and seasonal drinks such as mulled wine and mulled cider, visitors can feel transported into Winterfell. Another plus is their menu filled with amazing comfort food.
Ul. Okopowa 24A, 10-075 Olsztyn, Poland, +48 733 502 255
Ministerstwo Śledzia i Wódki’s atmosphere is reminiscent of the unforgettable cult films of Stanisław Bareja. This place deviates from the standard pub fare. Translating to The Ministry of Herring and Vodka, the pub is named after the tradition of serving śledz (pickled herring) along with straight vodka, especially prominent during the times of Communism in Poland. Back in the day the śledz (herring) was reportedly the object of worship, attributed with magical powers, and so it is today at the Ministerstwo Śledzia i Wódki. Here you can sample herring in various ways along alongside different kinds of vodka. Apart from herring, the bar serves other traditional bar snacks such as bread with lard and pickles and red borscht in addition to good frozen vodka and music from the 1980s. Another characteristic feature of the bar is the fixed low pricing on both snacks and drinks, making a visit well worth it.
Ul. Kołłątaja 5, 10-034 Olsztyn, Poland, +48 506 950 553