The quirky Polish seaside port of Gdynia is a cool city to hang out in, notably in the summer months. The city lies on Poland’s Baltic Coast and offers an eclectic range of trendy bars. In recent years, there has been a huge increase in bars in this seaside resort, and here are some of the best bars in Gdynia.
Donegal Irish Pub
Pub, Pub Grub, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, Polish, $$$
While Irish Pubs might be popular around the world, in Poland, finding a decent Irish pub can be harder than you think. With Poland traditionally being a vodka and Lager beer-consuming country, bars selling Irish stout and Irish whiskey have also taken their time to gain popularity. However, the biggest surprise is that when you do find one, they are normally very cozy, authentic, and welcoming. In central Gdynia, Donegal Irish Pub is a great place to relax, drink Irish beer, watch sports on TV, and chat. It’s also open until 4 a.m. so this can be your late night option.
The seafront of Gdynia has an endless line of bars, cafés, and restaurants and it can be difficult to sift through them all and find the best ones. For those who love to try a range of beers in a good atmosphere with a view over Gdynia’s stunning coastline, then the Browar Port Gdynia is the place to be. They specialize in locally brewed beer and good pub food, including burgers, pizzas, fish dishes, meat dishes, and side dishes.
Down by the seafront is The Dockers Inn, which is a textbook British-style pub which could easily have just been exported directly from Portsmouth or Brighton. The interior has cozy English style seating, a red telephone booth, and pictures adorning the wall, all with a British theme. They also show live sports, including Poland national matches and local football team Arka Gdynia.
As the Craft Beer Industry builds momentum in Poland, Gdynia has got in on the act with bars such as Ale Browar. Centrally located and in a cozy yet simple interior, experts and the welcoming staff serve up the best craft beers in the region. The menu is always changing and you can get samples of the various beers before you try them.
Sometimes it is the small and quirky small pubs that are more enticing; this is certainly the case with Klub Desdemona. Opposite a park on Antoniego Abrahama street in downtown Gdynia sits this gem. The gold, white, and black interior and unusual gimmicks such as a coffee urn and items hanging from the ceiling make this a very cozy and unusual place to relax over a coffee, a beer, or a whiskey.
Don’t be fooled by the title here – while fish and chips might be part of the menu at “Simon’s”, this is actually a wonderful little Craft Beer Bar housed on Świętojańska Street. It has opened in 2017 and has an ever changing menu of crafted beers on tap – once one type of beer runs out, a new beer replaces the old one.