Located close to the border with Germany, Szczecin is one of the largest cities in Poland. Although its medieval center was destroyed during World War II, there are still many architectural masterpieces to wonder at. However, perhaps the most important characteristic of the city is the seaport and shipyard, which have made it an industrial center and boomtown in the past. The nightlife isn’t bad either – just check out these top-notch bars and late night locales.
Located in an old building that was once military headquarters, Stara Komenda Browar is a restaurant and a pub with its own brewery producing unpasteurized and unfiltered natural beers. Every visitor can witness the beer production procedures that take place on-site, where only four traditional ingredients – water, malt, hops, and yeast – are used. The elegant interior with wooden furniture and red brick walls creates a unique atmosphere, typical of the Western Pomeranian prewar tavern.
Address & telephone number: Stara Komenda Browar, pl. Batorego 3, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 423 44 45
It’s the words of Polish theater director, Tadeusz Kantor – that every artistic revolution is caused by cafes – that are the motto of Piwnica Kany. This basement is a cultural center of the city, hosting regular meetings, movie nights, discussions, workshops and a gallery created by the young artists of the city. Apart from the chilled out evenings and meetings with culture, the club often transforms into a party place with all-nighters of vintage music or 90s hits.
Address & telephone number: Piwnica Kany, Plac. Piotra i Pawła 4/5, Szczecin, Poland, +48 91 434 15 61
Chrobry Pub is the oldest pub in Szczecin, located in the original undergrounds of the northern rotunda that was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Its interior corresponds with the history of the city, creating a climatic area with great acoustics often taken advantage of by various live music concerts. On the three levels of the pub and in the summer garden under the historic cupola, visitors can try one of the best known Polish beers served straight from the tank.
Address & telephone number: Chrobry Pub, ul. Wały Chrobrego 1B, Szczecin, Poland, +48 506 011 075
Sea culture is very important to people living in the Pomeranian region, and Taverna Cutty Sark is one of the bars upholding these traditions. The atmosphere is built up with live shanty music, while the interior of a typical tavern serving seamen abounds, complete with old maps, paintings of sailboats, floors covered with sawdust and old oak barrels. With 10 different barrel beers and 60 brands of whiskey for the warm days, along with delicious, hot beverages served when the cold arrives to the shore, Cutty Shark is a great choice to experience the typical Polish seaside tavern.
Address & telephone number: Tawerna Cutty Sark, Bohaterów Warszawy 111, Szczecin, Poland, +48 502 078 478
Opened in 2000, Propaganda presents decor typical of Poland in the 1970s, with the posters, flags, and other elements reminding patrons of the communist era. What’s more, the throwback look and feel of the joint is enhanced by the bartenders, who take a terse and no-frills approach to customer service. Located close to the Anders Square, this pub is always full of locals chatting and drinking the night away.
Address & telephone number: Propaganda, ul. Królowej Jadwigi 37, Szczecin, Poland, +48 501 237 155