The Best Bars in Tczew, Poland

Best Bars in Tczew | © Northern Irishman in Poland
Best Bars in Tczew | © Northern Irishman in Poland
Photo of Jonny Blair
28 December 2017

The town of Tczew sits in an idyllic location right on the Wisła River and is the largest settlement in the Kociewie region of Poland. History tells us that Napoleon once slept here and that the Second World War began when the town’s bridge was blown up, and so it makes for an ideal locale in which to escape for a few days the nearby tourist hubs of Malbork, Toruń, Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia. As well as exploring the city’s museums and intriguing sights, check out the best bars on offer here in this up-and-coming town.

Tczew | © Northern Irishman in Poland


Restaurant, Polish, European, Contemporary, $$$
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Ice Cream in Restauracja Przystan, Tczew | © Northern Irishman in Poland
Ice Cream in Restauracja Przystan, Tczew | © Northern Irishman in Poland

Located right on the gorgeous Wisła River, Przystan (restaurant, café, pub) is a popular haunt for locals. Expect stunning views for both sunrise and sunset, a relaxed vibe by the river’s edge and a really warm reception. Whether it is to sip a sunset cocktail, have an afternoon beer or dine out with your family, Przystan ticks all the boxes and has built up a huge popularity within the area. The name of the restaurant translates as ‘Harbour Stop’, and it’s a great place to watch the world go by, too.

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Warsztatowa Cafe

Bar, Pub, Polish, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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Warsztatowa Cafe is a quirky and unusual venue, with the real bonus here being if you can actually find it! That is because the clever owners of Warsztatowa Cafe have placed the bar on a quiet side street, in a residential area with no signs or markers that it is even here. What’s more is that the outdoor beer garden is full of beer casks for tables that overlook transport containers – this has put the bar on our list of bars in Poland that don’t look like bars! It serves up a wide range of Polish craft beer and has live music from time to time.

Golden Square

Bar, Polish, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Golden Square, Tczew
Golden Square, Tczew | © Northern Irishman in Poland

For a real taste of the local Tczew bar life, head to the no-frills venue of Golden Square. This is basically a ‘local bar’ for those who reside in this area of Tczew. It is situated on a small side alley (Wyzwolenia) off the main road, Wojska Polskiego. It is a small bar offering cheap local food and drinks. It can get busy at weekends, and the staff are not used to foreigners or tourists so not much English is spoken, but it’s a great place for a chilled out beer!

Old Pub

Bar, Polish, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Old Pub, Tczew
Old Pub, Tczew | Courtesy of Old Pub Tczew

If you want to get into the heart of Tczew and experience one of the town’s oldest pubs, look no further than ‘Old Pub’ itself. From the outside, it may appear to be just a small, recently modernised venue, but the beauty lies within. With vintage brick walls, wooden tables and chairs, which accompany a modern menu and some real local ambience, this is a perfect place for those touring the best sights of Tczew, as it’s fairly central.


Bar, Nightclub, Polish, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, $$$
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Bilardownia | © Northern Irishman in Poland

Bilardownia is one of the best sports bars in the area. It is round the corner from Old Pub and is an upstairs venue with live sports shown on the big screen. It lives up to its name ‘Bilardownia‘, too, because there are pool tables here (in Polish – Bilard) so you can play a game while enjoying a cold beer. The venue is popular at weekends for big football matches and has interesting blue lighting.

RistoCafe and Kanion Grill

Bar, Polish, $$$
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RistoCafe and Kanion Grill
RistoCafe and Kanion Grill | © Northern Irishman in Poland

Imagine a quiet little spot, so very traditional and Polish and occupying a garden area out the back with a pond and some greenery, and you encounter RistoCafe and Kanion Grill. At first glance, like Warsztatowa Cafe, you might not even notice this place. Once inside, you will find superb Polish food that can be delivered with the best Polish vodka, including the locally distilled Sobieski (made in nearby Starogard Gdański) and some Pomeranian beers. You can truly relax here.


Cafe, Polish, $$$

No visit to Tczew would be complete without a visit to the town’s main square. While most Polish towns call the main old square or town a Stary Rynek or a Stare Miasto, here in Tczew it is simply known as Plac Hallera. The best place for a drink and some good food here is on one of the corners and is called Mocca. Mocca serves delicious Polish dumplings (pierogi) and desserts, and it has an outdoor beer garden for sunny days. The square it overlooks once famously had Napoleon stay overnight in it, and it’s a very peaceful part of town, a calm spot for a daytime coffee as well.


Pierogi in Mocca | © Northern Irishman in Poland

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