The Best Cocktail Bars In Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw | © Gabriela Fab/Flickr
Prema Chablani

Though Poland is mostly known for its vodka, the city is home to some of the best bartenders in the world. The city is buzzing with nightlife spots ranging from casual cocktail bars to live music venues to fancy lounges. If you enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail accompanied by delectable snacks, check out our top picks for cocktail bars in Warsaw.

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1. Paparazzi

Bar, Pub Grub

Paparazzi is a great venue to stop by for a classic cocktail. The bartenders have mastered the art of making amazing cocktails with flair. It has got a great selection of drinks, and the hip venue is very trendy and is rarely ever crowded. This two floor bar has got a great menu that includes bar snacks and pizzas. The music isn’t too loud so it’s great for socializing and meeting new people too. Paparazzi has an ideal location as it’s surrounded by clubs, bars and restaurants, so guests can go straight from dinner to a bar and then a club.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: daily 12pm-2am

Watch out for: the trendy, vibrant crowd

2. Kraken Rum Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood

Kraken Rum Bar
© Magnus Manske
A dedicated rum bar, the Kraken Rum Bar in Warsaw offers a full food menu as well as delicious cocktails. They are known for their seafood menu, which includes mussels and salmon tartar, and the food is absolutely delicious. The restaurant and bar is quite loud and you have to listen for your number to pick up food at the bar but the staff are incredibly helpful and patient. The cocktails are well priced and, more importantly, well made. Keep in mind that the music is loud and the bar is quite dark, so head over if you’re in the mood for a party.

3. Syreni Spiew

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub

A Glass of Bourbon Whiskey
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This stylish whisky and cocktail bar is a great place for all those who like music. The bar is split into three levels: a hip-hop and R&B floor, a pop/dance level and an outdoor area. They occasionally have live music, which gets the entire bar pumping. The bartenders are very good at their job and can pour, mix and create like true masters of their craft; this is definitely a place to get quality cocktails in Warsaw. The prices are slightly higher than your average places but if you are looking for great cocktails in a calm but fun environment, then Syreni Spiew is the place for you.

4. Patera

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian

For some of the best Oriental food in Warsaw, Patera is the bar to be at. With amazing sushi sets that are incredibly fresh and tasty to delicious Thai meals, customers have a vast array of options to choose from. Guests can sit at the bar and watch the sushi be prepared right in front of them or watch the bar staff breathe fireballs as they make the delicious cocktails. The bar even brings in a DJ so it’s a great place to enjoy loud music and to even dance. On top of that, they even have an al fresco option if the weather is good.

5. Marriott Panorama Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails

If you are after a great view of Warsaw, the Marriott Panorama Bar is the perfect place to spend an evening. The lounge has got a very 80s sort of lounge feel to it with sofas, moody lighting and light music, creating the perfect atmosphere for romance. The cocktails are good but compared to other bars in the city, the Panorama Bar and Lounge is on the pricier end, but you end up paying for the view on this great skyscraper, which is worth it.

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