Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem (The Red Pig)
The ‘Red Pig’ is a quirky PRL-themed pub. PRL stands for the Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa, which is what the country was called during Communist times. While it is a pub, the food menu is vast, quirky and excellent. The menu offers two options – the cheaper one is ‘for the proletariat’ and the dearer option ‘for dignitaries and the bourgeoisie’. That said, it is a very famous bar and restaurant that has been visited by countless celebrities and it is one of the rare PRL pubs in Warsaw, the country’s capital city. If you check the endless array of photos on the walls, you will see which famous people visited this place. The interior is red with lots of memories of a bygone era. The beer garden out the front permits smoking and has a vintage Polish car from the 1980s, a Black Volga, notorious for being the car associated with the KGB and abductions during Communist rule.