Krakow is a wonderful and lively city, by day Krakow offers you the delights and sights of its rich history but at night the city is open to the people of the night looking to celebrate, feast, drink, and dance. Krakow has a vibrant student contingency that populates bars and clubs in the city’s 2 main central areas, the Old Town and the Jewish quarter called Kazimierz. Whether you are just visiting for a romantic break or with a group of friends on a Stag or Hen Do Krakow endows upon you its magic, beauty, and a good time for all.
Krakow has Something for Everyone
Krakow was once the capital of Poland and the Cracovians are proud and friendly people always ready to recount the city’s heritage and long historical importance. Today’s modern Krakow blends perfectly with its past and plays host to over 14 million visitors a year who enjoy and experience Krakow’s magic.
The romantic break couple is spoilt for choice on haute cuisine restaurants, intimate cocktail bars, and the moonlit medieval streets of the Old Town enhancing the emotions of the evening together. A splendid evening could begin with a stroll to the main square and order an aperitif in one of the many outdoor venues surrounding Rynek and watch the activity on the square while the sunsets.
Then a gentle leisurely walk to a restaurant from which there is a wide range of international cuisine to choose from, for instance, Miod Malina is a quiet upmarket Italo-Polish restaurant with a décor befitting the occasion, dine with fine wine and maybe try some traditional Polish recipes or go Italian. The restaurant is situated in Ul. Grodzka, a street leading off the main square.
After the meal the night is still young, so, another drink is required, and depending on your mood you could take a cozy digestive in the Old Town’s trendy cocktail bars such as Mercy Brown’s Bar styled in the theme of the American prohibition period.
The evening is beginning to hot up and a dance club is the desired antidote to the sumptuous meal tete a tete and it is back into the moonlit streets to find the ever so trendy Coco Club to dance away the night in the Old Town.
A proposal for the Kazimierz area and a typical night out as a couple could be a Prosecco in the quaint nooks and crannies of Eszeweria to begin the night and meander through the streets with synagogues and cheders defining the area to a wonderfully romantic restaurant called “Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu” to enjoy the delicious Jewish homemade tasty specialties.
Kazimierz is on the Vistula River and an after-dinner walk along the promenade works up a thirst which you can quench in the spectacular Opium Club & Bar, spectacular because you can sit on the terrazzo for a relaxing drink to then move to the dancefloor area to get your moves on until the early hours of the morning.
Weekend in Krakow for active people
The Stag, Hen, or groups of friends out for a night in Krakow has the advantage of reserving activities through a dedicated party company like Party Krakow which is based in Krakow. A typical evening’s entertainment would start off with your personal group guide meeting you at your accommodation to initiate a Guided Pub Crawl, this is highly recommended, especially on your first night if the group is large.
In fact, you go large with the Guide as she or he takes you on a crawl of Krakow’s most unusual pubs that include a cellar, Ruin, and garden bars. The pub crawl can be halted to feast upon the Steak & Tits or the Hen Dinner Party with a private Chippendale style after-dinner show.
Some male groups prefer to kick off the evening with the Oil Wrestling & Vodka Tasting while a Hen group might enjoy the Cocktail Making experience before dinner. After the respective dinners and private Strip Shows the pub crawl resumes about town with a view to entering a dance club later.
The mainstream beer in Krakow is cheap even in the touristy Old Town area averaging no more than £2 a pint. The crawl will have venues with Karaoke and if desired Live Music. The pub crawl includes simple dance club entry but that can be upgraded to VIP Club Entry which avoids the queue and has reserved tables or booths with a bottle of vodka & mixer by your personal bar staff.
A popular activity is the Party Bus City Cruise, a luxury mobile club complete with bars, music, lighting, and dance poles for Strip Artists should the Stag or Hen Parties require it. The Party Bus is also used to greet groups at the airport on arrival to get the group off to a flying start. The larger groups could go to Shine Dance Club as it has 3 floors and VIP areas with state-of-the-art music and light system.
The Krakow nightlife is a real buzzing, full-on, high octane night out and to enhance it even more there are no official closing times for pubs or clubs, so you can squeeze in both party areas in one evening and get breakfast on the way back to your accommodation. Similar to nightlife in Krakow, you can find entertainment in Melbourne at toplesswaiters.
The Krakow Street Food Trucks offer freshly cooked food from many international menus, traditional Polish sausages to Mexican tacos and Asian treats galore along with many other end-of-the-night delights including a full English breakfast if you are in dire need. Don’t forget to try the locally brewed crafted beer and Poland’s fine array of quality vodka which in the special vodka joints can cost a mere £1 a shot.
The pubs sometimes have their own entertainment such as Axe-Throwing, Crazy Golf, Open Mic Nite, and Stand Up Comedy Nite (in English). Don’t fret if you think you will have to miss your team’s game or important sports event because Krakow has a plethora of venues offering good beer and live sport.
Krakow is the new Prague and a fantastic destination for all types of visitors and mega-nights out. Eat, drink, no time to sleep in Poland’s all-year-round city.