Warsaw has a large and lively nightlife, with cocktail bars and craft beer a particular strength. Here are some recommendations to kickstart your exploration of Warsaw after dark.
Warsaw is never short of new haunts to try and one of the joys is exploring what’s on offer in each area. Many of our recommendations are surrounded by other excellent options to discover yourself. From craft beer bars with an incredible range to cocktails bars with their own secret recipes, as well as clubs and live music venues, there is always something to do. The food is usually good as well. Warsaw thrives at night and here are some suggestions to get you started.
- Bank Club: Lasers, lights, and one of the largest dance floors in Warsaw, Bank Club is a veteran of local nightlife.
- Bar Wieczorny: If you’re looking for a nice place to drink after a visit to Łazienki Park, we heartily recommend Bar Wieczorny, a cosy local cocktail bar.
- Bardziej Cocktail & Tapas: Created with love and imagination, the Bardziej is both friendly and intimate. Although cocktails are the speciality, this little bar is also a great place to meet friends for any kind of drink and a bite to eat.
- BARdzo bardzo: Centrally located, BARdzo Bardzo is a live music venue hosting a broad range of styles, with a range of music-themed cocktails behind the bar.
- Chmielnik Cafe & Pub: A few streets from Centrum, the Chmielnik Cafe & Pub retains a welcoming atmosphere in the bar-heavy heart of Warsaw, as well as some great in-house brews.
- Chopin Concerts Warsaw: The musical embodiment of Warsaw’s independence, Chopin is referenced everywhere. There are a number of venues around the Old Town to hear his music performed live.
- Elephant Belgian Pub: Absolute gem of a bar just north of Warsaw’s Barbican, the Elephant Belgian Pub has over 20 beers on tap and something like 250 different types of bottled beer!
- Jabeerwocky Craft Beer Pub: Busy Nowogrodzka is awash with places to eat and drink. But, as the name suggests, Jabeerwocky Craft Beer Pub is a standout for those who like a well-poured brew.
- Klar Cocktail Bar: Cocktails with a difference are the order of the day at Klar, a unique bar right on the edge of Warsaw’s Old Town.
- Kraken Rum Bar: Despite the name, downtown Warsaw’s Kraken Rum Bar doubles as an excellent seafood venue, with good music and a lively clientele.
- Kulturalna: With an atmospheric retro feel and arty ambience, Kulturalna sits in one of Warsaw’s most dramatic buildings. Great at any time of day, there is live music at the weekend.
- La Playa Music Bar: La Playa is a seasonal bar and club on one of Warsaw’s sandy beaches. Worth a visit just to see the sun go down and the lights come on in the Old Town.
- National Philharmonic: Home to some of Poland’s finest classical musicians, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw also brings international talent to the stage, with symphonic concerts, recitals and chamber music events.
- Pijana Wiśnia: Pretty much a must-see attraction as much as a bar, Pijana Wisnia just sells an alcoholic Ukrainian cherry drink, hot and cold, in a unique setting.
- PiwPaw BeerHeaven: For lovers of a fresh brew, the name says it all. PiwPaw BeerHeaven has over 70 beers on tap and many more in bottles.
- Ritual Cocktail Club: Aimed at an older, wealthier clientele, Ritual Cocktail Club is a plush experience from two of Poland’s best bartenders.
- Room 13 Club: Located on Mazowiecka, one of Warsaw’s main streets for a late night out, Room 13 is an elegant townhouse transformed into a contemporary club.
- Same Krafty: Same Krafty is a cosy and well-regarded craft beer tap room with an attractive Old Town location.
- W Oparach Absurdu: The eccentric interior of W Oparach Absurdu makes this pub definitely worth a visit if you’re visiting the Praga area.
- Woda Ognista: With excellent service and cocktails to match, Woda Ognista is a trip back to pre-war Warsaw and a recommended night out.
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Map of Warsaw Nightlife
Plan where to stay in Warsaw with the WarsawVisit map. Bars, clubs, and music venues are marked in orange.
Each type of landmark has a different colour marker on the map:
- YELLOW: Warsaw Sightseeing
- BLUE: Warsaw Hotels
- RED: Warsaw Places To Eat – Michelin restaurants are DARK RED
- ORANGE: Warsaw Nightlife
- PURPLE: Shopping In Warsaw
- GREEN: Warsaw Transportation
Click on a marker and it will give you the name of the landmark, with a brief description and links for more information and directions. You can pan, scroll, and zoom around the map, or use the + or – buttons in the bottom left of the map to zoom in and out.
Click on the icon in the top left corner for an index of every location, sorted by category. Scroll down or use the map search (the magnifying glass icon) to find the place you want. Click the name of the place in the list. Its location pin will be highlighted on the map.
Each category is on a different layer, which can be switched on and off. So you can just see the Hotel or Restaurant pins, for example.
If you are using the map on your phone, open the Visit Warsaw map and then search for the name of the place. The map will then zoom in on its location.