Kraków loves its music. Shows at Alchemia are generally more mellow—jazz and folk are staples—but you are in Europe; check the lineup if you’re allergic to techno. The bar doesn’t close until 4 a.m., so feel free to linger after the encore.
Krakow has seen many new venues open in recent years and now offers plenty of choices for those looking for a cozy spot to have a drink and be entertained. Alchemia in Kazimierz remains a solid bet as a place to drift toward as the evening turns to night. Wandering into Alchemia in search of a comfortable seat feels a little like walking through a series of adjoining living rooms; the alchemy theme is reflected in the strange assortment of jars and bottles in shabby cabinets and cupboards. Alchemia attracts many of Krakow's up-and-coming bands and stays open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 a.m. on Thursday (2 a.m. the rest of the week), so it's a good final stop for your evening on the town.