Collected by njebson
Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland
My girlfriends and I were traveling through Eastern Europe during our Peace Corps stint and heard that one of the 7 Chakras was in Wawel Castle in Krakow, Poland. We were also told that guides in the castle wouldn't tell us where it would be so we...
Estery 5, 31-056 Kraków, Poland
Krakow 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. This...
Szeroka 1, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
The walls of Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu are lined with accordions, mannequins, and miscellany in a nod to Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter where it stands. Absolutely everyone, the elderly women included, will be taking shots of Zubrowka, a...
Grodzka 43, 30-962 Kraków, Poland
You can translate bar mleczny as “milk bar,” but the name is misleading. These Communist-era canteens (we recommend the aptly named Bar Mleczny in Old Town) recall Poland’s shortage economy in the 1950s, when the government subsidized meals for...
Herrengasse 14, 1010 Wien, Austria
The identity of a Viennese intellectual was ultimately defined by the coffeehouse they would frequent. Sigmund Freud, Arthur Schnitzler and Hugo von Hoffmannsthal would all brood over their work and agitatedly exchange ideas with fellow thinkers...
Józefa 25, 31-056 Kraków, Poland
With it’s cozy interior, retro inspired furniture, shelves full of books and even it’s own small stylized blue car – I have to say that Satori Cafe-Bistro must surely be the coolest cafe in all of Krakow. And this means a lot coming from a...
Sienna 12, 31-041 Kraków, Poland
A five-minute walk from the main market square and you’re at Kogel Mogel, a cozy, velvet-curtained spot for traditional Polish cuisine. On the cheeky menu, printed to look like a Communist newspaper, watch out for the pierogies and the house...
Nowogrodzka 22, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
This cozy pub in the center of Warsaw has comfy banquettes and a wide selection of beers on tap, with an emphasis on those from craft breweries. The bar also offers mixed drinks and wine in addition to a generous early evening happy hour.
rynek Starego Miasta, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
The Old Town center in Warsaw has been completely reconstructed and is now a UNESCO World heritage site. The square houses open air cafes and art galleries during the day. When evening comes, go for dinner and stay for the "show"—there are always...
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