Warsaw’s pub landscape has flourished in the six years since the first tap bars appeared. With over fifty bars now specializing in craft beer, we bring you the best of the bunch…
Craft Beer Muranów
ul. Andersa 23
Humble and unpretentious, CBM’s rising stock has been reflected by their recruitment of Marcin Chmielarz, one of the best-known ‘beer managers’ in Poland. But even before him, this basic-looking joint was already making ripples for its consistency: a dodgy pint is totally unheard of.
ul. Grzybowska 2
What began life as a hidden café has morphed into one of Warsaw’s more genial craft beer joints. From the eight taps, new finds compete against the stalwart breweries that have changed the domestic landscape.
Tower 22A, Most Poniatowskiego
Sourced from the owner’s favorite small town breweries in the Czech Republic, Czeska is the quintessential dive joint: permanently immersed in a foggy, amber glow, the primitive design feels strangely homey, while the frothing pints of lager simply never disappoint. No such thing as a bad night here.
ul. Nowogrodzka 12
Drowned in boisterous babble and general pub racket, the affable Jabbers is home to what most rate as the most adventurous choice of craft beer in the city: pioneering international breweries are well represented, but don’t overlook the sensational drinks produced by Jabeerwocky’s very own master brewer.
Kufle i Kapsle
ul. Nowogrodzka 25
Thick with the sound of clinking pints and shouted orders, Kufle welcomes all from entry level novices taking their first baby steps in the world of craft beer to obsessive oddballs examining their drinks in the manner of scientists. Often radical, always reliable, the exceptional beer selection is nicely matched by an interior respectful of the building’s pre-war heritage.
Kufle i Kapsle Powiśle
ul. Solec 46A
Kufle’s latest venture is a throwback to the time when Powiśle was indy and upcoming and on the frontline of hip. Doing it in a way that feels shabby, gritty but yet totally cool, this is a bar that riffs on themes of industrial and retro to maximum effect whilst presenting a fluctuating choice of progressively weird beers – it’s our fave debut of 2018!
Mikkeller Bar Warsaw
ul. Chmielna 7/9
A complete geek-gasm of ultra-niche, rare foreign finds, the onus on Scandinavian beers guarantees steep prices that have been known to reach (and even exceed) the zł. 50 mark. Ouch. In return, you’re getting blinding beers that break brewing boundaries. Not for cheapskates, if nothing else the presence of a Mikkeller pub makes Warsaw feel a well-rounded, 21st century city.
ul. Nowomiejska 10
It’s always a squeeze in Same Krafty, a pair of rugged rooms sparingly decorated with rackety furniture and rough plaster walls. The design shortcomings are negated by a rotating choice of tap beers showcasing the more subversive breweries operating in Poland, as well as an atmosphere that feels bubbly and engaging.