Krakow: Nightlife and Clubs

Sleepy day, unleashed the night! Party seven days a week in the many disco that dot the streets of Old Town. Erasmus students and gorgeous girls. Rivers of Vodka and Piwa. The nightlife in Krakow is simply great. Let's see the best places to go and why not, to hunt for beautiful chicks!

Nightlife Krakow

Krakow is tailor-made for those who want everything now, In fact, everything you need you will find it easily in just a few miles of alleys that make up the city center and surrounding the large main square (“Rynek Głowny”).

If you have not booked travel and accommodation for this fantastic city then I suggest you read my tips on where to stay, so you do not spend a digit and you will be directly a few steps from the best local.

First, to prepare for an evening worthy of respect in Poland must get your fill of alcohol! Beer and vodka are the specialties of the place, a must!! the beer is fucking economic and vodka is high quality.

Vita notturna Cracovia - carpe diemPersonally, I always recommend a pre-evening in the pub Carpe Diem II (świętego Marka 21): The local pub is a classic in Krakow ,is located underground in a cellar with stone walls and a number of rooms. The best time is towards the 18.00 when the atmosphere is relaxed, girls abound (we often encounter groups of four or five girls) and is easy to attach conversation with someone. The beer is cheap (8 zloty = 2 euro for a pint of beer!). After 23.00 the room is transformed into a hard rock-metal music disco, with the constant presence of groups of drunks and brawlers Polish guys at the entrance.

Before you go to the disco is useful to buy vodka in small shops are open 24 hours (Delikatesy 24h) that line the streets of downtown. This is the only way you can really save on drinking! Drinks in clubs in fact cost from 20zloty up (1euro=4zloty), certainly not so cheap. In shop 24 hours a day you will save quite a bit and you can choose from a vast choice of different types of vodka…there's one for every taste!

My advice is to buy one or two large bottles to drink in your apartment or hostel, and a pocket-sized one (type flask) to take with you at the disco (those shaped flask are easy to hide in your pocket and will help you make an addition to your cocktails, that are always a bit watered down!).A word of advice: let wrap the bottle with a sheet of paper (very common practice, In fact, the cashiers have them always at hand). Personally I have never happened any troubles, but they say that it is forbidden to walk with bottles of liquor in your hand as well as drinking vodka on the street. So when in doubt do not risk it.

There really are an infinite number of different types, by fruity vodkas as well as stark ones, you'll be spoiled for choice. it's’ s like to get into the wine department of an Italian supermarket. The Zubrówka it's a must: Here they use to drink it with apple juice shot but I think stark is better. Or Wódka Żołądkowa Gorzka, equally valid.

A well-stocked 24h store in ulica Szpitalna 40 a few meters away from the Coco Klub. Or another with slightly lower prices just outside the "garden belt" in Westerplatte 6. These are the ones that I have tested it but you can find one on almost every corner. Avoid the shops in the square which are usually more expensive.

Now that you are beautiful loads is the time to jump into the nightlife in Krakow! All the local, both pubs and discos, already are open from early in the evening but keep in mind that you do not crowd before 23.00. However, you can already get in a couple of rooms to give you an idea and get your arm stamped, so avoid the queues later.

Admission is everywhere very cheap if not free. Rarely do you happen to spend more than 20zloty (5euros) to enter: usually the prices are around 10zloty for the entrance and 2zloty for the Wardrobe (with the possibility to store more clothes at a time) in the most fashionable nightclubs.

Clubs in Krakow:

  • A must is the Frantic Club (ul. Szewska 5), evergreen disco of Krakow, Open from Wednesday to Saturday. It is probably the most frequented disco by young locals and especially by tourists, with three ballrooms and several different musical genres ranging from pop, commercial, house, soul, R'n'B and much more depending on the night. Always full and with a lot of movement in terms of local wildlife.
  • Near Frantic you can find the Gorączka (Ul. Szewska, 7) and the Base Club (ul. Św. Anny 6) both great above all to Fridays and Saturdays.
  • The Klub Cień (św. Jana 15) club very much in vogue and quite combed, so come with the shirt or not dressed as tramps. Average age from 25years up. It has two rooms and is open from Wednesday to Saturday. It is not very big so it is almost always crowded. In summer there is a terrace where you dance outdoors. Local chic.
  • Also noteworthy is the Klub Coco (Szpitalna 38) open from Wednesday to Saturday. Great on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Erasmus.
  • Prozak (pl. Dominikański 6) is located about a hundred meters from the main square taking Ulica Grodzka, the road that leads up to the castle. This club is great for weekday evenings (is open every day), especially on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Club Fusion (Ul. Florianska 15) one of the most famous of the city with large rooms and a selection of music from the DJ set up to soul and reggae.
  • In Ulica florianska we also find the Klub Pauza (Ul. Florianska 18) open every evening. Worth a ride.
  • Boom’Bar’Rush (Ul. Golebia 6). Musica hip hop, r’n’b, reggae, soul, drum’n’bass. It is a very trendy club, furnished in modern style, lounge with sofas and white. Open every day.
  • Shakers (Ul. Szewska 5) and Boogie Cafe Bar (Ul. Szpitalna 9), Local-style lounge bar
  • Afera Klub (Sławkowska 13)
Vita notturna Cracovia - Frantic Club
Frantic Klub, Krakow

Where to drink:

  • Pub Indigo (ul.Floriańska 26): classic underground style pub of Krakow
  • Carpe Diem II (świętego Marka 21): The ideal stop for a beer. from 22.00 musica rock e metal
  • Propaganda (Miodowa 20): Club propaganda retro-. as its name suggests is a pub with Communist atmosphere, full of old memorabilia and decorative objects belonging to the past times. The pub is open until late and here you can find beers at really cheap rates
  • Alchemia (Estery 5): Located in the old Jewish district of Kazimierz, is a pub decorated in order to reproduce the environment of a Jewish home
  • The Baraka (Plac Nowy), is among the most vibrant and noisy pubs in Kazimierz. If you want to breathe a little 'air Cuban do not miss La Habana (Miodowa 22). Trendy club with Cuban and Latin American music. They also serve a special beer (try it)
  • Harris Piano Jazz Bar (Rynek Główny 28) Do not miss it if you are a fan of jazz music. It is located in the main square.


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