Krakow is the city which never sleeps! Some of the greats have likened Krakow's nightlife renaissance to ‘Paris in the twenties’. The Cracow nightlife experience is like a gale force 10 twister that picks you up in a storm of Zywiec (a potent Polish beer) vodka, and beautiful women, and doesn't set you down until the birds have begun to sing and the restaurants are serving breakfast. The Old Town district has more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the world!
The great thing about nightlife in Krakow is that almost all you need is conveniently squeezed into the compact area of the Old town or you can take a short walk to Kazimierz and party down there. So you can walk from club to club, or pub to pub in only minutes and not spend alot of money on taxi fares. All you need to know is where to go!
There are two main areas of nightlife in Krakow. The Market Square is the big open area at the center of the old town. All around the square and down every street one can find a plethora of places serving including restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs. What once may have been a quite street during the day with business types sipping their espressos heaves at night with the pulsations of base drum vibrations transmitting from cellars below the earth. The majority of (dance) clubs are located in renovated cellars due to the price of property above ground and noise regulations. The large majority of (dance) clubs are right near the market square.
More mature nightlife experience, Kazimierz, the old Jewish district is hard to beat. Over the past ten or so years the area has really been transformed from a dilapidated mess to a unique part trendy part eclectic cafe/bar scene. This area is great for some drinks with friends or some pre-game before hitting the clubs in the square. Kazimierz is only about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the market square.
Krakow is rumored to have more drinking places per square meter than any other city in Europe. With all these places to enjoy a cold one it is only natural that many of them be bad or worse. But how do you separate the good from the bad? Rather than risk stumbling into the wrong one why not join us as we drink our way around the city. The Krakow Crawl is your chance to meet new people and go out. With free shots* along the way and free entrance to a club**, at only 25 PLN, the Krakow Crawl is a great activity for your first night in Krakow, in order to have an idea where everything is.
Krakow boasts a lively club scene. The party goes on week long, but - no doubts about it - the Friday and Saturday nights tend to be hottest in the city's countless nightspots. As elsewhere, on weekends Krakow’s young professionals, expats, students, and visitors mingle happily in crowds that pack bars, discotheques, cafes, and restaurants in vogue at the moment.