Krakow Pub Crawls & How to Save Money
Guided Pub Crawls in Krakow are a much sought after activity. Stag and Hen groups are also advised to participate in one, especially on the first night in Krakow to get to know the best and cheapest places to visit. There are two areas of interest, the Old Town which is the city centre in effect and Kazimierz otherwise known as the Jewish Quarter close to the River Vistula. A pub crawl can be dedicated to one area an evening or be combined as the compact area the two zones are situated could allow you to visit both.
However, the best advice is to visit them separately to enjoy the many craft beers on sale, in pub entertainment and experience the atmosphere of the many themed pubs. The pubs are quite unique and no two pubs are the same whether it is the décor or beer and ales on sale, most pubs offer different services and some even brew their own beer. A pub crawl in Krakow is definitely a must do experience.
Where to get great value in the Old Town
Many pubs in this area run specials, either with Happy Hours, brand promotions or just quality beer at very reasonable prices. The main square called Rynek is surrounded by many bars, pubs and restaurants and as it is the heart of Krakow it attracts tourists and as a consequence the prices are higher than the assortment of bars in the side streets leading off the square. To get the best prices on the square you would need prior knowledge or the safer bet is to take an organised pub crawl.
Awaria Live Music
One pub, Awaria Live Music, in Ul. Mikolajska has a Happy Hours promotion on cocktails from 3pm to 7pm, 2 for the price of 1 in this case, plus it has a secret beer garden and as the name of the pub suggests later in the evening bands playing. Awaria is a good place for stag parties with easy going atmosphere, dirt cheap booze and live music.
Pub Pod Jaszczurami
On the square with reasonable prices is Pub Pod Jaszczurami with Karaoke a speciality. The Stag Parties wishing to enjoy a good brew while watching live sport transmissions the 442 in Ul. Sw. Tomasza is a must, the pub has, literally, TV screens everywhere so you don’t miss a moment even when you visit the bathroom. Fancy some indoor crazy golf, then the Cosmic Crazy Golf Pub is for you, laser and neon lights make your evening a little bit more exciting and competitive for your Stag Do fun, situated in Stradom street near Wawel Castle.
To bring the Viking in you try the Axe-Throwing activity while supping a couple of beers, this exhilarating activity can be included during a pub crawl krakow. The best way to save money on a Stag or Hen weekend is to combine a pub crawl with additional activities via a specialised company to ensure you have great fun at budget prices.
Kazimierz and its Pub & Club Scene
Kazimierz is special, frequented by the city’s university students, the area has developed an amazing atmosphere with many pubs becoming clubs later in the night. The main centre in Kazimierz is Plac Nowy totally surrounded by pubs and restaurants. Each venue has its own unique décor and atmosphere along with the special locally crafted beers. Pubs like Alchemia on Plac Nowy has a restaurant, bar and downstairs dancefloor and stage for live music or DJs.
Another fantastic pub is Szklanki, this pub come club is a popular venue, it also has a terrazzo which is a welcome chillout area in the summer. If you prefer a more intimate style then Pub Eszerweria in Jozefa steet with its divans, sofas and comfy armchairs to kick off your evening planning or late night encounters.
Krakow also has cheap style bars offering vodka and snacks for 4zl a shot and 5zl for a delicious snack, this is popular with the locals and great for a mid-evening bite to eat to soak up the alcohol, one is on Plac nowy in Kazimierz.
Be wary of street promoters offering incredulous offers for certain pubs, if they say all you can drink for 50zl then it is probably a scam with your credit card when you pay, do not accept these invitations and save your bank account from being emptied. As in all popular destinations the scammers are always present.
Krakow has a vibrant nightlife with over a thousand venues from pubs to clubs to restaurants all crammed into a relatively small area, the Old Town is a short walking distance from Kazimierz, you have dive bars, ruin bars, cellar pubs, garden bars and cocktail bars all offering extra services whether it is entertainment or food or even breakfast in some.
There are no official closing times imposed by the local council so the pubs stay open similar to the clubs and some pubs become a club while others offer a breakfast menu. The unique atmosphere of the Krakow pub scene is to be enjoyed and experienced to the max when visiting. Take a Guided Pub Crawl to get the best for your Stag or Hen Do and set up an exciting great value weekend in enchanting Krakow.
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