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What are nightclubs like in Warsaw...?


masks98 27 | 289  
25 Jul 2008 /  #1
Hey - I haven't hit a single club since I've been here, partly because I was a party promoter in New York who went out 3-4 times a week so I'd had enough. Another reason is that in New York I got everything for free, I went to some of the most exclusive clubs and got in for free regularly without having to stand in line, I would always know someone who had a table so all alcohol was free (I'm bragging I know - sue me!) so I've been wary of going out here, where I'm a nobody who'll be told to stand in line like everyone else and pay for entry and then pay again for drinks.

But my girlfriend has been wanting to go out, and before we try it I wanted to get some second hand reports on nightlife in Warsaw, places to avoid, places "to be seen" what to expect as far as treatment, price? Are ther4e such things as party promoters/hosts here in Poland? I don't want to go through any guide because I wouldn't know where to start, I probably will pick one up anyway, but I'd prefer some feedback from y'all thanks!
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
25 Jul 2008 /  #2
What are nightclubs like in Warsaw...?

The ones I visited were full of pretentious Poles who thought they were a cut-above becasue they had escaped their little village and made it to the capital. The fact that it's a sh!thole hadn't dawned on them
polishgirltx  
25 Jul 2008 /  #3
Warszawa is full of people from other cities and villages....the real Warszawiacy left the capital a long ago....

before we try it I wanted to get some second hand reports on nightlife in Warsaw

i guess, you have to try on your own.... everybody prefer different attractions... what is there to be afraid of? you'll like it or not...
ParisJazz - | 172  
25 Jul 2008 /  #4
Clubbing is not taken that seriously anywhere east of Berlin. That includes Poland and all the way to Vladivostock. If u r/were a seriously well connected hip clubber in NYC, you might as well live off those exciting memories and forget about clubbing in Warsaw.
Del boy 20 | 254  
25 Jul 2008 /  #5
What are nightclubs like in Warsaw...?

The ones I visited were full of pretentious Poles who thought they were a cut-above becasue they had escaped their little village and made it to the capital. The fact that it's a sh!thole hadn't dawned on them

Thats a bit an overstatment don't you think?
just like mine here, see below :)


VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
25 Jul 2008 /  #7
Clubbing is not taken that seriously anywhere east of Berlin

Ive had some fantastic 'clubbing' experiences in Poland where it's much more likely to hear the sort of music I want to hear rather than the commercial plumf that gets churned out in most clubs nowdays.

Clubbing in Sopot has been free for ages which means you can wander as the mood takes you. Thats changed and te key clubs have now started charging.

Del Boy - why the fuk anyone would want to go to Newcastle for any reason is beyond me ;)
ParisJazz - | 172  
25 Jul 2008 /  #8
Clubbing in Sopot has been free for ages which means you can wander as the mood takes you.

For some reason I doubt that's the sort of clubbing he is after ;-)

PJ
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
25 Jul 2008 /  #9
Del Boy - why the fuk anyone would want to go to Newcastle for any reason is beyond me ;)

For the same reasons why some people try 'survival', I suppose.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
25 Jul 2008 /  #10
why the fuk anyone would want to go to Newcastle for any reason is beyond me ;)

To take a sh1t?
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
25 Jul 2008 /  #11
Which Newcastle are we slagging off here - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle in County Down?
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
25 Jul 2008 /  #12
Doesn't the fact they all have Newcastle in their name tar them wit the same brush?
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
25 Jul 2008 /  #13
Sure, there are tacky nightclubs which will attract the clones wearing H+M's finest... but I'd have thought there would be more of an edgy / underground scene somewhere. What about in Praga?
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
25 Jul 2008 /  #14
Sure, there are tacky nightclubs which will attract the clones wearing H+M's finest...

Aha - so you went to Barbados before it closed......I loved the place. It was better than any Comedy Club

Doesn't the fact they all have Newcastle in their name tar them wit the same brush?

I suppose they share the same inability to understand what the locals are saying.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
25 Jul 2008 /  #15
Aha - so you went to Barbados before it closed......I loved the place.

You know what, I've been many places in Warsaw... but I can never the remember their names LOL!
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
25 Jul 2008 /  #16
but I can never the remember their names LOL!

Check the receipts next morning.... I drank what? Three portions all for myself?
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
25 Jul 2008 /  #17
next morning

The first question that I always ask is... "was I being obnoxious or making a twat of myself last night?" LOL!
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
25 Jul 2008 /  #18
I'm sure the answer is invariably no.

I don't have to ask that question of course.....Consistent me.
OP masks98 27 | 289  
25 Jul 2008 /  #19
Clubbing is not taken that seriously anywhere east of Berlin. That includes Poland and all the way to Vladivostock. If u r/were a seriously well connected hip clubber in NYC, you might as well live off those exciting memories and forget about clubbing in Warsaw.

Yeah thanks for that insight I figured it wasn't such a big deal here in Europe, and rightly so, no matter what venue, nightclubs are still trashy hang-outs, but I must admit some places in NYC were pretty good at making you feel all VIP etc, ego-trips like that are fun once in a while.
miranda  
25 Jul 2008 /  #20
why don't you just go and have fun.

Isn't that what discovering a new culture is all about.?

The best place for fun is SPATIF in Sopot and nothing will beat it;) LOL.
OP masks98 27 | 289  
27 Jul 2008 /  #21
because people usually ask around first before getting into trouble.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
27 Jul 2008 /  #22
The best place for fun is SPATIF in Sopot and nothing will beat it;)

Oh M, it's obviously some time since you were in Sopot ;)
miranda  
27 Jul 2008 /  #23
absolutely. I gather it is history now. Too bad;)
southern 75 | 7,096  
27 Jul 2008 /  #24
All nightclubs in Warsaw are gay.
ParisJazz - | 172  
28 Jul 2008 /  #25
but I must admit some places in NYC were pretty good at making you feel all VIP etc, ego-trips like that are fun once in a while.

Take ur girlfriend and hop on a plane to London or Paris for a weekend, stay at a 5 star hotel (St Martin Lane or Hotel Costes to name a few), get the concierge to sort u out with all the guest lists and get a good VIP night out.

The only place in eastern europe that is likely to provide u with a VIP thrill is Moscow but it definitely is not for the faint hearted.

PJ
vndunne 43 | 279  
4 Aug 2008 /  #26
Try out the area around bars called Paparazzi, Cinamon and Platinium. There are a few bars/clubs up there that might suit you.
Ogorki - | 114  
4 Aug 2008 /  #27
First of all you can't compare Warsaw to NYC - so forget everything you know and start from scratch. If you want to go the the places where people "want to be seen" you will not find them. They are too exlusive for you - unless you know someone who knows. The street level clubs are also sometimes hard to find. They vary from tiny holes to large 2,000 capacity warehouses. Some are located in the "wild west" the area flattened by the nazis and is only now being rebuilt. Generally - they feel more innocent/fresher than western decadent (up their own a*s) clubs with an inspired mixture of good music and a light friendly atmosphere. Warsaw is not a great place to go with your girlfriend because your eyes will be temped by gorgeous women. They are all natural provocative dancers. If you are that way inclined - don't get invloved with a Polish guy when trouble flares - you will not win. There is a strong code of honour and they are all John Wayne in a saloon punch-up (if provoked)
OP masks98 27 | 289  
5 Aug 2008 /  #28
Your last points are interesting Ogorki. For one though ,my Polish girlfriend is damn gorgeous so I've never felt any temptation. and I'd say that all girls (and boys) are naturally provocative dancers, that's been my experience in NYC.

However, I've been wary of clubs and bars for the exact reason that If one guy were to say something to me, I would have no support, I'd either have to shut up, or fight and then get beat up by all his boys - and then feed the "violent-black-man" stereotype.
ParisJazz - | 172  
5 Aug 2008 /  #29
my Polish girlfriend is damn gorgeous

You just can't help bragging about ur girlfriend now can you :-)

PJ
OP masks98 27 | 289  
5 Aug 2008 /  #30
She reads these forums once in a while so i can't not brag hehe...

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