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Cool Hipster Areas in Warsaw ?


superuser1999 12 | 41
19 Nov 2014 #1
I am visiting Warsaw for just 2 days and
would like to know where the hipster areas
are with cool coffee shops and restaurants
where young people hang out ?

I only have 2 days, so just the best spots. Thanks!!
jon357 63 | 15,265
19 Nov 2014 #2
Cool Hipster Areas

Do you want a "cool" area or a "hipster" area? You can't have both...

Plac Zbawicela is sometimes ironically called Plac Hipstera and Chinatown (the complex of bars in the old pavilions behind ul. Now Świat 22) might be interesting for you.
OP superuser1999 12 | 41
19 Nov 2014 #3
Thanks! :) just looking for some interesting vibrant areas,
not boring Old towns where pensioners hang out :)
jon357 63 | 15,265
19 Nov 2014 #4
not boring Old towns where pensioners hang out :)

In fact, some of the best places are up near the Old Town. Le Madame is sadly long gone, but in the bit of the Old Town that's actually called the New Town (don't ask), there are some fairly cool places if you know where to look.

You might like Bar Warszawa at the top of ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie, corner ul. Miodowa (tourist central round there but don't let it put you off). the bit you want isn't the front part (though that's ok), it's the back bit from the courtyard off Miodowa, especially the upstairs bar.

Also, the bar on the ground floor of the Pałac Brzozowskich (down an alleyway off ul. Bracka (use the main entrance, you probably don't want the all-male establishment round the sides) and there are some places you might like in the alleys and courtyards off ul. Chmielna (the Nowy Swiat end, definitely not the other end).

Stara Praga (across the river) is another possibility, especially the bars and clubs off ul. 11 Listopada. That area's sort of becoming Warsaw's Kreuzberg.

Try Chinatown though - the best bars there are by the way often the ones that look as if they're closed.

Too late to edit - here's a site about Praga: klubynapradze.pl
And here's something about Chinatown: yelp.com/biz/pawilony-nowy-świat-warszawa
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Nov 2014 #6
it's the back bit from the courtyard off Miodowa, especially the upstairs bar.

Never heard of that one, maybe it could be explained that the family Labrador takes up a lot of time :)
Anyway, I always prefered Nowe Miasto. It somehow feels a bit less Legoland than its cousin.
Dougpol1 32 | 3,296
19 Nov 2014 #7
family Labrador takes up a lot of time

Show us yours' Sobieski and I'll show you mine :) And it is on topic mods - cause designer dogs are hip in Poland these days but those who know stick to the original breeds because they are the real deal :)

As in - the Warsaw people come to Gdynia Orlowo in summer to show off their mutts, but mine is hip all year round :) I figure that the cool set in Warsaw like to put a scarf on their canine friend and take him for a beer or three? As in the UK or Germany - or is Poland going to insist on being plastic?
jon357 63 | 15,265
19 Nov 2014 #8
Never heard of that one

Furnished like the living room of a fairly arty flat in the PRL days - open all night and sort of hip but not pretentious

There's also some bars the OP might like in the intercity bit of Wola.

to show off their mutts, but mine is hip all year round

I miss mine. He used to like the pub.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
20 Nov 2014 #9
Furnished like the living room of a fairly arty flat in the PRL days - open all night and sort of hip but not pretentious

I will check it out for sure, am passing Plac Zamkowy quite often.

designer dogs are hip in Poland these days

What are designer dogs? Ours is a common labrador (well not common because it is the family dog - so has to be special :) )
Dougpol1 32 | 3,296
20 Nov 2014 #10
What are designer dogs? Ours is a common labrador (well not common because it is the family dog - so has to be special :) )

Designer dogs are such as the breed called "dog" or certain French pugs etc - bred by experiment to gain a desired effect........ often so ugly that they are beautiful - so as to speak.

Lots of Warsaw peeps will have a designer dog and we all know why.

There is nothing common about labradors. Simply the best dog, bar none. :))
smurf 39 | 1,981
20 Nov 2014 #11
Do you want a "cool" area or a "hipster" area? You can't have both...

hahaha, yea, isn't it funny how some people think the term hipster is a complement. It most certainly isn't.

In reality hipsters are just emo kids after they've completed puberty.


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