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Alcohol prices in Poland (Zakopane). [Off-Licence / Store]

DavidODwyer 4 | 14
25 Jan 2011 #1
During the summer myself and 5 friends are planing on going to Zakopane and renting out an apartment. We will be there for 14 days in July.

We are curious of the prices of alcohol in the off-license and supermarkets.

So then,

- The price of a can.
- The price of a slab/crate of beer
- The price of a bottle of vodka

Also any liquors to suggest, last time I was their I had a 40% cherry vodka which seemed almost syrup like curious of the name of this.

Also; I know this isn't exactly food and drink but . . . anyone have any experience with getting a stripper for a stag do/birthday, and the price arrangements per hour.
Lenka 3 | 2,764
26 Jan 2011 #2
We are curious of the prices of alcohol in the off-license and supermarkets.

The prices in every shop are quite the same.
The cherry vodka is called Wiśniówka.
Can of beer-from 2 zł for really nasty and cheap beer up to (i think) 4 zł
Bottle of vodka up to 30 zł.
And I don't know anything about the strippers
OP DavidODwyer 4 | 14
26 Jan 2011 #3
Do supermarkets do slabs in poland at discounted rates. Ie. 24/20 cans or bottles.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
26 Jan 2011 #4
No, thankfully. Even the promotions are only really cheaper by about 10gr a can.

For what it's worth, Poland doesn't embrace the "lad" culture.
resident Grubas
26 Jan 2011 #5
Yea,right.I just read Eastern Europe Guide by Berkley University from 1996 and they say you can see drunks staggering on the streets at any time of the day and night.They explain that the reason for that is that alcohol in Poland is the "cheapest escape from all kinds of opressive conditions".
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
26 Jan 2011 #6
I don't think you'll find anyone here that denies that Poland in 1996 was a drastically different place to Poland of 2011.
OP DavidODwyer 4 | 14
26 Jan 2011 #7
The only time I've even seen drunken people staggering in Poland is homeless people or the elderly who seem to have noting better to be doing, and this is in the south east of Poland bordering the Ukraine. Lovely town just something I noticed.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
26 Jan 2011 #8
For sure here in Warsaw the police takes a very dim view of "lad" garbage. Saw two years ago on Plac Zamkowy a Robocop squad with nasty-looking German sheperds hacking into Legia hooligans. That made my day :).

That said and done, wódka can differ wildly between supermarkets and for example Żaba stores.
Max price for a bottle of wódka 30 PLN ??? For sure not Finlandia or another of the better brands.
OP DavidODwyer 4 | 14
26 Jan 2011 #9
Ahhh okay at first I miss-understood what you meant by "lad" culture. Where I'm from - the south east of Ireland, addressing someone as "lad" is just as normal as "mate" is in Australia.

Eg; "Well lad, going to town on Saturday?" or "Me and a few of the lads, are going down to the pub this evening if you want to come"

And after reading that statement I assume by "lad" culture you are refering to hooliganism/Chav culture/Scumbags ect ect teenagers just being anti-social pricks annoying and causing hassle for the rest of society?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
26 Jan 2011 #10
Indeed, but be warned - I wouldn't say that the Polish police neccessarily care or differentiate between hooligans and simple drunk foreigners.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
26 Jan 2011 #11
I would second that, based on seeing Polish police basically assault both a busker and a very old, seemingly harmless drunken tramp in broad daylight.
OP DavidODwyer 4 | 14
26 Jan 2011 #12
I'll keep that in mind, but where not exactly rough people of sorts, and being a "educated foreigner" not to sound arrogant I'd hope police would be smart enough not to go assaulting physically. There would be a difference between a busker or a homeless person as they aren't going to show up at an embassy with complaints.

In short just saying I'd hope my doubts that a policeman would physically assault a foreigner are well founded on the basis that politically they have far louder a voice than a busker or homeless person and complaints to the right people can result in there job loss, and believe me I don't mean to sound arrogant nor do I claim to have "connections in high places"

Also, for people who find this thread via Google etc,

The best way to find prices of alcohol in Poland is going on a popular supermarket chain such as; then entering the post code of where you wish to travel - Zakopane; 34-500 I believe.

Then just browse there website to the alcohol section where you can see prices in zł.

Best regards and thanks for the advice money related or not.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
26 Jan 2011 #13
True enough. But the message is still basically the same - Polish police take NO sh1te.
OP DavidODwyer 4 | 14
26 Jan 2011 #14
Polish police take NO sh1te.

True, True - But I guess that's true with all country's when your a guest there.
^ Not that all police take no ****, but that you shouldn't be hassling authority's in any country, especially where your a guest.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
26 Jan 2011 #15
It depends what you do. If you're drunk and loud - and in their opinion, disorderly - then it's a trip to the drunk tank. Don't forget - it's your word against theirs. Showing up at the embassy with complaints quite frankly won't get you anywhere - the embassies have heard it all before - and they're not going to get involved where it's an open-and-shut-case of drunkeness from their own citizens.

They won't assault a foreigner, but they'll have no problems with taking a foreigner to the drying out clinic if he's clearly drunk and disorderly - or is found slumped and drunk somewhere. That includes taking someone there by force - and as this is the law in Poland, no embassy is going to get involved.

By the way - the standard fine for a stay at the "hotel" is 250zl.

Not that all police take no ****, but that you shouldn't be hassling authority's in any country, especially where your a guest.

Very much so in Poland. The thing to be careful of in Poland is that sleeping drunk on the street is case for them to take you away, unlike in many other countries.
resident Grubas
26 Jan 2011 #16
Sure being a foreigner in PL you don't have to obey cop's orders and you have more rights than any Polish person.Just ask that Nigerian from Warsaw he will tell you.Wait,never mind...
27 Jan 2011 #17
Speaking from the experience of people I know, whatever you give the police gets paid back tenfold in the drunk tank: if you're nice, it's a place to sleep with a fair sized bill; if you give them trouble, you can end up strapped to a bed with four men hitting you with rubber pipes. But if you are very very apologetic and very pleasant, you can get a free lift home from the police when you can't even tell them your address.
30 Jan 2011 #18
ive just returned from xmas in poland,

can of standard beer(tyskie,lech)-2.60zl (55p)

a crate of beer is not really the same as in the uk though and i think you would pay the above price for all 24,not entirely sure about that though.

a bottle of vodka (half litre)17.50-20 zl(£3.80-£4.40)
OP DavidODwyer 4 | 14
6 Mar 2011 #19
Merged thread:
Krakow Duty Free.

Is it over priced and very expensive?

Does it have a large spirit/Liquor selection?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
6 Mar 2011 #20
Is it over priced and very expensive?

No such thing as duty free on intra-EU flights.

Anything you can buy in the shops in the airport, you can buy for the same price or cheaper elsewhere.

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