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Coco club

Szpitalna 38

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Pozytywka

Bożego Ciała 12
12 430 64 82

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Frantic

Szewska 5

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Taawa

Estery 18
12 421 06 00

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Camelot cafe

Św. Tomasza 17
12 421 01 23 ‎

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House of Beer

świętego Tomasza 35
+48 794 222 136

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Showtime

Rynek Główny 28
12 421 4714

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Krakow Nightlife comes with a reputation that precedes it, and rightly so! Krakow is without doubt one of the party capitals in Europe and the city attracts many visitors from Poland and abroad, purely for the nightlife and partying scene.

So imagine a medieval old town adored with traditional architecture and its narrow streets. Now cram the narrow streets with hundreds of lit up bars and nightclubs, underground taverns and drinking dens and you are starting to build a picture of the Krakow nightlife scene. In fact according to urban myth, Krakow old town has the highest density or bars and nightclubs in the world. True or not, you are never more than a few meters away from a watering hole with a hazardous choice potent Polish Vodka

There are two main going out areas in Krakow - the old town area, surrounding the main market square, and Kazimierz, although some off the beaten track nightlife spots are starting to appear in the Podgorze district. To sum up, the old town area tends to be more main stream, whereas in Kazimierz clubs and bars, you are more likely to find alternative, more bohemian clientele, and slightly fewer tourists. Of course it's the people that make the party and the Krakow nightlife scene draws a wide ranging, but predominantly young crowd. Visit while the 170,000 or so students are at home and most of the clubs and bars will be packed on Friday and Saturday nights although during the week, you'll need to look a little harder to find the party. During the Summer months the bar and nightclub's clientele changes and you'll be as likely to chat with a European tourist as you will a local Pole.

On the plus side, you will rarely have to pay to enter a nightclub in Krakow except perhaps for the more established venues, such as Frantic located on Szewska st. The less mainstream you go, the cheaper the alcohol, which is good value and served in tourist felling measures. So if you are looking to party in Krakow, Essential Krakow presents to you the main nightlife hotspots. Check our visitor ratings and comments for each nightclub or bar. Please have a chat with our online guides if you'd like to know more about where to go on a particular night!

Nightlife


Camelot cafe
Camelot cafe
Św. Tomasza 17
12 421 01 23 ‎
Café Camelot is yet another lovely spot in old town that rests just perfectly amongst the many winding medieval streets of Krakow. It is a…read more
Coco club
Coco club
Szpitalna 38
Coco is a big music club with big popularity. Fridays are Sexy Friday which is all about pop music, and Saturdays are Saxy Saturday, while…read more
Frantic
Frantic
Szewska 5
Frantic is a great recently-opened dance club that has increased it popularity exponentially among young partiers since its opening. Bright, colorful lights in the dark…read more
House of Beer
House of Beer
świętego Tomasza 35
+48 794 222 136
House of Beer does not have a very mysterious title, and it is named that way for a very obvious reason. It is a bar,…read more
Pozytywka
Pozytywka
Bożego Ciała 12
12 430 64 82
Pozytywka is a very sleek, understated, modern club for people who have tired of bohemian lifestyles and the oddities to be found in their clubs.…read more
Showtime
Showtime
Rynek Główny 28
12 421 4714
Showtime is located in a mansion off of Market Square. There are live concerts every single day, and shows consistently start at nine-thirty to give…read more
Taawa
Taawa
Estery 18
12 421 06 00
Taawa Music Club has one of the most eclectic styles in the whole of Krakow, and it has been touted by clients as being one…read more
Harris Jazz Bar
Harris Jazz Bar
Rynek Główny 28
12 421 57 41
Harris Piano Jazz Bar is exactly that, a good old nook where people come to get lost in some great jazz tunes and drown their…read more
Alchemia
Alchemia
Estery 5
Alchemia draws a more bohemian crowd, and is always packed. If you want to meet people who actually reside in Krakow this would be an…read more
Baccarat Club
Baccarat Club
Stolarska 13
Baccarat is for those of us who prefer the finer things in life. No expense was spared in the design of this place. There are…read more