The Alternative Krakow Crawl takes you through the lesser-known side of Krakow and goes where the locals hang out. We will take you to the best hidden hot spots in Kazimierz. This is is a bustling area full of amazing bars, pubs and street food.
At the first bar, your receive 1-hour of unlimited beer, rum, gin vodka, shots and mixers. We then visit 4 of Kaziminrs best bars and pubs, during the night our friendly guides will look after you and play some drinking games to get everyone involved.
Kazimierz is a 5-minute walk south of the Main Square and is also known as the Jewish Quarter. Now for a little bit of history. In the middle ages, Poland was one of the most tolerant countries in Europe. Home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world. Krakow’s Kazimierz district is the heart of Jewish culture in Poland where the cultures of Christian and Jewish coexisted for more than 500 years.
Some of the most exceptional people among the Jewish nation were born here, and it has a unique atmosphere due to its previous cultural importance to life in Krakow, you’ll see many great examples of Jewish architecture but also places of great tragedy. Here you’ll find students drinking shots with corporate types, locals chatting over a beer with forgeries and everything in between.
But the most important thing of all is………there are so many great bars to discover, and that’s why we’ve created the crawl, so we can take you around to the best bars, pubs and clubs in Kazimierz.
We recommend also checking out the Jewish Quarter Walking Tour when the hangover clears, to get a bit more historical and cultural understanding of the area. You can check them out here.
Plac nowy – Meeting Point
Our starting point is Plac Nowy which is in the heart of Kazimierz. When arriving at the square look out for our guide holding a green umbrella. Our guide will be there from 8:45 PM. Tickets can also be purchased from our guide.
Start Time: 8:45
Price: 70 PLN (€15)
Plac Nowy is an old Jewish marketplace that has many great food stalls and bars. We recommend getting a zapiekanka to snack on to start the evening. A zapiekanka is a traditional polish meal that’s half pizza half baguette and you can have almost anything on it, but most importantly it does a great job of soaking in all that alcohol that you’ll soon be consuming. There are many other great street food stalls to choose, like sushi, burgers and grilled sausages.
The below bars are a general guide and we sometimes visit different venues depending on the night
At Jan Pub, we will have an open bar for 1-hour with unlimited beer, rum, gin, vodka, shots and mixers. Our guides will be hosting some drinking games to make sure everyone meets each other.
Jan pub is a relaxed bar with a welcoming atmosphere. It has a sports bar vibe with plenty of seating options spread throughout the pub, live music and is the perfect place to start our night.
Piękny Pies is one of Krakow’s most iconic bars. It’s known for supporting local bands and always a good night out and has a great atmosphere. Downstairs you can regularly catch a range of local and international bands that play there.
Just across the square is Entropia. Infusions are what they do, and they do them well, they infuse 20 different alcohols depending on the season and current trends. Some of the injections to expect are dried figs, sesame seeds, vanilla, cranberries, sour caramel, white tea, pineapple etc. You’ll also notice that the majority of the furniture and a lot of the artwork is creatively made from random recycled household items.
Zoo Club is an LGBT bar and nightclub with a charming beer garden. As their website states “Here, every “party animal” will find a place” and whether you want to dance all night, relax in a booth or simply chill out in the beer garden. Zoo club has it all.
Just around the corner is one of the largest venues in the Jewish Quarter. It was previously a 19th-century prayer house, and you can still see the warn out Jewish murals on the walls. The high ceilings and unique chandeliers give the place a real grand feeling. They mix great cocktails and even have unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell beer from the tank. We recommend trying this as its the only place in Krakow that has it from the tank. On select nights they also have techno parties in the basement.
Prozak is one of Krakow’s oldest and most infamous clubs and the undisputed home of Techno in Krakow. With so many different rooms, nooks and crannies, Prozak can be likened to a labyrinth where you can easily lose yourself in the musical maze! Check out their awesome promo video here.
If you’d like to join the tour please make sure you book in advance as we only have small groups of up to 25 people on this tour and are regularly booked out.