Why You Should Skip Strip Clubs in Krakow and Enjoy the City’s Authentic Nightlife

With its cobblestone streets, magnificent architecture, underground clubs, rich history and amazing nightlife, Krakow is a must-visit for any avid traveller. However, as with any popular tourist destination, the city also has its share of tourist traps. One of them, not surprisingly, is its strip clubs. 

While many visitors may be enticed by the allure of a wild night, there are countless reasons to skip these establishments and delve deeper into Krakow’s authentic nightlife.


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Reasons to Stay Away from Strip Clubs in Krakow:

  • Authentic Nightlife Awaits: Krakow boasts many clubs, bars, and nightspots to meet friendly, young, beautiful women and men in a genuine and non-exploitative environment. Experience the true Polish party spirit in its most genuine form.
  • It’s Risky Business: Unfortunately, many strip clubs in Krakow have been associated with illegal activities. Visitors often get scammed or worse. If you’re looking for a good time, you’re far less likely to find it there.

Common Scams in Strip Clubs

If you’re still contemplating visiting a strip club, you should be aware of the frequent scams in these establishments. These include:

  • Drugging: Clubs may slip something into your drink, making you an easier target.
  • High Alcohol Content: Some clubs use a 95% alcohol content spirit called ‘sprytus’ to intensify your drinks.
  • Deceptive Billing: Even if you input your PIN correctly, they might charge you multiple times. As they say, the pin was wrong.
  • Hidden Costs: Some clubs don’t display drink prices. A single drink can start at a whopping 300zl / €65
  • Strong-arm Tactics: Security can be aggressive. If there’s a dispute about the bill, they won’t let you leave and can get violent.
  • Theft: There are reports of patrons being robbed of their personal belongings, including watches and cash.
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Some Safety Tips:

If you choose to ignore the warnings and still decide to go, here are some tips for staying safe:

  • Pay Cash: Using cash can help you track your spending and prevent unauthorised transactions on your credit card.
  • Never Go Alone: Always go with a group of friends. There’s safety in numbers.
  • Stay Sober: It’s easier to be aware of your surroundings and avoid scams.
  • Security: Don’t talk or even look at the security as they will take any accuse to hurt someone 
  • Make a Reservation: Use a Reputable Booking Company. Booking in advance can sometimes protect you from some scams. This adds an extra layer of safety and accountability. At Krakow Crawl, we can assist you in making a booking if you still wish to go. It’s not a guarantee, but the clubs tend to treat you better if you make a booking.

Strip Clubs in Krakow:

For those insistent on exploring this side of Krakow, here’s a list of some known strip clubs in the city:

  • Diamond Gentlemen’s Club
  • Sapphire Gentleman’s Club
  • Villa Incognito

Note: We do not endorse or recommend visiting these establishments. Proceed at your own risk.


An Alternative: Join Our Pub Crawl or Boat Party Instead:

Rather than risking an unpleasant experience in a questionable strip club, why not join us for a genuine taste of Krakow’s nightlife? Our pub crawls are legendary, taking you to some of the best spots in the city. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit different, hop aboard our boat party and make memories you’ll cherish with no strings attached!

You can also book a tour on GetYourGuide to be safe as they offer full refunds.