Whether you’re looking for a night at the opera or somewhere to dance the night away, you’ll find it in Warsaw. There’s no one main area to head for nightlife here, as there are great venues scattered across the city. However, Old Town is a good bet for bars. The area around Mazowiecka Street is also rich with bars and clubs.
For the more culturally inclined visitor, Warsaw is home to the Teatr Wielki. Located in Plac Teatralny, a short walk from Old Town, this theatre hosts For opera and ballet, as well as other musical and vocal performances.
If drinking is what you’re into, then check out Pub Lezaki on ul. Piwna for its lively yet comfortable atmosphere and great drinks offers. Head to Paparazzi on ul. Mazowiecka if you want to try something that’s a little more chic. This cocktail bar has a really interesting interior to compliment its name and large cocktail menu.
ul. Zlota 7/9, Sródmiescie, Warsaw, Poland
This funky bar in the centre of Warsaw offers a wide selection of drinks and a great atmosphere. The walls are home to colourful pop art, and the walls and windows are lined with books. Colourful crystal lamps hang from the ceiling, and there are two large, flat-screen TVs, one showing cartoons and the other showing the news. Enjoy a drink at one of the many small tables, or for a bit of extra privacy slide into one of the plush booths along one of the walls.
Open Mon-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat-Sun 2pm-4am.
ul. Foksal 18, off Nowy Swiat, Warsaw, Poland
For something a little different, why not try this wellness bar. As well as offering a great choice of alcoholic drinks at reasonable prices, it also serves up a great selection of non-alcoholic cocktails and special juices. On every table you'll see a whole pineapple, and these are coupled with lots of white furnishings to give this bar a very chic look. It's got a chilled atmosphere so is a good place to hang out and relax over a drink.
Open 7 days 12pm-12am.
ul. Piwna 48, Old Town, Warsaw, Poland
If you're looking something with great drinks offers and a lively atmosphere, this is the place to go. During the happy hour, which lasts from 12pm-5pm every days, beer costs next to nothing. Rock music plays loudly inside, and this theme continues in the décor, with records and musical instruments hanging around the bar. It's frequented by a good mix of ages, and the staff are very friendly.
Open 7 days, 12pm-12am.
ul. Mazowiecka 12, Sródmiescie, Warsaw, Poland
Taking up two levels, this bar has a large interior to match its big personality. Cocktails are the speciality here, with everything from a Bloody Mary to a Whiskey Sour featuring on the extensive drinks menu. Glasses of all shapes and sizes hang above the bar, with other interesting touches including table tops that look like newspaper pages and framed pictures of the stars on the walls. As well as this, there's space to dance to the tunes the two resident DJs play each night.
Open Mon-Thurs & Sun 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am.
Plac Teatralny 1, Powisle, Warsaw, Poland
For almost 200 years, Teatr Wielki has been the home of the Polish National Opera. Here you can see opera and ballet, as well as other musical and vocal performances. Restored after WWII, the building boasts a classicist exterior with two concert halls inside. If you're interested in experiencing some of Warsaw's culture, why not check out a show. From October to June performances tend to take place each day, except on Mondays.