I visited Pod Papugami (Under the Parrots) with a local VT member. It is a huge multi-level pub with wacky movie memorabilia decorations and a casual atmosphere.
The pub always seems to be crowded with a mix of locals and tourists. It also includes a dining area. A Pint of local beer sets you back 7 Zloty (2006).
Spiz is Poland's first microbrewery and it is said to serve the best beer in Poland. You can drink your beer inside the dark vaulted cellar or on the nice outdoor terrace on the Market Square.
Every beer comes with a free toasted bread and lard. Due to its central location, Spiz seems to be quite popular with tourists. The brewery also includes a restaurant.
Having been to Ragtime on numerous occasions, I can quite happily say that this city centre spot is, hands down, one of the coolest places to hang out in Wroclaw. It has the flush decor of an upmarket 1920s/30s jazz haunt but, being fairly small, maintains a cosy atmosphere which you'll be hard-pressed to beat. Outstanding.
They also have regular live jazz sessions and it gets pretty busy so make sure you reserve a table well in advance... ;)
Dress Code: They're nice, friendly folk so as long as your respectable you're ok.
If you're lookin' for some hot place to party, it's perfect place for you. Beautiful ladies most skilled in many types of erotic dance, nice interior, fine drinks. Gotta go, whether you're on stag trip or just want to spend some time with nice girls in comfy atmosphere.
I've been there few times. Maybe it's not cheap compared to some pubs here, but it's worth. Private dance makes you want to go back here :)
Dress Code: try not to be shaggy and it should be ok :)
Back street bar where local people spend their time.
Street level is almost always full but no worries. Just go stairs down and you'll find much more space and if you are lucky also some live music.
I really like athmosphere of this bar!
This was a very nice club; one of the nicest ones in my opinion. The interior design is just great! The dancing podium is in the middle, and all around there are yellow sofas with tables. Since the club is in the basement there are no real windows, but they made few fake ones that look so realistic! And also, there are couple of large screens with different video clips.
The waitress wasn't that polite, and we had to wait a while for her to give us back the change, but still... I guess she was quite busy :)
Apart from that, music there is NOT as we thought studio 54 type. It's more like house, and some kind of techno. And of course, all the current hits.
I would reccomend coming there around 11 PM and later. The best fun is around that time ;)
No entrance fee.
Dress Code: There is no dress code.
Keep in mind that it's 21+ club.
THE BEST student club in Wroclaw. They play music like blues and rock. The interior is ok, and the club is always crowded :)
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12 - 3, Sun 17 - 2. Doesn't work during summertime.
Dress Code: No dress code
If you like pub crawling you won't be desappointed with. The beer in Poland is relatively cheap. The average price for 0,5 l is 1,5 ?. Most good pubs and clubs are situated around the Market Square. Some of them are opened till the morning or around the clock. The clubs and locals listed beneath are in my opinion noisy but not bad.
a) 9 Brama
Rynek 39 / 40
Music: Club-House, Dance, Disco, Pop, R&B,
Adress: Rynek 35-37
Music: house, latino house, funky house, vocal house
Entrance fee 5-15PLN
Address: ul. Swidnicka 13
Music: I don't remember. To much beer.
d) Studio 54
Address: Rynek-Ratusz 11/12
Music: not bad; cheap beer from 17.00 -20.00. -1$
Adress: Rynek-Ratusz 24
Music: Mondays: live, Tuesdays: salsa , Wednesdays:soul, Thursday: student's evening, Friday: checki it out, Saturdays dance night, Sunday: Polish
Entrance 5-15 PLN
The bar is located not far away from the Main Square, in the direction to the Swidnicka street, not more than a 3 minute walk from the Square.
Usualy place for students, in the past (IIWW) this bar has been colonial store, and some of the things inside the bar are still in that style.
Downstairs is Disco Club ,very unusualy made in the place which obviously in the past was tinkery .
However ,the most funny things are male toilets( I don't know about females :o)), where on the wall you could find lots of newspapers dated from the 1970?s ,with plenty of information about succeses of the working class .
I am sorry I didn't write down the exact (Polish) name of the bar, because it was very long to remember it. However, it was something like - Pod Zielonym Kokutem :o)
I recommend going to the " Under the Green Cock"
Dress Code: Absolytely no dress code.
Walking across the Tumski bridge we enter the site which was the original Slaw settlement. Now there is the Episcopal quarter with 5 medieval churches. Walking towards the cathedral we go past the church in the picture. This is actually not one but 2 churches in one building - one on the top of the other ? St. Cross and St. Bartholomew. Both are spacious and the lower - St. Bartholomew - too large to be regarded only as a crypt. The building was founded in 1288 by the Duke Henryk the Righteous. In the square, next to the church stands a Baroque monument of St. Jan Nepomuk.
Dress Code: of course not a beach costume...
__ As it's supposed to be in Poland, the nightlife in Wroclaw gives out full-week possibilities to have a drink and meet people. The nightlife is going deeper to effervescence the more you reach the week-end.
All night clubs allow people to dance.
I'm in independant music, i don't like commercial places, but Wroclaw creates the appropriate fever to enjoy nightlife of all kinds.
__ Full most of the week-ends, especially in summer. For traditional dance clubs, the Rynek is the place! "Studio54" et "Radio Bar" (facing each other) broadcast commercial hits, r'n'b and house. Radio Bar is bigger inside and full of young people. 54 is dark, well-finished, design, select. On another side of the Rynek is "Daytona" : two floors (one is closed if not crowdy) of r'n'b, house, dance hits. The entrance fee for these traditional discotheques can be14PLN on saturdays and fridays.
__ On the close ring road around the old city centrum (near Galeria Domininkan´ska, for example) you can find other opened clubs that i didn't visit, but i have in Wroclaw quality advices...
Dress Code: No special dresscode : the doorkeeper takes care of the shoes (should be clean) and general attitude. Try to take care of your aspect. You will cross a lot of gorgeous girls who spend hours with mirrors and cosmetics. ;-)
This is very nice local, where one can drink good tea. There are many sorts of tea. It can be too with alcohol. There is too tasty cakes and ice cream. It is good place for nice conversation over a cup of tea.
Dress Code: How you only whant.
Near of this local there is situated the hotel "Dwor Polski".
The Rynek is ligned with a ton of bars, pubs and restaurants. Majority of them have outdoor patios where you can sit down and enjoy the bustling nightlife. You can sit and people watch, or enjoy the mariachi-style live gypsy bands, watch drama students perform fiery acrobatics, or folklore dancing and even opera singing. Every night in the rynek is incredible! You have not seen Wroclaw without going to the Rynek at night!!!
Dress Code: No particular dress code.
Dark basement bar - I liked it, but the tunes and weather were unsuited. This is a place for winter time, due to coziness ( dim, basement, lots of wood). Service was good. Worth a vist if you like beer. The funkadelic dark beer is the best one.
Dress Code: None that I could tell.
This communist theme club in the heart of Wroclaw is the second most bizarre night club i've ever been too (after one in Cambodia) and i've hardly ever had so much fun anywhere.
When you enter this club your first impression will be : ????, this boring socialist retro kitsch cafe with awfully pathetic folk music is supposed to be one of the city's hottest clubs? But then you go downstairs and you'll be speechless. Wroclaw's sexiest girls dancing to mainly 60s and 70s music between portraits of Che, Mao, Lenin and other comrades. What a sight!!!!
The club also deserves a special bonus for playing rare gems such as Antonio Banderas' Mariachi song and Kalinka + it's 70% female!!