Jazz Clubs, Warsaw
I was in Warsaw on some of the hottest days of the summer. Gosia and I had been walking from place to place and we decided it was time to take a break for a cold one. A nice cold vodka and tonic hit the spot that day. We sat at the bar in the afternoon before the activity of the evening got under way. However I understand that there is live entertainment and some of the best jazz performers appear here. Check it out!
Nice and simple - it's not a fault but a compliment. No unfulfilled promises, no trying to obscure cheap content with bright curtains. You'll get what you paid for, including extra volume of the music.
Could have five out of five stars if only they were 20% less on the pricey side .........
Dress Code: Casual
Although not as big as some of Central Europes other principle cities, there is still a large jazz scene in Warsaw. Of course you have the usual hotel jazz club/restaurants which cater almost entirely for tourists and ex pats there is still some really good jazz clubs which are aimed at locals and tousists alike but do have jazz of a very high standard.
I heard a great band playing jazz with a polish flavour. Band were very young! 20's but played with great skill and maturity.
The Best Jazz I have heard in Warsaw was in the Tygmont jazz club.
It was free admisson when I visited but sometimes there can be a cover charge of between $4-8 (10-20z)
Try the website there are details of gigs and cover charges and you can hear some really cheesy jazz midi files!!!!!!
There are two highly recomended nightclubs across the street from tygmont but i had had enough beer by the time tygmont shut!
Dress Code: Very relaxed.
jeans are the norm, but some locals do like to dress up.
whatever you are comfortable with.
Definitelly the most lively and funky of jazz spots in Warsaw. Usually presents off-the-main-stream music. Good also for a drink and intelligent conversation. Goog location in THE Center of downtown - Palace of Culture and Science - when you get lost in Warsaw you can't miss seeing it on the horizon:-)
Dress Code: Anything you like but rather informal
Warsaw is not renound for its nitelife however this is part of its charm. We found the hotel bars to be the best. There are a couple of jazz bars which are a little strage but very friendly and accomadating.