After a busy day exploring Krakow’s historical sites and attractions, you may be looking to enjoy some of the local hospitality. Krakow has over 300 bars and restaurants in the Old Town alone, mainly situated in cellars during the winter, but moving into beer gardens in the summer. The huge increase in tourists to the city over the last few years has sadly led to a rise in bar scams, focusing on unwitting tourists who pay over the odds for drinks or admission to pubs and clubs. The locations of bars in cellars means they can also be quite hard to find! As a result, it is advisable to join one of the reputable tours that visit a succession of local hostelries each evening.
Poland has earned a reputation for the low beer price, perhaps because the local drinks of choice tend to be spirit-based, either vodka or brandy. If you are feeling adventurous, they are worth a try, however beware how strong they may be! Whilst you may feel happier going into more international-looking establishments, in general they tend to be more expensive and give you less of the authentic Polish nightlife.