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“Full of character and history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cellar under the Rams

Cellar under the Rams
Ranked #18 of 70 Fun & Games in Krakow
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Owner description: Club, Cafe, Drink-Bar, Pub & Cabaret Created in 1956 Piwnica pod Baranami served as the most renowned political cabaret in the communist era in Poland. At first it was a club for creative youth. The stage was formed by young artists of many different genres: writers, musicians, visual artists and actors, as well as their friends and faithful audiences. After nearly fifty years Piwnica became a legend. Its influence has reached beyond the art; it has been described thus: "It was much more than a cabaret. It was a breath of freedom and of ironic distance to the reality which surrounded us." Join us drinking our great Polish or Czech beer, wonderful drinks & cocktails, the best coffee, incredibly good hot chocolate, lovely cakes, mulled wine or beer and many other! In one of our rooms you can also join: Travelers' Club - on Mondays (at 7:00 p.m.) Tango Milonga Evenings - on Wednesdays (at 8 p.m.) Jazz Live Concerts - on Thursdays (at 9:00 p.m.) Polish Literary Cabaret - every Saturday (at 9:00 p.m.) 1-31 of July - SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAL at Piwnica pod Baranami (every year from 1996)!!! In the meantime - concerts, performances, parties, retro swingin' evenings!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Full of character and history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We met a couple of friends here and it was great. Could not believe how quiet it was given the history of the place and the character. Our two polish friends studied this place back in high school and had no idea it still existed. The bar man was a character himself and we found him very entertaining.

Visited June 2014
3 Thank Barlim
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I spent several years there, no kidding, I was one of them till the mid 70thies..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

This is a place with history which you can feel, smell, and touch when you are there. Piotr Skrzynecki was THE guy, the pillar, inspiration for all of us. Say his name when you are there, underground (it's quite below the street level) and you will get attention from others. Say his name when there is no one around - you will feel his presence, his kindness, his poetry, his air.
I do not know what the present Kabaret is like, I hope they continue the tradition/spirit of improvised theatrical performances, poetry and music, laughter, and uncompromised devotion to art. As it has been in the past, and as it will stay in the future in my memory. You should go there and check for yourself...

Visited September 2012
7 Thank Jan K
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