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“Best in Krakow”

Black Gallery Pub and Food
Ranked #6 of 30 Concerts & Shows in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 140 kinds of vodkas at the bar. If you've tried and got tired of the more obvious bars and clubs in the Old Town centre, then head off the Main Square, past the Maly Rynek (Little Square) and along Mikolajska Street in search of a legend. Here at No. 24 You can find the Black Gallery, one of Krakow's oldest and most popular bars post communism, and home to the original blue kamikaze shots, along with several other colourful drinks, cocktails, beers and so on.The majority of Black Gallery lies underground in a 12th century cellar - close examination of the stone walls reveals traces of medieval sculptures - and is constructed in a labyrinthine manner with steel staircases and scaffolding structures enhancing its otherworldly nature. A mezzanine in one corner provides a discreet hideaway, while the atmosphere is the avant-garde end of Rock'n'Roll, and thus attracts a younger crowd.A popular feature is the secluded garden, invisible from the street outside, which stays open until dawn throughout the summer. Well shaded, with plenty of trees and a faux 'beach' style, it's an excellent place to cool off away from the hubbub of the Main Square on hot summer afternoons.In many ways Black Gallery offers an ideal combination: there's plenty of space to dance, and plenty of nooks and crannies where you can take a seat and chill. Famous for its shots, to the uninitiated the trays of fluorescent-coloured drinks bring to mind a gothic laboratory. This is a late night place with a style that sets it apart from the rest.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

I never write reviews but just had to write one about this place. It's the best place to drink in krakow. Chris is a brilliant bartender. If I was going back to Krakow I would definitely go back!!

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I visited this pub recently whilst on a short break to Krakow with my boyfriend. What a place!! Even if I liked nothing about Krakow I would return just to visit Christof and his pub again. Cannot recommend it enough, you are missing out if you don't come here on your holiday. Thank you Christof for a brilliant couple of nights, the hangover was well worth it the next day! I'll be coming back for a tatanka soon :-)

1  Thank Holly H
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

great music, cheap drinks, great bar, 2 nights of drinking with the owner. i'll be back in the new year

1  Thank Darren S
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Found this place in June, and it is just magical.
Cristof the owner is a fabulous man, who I now class as a freind
Visited again, 29/11/13 to 02/12/13, and the welcome was fantastic
will be going back again next year
Cristof GET READY TO PARTY

Your freind
MIKE.................& Petra

Thank mikesol2013
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Amazing and accommodating place with vibrant and awesome atmosphere. The perfect place for lost souls, tourists and locals with great city center location,

There is nothing more to say about, you just have to visit yourselves. ;)

2  Thank MahatetaH
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