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“Crazy night in a crazy pub”

Black Gallery Pub and Food
Ranked #7 of 32 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We came in for one beer, we stayed the whole night...The atmosphere is really nice and Chris, the bartender, is amazingly friendly. He will make you discover new drinks you would never have dared to taste and that are really cheap. It's the kind of experience that makes you register on TripAdvisor to put your first review...I'll go back for sure for my next time in Krakow : you don't regret the hangover from this bar !

2  Thank Tomache
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Best bar in krakow. Nice people, cheap drinks, wonderful place. I'll be back soon! The owner makes you feel home.

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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!!

1  Thank Deano1312
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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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