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“The Best ever”

Black Gallery Pub and Food
Ranked #6 of 29 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Best place ever - fantastic, really kindly staff, great atmosphere and I love theirs grilled rib eye steaks and burgers with slices of steak - fantastic! About the prices - just ok for me, I can pay even more for this quality.

4  Thank NatkaPietruchy
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Friendly bartender, shots were raining, great atmosphere and nice customers. Best pub in Krakow, great nights there !

1  Thank Flavien L
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I am shocked at the high reviews for this place since the service and food were so terrible. For a "beer garden" there was an extremely limited selection of beers. We also ordered food and despite the waiter running to get a notepad to take our 2 item order, and then repeating the order to the server twice, we never received our herring. The toast with basil, garlic and olive oil was just a tiny baguette with cold tomatoe mush and way too much garlic. The price was pretty high compared to better places outside the old town. There are a lot of sub par places near the old town that only cater to tourists and don't care about repeat customers. This place is just another example of that.

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Spend 2 nights in this great bar. Lovely ambiance, great bartender that will make you some amazing shots if you ask him, cheap drinks and great crowd every night! Definite must do in Krakow.

1  Thank Megan W
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Walked by the place in the afternoon and made mental note of it for dinner. What. a. good. idea.
The menu is traditional and simple, main plates and sandwiches. Service is informal, we got to the bar desk to order and got our things served to our table quickly after that. The staff is impressivly welcoming and cheerful, truly excited to have us. Also, shots kept on arriving to the table with the compliments of the bartender, which was niiiiice!
The outdoor space where we ate is super cool, a little lost garden full of cute tables and benches. There is a downstairs area too but we didn't check that out, maybe better for the cold winter nights? It's a must for our next trip to KRK.

1  Thank Bryan L
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