The Praga district sits directly across the river from Warsaw's Old Town. It has the oldest pre-war buildings in the city and many call it the Brooklyn of Warsaw. Its run-down, bohemian charm has attracted many galleries and designers who like the old factory buildings and tenement houses. While the district is poor and you need to be a bit careful at night, it has many alternative bars, cafes, restaurants and performance spaces. The most well known are Fabryka Trzczyny and Sen Pszczoly. Most of the action occurs on three streets: Zabkowska, Inzynierska and 11 Listopada. Check out Sklad Butelek or Bistro Stalowa 1.