Reccomended place, visited with high expectations. This one is said to have the most hard-to-get-beers in Poland. We got there, and thought we were wrong,at first. Basically, you go in trough a sort of sporthal-entrance, and in the cellar, there was this bar. It has got to be the single most ugly bar I’ve ever seen. Screaming colors ( green, orange, brown , grey ) on the walls, a badly designed shape of room, a very, very dusty-scratched-damaged glass in the floor in front of the bar, showcasing ( in the places that were still see-trough ) of what seems to be an emptied trashbag ( cans, bottles etc that are rusted and crushed, mostly of macro-beers ) everything here seemes to set off a flee-instinct in my brain. Anyway, we sat down and ordered a beer. Service was OK, selection too, prices as well. Def not above average though. The only hard-to-find-beers were the empty bottles on display above the bar, and they were as ’rare’ as cantillon Iris Tops. We sat next to a window ( in the wall, but it seemed as damaged as the one in the floor ) wherefrom a green light shined trough. behind the glass were some emptie bottles ( random, not showcased, more like they were drank and left by the staff ) and the keg-room. The selection and the service / prices were OK, but we just drank as fast as we could to get out here. Also, the whole room stinked of bad cury, as they seem to serve that style of food here
Velquex (9) Warsaw, Poland | June 13, 2016| Updated September 23, 2016
Visited twice on a quick visit to Warzawa, first on February 29, then on March 1, 2016. First visit about 20:15-21:40, had dinner and had two flights/sampler paddles of the draught beers. 16 taps where 10 were domestic and 6 imports. Sample paddles 5 each of roughly 7-10 cl of each beers. Most tap beers were offered as 25 cl, 33 cl and 50 cl of your choosing of size. 3 bottle fridges on display, mainly with imports, the domestic bottles are kept downstairs or in the back (chilled) room. Ask for what they have! Down some stairs, quite a few tables. About 1/3 full with patrons on a lateish Monday evening. Saw some Swedish beers from Omnipollo, Dugges and Brekeriet, they also used to carry some from Poppels (where I work). About 65 PLN for a bomber of Hoppin Frog! Really nice compared to Swedish prices for sure. The Omnipollo on tap though expensive compared to domestic taps still cheaper than in Sweden... Had chicken vindaloo for dinner, very hot but tasty, cost 28 PLN, had it with rice that likely cost a bit as well. But food + 2 tasting paddles cost me 65 PLN, very hard to compete with that price back home. Some 80’s hard rock music playing on the first visit. English speaking staff and some English in the food menu. Wifi available when asking for pwd. Had a beer book over the 16 draught beers, only in Polish, but you can see the names, ABV and usually IBU’s. Domestic beers for 25/33/50 cl were usually 7/9/12 PLN, with the imports quite a bit more expensive in comparison. Really nice knowledgable service!
Second visit met with two of the guys running the place, had a lamb curry lunch and three bottled beers I got help to pick out from the back room. Different music playing this day. Arrived about noon, stayed until roughly 1400.
A small walk, some 15 min perhaps, from the beer centre of the town, but well worth it for good food, good beers and the most excellent service. If/when I return to Warszawa I will be back for sure!
Second day they had already swapped at least two of the kegs, seems to rotate tap list quite a bit. Also chill their kegs, something too rarely seen in Sweden.
Restaurant with Thai-Nepalese food. 16 taps, 2-5 dedicated to foreign beers. Prices unfortunately a little higher than other multitaps closer to city center. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended place.
Another must stop to your pub crawl. It’s located in a basement and if it’s crowded, it’s getting too loud. Not so nice place comparing to K&K and JW, but the guys behind the bar is the reason to bring you back here. There is also a bit better list of imported labels than the other two.